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: Apr 24, 2006, Source: Pacific News Service

Nearly forty percent of young black males are unemployed. Not by choice; because employers refuse to hire them.

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

While most civil rights leaders and black Democrats now support illegal immigrants' rights, for a long time they were mute on the issue.

Posted on: Apr 12, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The Duke rape claim and McKinney police episode were distractions that diverted public attention from the <i>real</i> fight against discrimination.

Posted on: Apr 10, 2006, Source: Pacific News Service

With growing numbers of Latinos hitting the polls, the GOP is slowly losing its incentive to woo black voters.

Posted on: Apr 6, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The cooperation between racial groups at the 1968 Poor Peoples' March is still a worthy model for the immigrant rights movement .

Posted on: Apr 3, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Anti-immigration activists say illegal immigrants are taking jobs from the American urban poor -- especially young black workers.

Posted on: Mar 28, 2006, Source: Pacific News Service

Immigrant rights activism is spreading nationwide, but why aren't old-guard civil rights groups joining the cause?

Posted on: Mar 22, 2006, Source: AlterNet

America's clearly fed up with the president. But how can we translate his lower-than-low approval ratings into political gains?

Posted on: Mar 13, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The rise and fall of Claude Allen tells much about the GOP's courting of black conservatives.

Posted on: Mar 6, 2006, Source: Pacific News Service

Want to know what's really behind Americans' racial biases? See the surprise winner of the Best Picture Oscar.

Posted on: Mar 3, 2006, Source: Pacific News Service

The tape is proof that Bush is not, and never was, the man of action his spin-masters made him out to be.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2006, Source: AlterNet

More than fifty House members have endorsed a bill to reopen the King assassination investigation.

Posted on: Feb 21, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The racial violence that has torn apart L.A. County's correctional system has roots that go far beyond the jails.

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

The last in a three-part series examines the roots and reasoning of some African-American communities' anti-immigration views.

Posted on: Feb 7, 2006, Source: Pacific News Service

A further exploration of why some black leaders fear that increased immigration may threaten their job security.

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

The late Coretta King shared her husband's passion for justice, and worked tirelessly to improve America for all races.

Posted on: Jan 26, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Illegal immigration has touched a raw nerve among certain poor black communities.

Posted on: Jan 18, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Black students are under fire at America's schools.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2006, Source: AlterNet

For years, the GOP has capitalized on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s name to reimagine itself as a party of diversity and inclusion.

Posted on: Jan 10, 2006, Source: AlterNet

King is no different than other major historical figures: Everyone wants a piece of his fallen legend to puff up their importance.

Posted on: Jan 4, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The tactics they use are the same as the ones used on Martin Luther King, Jr. and '60s radicals.

Posted on: Dec 20, 2005, Source: Pacific News Service

There's nothing new about the government's domestic spying; and nothing new about the excuse used for it either.

Posted on: Dec 19, 2005, Source: AlterNet

At last count, there were more than 100 prisoners aged 60 and older on America's death rows.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Both Schwarzenegger and Williams were trapped in an impossible political Catch 22.

Posted on: Dec 12, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Richard Pryor was an equal-opportunity audience baiter who paved the way for today's biggest comedians by putting race relations at the center of his art.

Posted on: Dec 6, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Williams' death will be a great tragedy and a monumental waste of human potential, but it won't give closure to the victims' families or reduce violent crime in this country.

Posted on: Dec 5, 2005, Source: Pacific News Service

It's a myth that a large majority of African-Americans are against the death penalty.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2005, Source: AlterNet

A glimpse at Williams' thug past shows much about the legions of young black men like him.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2005, Source: Pacific News Service

Governors are afraid of being seen as soft on crime, running from granting clemency to convicted murderers. But in the case of 'Tookie' Williams, it must be considered.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Granting clemency to the reformed founder of the Crips would serve as a model for others in trouble.

Posted on: Nov 16, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The U.S. locks up more juveniles for life without parole than all nations combined -- and black youth are unfairly targeted.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The much-anticipated new cartoon has crossed the line by relying so heavily on a racist slur.

Posted on: Nov 4, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The Supreme Court nominee has a troubling past when it comes to equal rights and race.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2005, Source: Pacific News Service

Two events in Rosa Parks' life -- her sparking of the Montgomery bus boycott, and an attack on her by a young black man 40 years later in Detroit -- echo the triumphs and failures of the civil rights movement.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2005, Source: Pacific News Service

Instead of executing the reformed Crips founder, the governor should grant him clemency.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2005, Source: AlterNet

It's official -- Bush is the least popular president ever among African-Americans.

Posted on: Oct 12, 2005, Source: AlterNet

If John Roberts was not an extreme enough nomination to filibuster, then Miers is even less so.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Paranoid conspiracy theories about Katrina are coming from Aryan Nation racists, Millennium Christian fundamentalists, anti-Semitic crackpots and fringe-left radicals alike.

Posted on: Oct 6, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Reports of rampant violence and theft in the wake of Katrina fit nicely into the media's beliefs about African-Americans.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2005, Source: AlterNet

William Bennett's oddball racist cracks will hurt Republicans' black-voter drive.