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: Dec 4, 2007, Source: New America Media

Rove thinks Obama is easier prey for the GOP than Clinton.

Posted on: Dec 3, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Sean Taylor's murder ignited an orgy of stereotypes about black men as dangerous and criminal-prone.

Posted on: Nov 28, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The initial press reports of the murder of Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor illuminate the media's racist double standard.

Posted on: Nov 26, 2007, Source: AlterNet

For Marion Jones, Michael Vick, Barry Bonds, and O.J. Simpson, their mistakes will forever hold them in infamy.

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

Sharpton is a breathing, walking reminder that race still matters in America.

Posted on: Nov 16, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Bonds is innocent until proven guilty -- or confesses.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Violence is no longer just a male thing; women are joining in on brawls in increasing numbers.

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

The new movie American Gangster reinforces the enduring stereotype that the drug problem comes with a black face.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2007, Source: New America Media

Duane Chapman, a.k.a. the Bounty Hunter, got the temporary ax from his A&E show after a hate-filled rant against black women. But he deserves to be shown the door for good.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Too bad Bush didn't race aid to the Gulf Coast as quickly as he did to Southern California.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Barack Obama takes a page straight from the Bush campaign playbook, touring with a notorious gay basher whose last political performance came at the 2004 Republican National Convention.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Cosby's new book continues to tar black communities and the black poor as dysfunctional, chronic whiners, and eternally searching for a government hand-out.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2007, Source: AlterNet

What are we to learn about race for the recent hanging noose at Columbia University?

Posted on: Oct 8, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Now that Marion Jones has admitted to doping, the only graceful thing left for her to do is return her Olympic medals.

Posted on: Oct 4, 2007, Source: AlterNet

For the thin-skinned Thomas race has always lurked close to the surface. And it's intimately, but falsely, intertwined with the debate over conservative ideology.

Posted on: Sep 28, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Is it as simple as saying that the GOP's leading candidates for presidency just don't care about black people?

Posted on: Sep 21, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Mychal Bell, the most well-known of the Jena Six, has languished in jail since last December. So why didn't civil rights leaders, black celebrities, and marchers pony up the cash to get him out?

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

It is time we examine why a black teen is six times more likely to be tried and sentenced to prison than a young white, even when the crimes are similar.

Posted on: Sep 17, 2007, Source: AlterNet

There is little chance that O.J. Simpson, given the savage public mood toward him, would get the benefit of the doubt on any charges against him.

Posted on: Sep 14, 2007, Source: AlterNet

It seemed that if ever there was a case that screamed for the feds to jump in and charge the six hate-spewing whites that assailed the young black woman with a hate crime, this was the case.