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: 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.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2007, Source: New America Media

If Paris Hilton can turn some of her celebrity limelight on the thousands of poor, needy females in America's jails it will be a mild boost for the prison reform battle.

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

Nancy Pelosi called the Jefferson indictment an unacceptable abuse of power. It is, and though he's one of the more blatant House offenders, he's hardly the only offender.

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

A recent murder trial in Tennessee shows an aspect of violent crime in America that isn't much talked about -- whites are far more likely to be the victims and blacks their assailants in interracial crimes than the other way around.

Posted on: May 30, 2007, Source: New America Media

Given the spectacular leap in the national influence of the Mormons, an apology and a vigorous campaign to educate Mormon followers on racial tolerance would give a big boost to the ongoing battle against racial discrimination.

Posted on: May 24, 2007, Source: New America Media

The Mormon Church's past blatant racial bigotry is coming under closer and closer scrutiny as Romney nudges up the charts as a bona fide GOP presidential candidate.

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

Mitt Romney says that he will preach and practice diversity. But his record as governor is anything but reassuring on diversity.

Posted on: May 21, 2007, Source: New America Media

Mitt Romney says that he will preach and practice diversity. But his record as governor is anything but reassuring on diversity.

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

Dr. King's daughter, who died today, used her career as an actress to prod, cajole and implore audiences that the best way to keep her father's dream alive was to be active fighters for peace and justice.

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

Too many liberals bash Bush policies, cheer Michael Moore, and swoon over Obama, yet see absolutely no harm in racial stereotypes, especially anti-black stereotypes.

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

How Disney is still cashing in on a racist movie from 1946.

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

Hillary's most passionate backers are betting that the woman's vote will smooth the path to the White House for her. But if history is any guide, female voters won't be enough.

Posted on: May 3, 2007, Source: New America Media

The top three Democratic presidential candidates recently uttered the two dirty words that have terrified Democratic contenders for more than a decade.

Posted on: Apr 30, 2007, Source: New America Media

Swapping, selling and collecting a huge array of racist furnishings and home decorative pieces is a brisk and lucrative business.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2007, Source: New America Media

A rapper recently told 60 Minutes that, if he knew the whereabouts of a mass killer, he wouldn't aid police. But blacks have more to lose than any other group when they turn a blind eye to crime.

Posted on: Apr 20, 2007, Source: New America Media

The demand that an entire group apologize for the malicious act, even a mass atrocity, committed by one individual rests on shaky legal ground and even shakier moral ground.

Posted on: Apr 18, 2007, Source: New America Media

Korean officials feared that many Americans might see the murderous assault as something more than the act of a lone deranged, individual. This was not a totally false fear.

Posted on: Apr 13, 2007, Source: New America Media

Civil rights leaders should protest Snoop Dogg's forthcoming album. Imus demeaned a basketball team but Snoop has demeaned a generation of young blacks.

Posted on: Apr 10, 2007, Source: New America Media

Why do so many blacks storm the barricades in fury against a Richards or an Imus but are stone silent, or utter only the feeblest of protests when blacks bash and trash?

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

Why the Congressional Black Caucus's deal with Fox makes perfectly good sense -- business sense, that is.

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