PROJECT 21 ARCHIVE – 2003

It’s Only Disfranchisement When Liberals Lose, by Kevin Martin

New Visions Commentary /
Do you ever get the feeling you're being used? The black voter has become a virtual pawn in the liberal political strategy. Our "disfranchisement" was an issue in the elections of 2000, 2002 and in the recent California recall. While voting problems may, in fact, exist, it's the pattern of ...
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American Trial Lawyers Take Aim at Beleaguered South African Economy, by John Meredith

America's 34-million African-Americans should be outraged by the campaign of economic blackmail that a handful of profit-driven personal injury lawyers are waging against the financially beleaguered Republic of South Africa. Against the expressed wishes of the revered Nelson Mandela and President Thabo Mbeki, the lawyers are filing class-action lawsuits in ...
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American Trial Lawyers Take Aim at Beleaguered South African Economy, by John Meredith

New Visions Commentary /
  A New Visions Commentary paper published October 2003 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. America's 34-million African-Americans should be outraged by the campaign of economic blackmail that ...
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Parents Beware: Chain Stores Going Crazy Selling “Girls Gone Wild”

New Visions Commentary /
A New Visions Commentary paper published October 2003 by The National Center for Public Policy Research. Reprints permitted provided source is credited. Probably thinking of himself as being on the cutting edge of the civil rights struggle, rapper Snoop Dogg broke his ties with Mantra Entertainment - makers of the ...
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LeBron James and 50 Cent – Public Enemies #1, by Bruce H. Edwards

New Visions Commentary /
A New Visions Commentary paper published October 2003 by The National Center for Public Policy Research. Reprints permitted provided source is credited. Across America, bouncing basketballs are heard a little more often. "Professional basketball player" reigns as the top answer when young black boys are asked what they want to ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Black Conservatives Attending World Trade Organization Meeting in Cancun – September 2003

Project 21 Members Attending WTO Talks on Agriculture Policy Two members of the African-American leadership network Project 21 are attending the World Trade Organization ministerial meeting in Cancun, Mexico (September 10-14) and are available to the media for comments on the proceedings. Project 21 National Advisory Council member Deroy Murdock ...
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Tinkering With Energy is Playing With Fire: Cap and Trade Schemes are Regressive, Placing Burdens on Low-Income Communities

National Policy Analysis #490 /
Hopes for a swift and lasting economic recovery could be dashed if Congress approves a misbegotten scheme that two independent government agencies have concluded will send energy prices through the roof. The "Climate Stewardship Act of 2003" (S. 139), introduced by Senator Joe Lieberman (D-CT) and co-sponsored by Senator John ...
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Homosexual School More About Social Policy Than Socialization, by Mychal Massie

New Visions Commentary /
New York City now has a high school exclusively for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender children, an expansion of a two-classroom alternative school that has operated for years. Its principal claims, "This school will be a model for the country, and possibly for the world." I consider it an egregious ...
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The Mixed Blessing of Affirmative Action, by Matthew Craig

New Visions Commentary /
Endorsement of affirmative action policies that allow schools to continue using race as a factor in student admissions can, at best, be seen as a mixed blessing for the black community. But while the U.S. Supreme Court acknowledges that blacks should be guaranteed the opportunity to attend our nation's best ...
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Black and Conservative in America, by Sean Turner

New Visions Commentary /
A child of the 70s, I grew up in a typical two-parent, middle-income household. My father, then a U.S. Navy man honorably serving his country, carried much of the discipline he acquired in the military into parenting. Much of that order and discipline continues to permeate my thought processes. My ...
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Jim Crow’s New Face, by La Shawn Barber

New Visions Commentary /
Legal segregation of the races is an embarrassing part of America's history. Called Jim Crow after a black character from an 1840s minstrel show, the laws prescribed separate facilities for blacks and whites from around 1865 until the 1960s. "Separate but equal" proved separate and unequal for black Americans. Considered ...
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Why “Buffalo Soldiers”? by B.B. Robinson, Ph.D.

New Visions Commentary /
I was invited to review a recently released movie titled "Buffalo Soldiers," a movie previously released in Europe under the title "Army Go Home." It's about corrupt and incompetent American servicemen in Germany in the late 1980s. My invitation to review "Buffalo Soldiers" was prompted by a controversy over the ...
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America has Apologized, by Mychal Massie

New Visions Commentary /
The United States didn't invent slavery. While it is historical fact that certain regions participated in and benefited from slavery, it should also be pointed out that America had the good sense to eliminate slavery and emancipate its slaves - acknowledging their full rights and citizenship. America has also provided ...
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How Losing the Race Changed My Life, by Darryn “Dutch” Martin

New Visions Commentary /
As one of her six children, the greatest gift I received from my dear, now-departed mother was an appreciation of the value of an education. This appreciation helped me rise from our poor surroundings in inner city Cleveland to become the successful black professional that I am today. Heeding this ...
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Liberia: Let’s Sit This One Out by Kimberley Wilson

New Visions Commentary /
President Bush is being pressured by the world and many American groups to send U.S. troops to Liberia as peacekeepers. Their well-intentioned argument is that Liberia desperately needs to be saved. That much is true. The tiny country of Liberia is one of the saddest places in West Africa and ...
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Breaking the Mold: Herman Cain and the Rise of Black Conservatives, by Matthew Craig

New Visions Commentary /
A New Visions Commentary paper published August 2003 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. Herman Cain has risen from meager beginnings to the pinnacle of the business world ...
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Affirmative Action Hurts Historically Black Colleges and Universities, by Sean Turner

New Visions Commentary /
A New Visions Commentary paper published August 2003 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. Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia, having recently lost its accreditation, has suspended its ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Black Conservatives React to Inglewood Police Brutality Verdict – July 2003

Press Release /
Members of the African-American leadership network Project 21 are encouraged by the peaceful night in the Los Angeles area and elsewhere following yesterday's hung jury verdict in the trial of a former Inglewood, California police officer who was charged with police brutality and the not guilty verdict of his partner ...
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Black Group Glad NASCAR Cut Ties With Jesse Jackson: Racing Organization Can Continue Minority Outreach, But It Doesn’t Need to Pay Jackson

Press Release /
NASCAR has severed its financial ties to the Reverend Jesse Jackson and his Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, ending what members of the African-American leadership network considered little more than a shakedown of the professional auto-racing organization. Project 21 members encourage NASCAR to continue its outreach to minorities, but consider Jackson's past relationship ...
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Black Group Demands Miramax/Disney Rename Film; Use of “Buffalo Soldiers” Name Disrespects Achievements of Famed Black Regiments

Press Release /
Citing racial insensitivity and the inappropriateness in using the name of a highly-decorated group of black servicemen in a portrayal of corrupt soldiers, members of the African-American leadership network Project 21 are demanding that the Miramax Film Corporation and its parent company The Walt Disney Company rename its upcoming film ...
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