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 1, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The hotly contested race has tossed the glare on the contentious issues of urban racial balkanization, white flight, surging Latino voter strength, declining black political power, and police abuse.

Posted on: Feb 23, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The whitewash of the issues and even mystery that often surround the murder of a popular, but controversial, leader always raises questions and doubts, no matter how many years pass.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The denial of voting rights to hundreds of thousands of blacks is a travesty of justice, and a blot on the democratic process.

Posted on: Feb 11, 2005, Source: AlterNet

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 cops who blatantly kill unarmed citizens.

Posted on: Feb 8, 2005, Source: AlterNet

In the past, Bush's flashy, new initiatives have fizzled out due to lack of money, lack of political will to push them through or lack of practicality. Bush's gang initiative may suffer the same fate.

Posted on: Jan 31, 2005, Source: AlterNet

AIDS activists blame loose and irresponsible talk about AIDS as a reason many blacks resist pleas to get tested and treated.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The jury that will convict or acquit the world's highest profile black celebrity defendant of multiple child molestation charges is likely to be all or predominantly white.

Posted on: Jan 26, 2005, Source: Pacific News Service

George Bush and Karl Rove hope to bypass black civil rights leadership to make deals with black evangelicals and assure future electoral victory in battleground states.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Despite the Rampart scandal, and the long history of police abuse cases in L.A., it's still virtually impossible to convince many jurors that some police lie, beat, maim and even kill unarmed suspects.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2005, Source: AlterNet

It will take much more than music mogul Russell Simmons' dynamism and purported youth savvy to revive the flagging fortunes of the NAACP.

Posted on: Jan 18, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Black heavyweight champion, Jack Johnson, paid a heavy price for defying interracial sex and marriage laws.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Though Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is an officially declared public holiday, many local government agencies still refuse to shut their doors, while opposition is most persistent among businesses.

Posted on: Jan 6, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Though the African nations suffer less death and damage than the worst hit Asian nations, their chaotic governments, and empty treasuries, render them even less able to deal with the tsunami crisis.

Posted on: Jan 3, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Clinton's buck-passing covered up the hideous truth that he knew about the genocide from the start, and could have done something about it.

Posted on: Jan 2, 2005, Source: Pacific News Service

Though their response to the tsunami disaster has been admirable, wealthy nations have fallen behind in efforts to help fight poverty in the developing world.

Posted on: Dec 23, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Bush's partial privatizing plan supposedly would help close the age-old racial gap.

Posted on: Dec 16, 2004, Source: AlterNet

While the new anti-terrorism measures further hammer constitutional protections, top Democrats have again barely uttered a peep over the potential for abuse.

Posted on: Dec 13, 2004, Source: AlterNet

While Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. may have praised his daughter for having the courage and conviction to march for her anti-gay beliefs, bigotry is still bigotry.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Unlike the Peterson trial, death penalty defendants generally don't have a team of high-powered, high profile attorneys to argue for their life.

Posted on: Dec 7, 2004, Source: AlterNet

With the flush of election victory, Bush no longer needs to use end around maneuvers to get a controversial nominee into office.