Opinion / Columnist


The red flag flies high again on prosecution in Brown slaying

The prosecution in the case of slain Ferguson, Mo. teenager Michael Brown seems unwilling to take steps necessary to win the case.

Fast food workers need a real break today

The Bureau of Labor Statistics in a wage survey found that fast food workers are the poorest paid of any workers in the country.

NCES data invokes urgent need for student-centered change

A majority of students in United States schools are now people of color, adding to the urgency of education reform.

At last: Common-sense ideas to stop income inequality

Leading Wall Street firms are now acknowledging the deleterious effects of income inequality on economic growth in the United States.

Brown and Ford Slayings Prove that Racial Profiling Just Might Kill

Countless studies and surveys of police and public attitudes show that young black males are far more likely to be stopped, searched and arrested than white males. It's at times only a short step from that to a deadly altercation.

Recalling James Brown’s unique mix of political convictions, infectious soul

Earl Ofari Hutchinson reflects on the music, politics and character of the iconic soul superstar.

Subprime loans are back with a vengeance

After subprime loans precipitated the 2008 financial meltdown, the U.S. banking industry is again trafficking in high-interest lending, this time with auto loans.

The Tale of Two Police Abuse Cases

The cases of Marlene Pinnock, beaten by a California Highway Patrol officer and Eric Garner, killed by a New York City Police officer, illustrate the intractability of police violence against blacks.

Small Businesses Want Minimum Wage Increase

A majority of small business owners recognize the importance of good-paying jobs in supporting local economies

GOP Hypocrisy Rides High on Border Crisis

Republicans speak in favor of immigration reform while opposing Obama administration measures

The Supreme Court’s relentless war against President Obama

The US Supreme Court has undermined Obama administration policy in multiple decisions

Voting rights are in peril, and democracy hangs in the balance

NAACP official outlines threats to black voting rights

Supreme Court undermines ultimate sacrifice of civil rights workers

Supreme Court undermines ultimate sacrifice of civil rights workers. Fifty years ago last weekend, three civil rights workers went missing in Neshoba County, Mississippi. Their bodies would be discovered in an earthen dam 44 days later as the ultimate payment ...

Don’t forget the small and neighborhood-based businesses

Often ignored by policy-makers, small businesses are key to neighborhood development

Earl Ofari Hutchinson: The GOP Hit on Bergdahl Is Yet Another Hit on President Obama

Hutchinson argues GOP lawmakers’ opposition to the Bergdahl prisoner exchange is more political than ideological