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.