Stories by Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Earl Ofari Hutchinson, author of "How Obama Governed: The Year of Crisis and Challenge," is a weekly co-host of the “Al Sharpton Show” on American Urban Radio Network. An associate editor of New America Media, he hosts a weekly show on the Hutchinson Newsmaker Network. subscribe to Earl Ofari Hutchinson's feed

Posted on: Mar 20, 2017, Source: The Huffington Post

Gorsuch is young and fit, and conceivably could duplicate Scalia’s tenure on the high court.

Posted on: Aug 25, 2013, Source: New America Media

The challenges 50 years later are, in some ways, more daunting than what King and other civil rights leaders faced.

Posted on: Jun 21, 2013, Source: New American Media

The U.S. spends nearly $20 billion annually on border security measures and that figure will be ramped up even higher in 2014.

Posted on: Apr 6, 2013, Source: New America Media

There has been an outcry from some GOP members concerning GOP bigotry. But the sea change may be much less than meets the eye.

Posted on: Dec 27, 2012, Source: New America Media

As President Obama bargains with the GOP to avoid going over the “fiscal cliff,” GOP proposals remain the primary threat to low-income Americans.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2012, Source: New America Media

The King beating and the subsequent riots permanently raised awareness that police abuse is a cancer that must be excised.

Posted on: May 10, 2011, Source: New America Media

The administration recognizes that taking the Latino vote for granted is a prescription for political disaster.

Posted on: May 2, 2011, Source: New America Media

GOP strategists believed that the soft-on-terrorism smear would work even better against Obama than other Democrats. That's over now.

Posted on: Apr 3, 2011, Source: New America Media

In most parts of urban America, the line dividing neighborhoods seems as deep as the Grand Canyon.

Posted on: Jan 1, 2010, Source: New America Media

The public whispers and the right wing’s open talk of Muslim-only airport lines are fueling even greater racial division, fear and hysteria.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2009, Source: New America Media

Though anti-Muslim hysteria has leveled off somewhat since September 11, Muslims still routinely get the blame for anything that even remotely smacks of a terrorist act.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2009, Source: New America Media

The Fairness in Sentencing Act 2009 is anything but fair to the thousands of inmates serving time for drug crimes in federal prisons.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2009, Source: New America Media

Lovelle Mixon didn't want to go back to jail and at the same time couldn't find employment that would give him another chance.

Posted on: Dec 31, 2008, Source: New America Media

Murders involving young black males are bucking national crime trends. But is the answer job programs, crime prevention or more cops?

Posted on: Sep 24, 2008, Source: New America Media

An explosive charge -- if true -- would cast serious doubts on Palin's fitness for the vice presidency.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Nader holds Obama to a different standard than he holds McCain or any other white mainstream politician; a standard based solely on his color.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2008, Source: AlterNet

America's history of hate and violence is more than enough reason to be concerned about the safety of prominent political figures like Barack Obama.

Posted on: May 30, 2008, Source: AlterNet

R. Kelly and other musicians who cultivate a thuggish persona perpetuate a sexually rapacious cardboard image of young blacks.

Posted on: May 2, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Thousands of prisoners languish in jail for months, even years, before they are tried.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2008, Source: deleted

Nailing cops for bad shootings has always been virtually impossible. The Bell case was no exception.