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: Apr 3, 2007, Source: New America Media

There are two reasons why Jesse Jackson's endorsement of Barack Obama won't help Obama's campaign.

Posted on: Mar 28, 2007, Source: New America Media

Even federal judges, many of them Reagan and Bush appointees, agree that it's time to scrap the minimum mandatory sentencing law for drug abusers.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2007, Source: New America Media

The attorney for the NYC police officer accused of killing Sean Bell believes his client will be acquitted. This is not typical attorney bluster; the odds are that he is right.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2007, Source: New America Media

The NAACP's embrace of showy, symbolic fights does little to solve the problems of drugs, crime, gangs and soaring joblessness among young blacks, or the astronomical rate of prison incarceration of blacks.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Apologizing is more than a matter of morals. It's a recognition that this country protected, nourished and profited off of slavery for a century.

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

The violence stems from a combustible blend of cultural and racial baggage many blacks carry, and the implicit message that black lives are expendable.

Posted on: Feb 16, 2007, Source: New America Media

In the aftermath of the recent shooting there are signs of hope and a warning of peril for the thousands of Bosnian Muslims in America.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2007, Source: New America Media

Obama will have more to worry about than race, and getting knocked for his political inexperience and skimpy Senate track record.

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

While race is a big X factor in Obama's bid for the top spot, it's hardly the only factor.

Posted on: Feb 2, 2007, Source: New America Media

Farrakhan has been both vilified as an anti-Semite and also deified for championing the interests of the black poor.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Massive public discontent with Bush's hopelessly flawed and failed Iraq war cost the Republicans big in November and has them scared stiff about their future.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The issues of racial hate and justice are pitted against each other in a Long Beach courtroom.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The Democrats need someone who can win. That someone is not Hillary.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Increasingly, prosecutors are trying to tag young black defendants with gang labels to help them win convictions. The Long Beach hate crimes trial is a stunning example.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The fight for civil rights was easier in the 1960s.

Posted on: Jan 3, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Believe it or not, in America, in 2007, there's a forbidden zone where blacks risk death if they enter.

Posted on: Dec 28, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Ford scored points by appointing the first black Secretary of Transportation, but then stumbled on civil rights during the rest of his time in office.

Posted on: Dec 21, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Civil rights leaders unfortunately know all too well the appropriate community response when whites are responsible for hate crimes against blacks, but what about when the tables are turned?

Posted on: Dec 13, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Why McKinney's bill is more about getting back at Democrats than nailing Bush.

Posted on: Dec 11, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Pelosi and the House Democrats have an obligation to refocus public debate on Bush's equally failed policies at home.