PROJECT 21 ARCHIVE – 2004

Senator Reid Should Apologize: Furor Over Remarks About Clarence Thomas Is Not Dying Down

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In the wake of the hurtful and racially-insensitive comments made by incoming Senate minority leader Harry Reid (D-NV) about U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, members of the black leadership network Project 21 are demanding the liberal senator immediately apologize. They further demand Senate liberals pledge to allow fair ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Black Activists Applaud Bush Selections for Civil Rights Commission; Change in Commissioners and Staff Will Create “True Leadership”

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Members of the Project 21 black leadership network are applauding recent appointments to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights made by President George W. Bush. President Bush selected Gerald A. Reynolds, a former civil rights official with the U.S. Department of Education, and Ashley Taylor, a former deputy attorney general ...
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The Case for Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, by Jeffrey Hicks

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Chief Justice William Rehnquist's current battle with cancer is sending shock waves throughout the legal community. With the Chief Justice forgoing active participation in the Court's activities, it is speculated that the 80-year-old may be ready to retire. Republican gains in November now create the real possibility of something few ...
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Some Post-Election Advice for Liberals, by Murdock “Doc” Gibbs

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As I listen to the self-examination, recrimination and Monday morning quarterbacking among liberals over their sound defeat in Election 2004, I have a few suggestions. It's not a guarantee for success, but at least they won't be perceived as so out of step with the heartland. Here are some things ...
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Negroes and Black Conservatives, by Mychal Massie

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In the minds of the white liberal elite, there is an unambiguous dichotomy between Negroes and black conservatives. A glaring example of this truth is the racist bastardization of Condoleezza Rice, our President's choice to become Secretary of State. Rice is one of America's most accomplished individuals. As is judicial ...
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Bigotry from the Left, by Kimberley Jane Wilson

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Bigotry can be found in the places one would least expect it to thrive. Author Shirley Jackson, remembered most for horror tales such as The Lottery, understood this when she wrote the slyly brilliant story "After You My Dear Alphonse." The story's unnamed narrator is a middle-class, white housewife who ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Black Activists Condemn Anti-Rice Hate Speech; Civil rights Leaders Criticized for Ignoring Attacks on Conservative Minorities

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President Bush's nomination of Condoleezza Rice as secretary of state has resulted in harsh liberal criticism that members of the black leadership network Project 21 consider racist. Along with their condemnations of offensive commentators and cartoonists, Project 21 members also are critical of self-professed civil rights leaders who are remaining ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Remarks at Justice for Judges Press Conference at the U.S. Senate – November 2003

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I am here today as a representative of Project 21, the African-American leadership network of The National Center for Public Policy Research. Project 21 was formed over a decade ago when it was observed that the vast numbers of conservative African-Americans were being overlooked by the media and misrepresented by ...
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Liberals Have Nothing to Offer But Lies and Fear, by Mychal Massie

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Liberals have begun accusing President Bush of having a secret plan to call up more National Guard and Reserve forces after the election, and they are planting the idea that it is a precursor to a renewed draft. Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Chris Rodney refutes the initial claim, explaining, "There ...
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Voting Responsibly More Important Than Simply Voting, by Jimmie Lee Hollis

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As the election draws near, the talk gets louder about voting - even though much of the talk is about voter registration and not voter education. Without the proper education and perspective, a wily politician can hoodwink the electorate. Take, for instance, the issue of terrorism. There is a lot ...
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Tom Joyner Tunes Out Health Concerns, by David Almasi

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During the presidential campaign, John Kerry was branded a "flip-flopper" for continually taking conflicting positions on issues. It seems radio host Tom Joyner has a similar problem. On one hand, Joyner wants black America to make healthy choices. On the other hand, he's spent the last year promoting a fast ...
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Project 21 Press Release: HUSSEINandTERROR.com Website Details Ties Between Saddam Hussein and Terrorism

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Links between former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and international terrorists - including Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda - are documented on a new Internet website created by columnist Deroy Murdock, a member of the Project 21 black leadership network. Murdock, who also is a media fellow with Stanford University's Hoover ...
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Minimum Wage Increase – Help or Hype? by Kimani Jefferson

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Massachusetts senator John Kerry, like other liberal politicians, is once again calling for an increase in the minimum wage. The Kerry plan calls for a 36 percent increase to seven dollars an hour. He says it will help those living in poverty. Like all liberal ideas, it sounds good at ...
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Has Culture Supplanted Race in the American Social Landscape? by Jeffrey Hicks

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Over the years, much has been written about the American racial question and its impact on life in the United States. Conspicuously absent from the debate has been a recognition of how racism may now be but a convenient proxy for cultural marginalization. When racial minorities experience discrimination today, the ...
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Resolve an Indicator of the Future of World Freedom, by Ak’Bar Shabazz

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People around the world are anxiously watching America for indications about their own future. It is up to the American people to determine how far freedom will spread across the planet. It is America's resolve in the war on terror will determine the outcome. Despite a seemingly constant stream of ...
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New Medicare Benefits Going Unnoticed in Black Community, by Council Nedd II and Leslie O. Anderson

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There are several passages in the Bible suggesting much is expected from those to whom much is given. Keeping that in mind, there is no shortage of people claiming to hold leadership positions in the black community. Some have moderately reasonable arguments as to how they earned this moniker, but ...
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Black Network Speaks Out Against Apparent NASCAR Shakedown

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A self-syled minority activist group has announced plans to protest a Nextel Cup NASCAR auto race this weekend. Members of the black leadership network Project 21 speculate that this is another attempt to wrest money and influence from the professional racing organization using the threat of bad publicity. A group ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Black Conservatives Decry Advance Claims of Voter Suppression; Conspiratorial Claims are Not Constructive to Full Voter Participation, Group Says

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The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will hold a briefing September 17 on the potential for voter disfranchisement in the 2004 general election. Project 21 members charge liberal groups are raising the specter of voter suppression in friendly venues such as the Commission to taint the election before it happens ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Has the NAACP Taken Sides in the Presidential Campaign? Black Conservatives Say Revoked Invitation to Bush Official Implies Partisanship

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A reported command from the NAACP's national leadership forcing the NAACP's Ohio chapter to rescind a speaking invitation to Secretary of Education Rod Paige is disturbing to members of the Project 21 black leadership network. Project 21 members say the move taints the venerable civil rights group as overtly partisan ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Black Conservatives Praise Bill Cosby’s Remarks on Parenting; Comedian’s Comments Over Past Few Months Have Done More for Black Families Than Years of Black Politicians’ Blustering, Say Project 21 Members

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Members of the black leadership network Project 21 applaud comedian Bill Cosby for his continued and steadfast demands for better parenting in the black community. The entertainer began his current criticism of modern childrearing in Washington, D.C. in May during an observance of the 50th anniversary of the Brown v ...
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