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 the weekly “Hutchinson Report Newsmaker Hour” on the Hutchinson Newsmaker Network. subscribe to Earl Ofari Hutchinson's feed

Posted on: Aug 25, 2013, Source: New America Media

The challenges 50 years later are, in some ways, more daunting than what King and other civil rights leaders faced.

Posted on: Jun 21, 2013, Source: New American Media

The U.S. spends nearly $20 billion annually on border security measures and that figure will be ramped up even higher in 2014.

Posted on: Apr 6, 2013, Source: New America Media

There has been an outcry from some GOP members concerning GOP bigotry. But the sea change may be much less than meets the eye.

Posted on: Dec 27, 2012, Source: New America Media

As President Obama bargains with the GOP to avoid going over the “fiscal cliff,” GOP proposals remain the primary threat to low-income Americans.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2012, Source: New America Media

The King beating and the subsequent riots permanently raised awareness that police abuse is a cancer that must be excised.

Posted on: May 10, 2011, Source: New America Media

The administration recognizes that taking the Latino vote for granted is a prescription for political disaster.

Posted on: May 2, 2011, Source: New America Media

GOP strategists believed that the soft-on-terrorism smear would work even better against Obama than other Democrats. That's over now.

Posted on: Apr 3, 2011, Source: New America Media

In most parts of urban America, the line dividing neighborhoods seems as deep as the Grand Canyon.

Posted on: Jan 1, 2010, Source: New America Media

The public whispers and the right wing’s open talk of Muslim-only airport lines are fueling even greater racial division, fear and hysteria.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2009, Source: New America Media

Though anti-Muslim hysteria has leveled off somewhat since September 11, Muslims still routinely get the blame for anything that even remotely smacks of a terrorist act.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2009, Source: New America Media

The Fairness in Sentencing Act 2009 is anything but fair to the thousands of inmates serving time for drug crimes in federal prisons.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2009, Source: New America Media

Lovelle Mixon didn't want to go back to jail and at the same time couldn't find employment that would give him another chance.

Posted on: Dec 31, 2008, Source: New America Media

Murders involving young black males are bucking national crime trends. But is the answer job programs, crime prevention or more cops?

Posted on: Sep 24, 2008, Source: New America Media

An explosive charge -- if true -- would cast serious doubts on Palin's fitness for the vice presidency.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Nader holds Obama to a different standard than he holds McCain or any other white mainstream politician; a standard based solely on his color.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2008, Source: AlterNet

America's history of hate and violence is more than enough reason to be concerned about the safety of prominent political figures like Barack Obama.

Posted on: May 30, 2008, Source: AlterNet

R. Kelly and other musicians who cultivate a thuggish persona perpetuate a sexually rapacious cardboard image of young blacks.

Posted on: May 2, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Thousands of prisoners languish in jail for months, even years, before they are tried.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2008, Source: deleted

Nailing cops for bad shootings has always been virtually impossible. The Bell case was no exception.

Posted on: Apr 17, 2008, Source: deleted

No one would dare make a blatantly racist comment about Obama. Yet sexist remarks are constantly spewed at Hillary Clinton.

Posted on: Apr 14, 2008, Source: deleted

Although they don't admit it to pollsters, many white Americans would not vote for a black candidate.

Posted on: Apr 2, 2008, Source: deleted

The FBI waged a secret war against Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Did they also play a role in his assassination?

Posted on: Mar 17, 2008, Source: deleted

Who cares? The real problem is that the media treats him with kid gloves.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2008, Source: deleted

With her victories in Texas and Ohio, Clinton shows that she is the stronger candidate.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2008, Source: New America Media

Obama can't denounce the Nation of Islam leader without alienating many black voters.

Posted on: Feb 14, 2008, Source: deleted

Blinded by hatred for Hillary, the Right has not paid much attention to Obama. That will quickly change if he gets the nomination.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2008, Source: New America Media

Super Tuesday will likely answer questions for the Republicans, but raise more questions for the Democrats.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2008, Source: New America Media

Edwards did something that no one else did: He made poverty no longer a dirty word in the mouths of many.

Posted on: Jan 28, 2008, Source: New America Media

The continuing reluctance of Latino voters to back black candidates could have a blowback effect on Obama.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2008, Source: New America Media

Voters claim they only look at competence and experience in a candidate, but race still plays a roll.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2008, Source: New America Media

The Obama campaign has misunderstood a comment by Senator Clinton about MLK's role in the civil rights movement.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2008, Source: New America Media

The woman who they love to loathe did what they dread most, she won. But that was just the start of their dismal night.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2008, Source: New America Media

If Obama's surge becomes a tidal wave, the hit squads will load up on him as they have on countless others.

Posted on: Jan 3, 2008, Source: New America Media

The scariest thing about GOP presidential contender Ron Paul is not his fringe, odd-ball racial views. It is that people take him seriously.

Posted on: Jan 2, 2008, Source: New America Media

A win or a big showing in Iowa will give Obama's dream campaign an adrenalin shot, but it will be far from their final test.

Posted on: Dec 27, 2007, Source: New America Media

Ron Paul tossed out yet another juicy zinger this time on "Meet the Press" when he said that Lincoln was a bad guy for fighting the civil war.

Posted on: Dec 20, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The radically different treatment Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds have received about alleged drug use is a racist double standard.

Posted on: Dec 13, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Even though the Mitchell Report shows that much of the MLB was complicit in steroid use, Barry Bonds is the only one who will take the fall.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The loathing of Hillary Clinton unites everyone from the ultraright to the ultraleft -- but why?

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

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