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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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Feds Should Take a Hard Look at California Highway Patrol Beating Case

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 12:15 AM

The instant that the video went viral that showed a California Highway Patrol officer pounding a hapless woman (later identified as Marlene Pinnock) into the pavement on the side of a Los Angeles freeway on July 1, the cry went up for a federal probe and possible prosecution of the...

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Race Will Continue to Haunt Rand Paul

(3) Comments | Posted July 27, 2014 | 4:54 PM

There's good news and bad news for Kentucky GOP Senator Rand Paul on the thorny issue of race. First there's the good. He's far and away the only 2016 GOP prospective presidential candidate who has made even a smidgen of an effort to crack the GOP's toughest of tough sales...

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The Tale of Two Police Abuse Cases

(1) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 7:28 PM

If there was ever a contrast in the way two separate and seemingly removed from each other police abuse cases were handled, the New York Police Department and the California Highway Patrol cases fit the bill. First there's the CHP. On July 19, this writer received a detailed reply from...

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GOP Will Find a Way to Blame President Obama on Ukraine Jet Downing

(1) Comments | Posted July 19, 2014 | 10:40 AM

The monstrous downing of a Malaysian jet liner apparently by Russian backed separatists in the Ukraine did something that few thought could happen. It has gotten GOP leaders momentarily to agree with President Obama when he pointed the finger squarely at Russia for the horrific attack. But don't expect the...

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Eric Holder Said the Obvious: Racism Drives the Obama Bashing

(38) Comments | Posted July 15, 2014 | 2:56 PM

Attorney General Eric Holder finally said the obvious and that's that racism drives and has always driven the relentless bashing of President Obama. In the past, Holder has strongly hinted that "racial animus," as he put it in his frank charge, has been the mainstay behind the GOP's non-stop, take...

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Method to Madness in GOP Talk of Obama Impeachment

(2) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 11:12 PM

In times past, Sarah Palin's blunt call for the impeachment of President Obama for his alleged bungling of the border crisis would have been laughed off, as it deservedly should. Simply consider the source to understand why. But Obama didn't laugh it off. During his recent swing through Texas, without...

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GOP Hypocrisy Rides High on Border Crisis

(2) Comments | Posted July 10, 2014 | 2:41 PM

Texas GOP Senator Ted Cruz was the most outrageous of all the GOP Obama basher on the border crisis. He called President Obama's policies "lawlessness" and virtually accused him of hatching a diabolical plan to open up the borders to any and every one who wanted to come in. Cruz's...

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California Highway Patrol Freeway Beating Casts Ugly Glare on Assault on Black Women

(23) Comments | Posted July 6, 2014 | 4:13 PM

Yet we have another beating by a police officer of an unarmed, apparently non-resisting civilian. There's yet another video that captures the assault it in all its graphic, violent and brutal detail. And yet, as is increasingly the case, the victim is a black woman.

In this case, the...

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The Supreme Court's Relentless War Against President Obama

(0) Comments | Posted July 2, 2014 | 3:16 PM

In a C-SPAN Interview in April, 2013, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was asked pointedly his thoughts about President Obama. The characteristically terse, and guarded Thomas simply said, "I shook hands with him at the inauguration to be polite but I've had no in depth conversation." He did not elaborate....

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President Obama Keeps Hearing the Silly Charge He Has Failed Blacks

(2) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 11:24 AM

From the moment that he set foot in the White House in January, 2009 President Obama has had to hear the silly charge that he has miserably failed blacks. He's repeatedly heard it for two reasons. The first is obvious. He's black, but more than that he actually practiced civil...

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Fifty Years Later the 1964 Civil Rights Act Is Still Under Assault

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2014 | 6:13 PM

The commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the passage of the monumental 1964 Civil Rights Act in July, 1964 was accompanied by a wave of celebratory events back in April at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas. President Obama gave the keynote address and three other living...

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Donald Trump's Arch-Race Baiting Again With the Central Park Five

(1) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 4:53 PM

Real-estate tycoon Donald Trump put his arch-race baiting prowess on glorious malicious display again this time following the announcement of the multi-million dollar wrongful conviction settlement pay-out to the Central Park Five. We'll get to Trump in a minute. First let's deal with the well-known and ironclad proven facts in...

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President Obama Dodges GOP Trap on Iraq

(2) Comments | Posted June 20, 2014 | 12:51 PM

The instant that Sunni militants overran two major Iraq cities the predictable happened. Arizona Senator John McCain and the pack of GOP congressional leaders, GOP bloggers, talk show hosts, and assorted pundits screamed at the top of their lungs that "we told you so." The "so" is that Obama's Iraq...

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Hillary Should and Will Run

(4) Comments | Posted June 17, 2014 | 6:28 PM

The new twist in the endless smack downs of Hillary Clinton is that they aren't coming from the GOP's inveterate Clinton bashers. They're coming from a coterie of supposedly reliable liberal friends, supporters and prognosticators. They punched her hard on Benghazi and her stance on gay marriage during a couple...

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President Obama Is No Bush

(480) Comments | Posted June 14, 2014 | 4:45 PM

If anyone had said five years ago that President Obama's popularity rating would nosedive to the dreadful level of George W. Bush's ratings the last years of his presidency, they'd be fitted for a strait-jacket. Obama's popularity ratings at that point had soared past 70 percent and there was the...

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Why the Las Vegas Shooters Ran Loose

(1) Comments | Posted June 10, 2014 | 6:59 PM

In less than 24 hours after two Las Vegas police officers and a bystander were gunned down by two Neo-Nazi, anti-government spewing white supremacists, Stormfront's website blew up. There were nearly 200,000 threads and more than 2 million posts. This dwarfed the number of posts from all other topics on...

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20 Years Later, the Simpson Case Won't Go Away

(1) Comments | Posted June 10, 2014 | 4:38 PM

There's irony and tragedy that O.J. Simpson is back in the news again. Both came together when Simpson filed a 102-page petition the same month, June, that 20 years earlier the bodies of ex-wife Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman were found butchered in her Bel Aire,...

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The GOP Hit on Bergdahl Is Yet Another Hit on President Obama

(5) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 2:49 AM

The facts on President Obama's Taliban prisoner exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have by now been well worked over. But we'll restate them one more time. President Bush freed hundreds of suspected terrorists from Guantanamo prison with no iron clad assurance that some, many, or most wouldn't resume their alleged...

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Ben Carson Is Worse Than a Bad Nightmare

(6) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 1:27 PM

Dr. Ben Carson is worse than a bad nightmare. A nightmare keeps recurring, and recurring and recurring. But at least with a nightmare, you wake up in one piece, with no scratches, bruises, cuts, or injuries. With Carson, though, there's no end to the torture. The horror is that he...

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Sterling's Racism Does Indeed Pay to the Tune of $2 Billion

(4) Comments | Posted May 30, 2014 | 2:22 PM

The conventional wisdom is that former Microsoft tycoon Steve Ballmer agreeing to pay the ridiculous, wildly over-priced price for the L.A. Clippers is a small price to pay to get rid of Donald Sterling, a racist embarrassment to L.A., the fans and the NBA. The brutal truth though is far...

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