PROJECT 21 ARCHIVE – 2004

Bush’s Immigration Policy: What If His Opponent is a Border Hawk? by Ken Raymond

New Visions Commentary /
In the fall's presidential campaign, imagine what a challenger who is strong on national security issues could do with regard to the proposed Bush immigration policy. There are problems with President Bush's new policy that an ambitious presidential candidate could exploit. To start, it does not address problems with border ...
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Mint Julep Heinz Kerry, by Murdock “Doc” Gibbs

New Visions Commentary /
I call it selective liberal outrage. Listen to any evening newscast and you hear liberals spouting verbal assaults and vicious attacks on anything conservative. They are trashing anyone with even a remote association with an exclusive golf club or connection to any corporate power structure. You've heard them - it's ...
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Why Courting the Black Vote Won’t Work, by La Shawn Barber

New Visions Commentary /
Justifiably confident going into the election cycle, Republicans have announced they hope to win 25 percent of the black vote. Former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has great expectations. "If we get African-American votes, [the Democrats] are in deep trouble," he told the Washington Post. Not just any ...
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Project 21 Press Release: The Senate Won’t Police Itself: Justice Department Probe of Unethical Senate Conduct Sought – February 2004

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In response to allegations of unethical conduct among U.S. senators - including the possible exchange of votes for campaign contributions - The National Center for Public Policy Research has joined other organizations in asking the U.S. Department of Justice's Public Integrity Section to begin an immediate investigation. Also participating in ...
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Blacks Need Green to Compete with Whites in NASCAR

National Policy Analysis #502 /
At this weekend's Daytona 500, the beginning of the 2004 NASCAR season, don't expect to spot any black drivers. While NASCAR's logo contains a rainbow of colors, the diversity of hues doesn't translate to the track. Auto racing continues to be a sport of mostly white competitors and fans. In ...
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Looking for Mr. Tate, by Darryn “Dutch” Martin

New Visions Commentary /
Lionel Tate, the 12-year-old Florida boy who killed six-year-old playmate Tiffany Eunick, has been released from prison. He had been convicted of first-degree murder for what he said was an accident that happened while he was mimicking professional wrestling moves he saw on television. In the Sunshine State, such a ...
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Take Care of Your Foot Soldiers! by Mychal Massie

New Visions Commentary /
Conservative leaders have slain one of their loyal foot soldiers - senior staff aide to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN), Manuel Miranda - in a vain attempt to appease their liberal counterparts. In a since-leaked April 17, 2002 memo, Senate Judiciary Committee member Ted Kennedy (D-MA) was apprised that ...
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Don’t Look this “Gift Horse” in the Mouth, by B.B. Robinson, Ph.D.

New Visions Commentary /
African-Americans must view the arrival of the new TV One cable channel as, at best, a "gift horse" with mixed blessings. The new cable television network recently began broadcasting nationwide primarily on cable networks in urban centers with sizeable African-American populations. Developed mostly by the largest African-American radio network (Radio ...
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Forgetting Black History at the Ballot Box, by Ak’bar Shabazz

New Visions Commentary /
February is Black History Month. Also, 2004 is an election year. If current voting trends don't change, 90 percent of eligible black voters will vote for liberal candidates, usually represented by the Democratic Party. This obviously helps liberals, but does it really help our community? Common thought processes would conclude ...
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NAACP Legal Chief’s Resignation Proves Need for Probe of Special Interest Influence Over Senate Judiciary Committee

Press Release /
Members of the African-American leadership network Project 21 say the unexpected resignation of NAACP Legal and Defense Education Fund, Inc. president and director-counsel Elaine Jones - in the wake of Project 21's ethics complaint against her with the Virginia State Bar - provides justification for the investigation of charges of ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Conservative Black Group Praises Recess Appointment of Judge Charles Pickering – January 2004

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Members of the Project 21 African-American leadership network praised President George W. Bush for his recess appointment of Judge Charles Pickering to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. Pickering, who was originally nominated in May of 2001, has over 40 years of judicial experience. During his legal career, he testified ...
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Black Conservatives to Repudiate Jesse Jackson’s Activities at MLK Day Rally in Los Angeles

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Project 21 members are organizing and taking part in a "National Day of Repudiation of Jesse Jackson" that will be highlighted with a rally outside of Jackson's Los Angeles offices (1968 West Adams Boulevard) on Monday, January 19 from 10am until noon (Pacific time). This annual repudiation of Jackson's activities ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Project 21 Member to Appear on Fox’s O’Reilly Factor Program: Mychal Massie to Criticize NAACP Image Award Nomination for R. Kelly, Calls NAACP “Out of Touch” – January 2004

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Mychal Massie, a member of the conservative African-American leadership network Project 21, is scheduled to appear on the Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor" on Wednesday, January 14 at 8pm eastern. He will discuss the NAACP's nomination of musician R. Kelly for one of the group's "Image Awards." According to ...
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Real Reason to Oppose Affirmative Action, by Theodore R. Essex

New Visions Commentary /
Conservative leaders have slain one of their loyal foot soldiers - senior staff aide to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN), Manuel Miranda - in a vain attempt to appease their liberal counterparts. In a since-leaked April 17, 2002 memo, Senate Judiciary Committee member Ted Kennedy (D-MA) was apprised that ...
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Jesse Jackson: Can We Please Just Move Along? by Lisa Fritsch

New Visions Commentary /
As the 2004 political campaigns heat up, Jesse Jackson is making the rounds to rally support for liberal candidates and stirring the pot on hot racial issues. Officially in my hometown of Austin, Texas, to speak to the African-American Chambers of Commerce, he crammed more into this visit than a ...
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Why People Defend Michael Jackson, by Kimberley Jane Wilson

New Visions Commentary /
Michael Jackson. Go ahead, crack a joke, sigh or shake your head. Michael's lifestyle and his current predicament inexorably lead to those reactions. There seem to be only two main schools of thought concerning the one-time "King of Pop": he's either guilty of molesting a young boy and ought to ...
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How to “Make It” in America, by Geoffrey Moore

New Visions Commentary /
Black America has a growing problem that needs to be addressed. It is, in my opinion, the most persistent problem facing us as a race in this country. Despite what "our" media-appointed black leaders tell us, this problem is not racism, reparations, affirmative action, President Bush or the Confederate Battle ...
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