PROJECT 21 ARCHIVE – 2004

Bush Knew! by Geoffrey Moore

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When commenting on the tragic events of September 11, 2001, many on the left have one thing to say. That one thing is "Bush knew"! If you listen to the likes of Michael Moore (no relation, thank God) and Cynthia McKinney, one would be led to believe that President George ...

Liberal Dominance of Black Media Won’t Fix Itself, by Michael King

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Not all blacks are liberal, but liberals nonetheless dominate the black media. So what's a conservative - especially a black conservative - to do about it? For one thing, stop allowing this dominance to occur by default, because it's falsely defining black America as less conservative than it really is ...

Ryshawn Bynum: American Slavery’s Latest Victim? by Kimberley Jane Wilson

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Two-year-old Ryshawn Lamar Bynum died on July 31, 2003. His father, Isaac Bynum, had brought the child to the intensive care unit of Oregon Health and Science University Hospital the previous day. Ryshawn arrived unresponsive, and doctors soon realized why: His neck was broken. So were two of his ribs ...

Thank You, Bill Cosby, For Saying the Right Thing at the Right Time, by Lisa Fritsch

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There are many reasons to thank Bill Cosby. First, there is his success as the first black comedian to tap into the creative and educational aspect of animation. His Fat Albert television show (soon to be a live-action movie), where he belted out "hey, hey, hey," conjures up fond memories ...

It’s Not About Kerry-Edwards – It’s All About Beat Bush, by Murdock “Doc” Gibbs

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One of the most amusing and interesting observations regarding the upcoming presidential election is that it pits the incumbent against the uninteresting. Let's face it. Where is the real groundswell of excitement, adoration and support for John Kerry and John Edwards? I believe Democrats are going to be voting Democratic ...

Anti-SUV Activists Versus the American Family, by Matthew Craig

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  When you get behind the wheel of your SUV or minivan, do you automatically become a member of a hate group? According to the radicals now dominating the environmental movement, driving one of these vehicles proves you hate the planet. To the contrary, SUV and minivan owners are often ...

Whose Victory? One Year Later, Affirmative Action Ruling Solves Little, by Tom Florip

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Last June marked the first anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Grutter v. Bollinger decision, which upheld the use of racial preferences at the University of Michigan (U-M) but struck down an "admission points" system quantifying those preferences. U-M President Mary Sue Coleman called it a victory for that ever-trusty ...

A Low-Down, Dirty Shame, by Kimberley Jane Wilson

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R&B star Usher (no full name for Usher Raymond IV, please, he's a celebrity) used to be a really cute kid. He danced a little, acted a little and projected an overall charming persona. His songs were inoffensive. Most of his music was a hip-hop version of bubblegum pop. Usher's ...

Project 21 Press Release: Black Group Condemns Cartoonist for Racist Strip About Condoleezza Rice; Project 21 Asks Civil Rights Community to Join in Call to Hold Cartoonist to the Same Standard to Which It Holds Rush Limbaugh

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Because of the racially-insensitive content of a recent cartoon, members of the African-American leadership network Project 21 are asking Universal Press Syndicate to cease the distribution of comics drawn by Ted Rall. Project 21 also is challenging several other civil rights-oriented groups to join in the demand. A July 1 ...

Project 21 Press Release: Black Representative, Black Caucus Must Apologize to Ralph Nader; Reparation Necessary for Apology for “Obscene, Racist Epithet Made to Presidential Candidate

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Congressional Black Caucus member Representative Melvin L. Watt (D-NC) owes independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader an apology for his use of off-color and racially-insensitive language during a meeting held in the U.S. Capitol. Furthermore, the CBC as a whole should begin to act in a more civil manner, said a ...

Project 21 Press Release: Black Conservative to Rebut NAACP Leader’s Remarks in C-Span Interview

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Mychal Massie, a member of the national advisory council of the African-American leadership network Project 21, will appear on the live C-Span program "Washington Journal" on Thursday, July 15 at 9:30 am eastern. He will address recent comments made by NAACP president Kweisi Mfume about black conservatives. At the NAACP's ...

Project 21 Press Release: Black Group Calls on Jesse Jackson to Put Money Where is Mouth Is and Sponsor a Black NASCAR Driver: Jackson Received a Quarter-Million in NASCAR Donations by Claiming Blacks are Excluded from Stock Car Racing – July 2003

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Activists with the African-American leadership network Project 21 are demanding that Jesse Jackson support a promising black driver who currently lacks the financial sponsorship needed to advance in the sport. Jackson has publicly complained that black drivers have been excluded from NASCAR. In 1999, according to the National Legal and ...

Black Activists Criticize NASCAR for Renewed Support of Jesse Jackson

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A renewed financial relationship between NASCAR and the Reverend Jesse Jackson is drawing a sharp rebuke from members of the African-American leadership network Project 21. Last year, public criticism from Project 21's black activists and the National Legal and Policy Center provoked an outcry among NASCAR fans that led the ...

Black Activists Commend Secretary Powell, Bush Administration for Trying to Curb Ethnic Violence in Sudan

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In the wake of Secretary of State Colin Powell's historic visit to Sudan, members of the African-American leadership network Project 21 commend the Bush Administration for its efforts to prevent further violence in the African country that some call "ethnic cleansing." "I applaud President Bush and Secretary Powell for taking ...

Whoopi Goldberg’s Despicable Performance, by Mychal Massie

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"Values is not part of a political slogan. Values are what's inside you." With that comment, presidential hopeful John Kerry launched into another diatribe about what sets him apart from President George W. Bush. No one's ever accused Kerry of being the brightest bulb in the box, but one would ...

Time for Regime Change at the NAACP, by Ak’Bar Shabazz

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After hearing Julian Bond and Kweisi Mfume trash President George W. Bush and black conservatives, it's painfully apparent what has become of the NAACP. A once-proud organization has been reduced to simple slander and rhetoric. The leadership that once produced American greats like Thurgood Marshall and WEB Dubois now seems ...

One Righteous Dis: Bush Right to Turn Down NAACP, by Deroy Murdock

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Liberal bellies are aching over President George W. Bush's absence from the Philadelphia convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Citing scheduling conflicts, the White House sent the president's regrets. As journalists have explained in grave and slightly damning tones, Bush is the first president ...

Spurring Lower Prices: FDA Aided America’s Rx Drug Consumers By Not Banning Authorized Generics

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For years, generic drug manufacturers have been telling us that making more generic drugs available - earlier - is the key to saving consumers money and bringing greater access to prescription drugs. Competition, they said, will benefit millions of Americans because prices for prescription medications will drop if consumers have ...

Project 21 Press Release: Black Activist Group Celebrates “Juneteenth” With Call for Black Self-Empowerment

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In recognition of the 138th celebration of Juneteenth, members of the African-American leadership network Project 21 are calling upon black Americans to shake off the shackles of dependency and "victim mentality." Juneteenth, observed on June 19, is the oldest celebration of the end of slavery in America. "The knowledge gained ...

Project 21 Press Release: Black Activists Support Pledge of Allegiance; Supreme Court Ruling Helpful, But Activist Judges Still Pose Threat

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Members of the African-American leadership network Project 21 commend the U.S. Supreme Court for dismissing a decision forcing the removal of "one nation, under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance recited by children in public schools in the West. They caution, however, that the effort to alter the Pledge is ...

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