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: Nov 30, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The 'Seinfeld' comedian still hasn't repented for his racist gaffes at the Laugh Factory.

Posted on: Nov 28, 2006, Source: New America Media

Whites still commit the overwhelming majority of hate attacks, and African Americans are their prime targets. But blacks commit hate crimes, too.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2006, Source: AlterNet

If the 'Seinfeld' comedian got called out for using the n-word, so should black people who use it in jest or endearment.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The Lott rehab seems like the exact wrong thing that the GOP could do to right its course after the wreck of the midterm debacle.

Posted on: Nov 14, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Dems are convinced that they're within striking distance of the White House, so they need Hillary Clinton. But they also need someone who can win.

Posted on: Nov 9, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Dems need to ensure than the CBC shares the front seat as they take the reins in the House.

Posted on: Nov 6, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The hard truth is that many white Republicans would rather vote for a white Democrat than a black Republican.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2006, Source: AlterNet

We shouldn't be too hard on Mehlman for his racial pandering; he's only taking his cue from the top.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The pop star deserves cheers -- not jeers -- for shedding light on Africa's orphan crisis.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2006, Source: AlterNet

What I learned from the Duke rape case.

Posted on: Oct 5, 2006, Source: AlterNet

What do Foley's massive misdeeds mean for the Dems in November?

Posted on: Sep 29, 2006, Source: AlterNet

He simply hasn't been on the political scene long enough to sell the Dems' message and open the money spigots.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2006, Source: AlterNet

At first glance, a GOP ad stating that King was a Republican is a cheap shot that stretches political lunacy past the outer limit.

Posted on: Sep 20, 2006, Source: New America Media

Prussian Blue, a set of 14-year-old white supremacist singers, are using songs to spread their message of intolerance.

Posted on: Sep 19, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The question in November's gubernatorial race isn't whether Republicans will turn out for their candidate, but whether Democrats will turn out for theirs.

Posted on: Sep 13, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The new season of 'Survivor' is being lambasted for dividing the teams along racial lines. But don't Americans self-segregate all the time?

Posted on: Sep 7, 2006, Source: New America Media

President Bush's policies of deception are breeding an increasing number of fringe theories about the 9/11 attacks.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Unfortunately, Civil Rights-era segregation never officially died.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2006, Source: AlterNet

A crushing majority of blacks still blame Bush's bungled Katrina response not on incompetence, but on racism.

Posted on: Aug 22, 2006, Source: New America Media

The pain that storm unleashed should have brought us together in compassion -- instead of separating us via racial rancor and finger-pointing.

Posted on: Aug 16, 2006, Source: New America Media

A year later, FEMA is still under the tight bureaucratic thumb of Homeland Security.

Posted on: Aug 9, 2006, Source: AlterNet

At least for one fleeting moment, we were talking about American poverty.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Top Dems view Ga. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney as a pariah, and they have cut and run from her campaign.

Posted on: Jul 28, 2006, Source: New America Media

The August 8th run-off race for the embattled and controversial House member is a cautionary message for other black politicians.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2006, Source: New America Media

Condoleezza Rice's main job seems to be defending the president's foreign policy initiatives, even when they're nonexistent.

Posted on: Jul 17, 2006, Source: New America Media

After six years of no-shows, will the president finally agree to speak at a convention for black interests?

Posted on: Jul 5, 2006, Source: Pacific News Service

Attempts to make it more difficult for blacks to vote are longstanding, as is opposition to the Voting Right Act.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2006, Source: New America Media

By stalling in renewal of the hugely important civil rights legislation, the GOP is throwing a bone to conservative Southern whites.

Posted on: Jun 20, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The murder of five teens in New Orleans is a cue to question the violence plaguing our cities -- and the internalized racism fueling the carnage.

Posted on: Jun 15, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Nancy Pelosi's move against William Jefferson wasn't a slap at black voters. It was a deserved slap at the Lousiana Congressman himself.

Posted on: Jun 9, 2006, Source: Pacific News Service

After a recent case, in which a black man was pummeled with the N-word -- as well as a baseball bat -- by a white man, the issue is being debated again.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Mass murderers aren't all white men, as the recent slaying of an Indianapolis family reminds us.

Posted on: Jun 1, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The sheer number of jobs lost due to illegal immigration is enough for some blacks to believe it has adversely them.

Posted on: May 25, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Louisiana Congressman William Jefferson should be held to a higher standard after getting caught with his hand in the public cookie jar.

Posted on: May 22, 2006, Source: Pacific News Service

Bush knows that the Senate's English-only amendments are empty symbolism, at best.

Posted on: May 18, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Katrina radically changed the political and racial landscape in the Big Easy -- and it's anyone's guess whether Nagin will endure as mayor.

Posted on: May 17, 2006, Source: Pacific News Service

Bush latched onto the troops-on-the-border issue in part to show that he can get a policy initiative through Congress, but mainly to appease conservatives.

Posted on: May 12, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Latinos are now the country's largest minority -- a fact that bothers some blacks.

Posted on: May 3, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Why are Minuteman Project leaders trying to recruit anti-immigration supporters in black communities?

Posted on: May 1, 2006, Source: Pacific News Service

Never mind the GOP's anti-immigrant rhetoric; they need Latino voting power to win future elections.