PROJECT 21 ARCHIVE – 1999

God Stands Knocking at the Door of America’s Heart: Will the Tragedy at Columbine High Be Enough to Let Him Back In? by Bishop Earl Jackson Sr.

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How many nightmarish scenes of youth violence must America witness before we realize that this is the harvest of a generation which has turned its back on God? We have banned prayer from the public schools and God from public life. What happened on April 20th at Columbine High School ...
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Three R’s Take a Back Seat to the Final Four: Suspension of NCAA Academic Standards Could Hurt Student Athletes

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Members of the African-American leadership network Project 21 call Judge Ronald L. Buckwalter's March ruling overturning the NCAA's minimum acadmic standards for freshmen athletes a fit of "March Madness" that will devastate student athletics for years to come. Project 21 members say Judge Buckwalter's assertion that the use of standardized ...
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Black Organization Decries Unfair Maryland Taxation

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Death Tax and Proposed Cigarette Tax Unfair to Low-Income and Minority Citizens Two taxes in the state of Maryland - inheritance taxes and a proposed increase in the cigarette tax - are criticized by members of the African-American leadership network Project 21 because they are unfair to all taxpayers and ...
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African-American Group Critical of Judge’s Ruling Against Academic Standards

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NCAA Academic Standards Ensure Accomplishment in Classroom and on the FieldMembers of the African-American leadership network Project 21 are outraged by the March 8 ruling of a federal judge overturning minimum academic standards instituted by the NCAA to ensure college athletes receive an education allowing them to become successful citizens ...
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The Real Racists, by James Coleman

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Far too many Americans have it in their heads that racism makes a home on the right wing of our political spectrum. It is the political left, however, that has presided over the decline of our inner cities. It is people from left-wing circles of thought that equate poverty and ...
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Black History Month: A Retrospective, by Amy Ridenour

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I don't know about you, but I've never known what to think about Black History Month. Whenever I think of it, my first thought is invariably: What comic decided to make Black History Month the shortest month of the year? Seriously, though, what does Black History Month really stand for? ...
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Social Security is Unfair to Black Americans, by John Meredith

New Visions Commentary /
A New Visions Commentary paper published March 1999 by The National Center for Public Policy Research, 501 Capitol Ct NE, Washington, DC 20002, 202/543-4110, Fax 202-543-5975, E-Mail [email protected] Reprints permitted provided source is credited. If a group of strangers living far away asked you to give them a part of ...
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Texans Do the Right Thing in Racial Murder Case; Death Sentence for White Supremacist Proves System Works – February 1999

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Members of the African-American leadership network Project 21 applaud the quick and decisive action of the Texas jury that convicted and sentenced white supremacist John William King for the dragging death of James Byrd, Jr. in Jasper, Texas. The successful prosecution of Mr. King and the definitive response from an ...
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Statement by Project 21 at the Announcement of the Samaritan Project’s “New American Compact” – February 1999

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 On behalf of the members of the African-American leadership network Project 21, I would like to commend Bishop Earl Jackson for bringing us all here today to be a part of his great effort to promote racial harmony and foster a more perfect union.Bishop Jackson's "New American Compact" contains nothing ...
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Black Leadership Network Opposes Civil Rights Nominee; Senate Urged to Reject Clinton’s Choice to Implement Civil Rights Policy – February 1999

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Members of the African-American leadership network Project 21 urge the U.S. Senate to reject President Clinton's expected renomination of activist lawyer Bill Lann Lee as Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Lee's unrelenting implemention of divisive racial preference policies while serving as ...
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Impeachment Infringes on My Family Time, by E. LeMay Lathan

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Is President Clinton above the law? I keep asking myself that question as I listen to the impeachment proceedings. I've heard both the White House's excuses and the accusations of the Office of Independent Counsel, and I don't have a problem sorting through this mess. While not admitting all the ...
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To Assure That the Republican Party is Open and Accessible to All, by Bishop Earl Jackson Sr.

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When a political party goes on public record to establish a foundational principle, that declaration should be studiously upheld and its members should hold one another accountable for its violation. Many Republicans and conservatives remember the phrase "to assure that the Republican Party is open and accessible to all" as ...
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Why I Work on Martin’s Birthday, by C. Mason Weaver

New Visions Commentary /
A New Visions Commentary paper published February 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 worked hard during the Martin Luther King Holiday. I always try very hard ...
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Black Leadership Network Warns Black Community Against Supporting Clinton Defense; Clinton’s Legal Maneuvers Could Turn Back the Clock on Civil Rights

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While African-American support for President Bill Clinton has been high throughout the impeachment proceedings against Clinton, members of the African-American leadership network Project 21 warn that - should Clinton succeed in using legal wrangling to escape a full impeachment trial - civil rights gains could be eroded. "If Bill Clinton ...
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Black Leadership Network Applauds Supreme Court for Striking Down Sampling

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Project 21 Says Actual Headcount is Best Way to Conduct Census The January 25 U.S. Supreme Court ruling requiring the 2000 census be conducted through a person-by-person headcount was applauded by the members of the African-American leadership network Project 21 as a victory for fairness and equality. Project 21 members ...
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Black Americans Would Benefit From Private Social Security Accounts

New Visions Commentary /
President Clinton's announcement in his January State of the Union speech that he supports investing Social Security funds in the stock market was a half-step in the right direction for saving Social Security. Unfortunately, the President's prescription did nothing to end a pervasive problem with the current system: As currently ...
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Impeachment and the Rule of Law, by Faye Anderson

New Visions Commentary /
A New Visions Commentary paper published January 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. It's the rule of law, stupid. The fundamental principle that holds together our ...
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