PROJECT 21 ARCHIVE – 2002

Enron Outrage More About Bashing Bush Than Righting Wrongs, by Eddie Huff

New Visions Commentary /
Senator Joseph Lieberman (D-CT) rang the dinner bell, calling the starved and downtrodden media to feast on their first real bite of Bush-flesh since the election. The media had been hungering since the inauguration. Then came Lieberman's trial balloon: someone needs to look at the connection between Enron and the ...
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NAACP Boycott Over Flag Hurts Struggling Black Resort Community, by Kimberley Wilson

New Visions Commentary /
Atlantic Beach needs help. Along with Eatonville, Florida, Atlantic Beach, South Carolina is one of the last remaining chartered predominately black towns in America. Located on the coastline, it earned the nickname of the "Black Pearl of the Grand Strand." Once upon a time, it really was. Founded by blacks ...
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Center for Environmental Justice Press Release: From the “New Segregation” to Higher Costs: Environmental Policies Cost Minorities the Most – February 26, 2002

Press Release /
Black Stewardship Celebrated in Black History Month ObservanceCall Made for True Environmental Justice: Minorities Should Not Have to Bear Disproprotionate Burden for Environmental ProtectionFrom the "New Segregation" threatened by anti-sprawl advocatesto the disproportionate burden carried by lower income Americans to comply with clean air regulations to the potential loss of ...
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Project 21 Press Release: African-American Network Calls For Quick Vote on Education Department’s Civil Rights Nominee – February 25, 2002

Press Release /
Calls For End to Liberal Smear Campaign Against Gerald Reynolds Believing the lack of a full staffed U.S. Department of Education is a disservice to our children, the members of the African-American leadership network Project 21 urge the members of the U.S. Senate to work quickly so that a timely ...
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Who Will Monitor the Monitor? Commission on Civil Rights Chairman’s Uncivil Manner Screams for Scrutiny

National Policy Analysis #389 /
We are taught that there are three official branches to our government: the executive, legislative and judicial. Some consider the media a fourth because it shapes public opinion. But there is reason to believe one person - Mary Frances Berry, chairman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights - considers ...
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Who Will Monitor the Monitor? Commission on Civil Rights Chairman’s Uncivil Manner Screams for Scrutiny

New Visions Commentary /
We are taught that there are three official branches to our government: the executive, legislative and judicial. Some consider the media a fourth because it shapes public opinion. But there is reason to believe one person - Mary Frances Berry, chairman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights - considers ...
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Heroes are Heroes, Regardless of Color, by R.D. Davis

New Visions Commentary /
Shortly after Osama bin Laden's terrorists attacked New York City, the photograph of three firemen raising an American flag in patriotic defiance burned an indelible image in my psyche. I saw three proud Americans engaging in spontaneous and heart-wrenching act of remembrance for those who were cowardly murdered as well ...
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A Different Standard for the Powerful Means no Environmental Justice from Washington, by Syd Gernstein

New Visions Commentary /
Laws are supposed to make our society orderly and protect the public interest. But red tape can overwhelm and actually cause more harm than good. The process can also be corrupted. Take, for instance, "environmental justice." This policy empowers the government to stand up for the rights of the poor ...
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Conservative Outreach to Black America Should Not Be Spurned, by Rita Thompson

New Visions Commentary /
There's something more to celebrate during this year's Black History Month observance. The dream of a Smithsonian Institution museum celebrating the lives, accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans is closer to becoming a reality. President George W. Bush signed legislation on December 28 to establish the location of the museum and ...
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Project 21 Release: NAACP Intimidation Tactics in South Carolina Criticized – January 2002

Press Release /
As the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) prepares to deploy "border patrols" to enforce their boycott of the state of South Carolina, the African-American leadership network Project 21 is highly critical of the NAACP's intimidation tactics and the risk the boycott poses to the state's African-American ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Black Group Opposes Racially Divisive Plan to Reinstate Military Draft – January 2003

Press Release /
A proposal by Congressman Charles Rangel (D-NY) to reinstate a military draft is under fire from African-American conservatives affiliated with the Project 21 leadership network. Project 21 members call the Rangel proposal a blatant political maneuver meant to inject a divisive racial aspect into the debate over using military force ...
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Civil Rights Commission Should Address the Economic Impact of Environmental Justice Policies

Over the past few years, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights hasn't been known for promoting racial harmony. Chairman Mary Frances Berry is a stalwart liberal who rules the Commission with an iron fist. Critics accuse her of using the government agency to promote her own political agenda. Commission reports ...
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Brownfields Revitalization Cuts Urban Blight, Suburban Sprawl, by Syd Gernstein

As concern over "urban sprawl" intensifies, the Bush Administration is coming to the rescue by making it easier to revitalize decaying city infrastructures. This will both lessen the need for cities to expand and create new jobs and new sources of revenue. Previously ignored, blighted urban areas can be rehabilitated ...
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A Different Standard for the Powerful Means no Environmental Justice from Washington, by Syd Gernstein

Laws are supposed to make our society orderly and protect the public interest. But red tape can overwhelm and actually cause more harm than good. The process can also be corrupted. Take, for instance, "environmental justice." This policy empowers the government to stand up for the rights of the poor ...
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Second Amendment Rights Not a Matter of Race, by Jimmie Lee Hollis

New Visions Commentary /
I'm not a firearm enthusiast, but I am a staunch defender of the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. Based on years of watching the gun control debate in the public square, my conclusion is that some Second Amendment opponents clearly advocate disarming all law-abiding citizens. Adding to ...
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Civil Rights Commission Needs to Assess the Economic Impact of Environmental Justice Policies

New Visions Commentary /
Over the past few years, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights hasn't been known for promoting racial harmony. Chairman Mary Frances Berry is a stalwart liberal who rules the Commission with an iron fist. Critics accuse her of using the government agency to promote her own political agenda. Commission reports ...
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Brownfield Revitalization Cuts Urban Blight, Suburban Sprawl, by Syd Gernstein

New Visions Commentary /
As concern over "urban sprawl" intensifies, the Bush Administration is coming to the rescue by making it easier to revitalize decaying city infrastructures. This will both lessen the need for cities to expand and create new jobs and new sources of revenue. Previously ignored, blighted urban areas can be rehabilitated ...
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Which Uncle Tom Am I? by Mike Green

New Visions Commentary /
A while ago, as a response to the reparations debate, I wrote that it was us - black Americans - who owed our slave ancestors a debt of gratitude for their suffering. We must "pay" reparations by living up to their expectations and taking full advantage of the opportunities they ...
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