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Earl Ofari Hutchinson
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Earl Ofari Hutchinson is a nationally acclaimed author and political analyst. Hutchinson is the author of ten books on race and politics in America.

His featured interviews and comments on race and politics have appeared in numerous national publications: He is a frequent guest analyst on CNN, Fox, and American Urban Radio Network:

He is the National Political Writer for New America Media and a regular contributor to: the Grio, and Electronic Urban Radio Network. He is the host of The Hutchinson Report on KTYM and KPFK Radio Stations.

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Elizabeth Warren Is Good and Bad News for the Democrats

(22) Comments | Posted December 19, 2014 | 10:06 AM

For the record, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has repeatedly said she's not running for president. She has not encouraged any of the burgeoning draft movements for her to run. But she's coy enough to let the legions that implore her to run to keep imploring her to do just that....

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The Ezell Ford Autopsy Report Casts Another Glare on the Autopsy Debate

(1) Comments | Posted December 14, 2014 | 8:30 PM

The slaying of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice and Ezell Ford have one other thing in common other than they were unarmed black males slain by police officers and their killings ignited a national furor. Their autopsies have been the subject of intense scrutiny, debate, controversy and disbelief. Prosecutors...

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The Chokehold Is Still Alive and Well Courtesy of the Supreme Court

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2014 | 6:34 PM

Police departments nationally scrambled furiously in the aftermath of the chokehold death of Eric Garner and the non-indictment of the officer that applied the hold to publicly declare that they do not use the chokehold. They waved and cited inter-department regulation after regulation to prove that they bar the use...

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How the White South Became the White South Again

(39) Comments | Posted December 9, 2014 | 10:53 PM

Lyndon B. Johnson made history in two ways with his trouncing of GOP rival Barry Goldwater in the 1964 presidential election. The first is that he won a greater percent of the popular vote than any other presidential winner in more than a century. He scored nearly 500 electoral votes...

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GOP Smears Hillary With Obama

(22) Comments | Posted December 4, 2014 | 11:16 AM

GOP strategists have gleefully played up President Obama's plunged poll ratings as if they were Hillary Clinton's. The metamorphosis of Clinton into Obama is amazing to see. First, endlessly cite the mid-terms elections not as a rebuff of Obama's performance and popularity but of Clinton's. Next, tirelessly cite polls and...

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Feds Need Look No Further Than Rodney King for the Case Against Wilson

(32) Comments | Posted November 30, 2014 | 4:47 PM

In August 1992, nearly three months to the day after the four LAPD officers that beat black motorist Rodney King were acquitted on nearly all charges by a jury with no blacks on it, Lourdes G. Baird, the United States Attorney for California's Central District, stepped before a battery of...

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President Obama Should Follow Bush Sr.'s Example and Green Light a Wilson Prosecution

(64) Comments | Posted November 25, 2014 | 8:44 AM

On March 22, 1991, a visibly shaken and angered President George H.W. Bush said he was "sickened and outraged" by what he saw on television. That was the beating of black motorist Rodney King by a swarm of LAPD cops. A year later, following the acquittal of four LAPD cops...

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'We Love You, Bill Cosby!'

(13) Comments | Posted November 23, 2014 | 8:57 PM

The scorecard on Bill Cosby reads like this: A dozen or more women have said with only a slight variation in the time, place and circumstance that Cosby seduced them, propositioned them, promised them favors, put them up, even paid them, then drugged or plied them with alcohol and sexually...

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Juror Bias the Biggest Barrier to Indicting Wilson and Cops That Kill

(5) Comments | Posted November 21, 2014 | 10:52 AM

If, as seems likely, the St. Louis County Grand Jury refuses to indict Ferguson cop Darren Wilson for slaying Michael Brown it won't be solely because of a weak, ineffectual, half-hearted, and highly selective presentation of evidence by the County prosecutor. It won't be because of massive counter pressure from...

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Is Cosby Still the Darling of the Right?

(18) Comments | Posted November 19, 2014 | 4:38 PM

In May 2004, comedian, social critic and philanthropist Bill Cosby took the stage at Constitution Hall in his hometown of Philadelphia. It was a gala commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Brown decision on school segregation. Cosby was being honored for his by then...

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Jury Way Out on a Federal Prosecution of Darren Wilson

(508) Comments | Posted November 12, 2014 | 1:20 PM

The moment that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson gunned down Michael Brown, the cry went up for a federal investigation and prosecution of Wilson on civil rights charges. Brown's family and attorney and many civil rights leaders had absolutely no confidence that Wilson would ever be arrested, charged or indicted....

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The Issue Again Won't Be Loretta Lynch But President Obama

(17) Comments | Posted November 8, 2014 | 11:59 AM

Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch by any account has the highest legal and educational pedigree imaginable to succeed Eric Holder as U.S. Attorney General. In fact, from the first moment that her name was dropped weeks ago as a possible replacement for Holder, the accolades were non-stop about her accomplishments...

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GOP Now Takes Dead Aim at Hillary

(0) Comments | Posted November 7, 2014 | 4:12 PM

The dust from the GOP's mid-term lambaste of the Democrats had barely settled when the declaration was made that the day after the elections was the unofficial start of the 2016 presidential campaign. This was more than a little overstated and misleading. It's far more accurate to say that the...

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How the GOP Won and Worse Plans to Continue to Win

(3) Comments | Posted November 5, 2014 | 2:19 PM

On the night of November 5, 2008, a beaming and buoyant newly elected President Obama took the stage to the wild cheers of more than 100,000 supporters in Chicago's Grant Park as the nation's first African-American president. At the same time, a top advisor to his defeated GOP rival John...

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A Republican Midterm Wave Will Further Sink Black America

(411) Comments | Posted October 31, 2014 | 4:54 PM

GOP pundits and some in the media gleefully noted that a few African-American listeners purportedly walked out on President Obama during a campaign speech he made at a Maryland high school on October 19 to boost the candidacy of Maryland gubernatorial Democrat candidate Lt. Governor Anthony Brown. Brown is in...

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Cosby Has No One to Blame But Cosby for His Sullied Image

(31) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 6:18 PM

For decades Bill Cosby has been enshrined as America's most treasured TV Dad, the quintessential symbol of all that is good and wholesome in family values conscious America. The adulation for Cosby is so colossal and enduring that he's been rewarded with yet another run at a TV series and...

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GOP Again Peddles Pipe Dream of Nabbing Black Voters

(23) Comments | Posted October 27, 2014 | 3:27 PM

The numbers tell the pathetic tale for the GOP. In 39 states there is not a single black Republican that holds a state or federal office. There is not a single black Republican in the 42 member Congressional Black Caucus. South Carolina Senator Tim Scott remains the sole black GOP...

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For Black Students the School to Prison Pipeline Is in Higher Gear Than Ever

(44) Comments | Posted October 24, 2014 | 2:14 PM

The focus has been intense on the wildly disproportionate number of black students who are suspended or expelled from America's public schools. But what has flown quietly under the radar is the even more wildly disproportionate number of black students who are arrested on high school and even elementary school...

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'White Boy' Biden Got It Right and Wrong About the Tea Party

(1) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 12:35 PM

Vice President Joe Biden got the tongues furiously wagging again after a recent meeting with black ministers in South Carolina. First he called himself the virtually lone "white boy" in a black Wilmington, Delaware neighborhood. Then he lambasted the tea party as "crazy." The reference to himself as the "white...

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Republican's Blame Ebola on Obama Ploy Backfires

(628) Comments | Posted October 18, 2014 | 11:45 AM

The instant the Ebola crisis hit American shores, the inevitable happened. The GOP blamed President Obama for it. First, it was the lame brained borderline racist charge that Obama either deliberately or through sheer incompetence did nothing to seal the borders to keep the virus at bay. The only slightly...

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