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.
Black leaders and parents still operate under the notion that black youths just don't commit suicide. But new data show that isn't true, and the sooner black communities overcome their denial, the better.
The corporate racial glass ceiling has barely been scratched. Black employees at many corporations say they are given the worst assignments, paid less, and have fewer chances for promotions than their white counterparts.
The latest stay of execution for Napoleon Beazley, convicted of a murder he committed at the age of 17, shines a bright light on America's outrageous treatment of juveniles convicted of capital crimes.
There's nothing wrong with Robert Downey, Jr.'s fans urging the courts to spare him a long prison sentence and give him the help that he desperately needs. But there are thousands of mostly poor, black and Latino drug offenders that need the same compassion and help as Downey.
Despite the wave of highly questionable police shootings of mostly young blacks and Latinos the past few years, the Justice Department has done almost nothing to nail the murderous cops. Cincinnati cops will be no exception.