Earl Ofari Hutchinson
|Earl Ofari Hutchinson|
October 8, 1945 [|
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Occupation||Journalist, author, radio personality|
Early life and education
Hutchinson is the author of nine books about the African American experience. He is the director of the National Alliance for Positive Action, and is a contributor to a variety of news outlets and websites on varying topics concerning politics and race, and is often interviewed for various print and broadcast outlets.
For years he hosted the live call-in program The Hutchinson Report on Pacifica Radio outlet KPFK-FM radio in Los Angeles featuring his commentary and the voices of listener-callers, and he has appeared frequently as a guest commentator on several U.S. network television programs since the 1990s, offering his often well-reasoned and arguably moderate takes on topical, breaking and controversial news stories.
Hutchinson's 1996 book Betrayed: The Presidential Failure to Protect Black Lives shed light on the 1964 murders of two African American teenagers by Ku Klux Klansman James Ford Seale. Seale was eventually tried and convicted, and in August 2007 he was sentenced to three consecutive life terms.
Hutchinson is the founder of the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable (LAUPR), which sponsors community forums and provides grant funding to nonprofit grassroots organizations. The LAUPR's Impact Micro Awards are made to support organizations and individuals that have a proven track record of commitment to building community sustainability projects, activities, and service. Grantees have included the Harmony Project (formerly the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles), Eso Won Books in Los Angeles's Leimert Park district, the Korean American Historical Society and Centro Latino for Literacy.
Hutchinson has addressed, among many other "sensitive" issues, the controversy about Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust, accusing the former pontiff of being complicit in the crimes of the Nazis and opposing his sainthood.
- The Myth of Black Capitalism (1970, as Earl Ofari) ISBN 978-0-85345-163-1
- Let Your Motto Be Resistance: The Life and Thought of Henry Highland Garnett (1972, as Earl Ofari) ISBN 978-0-8070-5430-7
- The Mugging of Black America (1991) ISBN 978-0-913543-21-4
- Black Fatherhood: The Guide to Male Parenting (1994) ISBN 978-1-881032-09-0
- Black Fatherhood II: Black Women Talk About Their Men (1994) ISBN 978-1-881032-10-6
- Blacks and Reds: Race and Class in Conflict, 1919–1990 (1994) ISBN 978-0870133619
- Beyond O.J.: Race, Sex and Class Lessons For America (1996) ISBN 978-1-881032-12-0
- Betrayed: A History of Presidential Failure to Protect Black Lives (1996) ISBN 978-0-8133-2466-1
- The Assassination of the Black Male Image (1997) ISBN 0-684-83657-2
- The Crisis in Black and Black (1998) ISBN 978-1-881032-15-1
- A Colored Man's Journey Through 20th Century Segregated America (2000) ISBN 978-1-881032-17-5
- The Disappearance of Black Leadership (2000) ISBN 978-1881032168
- The Emerging Black GOP Majority (2006) ISBN 1-881032-19-1
- The Latino Challenge to Black America: Towards a Conversation Between African Americans and Hispanics (2007) ISBN 978-1-881032-22-9
- The Ethnic Presidency: How Race Decides the Race to the White House (2008) ISBN 978-1881032250
- How the GOP Can Keep the White House, How the Democrats Can Take it Back (2008) ISBN 978-1881032359
- How Obama Won (2009) ISBN 978-1-4392-1929-4
- The New York Times
- Los Angeles Times: King's Legacy Is at Risk: Earl Ofari Hutchinson calls for a concerted effort to reverse the backward movement.
- The Huffington Post: The Indictment of James Ford Seale
- New America Media: Who's Who at NAM.
- Hutchinson, Earl Ofari (1996). The assassination of the Black male image. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-684-83100-7.
- Time Magazine: Black vs. Brown at LA School.
- NPR: Clemency for Tookie a Signal to Black Youth.
- The New York Times
- Huffington Post: Bestowing Sainthood on Pius XII Ignores a Heinous Past. December 24, 2009.
- The Hutchinson Political Report
- Earl Ofari Hutchinson at the Internet Movie Database
- Earl Ofari Hutchinson on Twitter