PROJECT 21 ARCHIVE – 1999

When Birth Control Could Lead to Race Control, by Jackie Cissell

New Visions Commentary /
Years ago, I was called an extremist when I spoke out about the 1930s-era "Negro Project." Now, a dangerous new study entitled "Legalized Abortion and Crime" has African-Americans in shock because it could threaten the very survival of the race. Who's extreme now? In the study, economist Steven D. Levitt ...
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On the NAACP and Boycotts, by Kimberley Jane Wilson

New Visions Commentary /
A New Visions Commentary paper published August 1999 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. A few years ago, I paid a visit to my grandfather. At first, he ...
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KKKapitol Hill? by Eddie Huff

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A New Visions Commentary paper published August 1999 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. Racism is alive and thriving in the halls of Capitol Hill - at least ...
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Abraham, Martin and Now John, Jr., by Star Parker

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I haven't cried yet over the death of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jr. I guess one reason is because I didn't know anything about him. I just found out that he was the only son of the late, great President John F. Kennedy. I am sad though. I'm sad because I ...
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Thou Shalt Not Scapegoat: Why Posting the Ten Commandments In Public Schools is Too Little, Too Late, by Emanuel McLittle

New Visions Commentary /
On June 17, Congress passed a bill allowing the Ten Commandments to be posted on walls of the nation's 85,000 public schools. After weeks of debate, it represents a feeble response to the abyss of school violence. I hoped for better from the Republican-led Congress. The emotional explosion of the ...
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Black Involvement in the Forbes Campaign Good for the GOP and the U.S.A., by Niger Innis

New Visions Commentary /
A New Visions Commentary paper published July 1999 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. I was recently struck by an event that I hope represents the future of ...
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The Legal Dis-Service Corporation, by Stuart Pigler

New Visions Commentary /
A New Visions Commentary paper published July 1999 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. Do you want a criminal living next door? Of course not. But if attorneys ...
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Black Investing Up, Survey Says Blacks Consider Saving to be #1 Priority – June 1999

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Findings of a recent study show black Americans are planning to start investing at higher rates than whites. Members of the African-American leadership network Project 21 are excited at future prospects of wealth and prosperity this will create for the black community."We have made great strides in our fight for ...
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Break the Chains of Big Government: African-American Leadership Network Hopes Black Holiday of Juneteenth Will Promote Independence – June 1999

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When "Juneteenth" is observed on June 19, the members of the African-American leadership network Project 21 ask African-Americans everywhere to use the celebration of education, self-development and respect to examine and reassess the reliance of many in the black community on government support."We need to be mindful of what the ...
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Public School Violence: An Adult Problem, by Mike Green

New Visions Commentary /
A New Visions Commentary paper published June 1999 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. School violence in Colorado, Georgia and elsewhere has left us with a cold-hearted message ...
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For Our Children’s Future, Replace Affirmative Action, by David Almasi

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Affirmative action doesn't work. Mentoring, on the other hand, is proving to be a smashing success. It truly helps minorities in schools and the workplace without creating the hard feeling bred by quotas. I recently had the pleasure of meeting Norman McLean, the highest-ranking college administrator in England. In 1992, ...
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Education, Education, Education, by E. LaMay Lathan

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Education can change a life. Given its importance, why are so many black kids steering clear of it like the plague? We can't just blame the kids when teachers, schools, hardships, single-parent households and other things share responsibility. We've provided kids with plenty of ways not to get a good ...
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Longing for Fathers, by Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson

New Visions Commentary /
A New Visions Commentary paper published June 1999 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. I once spoke to approximately 57 young men at a youth detention center in Prattville, ...
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Blacks “Gored” By a Lie: Al Gore Sr., the GOP and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, by R.D. Davis

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A New Visions Commentary paper published May 1999 by The National Center for Public Policy Research. Reprints permitted provided source is credited. It is easy to control the minds of a people. All one has to do is change history by lying about the past. This is exactly what has ...
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African-Americans Are Being Left Behind in the Information Age, by Council Nedd

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A 1998 Vanderbilt University study found that 73% of white high school and college students have a computer in their home, yet only 33% of their black peers do. 28% of white Americans with household incomes of less than $40,000 annually have home computers, compared with 13% of African-Americans. 13% ...
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All Hail the Common Man, by Mike Ramey

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I have often wondered why commencement speakers are usually someone rich and famous. It seems sad that the day of hearing parting words from a minister, elected official or other worthy speaker has almost disappeared. In the modern view, a graduation ceremony is not complete unless a "name" speaker is ...
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Earth Day No Holiday for Black Americans – April 1999

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Black Leadership Network Faults Anti-Minority Environment Policies Members of the African-American leadership network Project 21 find fault with the beliefs and goals of radical environmentalists who are celebrating Earth Day on April 22. These activists regularly promote drastic regulations that harm the welfare of average Americans, particularly minorities, as solutions ...
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Authority, by Eddie Huff

New Visions Commentary /
A New Visions Commentary paper published April 1999 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. I got a chuckle from a T-shirt I saw at a mall that read ...
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Court Shoots an Air Ball on NCAA Academic Standards, by Michael King

New Visions Commentary /
When a federal court recently threw out the NCAA's academic standards for freshman college athletes because the standardized tests they were based on were thought to be culturally biased against blacks, it effectively set up yet another barrier for groups of our black youth entering the workforce. We have a ...
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The Big Lie: Margaret Sanger’s “Negro Project,” by Kimberley Jane Wilson

New Visions Commentary /
Many years ago, when I was still a first grader, my father and I went for a walk. We strolled past a brand-new building made of shining white concrete and gleaming glass doors. My father had been quite interested in this building, and we often walked past it during its ...
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