Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Smiley’s woes have nothing to do with race

To his credit, disgraced former talk show host Tavis Smiley hasn’t publicly screamed race to battle back against the sexual abuse charges being leveled against him. The damage to his reputation has been swift and brutal. The charges got him bounced for the moment from PBS, dropped like a hot potato by Walmart, and his Read More…

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Wal-Mart closes Baldwin Hills store on two-day’s notice

BALDWIN HILLS — The Wal-Mart store in the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza closed its doors for the final time Jan. 17. The store was one of 269 worldwide that are being closed by the corporate giant as part of what was being called a corporate restructuring that was announced Jan. 15. A Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market Read More…