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 the weekly “Hutchinson Report Newsmaker Hour” on the Hutchinson Newsmaker Network. subscribe to Earl Ofari Hutchinson's feed

Posted on: Dec 3, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Sean Taylor's murder ignited an orgy of stereotypes about black men as dangerous and criminal-prone.

Posted on: Nov 28, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The initial press reports of the murder of Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor illuminate the media's racist double standard.

Posted on: Nov 26, 2007, Source: AlterNet

For Marion Jones, Michael Vick, Barry Bonds, and O.J. Simpson, their mistakes will forever hold them in infamy.

Posted on: Nov 22, 2007, Source: New America Media

Sharpton is a breathing, walking reminder that race still matters in America.

Posted on: Nov 16, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Bonds is innocent until proven guilty -- or confesses.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Violence is no longer just a male thing; women are joining in on brawls in increasing numbers.

Posted on: Nov 8, 2007, Source: New America Media

The new movie American Gangster reinforces the enduring stereotype that the drug problem comes with a black face.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2007, Source: New America Media

Duane Chapman, a.k.a. the Bounty Hunter, got the temporary ax from his A&E show after a hate-filled rant against black women. But he deserves to be shown the door for good.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Too bad Bush didn't race aid to the Gulf Coast as quickly as he did to Southern California.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Barack Obama takes a page straight from the Bush campaign playbook, touring with a notorious gay basher whose last political performance came at the 2004 Republican National Convention.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Cosby's new book continues to tar black communities and the black poor as dysfunctional, chronic whiners, and eternally searching for a government hand-out.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2007, Source: AlterNet

What are we to learn about race for the recent hanging noose at Columbia University?

Posted on: Oct 8, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Now that Marion Jones has admitted to doping, the only graceful thing left for her to do is return her Olympic medals.

Posted on: Oct 4, 2007, Source: AlterNet

For the thin-skinned Thomas race has always lurked close to the surface. And it's intimately, but falsely, intertwined with the debate over conservative ideology.

Posted on: Sep 28, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Is it as simple as saying that the GOP's leading candidates for presidency just don't care about black people?

Posted on: Sep 21, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Mychal Bell, the most well-known of the Jena Six, has languished in jail since last December. So why didn't civil rights leaders, black celebrities, and marchers pony up the cash to get him out?

Posted on: Sep 17, 2007, Source: New America Media

It is time we examine why a black teen is six times more likely to be tried and sentenced to prison than a young white, even when the crimes are similar.

Posted on: Sep 17, 2007, Source: AlterNet

There is little chance that O.J. Simpson, given the savage public mood toward him, would get the benefit of the doubt on any charges against him.

Posted on: Sep 14, 2007, Source: AlterNet

It seemed that if ever there was a case that screamed for the feds to jump in and charge the six hate-spewing whites that assailed the young black woman with a hate crime, this was the case.

Posted on: Sep 11, 2007, Source: New America Media

Why Oprah's endorsement of Obama won't help him gain votes, even with the thousands of Oprah's faithful female viewers.

Posted on: Sep 6, 2007, Source: New America Media

Sagging pants are an easy and convenient symbol of the supposed dereliction and menace of young black men. The consequence of that symbol and thinking has been devastating.

Posted on: Sep 4, 2007, Source: New America Media

Jane Fonda's dig a few months ago at Hillary ranks at the top of the the worst name calling and has provided ammo for conservative yakkers and bloggers.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Why did the comparison of Craig to the guy from the 'hood' so easily roll out of arresting officer Dave Karnsnia's mouth? It didn't seem to fit. Or did it?

Posted on: Aug 29, 2007, Source: New America Media

The naked face of poverty that shocked the world two years ago remains just as naked and shameful two years later. And Bush and the Democrats are to blame for it.

Posted on: Aug 23, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The moment the public got wind that the feds had their eyes on Michael Vick and that the issue was dog fighting, he was dog meat.

Posted on: Aug 21, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Michael Vick was tried, convicted and sentenced in the only court that counts in the big money world of sports and celebrity-hood -- and that's the court of public opinion.

Posted on: Aug 17, 2007, Source: New America Media

Polls show that Clinton is widening the gap over Obama. What does she have, that he doesn't?

Posted on: Aug 14, 2007, Source: New America Media

Rove banks that though some conservative Republicans jumped the GOP's ship in 2006, they'd jump back in 2008 with Hillary as the Democratic candidate.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2007, Source: New America Media

Obama seems to be his own greatest enemy when it comes to his grasp of foreign policy.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2007, Source: New America Media

Obama is poised to make the same mistake that Kerry made in trying to take the "I'm tougher than you on terrorism" stand against the GOP.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2007, Source: New America Media

As Democratic candidates prepare for a televised debate on the largest Spanish language network, Bill Richardson -- the only Latino in the race -- has to walk a thin line to have any hope of getting elected.

Posted on: Jul 26, 2007, Source: New America Media

There are no qualms about locking up the thousands of poor and unknown.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2007, Source: New America Media

Professional dog fighting is a big, and expanding international business that’s way out of the reach of most poor young blacks.

Posted on: Jul 14, 2007, Source: New America Media

A decade after Simpson was acquitted, blacks are paying for the verdict by being kept out of juries.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2007, Source: AlterNet

A lot has to happen if the NAACP doesn’t want to become what many already say it is, namely obsolete.

Posted on: Jul 5, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Talk is that Imus could be back on the airwaves within the next few months or even weeks.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2007, Source: New America Media

Recent surveys of drug habits among Americans found that blacks and whites use drugs at equal rates, yet blacks are more often prosecuted because the laws are biased against them.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2007, Source: New America Media

The idea that illegal immigration is a threat to blacks has accomplished one thing for sure -- further polarizing blacks and Latinos.

Posted on: Jun 19, 2007, Source: New America Media

The Latino vote is not in the bag for the Democrats. Republicans will pitch conservative values and match the Dems dollar for dollar.

Posted on: Jun 14, 2007, Source: New America Media

Jefferson's constituents are still reeling from the monumental damage wreaked by Katrina. They need a representative who will be fighting for them and not his own job.