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‘First Step Act’ Criticized by Black Conservatives as Harmful to Minority Communities

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Bill Undermines Mandatory Minimum Sentencing That Applies Law Equitably, Prevents Lenient Judicial Activism Washington, D.C. - Black conservative leaders are speaking out against the "First Step Act" criminal justice reform bill because of provisions in the bill that would undermine the benefits of mandatory minimum sentencing. Members of the Project 21 ...
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Self-Segregated Vacations: Sun, Sand, Racism and Bigotry

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Imagine the outcry if there were resort vacation packages being offered exclusively to white men. While that may not have been unusual during the era of “Mad Men,” it’s certainly not something that would be tolerated today. So why is self-segregation okay when it’s other genders and races doing the separating? ...
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Watch Your Step: First Step Act Could Harm Minority Communities, by Horace Cooper, Stacy Washington, and Constable Council Nedd II

National Policy Analysis #680 /
Senator Mitch McConnell is considering taking the “First Step Act” (S. 2795), a criminal justice reform bill, to the Senate floor for a vote during the lame duck session. He should not. The U.S. criminal justice system is in need of reform, but the First Step Act poses significant risks ...
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Shooting Down Tom Arnold’s Allegation Against the NRA

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On the heels of a Secret Service investigation prompted by his tweet that challenged President Donald Trump to a fight, D-list celebrity Tom Arnold is now trying to grab headlines by making obviously false allegations about the National Rifle Association. Project 21 was locked and loaded with the truth to set the ...
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Anti-Gun Stance Yields More Bad News for Dick’s Sporting Goods

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It was another bad earnings report from Dick’s Sporting Goods, coming almost six months after the National Center’s Free Enterprise Project (FEP) first warned CEO Ed Stack that the retailer had made a poor decision by restricting all interested customers from buying firearms, which had been an integral part of the ...
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Al Gore and Friends Spew Hot Air for 24 Straight Hours

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Are you ready for 24 hours of Al Gore and his friends lecturing you about climate change?! Next Monday night is the start of former vice president and perpetual doomsayer Al Gore’s “24 Hours of Reality.” Hosted by his Climate Reality Project, it’s the 8th annual (who knew?) broadcast designed to draw ...
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Arnold Foundation Beyond the Pale With Plan on Bail

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With all of the proposals out there for reforming the American criminal justice system, National Center Senior Fellow Horace Cooper warns that the one that is focused on ending bail – supported by the radical Arnold Foundation – “would make our system worse than it is presently.” In a Daily Caller ...
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Teachers Shouldn’t Religiously Avoid Lessons About Faith

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In a point-counterpoint for InsideSources about whether teachers in public schools should be allowed to freely discuss religious issues with their students, Project 21 member Derryck Green pointed out that “comprehensive education necessarily includes learning and discussing issues of faith.” But, as he noted in his commentary, which was reprinted in newspapers such ...
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Easing Regulatory Impact With the Stroke of a Pen

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It sometimes seems like the government has more regard for rocks, trees and animals than it might have for a young black man looking for a good job or starting a business of his own. Building projects must go through a government-mandated process to make sure they don’t have any ...
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Roasting the “Heckler’s Veto” of Thanksgiving, Chick-fil-A

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Happy Thanksgiving! As is increasingly common, our nation’s traditional day for the appreciation of family, freedom, good fortune and food is under siege by the joyless few who seek to cast our society as racist to the core. Project 21 Co-Chairman Horace Cooper, in a pre-holiday appearance on the Fox News ...
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Arnold Foundation’s Stealthy Anti-Gun Strategy

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Wealthy left-wing activists John and Laura Arnold are “coming for your guns.” In a cautionary commentary published by InsideSources, National Center Free Enterprise Project Director Justin Danhof, Esq. warned that the couple – whom he previously called “mini-George Soroses” – is “spending a small fortune to try to muzzle the National Rifle Association ...
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Arnolds’ Abortion Activism Exposed

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Billionaire philanthropist John Arnold desperately wants to appear as an “equal opportunity special interest pot stirrer,” but his personal giving – along with his wife, Laura – shows they are very invested in the advancement of a far-left agenda. One place they are particularly prolific in helping out the left, though ...
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Students Miss Out When Religious Debate is Banished from Classroom, by Derryck Green

New Visions Commentary /
Teachers should absolutely discuss religion with their students. A comprehensive education necessarily includes learning and discussing issues of faith. This is not an easy process when rules keeping religion off school grounds are rigidly enforced. The underlying question that really seems to be driving the religious education debate is whether ...
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Get Your Gun, Before Laura Arnold Does

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If I told you that a liberal billionaire couple was spending a small fortune to try to muzzle the National Rifle Association and erode Second Amendment rights, you might logically guess that they were from Hollywood or New York City. But you would be wrong. The elitist couple is Laura ...
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Climate Change Prosecution Promoted by Soros-Supported District Attorney

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Support for left-wing special interests from billionaire benefactor George Soros is well known. But he is also making shrewd and strategic partisan donations that are also paying off in advancing his policy goals. There’s an example of this in Texas that Kevin Mooney reported on this week at The American ...
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“Hound Dog” Singer Accomplice to Dog-Whistle Racism?

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Elvis Presley was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Donald Trump today. According to the Washington Post, this honor was an act of dog-whistle racism. If you ask Project 21 Co-Chairman Horace Cooper, the criticism instead shows that “[t]he left has just jumped the shark.” Elvis may have died ...
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Detroit School Board Condemned for Blacklisting Ben Carson

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Black Activists Say Voting Carson’s Name Off School Devalues Black Achievement, Ignores Hope and History Washington, D.C. - A Detroit school honoring Dr. Ben Carson may be renamed, and activists with the Project 21 black leadership network criticize the effort as a purely political act which willfully ignores the accomplishments ...
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Politicians Lose Because of Extremism, Not Race

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Racism was “not a factor” in recent election results, says Project 21 Co-Chairman Horace Cooper, adding that it is “ridiculous” to perpetuate the notion that racial bias played a major role in influencing people’s voting behavior. On Fox News Channel’s “The Ingraham Angle” last night, Horace rebutted allegations made by Senator ...
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Pastor Explains “Obligation to Protect My Flock” With a Gun

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When Project 21 Co-Chairman Council Nedd II was younger, he remembers his Uncle John – a pastor at a Washington, D.C. church – carrying a gun during services. “I remember thinking it was funny at the time, but now here I am... essentially doing the exact same thing that I laughed at ...
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Black Activists Call on CNN Management to Address Don Lemon’s Racial Comments

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Host Called White Men America's "Biggest Terror Threat" Washington, D.C. - Leaders of the Project 21 black leadership network are calling on CNN to break its silence about host Don Lemon's radical on-air comments in which he called white men the "biggest terror threat" facing America. The co-chairman of Project ...
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