Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Journalist, Author

1945 –


Who is Earl Ofari Hutchinson?

Earl Ofari Hutchinson is a journalist, author, sociologist, and media critic.

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. He is the host of The Hutchinson Report on KPFK-FM.

His 1996 book Betrayed: The Presidential Failure to Protect Black Lives contributed to publicizing 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.

His father, Earl Hutchinson Sr., is the lead author of A Colored Man's Journey Through 20th Century Segregated America. His daughter Sikivu Hutchinson is a feminist atheist activist and author.

Hutchinson has taken part in 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.

Hutchinson is also the founder of the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable, 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 Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles, Eso Won Bookstore, Korean American Historical Society and Centro Latino for Literacy.

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Oct 8, 1945
  • African American
  • United States of America

on July 23, 2013


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