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: Aug 22, 2006, Source: New America Media

The pain that storm unleashed should have brought us together in compassion -- instead of separating us via racial rancor and finger-pointing.

Posted on: Aug 16, 2006, Source: New America Media

A year later, FEMA is still under the tight bureaucratic thumb of Homeland Security.

Posted on: Aug 9, 2006, Source: AlterNet

At least for one fleeting moment, we were talking about American poverty.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Top Dems view Ga. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney as a pariah, and they have cut and run from her campaign.

Posted on: Jul 28, 2006, Source: New America Media

The August 8th run-off race for the embattled and controversial House member is a cautionary message for other black politicians.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2006, Source: New America Media

Condoleezza Rice's main job seems to be defending the president's foreign policy initiatives, even when they're nonexistent.

Posted on: Jul 17, 2006, Source: New America Media

After six years of no-shows, will the president finally agree to speak at a convention for black interests?

Posted on: Jul 5, 2006, Source: Pacific News Service

Attempts to make it more difficult for blacks to vote are longstanding, as is opposition to the Voting Right Act.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2006, Source: New America Media

By stalling in renewal of the hugely important civil rights legislation, the GOP is throwing a bone to conservative Southern whites.

Posted on: Jun 20, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The murder of five teens in New Orleans is a cue to question the violence plaguing our cities -- and the internalized racism fueling the carnage.

Posted on: Jun 15, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Nancy Pelosi's move against William Jefferson wasn't a slap at black voters. It was a deserved slap at the Lousiana Congressman himself.

Posted on: Jun 9, 2006, Source: Pacific News Service

After a recent case, in which a black man was pummeled with the N-word -- as well as a baseball bat -- by a white man, the issue is being debated again.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Mass murderers aren't all white men, as the recent slaying of an Indianapolis family reminds us.

Posted on: Jun 1, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The sheer number of jobs lost due to illegal immigration is enough for some blacks to believe it has adversely them.

Posted on: May 25, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Louisiana Congressman William Jefferson should be held to a higher standard after getting caught with his hand in the public cookie jar.

Posted on: May 22, 2006, Source: Pacific News Service

Bush knows that the Senate's English-only amendments are empty symbolism, at best.

Posted on: May 18, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Katrina radically changed the political and racial landscape in the Big Easy -- and it's anyone's guess whether Nagin will endure as mayor.

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

Bush latched onto the troops-on-the-border issue in part to show that he can get a policy initiative through Congress, but mainly to appease conservatives.

Posted on: May 12, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Latinos are now the country's largest minority -- a fact that bothers some blacks.

Posted on: May 3, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Why are Minuteman Project leaders trying to recruit anti-immigration supporters in black communities?