PROJECT 21 ARCHIVE – 1997

Public School Buildings On Much Stronger Ground Than the Education Taught Within Them, by Darlene Kennedy

New Visions Commentary /
The General Accounting Office (GAO) recently completed a two year survey of 10,000 public schools across the country, and not surprisingly found many in need of renovation. Like our bridges and major highways, America's schools, many of which were built between World War II and the early sixties to accommodate ...
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Top Ten Acts of The Clinton Administration To Divide Americans By Race and Ethnicity, by Arturo Silva

On June 14, at the University of California, San Diego, President Clinton will deliver a speech on racial reconciliation and unveil a "race initiative." Whatever the President proposes, the black leadership group Project 21 has put together this Top 10 List to remind every American, of every race, that the ...
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Project 21 Asks Congress to Stop Letting Political Correctness Determine How We Fight AIDS

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"As AIDS continues to ravage black communities in America, we as members and associates of the black leadership group Project 21 are urging you to give serious attention to provisions contained in the 'HIV Prevention Act of 1997' as a means of combating AIDS in the black community," wrote 28 ...
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Letter from Project 21 to the Congressional Black Caucus Regarding AIDS

The Honorable Maxine Waters Chairwoman Congressional Black Caucus 2344 Rayburn HOB Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Madam Chairwoman: As AIDS continues to ravage black communities in America, we as members and associates of the black leadership group Project 21 are urging you to give serious attention to provisions contained in the ...
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Should Public Health Be Sacrificed At the Altar of Political Correctness? by Roderick Conrad

When names like Arthur Ashe, Rock Hudson, and Kimberly Bergalis are mentioned, people automatically think of AIDS or HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The fact that most Americans would know that Ashe, Hudson, and Bergalis died of AIDS is in no small part due to the enormous attention HIV ...
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African-Americans Suffer Disproportionately From AIDS, by Roderick Conrad

New Visions Commentary /
by Roderick Conrad A New Visions Commentary paper published May 1997 by The National Center for Public Policy Research, 501 Capitol Court, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002, 202/543-4110, Fax (202) 543-5975, E-Mail [email protected], Web http://www.nationalcenter.org. Reprints permitted provided source is credited.When names like Arthur Ashe, Rock Hudson, and Kimberly Bergalis are ...
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Danger: Compassion for Sale – May 1997

by Camille Harper A New Visions Commentary paper published May 1997 by The National Center for Public Policy Research, 501 Capitol Court, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002, 202/543-4110, Fax (202) 543-5975, E-Mail [email protected], Web http://www.nationalcenter.org. Reprints permitted provided source is credited. A recent publication of the Department of Health and Human ...
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Fuzzy Judgement By A Golfer With A Funny Name – May 1997

by Michael Sharp A New Visions Commentary paper published May 1997 by The National Center for Public Policy Research, 501 Capitol Court, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002, 202/543-4110, Fax (202) 543-5975, E-Mail [email protected], Web http://www.nationalcenter.org. Reprints permitted provided source is credited. By now I'm sure that you've heard about golfer Fuzzy ...
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The Clinton Administration’s Great Racial Divide, by Arturo Silva

New Visions Commentary /
President Clinton is in a funny mood these days. On June 23 he gave a gloomy speech complaining that official Washington is: gloomy. Saying "You listen to some of these people talk in the nation's capital, you'd think that they spent the whole morning sucking lemons," the President boasted of ...
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President Clinton’s Executive Order Would Reward Unions At the Expense of Minority Workers – April 1997

For Immediate Release: April 25, 1997 Contact: Arturo Silva 202/543-4110 or [email protected] An impending Executive Order by President Clinton will exclude many black Americans from competing equally for contracts or subcontracts on federal construction projects, say members of the African-American leadership group Project 21. "The Executive Order will make it ...
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“Sojourner Truth Must Be Respected,” Says African-American Group of Capitol Rotunda Controversy – April 1997

For Release: April 22, 1997 Contact: Arturo Silva (202) 507-6398 or [email protected] The recent documentary "When We Were Kings," depicting the issues and events surrounding the historic 1974 Muhammed Ali-George Foreman championship fight in Zaire had me thinking "Who Are Our Queens?" There's not a doubt in my mind, if ...
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Regarding Affirmative Action: It’s Higher Standards, Higher Expectations that Guarantee a Better Future, by Faye Anderson

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by Faye Anderson (Faye Anderson, a member of the national Advisory Committee of the African-American leadership group Project 21, is President of the Douglass Policy Institute, a tax-exempt public policy education and research organization.)A New Visions Commentary paper published April 1997 by The National Center for Public Policy Research, 501 Capitol ...
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Does Speaker Gingrich Lack the Courage To Eliminate Racial Preferences? by Ryan Sager

"Repeal Affirmative Action Now!" screamed the headline of a recent article by Ward Connerly, the man primarily responsible for California's passage of the controversial Proposition 209, which ended racial preferences state-wide. Connerly argues that now is the perfect time for opponents of racial preferences to make their move -- and, ...
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Sacrificing Manhood to Embrace Victimhood – April 1997

by Michael Sharp (Michael Sharp, a member of the national Advisory Council of the African-American leadership group Project 21, is a freelance writer and hydrogen plant operator in Freemont, Ohio.) A New Visions Commentary paper published April 1997 by The National Center for Public Policy Research, 501 Capitol Court, N.E., ...
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Funding Ebonics Isn’t A New Idea, It’s Just A Bad One, by C. Mason Weaver

New Visions Commentary /
by C. Mason Weaver (C. Mason Weaver, a member of the national Advisory Committee of the African-American leadership group Project 21, is President of The Committee to Restore America located in Oceanside, California.) A New Visions Commentary paper published April 1997 by The National Center for Public Policy Research, 501 ...
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What A Boy Needs To Be A Man, by Michael Sharp

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by Michael Sharp (Michael Sharp, a member of the national Advisory Council of the African-American leadership group Project 21, is a freelance writer in Freemont, Ohio.) A New Visions Commentary paper published March 1997 by The National Center for Public Policy Research, 501 Capitol Court, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002, 202/543-4110, ...
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Sen. Spencer Abraham (R-MI) Offers Praise for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by Stuart Pigler

New Visions Commentary /
by Stuart PiglerA New Visions Commentary paper published March 1997 by The National Center for Public Policy Research, 501 Capitol Ct., N.E., Washington, DC 20002, 202/543-4110, Fax 202-543-5975, E-Mail [email protected], Web http://www.nationalcenter.org. Reprints permitted provided source is credited.The following is a statement entered into the Congressional Record by Senator Spencer ...
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Speech by Project 21 Advisory Committee Chairman at a Press Conference on the Capital Gains Tax – March 1997

(Delivered at a Capitol Hill press conference on March 20, 1997)Contact: Arturo Silva at (202) 543-4110 or [email protected] Chairman of the Advisory Committee for the African-American group Project 21, I have spoken on tax and other issues that do not usually strike my opponents as being "black issues." The capital ...
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89% of Charities Report That Government Regulations Hurt Their Ability to Help the Needy – December 1997

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A ground-breaking new research study surveying 441 charities serving low-income communities has found a whopping 89% report that government regulations impede their ability to serve the poor. The two-year study by the African-American leadership group Project 21 is an in-depth research survey cataloging the substantial burden borne by charities that ...
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Too Much Political Power, Not Enough Economic Independence, by C. Mason Weaver

New Visions Commentary /
by C. Mason WeaverC. Mason Weaver, a member of the national Advisory Council of the African-American leadership group Project 21, is President of The Committee to Restore America (Oceanside, CA). A New Visions Commentary paper published January 1997 by The National Center for Public Policy Research, 501 Capitol Court, N.E., ...
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