PROJECT 21 ARCHIVE – 2004

Earth Day’s Disparate Impact

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A nice column Friday by Duane D. Freese, published by Tech Central Station, on the press conference Project 21 participated in on Earth Day. Here's how it starts: Does Earth Day need a disparate impact statement? The thought may make many political conservatives cringe, but an accounting given at a ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Black Activists to Expose Environmental Policies that Harm Minority Advancement at National Press Club Earth Day Press Conference; Policies That Inadvertently Encourage Segregated Housing Among Those Cited as in Need of Reform – April 2004

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Minority activists and environmental experts are joining together on Earth Day 2004 to condemn domestic and international environmental regulations that destroy economic opportunity, encourage neo-segregationist housing policies, endanger public health and generally pit human welfare against regulatory goals. Members of the African-American leadership network Project 21 will be joined by ...
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Center for Environmental Justice Unveils New Website

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The Center for Environmental Justice, a joint project of The National Center's John P. McGovern MD Center for Environmental and Regulatory Affairs and Project 21, has unveiled a new web design. We invite you to visit ...
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Don’t Let the Door Hit You on the Way Out

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David Almasi sends over this note: Elaine R. Jones, the outgoing director of the NAACP's legal arm, is being feted in New York City on April 22. Her resignation was announced shortly after a complaint was filed against her with the Virginia Bar Association. The complaint was related to information ...
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Senator Kerry, Please Respond

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At an Earth Day observance in 2003, Senator John Kerry (D-MA) pledged to make "environmental justice" a top priority of his administration should he be elected president in 2004... Because there are diverse views on environmental justice that in practice can be both helpful and hurtful to minority communities as ...
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Our Curmudgeon Says: Time for CBS’s Favorite Curmudgeon to Retire

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You know what bugs Project 21 member Darryn "Dutch" Martin? Andy Rooney. Here’s what our curmudgeon has to say about the media’s favorite curmudgeon: I just read an outrageous comment made by CBS talking head and syndicated columnist Andy Rooney. In his syndicated newspaper column, Rooney said the following: Treating ...
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Rice Rocked

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Project 21 member Darryn "Dutch" Martin has some comments about National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice's testimony this morning before the 9-11 Commission: If there were any doubts about Condoleezza Rice's ability as a capable and competent national security advisor, those doubts were probably dashed with her testimony before the 9-11 ...
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Black Conservative to Discuss Rice Testimony on CNN

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According to RushLimbaugh.com, CNN had Anita Hill on the network as an advance commentator in preparation for Dr. Condoleezza Rice's testimony before the 9-11 Commission today. What's the connection between Dr. Rice and Professor Hill? Deep knowledge of national security issues? Both experts on terrorism? Both high-ranking White House staffers ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Black Conservatives Represented on CNN Rice Testimony Panel – April 2004

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Mychal Massie, a member of Project 21's National Advisory Council, participated in a CNN focus group watching National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice's testimony before the September 11 commission. His reactions will be broadcast on Thursday, April 8 on CNN's "Paula Zahn Now" program at 8 pm and 2 am eastern ...
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Black Groups Call for Investigation of Congressional Black Caucus; Details of Black Lawmakers’ Relationship with Deposed Haitian Leader Sought

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In response to actions and comments by members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) regarding American policy toward Haiti, the African-American leadership network Project 21 endorsed a letter to Chairman Joel Hefley (R-CO) asking the U.S. House of Representative's Committee on Standards of Official Conduct to conduct a formal investigation ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Black Activists Condemn Elitist “Earth Day” – April 2004

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Elitist environmental activists observing "Earth Day" on April 22 are promoting a regulatory agenda hostile to minority ambitions for economic and social advancement. Members of the African-American leadership network Project 21 prefer an alternative environmental justice agenda that ensures human welfare is not sacrificed to meet regulatory goals. "Most people ...
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Addressing Africa’s Problems, by Michael King

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I recently talked with some old classmates about the crises facing Africa. Contrary to popular belief, the crisis isn't insurmountable once the real problems are identified. Africa's problems are legion. But the perception of Africa's problems is, in and of itself, problematic from the start. Once the root problems are ...
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Health Activists Suppress Information on Safer Alternative to Smoking, by Gregory Parker

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Despite decades of health warnings, negative ad campaigns and tobacco's well-established bad reputation, 46 million Americans continue to smoke. For many, it's an addiction to the nicotine found in cigarettes that keeps them puffing. There is an alternative, but those claiming they want to stop smoking are an impediment. Smokeless ...
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Elitist Environmentalists Say “No Thanks” to New Jobs, by Kevin Martin

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Jobs are a hot political issue these days. While technical support and textiles jobs continue to be "outsourced" to foreign workers in countries like China and India, we must not forget that over 300,000 new jobs were created in America just this past March. America's economic growth is tied to ...
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Elitist “Environmental Justice” Bad News for Minorities

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Environmentalists like playing the race card, but they make a dreadful mistake. They don't play with a full deck. "Environmental justice" is a term green activists use to demonize businesses and complain that the government isn't doing enough to help minorities. Their premise is simple: They believe businesses are using ...
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Health Activists Suppress Information on Safer Alternative to Smoking, by Gregory Parker

Despite decades of health warnings, negative ad campaigns and tobacco's well-established bad reputation, 46 million Americans continue to smoke. For many, it's an addiction to the nicotine found in cigarettes that keeps them puffing. There is an alternative, but those claiming they want to stop smoking are an impediment. Smokeless ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Black Organization Urges Senator Dodd to Resign Over Insensitive Comments; Senator Urged Punishment for Such Actions By Others in the Past – April 2004

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Members of the African-American leadership network Project 21 are asking U.S. Senator Christopher J. Dodd to resign his seat in the wake of inappropriate comments he made commemorating fellow senator Robert C. Byrd's 17,000th Senate vote. Senator Dodd said: "I do not think it is an exaggeration at all to ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Black Group Applauds Bipartisan Low-Tax Effort – March 2004

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Critical of current tax law that effectively encourages American companies to keep their foreign profits abroad, members of the African-American leadership network Project 21 applaud efforts to lower this specific tax rate and allow these companies to bring their profits home and help grow the American economy and rebuild its ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Black Conservatives Commend NAACP for Reversing Position and Considering Morals Clause for Future Image Awards Nominees – March 2004

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Members of the black conservative organization Project 21 are applauding the NAACP for "seeing the light" by determining that a morals clause may be warranted for future NAACP "Image Award" nominations. The goal of the NAACP's annual Image Awards is to honor "those who strive for the portrayal of positive ...
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Blacks Need Green to Compete with Whites in NASCAR

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A New Visions Commentary paper published March 2004 by The National Center for Public Policy Research. Reprints permitted provided source is credited. Don't expect to spot any black drivers when this weekend's Daytona 500 kicks off the 2004 NASCAR season. While NASCAR's logo contains a rainbow of colors, the diversity ...
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