PROJECT 21 ARCHIVE – 2004

Black Activists Decry Negative Reagan Media Coverage

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Members of the African-American leadership network Project 21 are taking issue with remarks being made by members of the television news media who are reporting that the Reagan Administration did not help black Americans during the 1980s and that Ronald Reagan himself had a poor relationship with blacks. For example, ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Black Activists Mourn the Passing of Ronald Reagan; Project 21 Members Call Former President “Great Leader”

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As the nation's capital prepares for the public viewing and state funeral of former President Ronald Reagan, members of the African-American leadership network Project 21 are expressing their profound sympathies to the late president's family and friends and celebrating his achievements in making America stronger and spreading freedom and liberty ...
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Bill Cosby, You Say the Darndest Things, by Kevin Martin and Tom Florip

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Dr. Huxtable gave an unwelcome second opinion at a recent gala marking the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education school desegregation decision. As he rose to address the crowd at Howard University, scarcely anyone expected Bill Cosby to deliver a scathing - albeit comical - rebuke of ...
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Marcus Dixon: A Small Example of a Greater Problem, by Lisa Fritsch

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Is it possible to measure the political benefits and social impacts of winning the Cold War? The War on Terror? President Ronald Reagan was never given due credit by his liberal peers for winning this psychological - and sometimes physical - war. They were against his defiant stances. They suggested ...
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Thanking Bush for His Leadership, by Ak’Bar Shabazz

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Is it possible to measure the political benefits and social impacts of winning the Cold War? The War on Terror? President Ronald Reagan was never given due credit by his liberal peers for winning this psychological - and sometimes physical - war. They were against his defiant stances. They suggested ...
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Some of My Best Friends are Black: A Business Proposal, by Kevin Martin

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Earlier this year, Al Sharpton beat up on Howard Dean during a presidential primary debate about the lack of blacks and Hispanics in Dean's cabinet when he was governor of Vermont. More recently, John Kerry has been criticized for not having enough diversity in his campaign. It all gave me ...
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AARP’S Campaign to Import Uncertified Drugs Poses Hazards to Seniors’ Health and Budgets, by Ak’Bar Shabazz

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The Medicare reform legislation passed by Congress last fall brought more affordable prescription medicines to 42 million elderly and disabled beneficiaries, and AARP supported it. Now, it turns out, the aggressive seniors' mar-keting lobby had an ulterior motive. While the ink from the President's signature on the bill is still ...
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Reverend Al’s Campaign: When Sequels Go Bad, by Kimberley Jane Wilson

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With few exceptions, sequels are never as good as the original. That's true in movies, books and - as Al Sharpton shows us - in politics. When Sharpton first began running for president, no political commentator considered him a serious contender. Many thought Sharpton was really trying to be seen ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Black Activist Group Speaks Out on Legacy of Brown Desegregation Decision

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In observance of the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Brown v. Board of Education school desegregation decision, members and staff of the Project 21 African-American leadership network are available for comment. On Monday, May 17, Project 21 director David Almasi will be addressing the Brown legacy on ...
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The Benefit of Brown: Providing Opportunity for Those Who Want It

New Visions Commentary /
At a recent press conference in the U.S. Capitol, black political activist Mychal Massie noted: "I stand here cognizant of the fact that, not many years ago, my mother could have hoped only to scrub the floors here. But, today, I stand here addressing the nation. I am aware than ...
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CBC Silence is Deafening, by Eddie Huff

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Sometimes what people don't say is more important than what they do say. This applies to the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and other the so-called black leaders in this country. CBC members and others are calling for an investigation into U.S. involvement in the ouster of Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide ...
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If Students Can Hold Smutty Stars Accountable, Why Can’t We? by Michael King

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Music videos these days are filled with images of scantily-clad women either exploiting their sexuality or having it exploited. Britney Spears, for example, wears a sheer bodystocking with strategically placed rhinestones - along with other suggestive costumes - in her latest video, "Toxic." Beyonce Knowles gyrates through her video for ...
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Choosing Life Over Death By Being Conservative, by Malcolm Moore

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A New Visions Commentary paper published May 2004 by The National Center for Public Policy Research. Reprints permitted provided source is credited. If you're reading this commentary you're obviously still alive. Up to this point, you probably think you've chosen life over death when making critical decisions. Right? Not necessarily ...
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Maybe Bar Exams Should Have a Tolerance Test

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From our mailbag today, to the black conservative group Project 21: You call youselves "conservatives!" What do Black Americans have to conserve in America? You should be looking to be "progressives"? Black Americans need a lot more progress in order to gain as compared to the White Americans. We don't ...
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Michael King Must Be Popular

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Either Jesse Jackson's anti-U.S. comments are attracting a lot of interest, or Project 21's Michael King has a lot of fans, or maybe both, but a discussion about Michael's appearance on Hannity and Colmes last night to discuss the comments had posts the last time I looked ...
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Project 21 to Discuss Jesse Jackson’s Inflammatory Comments on Iraq on Fox’s “Hannity and Colmes”

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Project 21 National Advisory Council member Michael King is scheduled to appear on the Fox News Channel's "Hannity and Colmes" program on Tuesday, April 27 at 9:00 pm eastern to discuss Jesse Jackson's recent criticism of the liberation of Iraq. In comments made before and during a speech at the ...
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You’re Either With Us Or Against Us, and It’s Clear Where Jesse Stands

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Project 21 is preparing a press release on Jesse Jackson's exceedingly inflammatory comments about Iraq. Jackson's comments, which include a call for the sanctioning of the U.S. by the U.N. and a claim that U.S. actions in Iraq constitute "murder" and "a crime against humanity," really have to be read ...
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Black Conservative Runs for President, Sort Of

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NCPPR executive director David W. Almasi with instructions to set your VCRs this summer: Project 21 member Tara Setmayer is running for president, sort of. Tara is a contestant on a reality show premiering this summer on Showtime called "American Candidate." Here's a description of "American Candidate" from the show's ...
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Double Standard? Or a Case of the Left Being Impossible to Please?

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Some outfit called "One People's Project" has attacked Project 21 (and also the Independent Women's Forum) for saying that conservatives are called to task more often than liberals on questions of racial sensitivity. In a document called How Right-Wingers Define Intolerance, the group complains that Project 21 has a "double ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Black Activists Denounce Jesse Jackson for Calling U.S. Military Action in Iraq “Murder” – April 2004

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Black activists from Project 21 are criticizing Reverend Jesse Jackson for comments he made earlier this month in which he claimed U.S. military action in Iraq constitutes "murder" and said U.S. troops are committing "a crime against humanity." In comments made before and during a speech at the 21st Century ...
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