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: 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.