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Entries by Earl Ofari Hutchinson from 06/2009

Obama Might Need to Show ID in More Places than East Harlem

| Posted 06.02.2009 | Politics

The wishful thought was that Obama's election buried once and for all negative racial typecasting and the perennial threat it posed to the safety and well-being of black males. It did no such thing.

President Obama Confronts Holocaust Evil, Now Confront Slavery Evil

| Posted 06.06.2009 | Politics

The U.S. government, not just a handful of evil Southern planters, encoded slavery in the Constitution, and protected and nourished it for a century. The government should apologize.

The Terrible Price of Being Tagged a Reverse Racist

| Posted 06.08.2009 | Politics

Sotomayor and any minority perceived to be a threat to corporate and political white male dominance will be branded a reverse racist. This is not new.

Why the Alleged Holocaust Museum Shooter Ran Loose

| Posted 06.11.2009 | Politics

How could a guy who made absolutely no effort to hide his intent to wreak murder and mayhem on Jews and blacks, and had a personal track record of acting out the lunacy, run loose for so long?

The Good Reverend Jeremiah Wright and "Them Jews"

| Posted 06.13.2009 | Politics

There were two things wrong with the good Reverend Jeremiah Wrights's grouse that "them Jews are keeping me from Obama." One was that he said it. The other is that he meant it.

What's the South Carolina GOP Going to Say About Michelle the Gorilla Slur

| Posted 06.16.2009 | Politics

The gorilla and African-Americans analogy has long been standard fare in racial slurs of blacks. The only wrinkle to that is slapping the depiction on President Obama.

Obama's Marriage Defense Shouldn't Surprise or Anger Anyone

| Posted 06.16.2009 | Politics

The great puzzle is why so many are so hot at President Obama for backing the Defense of Marriage Act.

Obama's Snipe at Fox Aids and Abets the Network

| Posted 06.19.2009 | Media

Fox will be Fox. It will continue to crusade against anything and everything Obama proposes. His snipe at the network won't do anything to change that. It will only shove Fox's ratings upward.

A Little Talk with the Man Who Prayed for Obama's Death

| Posted 06.20.2009 | Politics

Even by nut case standards, Reverend Wiley S. Drake's public prayer for the death of President Obama stretched far past the outer limit of credulity.

Gloating Over Obama's Honeymoon End

| Posted 06.25.2009 | Politics

Just as President Obama's second quarter nears its end, the predictable happened: the gloat over his reported light dip in popularity has begun with a vengeance.

Remembering the Other Michael Jackson

| Posted 06.26.2009 | Entertainment

Jackson had given generously to many charities and organizations. This is the Jackson that I want to and will always remember. This is the other Michael Jackson.

The Terrible Plight of Dr. Conrad Murray

| Posted 06.27.2009 | Entertainment

Dr. Conrad Murray can't win. It may be that Murray did not do anything wrong in how he handled Jackson. But that won't end things for him.

Demonizing Joe Jackson

| Posted 06.30.2009 | Entertainment

Michael Jackson got his final revenge on his alleged, tyrannical, abusive, and unfeeling father, Joe. He didn't leave him a red cent in his will.