Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com Greater Pasadena's Free News and Entertainment Weekly Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:42:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 https://i1.wp.com/www.pasadenaweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/cropped-jgpw-512-px-copy.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com 32 32 136211528 Gladys Knight has paid enough dues to proudly sing the National Anthem at Sunday’s Super Bowl https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/31/gladys-knight-has-paid-enough-dues-to-proudly-sing-the-national-anthem-at-sundays-super-bowl/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/31/gladys-knight-has-paid-enough-dues-to-proudly-sing-the-national-anthem-at-sundays-super-bowl/#respond Thu, 31 Jan 2019 14:00:46 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=109391 That’s right. Sing, Gladys Knight, sing. And why shouldn’t she sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl Sunday? Knight has more than earned her spurs, not through the years but through the decades as a staunch fighter, activist, funder and performance artists par excellence for civil rights causes. She’s paid plenty of movement dues […]

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Former VP would bring a lot of baggage to the 2020 presidential race https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/13/former-vp-would-bring-a-lot-of-baggage-to-the-2020-presidential-race/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/13/former-vp-would-bring-a-lot-of-baggage-to-the-2020-presidential-race/#respond Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:00:54 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108353 Former Vice President Joe Biden is having the time of his life teasing us with his apparent willingness to go toe-to-toe with President Trump in 2020. The prospect of a Biden presidential run has been an idea fed by lot of big-name Democrats who are absolutely convinced Biden is the only one who can beat […]

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GOP and Trump do everything possible to turn expected Blue Wave into a trickle https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/25/gop-and-trump-do-everything-possible-to-turn-expected-blue-wave-into-a-trickle/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/10/25/gop-and-trump-do-everything-possible-to-turn-expected-blue-wave-into-a-trickle/#respond Thu, 25 Oct 2018 13:00:04 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=107308 The political chatter on television these days is that the much ballyhooed Blue Wave may be nothing more than just talk. That’s a stunning turnabout from what was touted for months as a virtual article of faith by Democrats poised to take back the House and, with some luck, the Senate. The idea of a […]

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Many African Americans really do like Trump https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/30/many-african-americans-really-do-like-trump/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/30/many-african-americans-really-do-like-trump/#comments Thu, 30 Aug 2018 13:00:57 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=105909 My first inkling that a lot more blacks than I thought liked President Trump was during a discussion over dinner with a relative a couple of days before the 2016 presidential election. He flatly stated that he was voting for Trump. Dead silence was followed by loud outbursts of “no,” then a nonstop pillorying. But […]

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New traffic-stop reporting procedures not likely to end racial profiling https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/06/21/new-traffic-stop-reporting-procedures-not-likely-to-end-racial-profiling/ Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:00:38 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=104318 Two things happened within a couple days of each other that brought the volatile issue of racial profiling back into the public discussion. The first was the mistaken arrest of actor Darris Love by the Glendale Police Department. Love was spread out on the ground at gunpoint and handcuffed after a report of a robbery […]

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Let’s never forget the federal government’s hand in lynching https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/31/lets-never-forget-the-federal-governments-hand-in-lynching/ Thu, 31 May 2018 13:00:16 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=103892 The National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama opened with a mix of applause and catcalls. The applause was for recognition of arguably the most hideous, heinous and barbaric assault on black rights in the form of thousands of documented lynchings of black men and women. There are many gruesome pictures on display […]

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It’s unlikely Trump will incriminate himself in Russia scandal https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/01/unlikely-trump-will-incriminate-russia-scandal/ Thu, 01 Feb 2018 14:00:49 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=100950 The buzz has been that sooner or later Trump will have to face inquisitorial Special Counsel Robert Mueller. When he does he’ll have to tell what he did in badgering former FBI Director James Comey to shut down the Russia probe. And when he wouldn’t, he gave him the ax. This would make a case for obstruction […]

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The trial of acquitted St. Louis Police Officer Jason Stockley offers a glimpse into why cops who use deadly force are rarely convicted of murder https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2017/09/21/trial-acquitted-st-louis-police-officer-jason-stockley-offers-glimpse-cops-use-deadly-force-rarely-convicted-murder/ Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:00:48 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=97693 Former St. Louis Police Officer Jason Stockley is the latest in the revolving door of cops who walk free after being charged with murder, manslaughter, reckless endangerment and an array of other crimes. In a disproportionate number of these cases, the victims are mostly young, unarmed African American or Hispanic males. The names of the […]

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Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial did not possess all the social elements that made Simpson’s case so fascinating https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2017/06/22/bill-cosbys-sexual-assault-trial-not-possess-social-elements-made-simpsons-case-fascinating/ Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:15:12 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=95293 It is tempting to compare the Bill Cosby trial to the OJ Simpson trial. Cosby is a mega-celebrity. He’s got a lot of money and before his fall and disgrace he was much admired by millions as a man who embodied the best in fatherhood. This is where the similarity with Simpson ends, in and […]

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Truly Sick https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2017/03/16/truly-sick/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2017/03/16/truly-sick/#comments Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:00:05 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=92447 Why the GOP hates Medicaid

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