PROJECT 21 ARCHIVE – 2005

Project 21 Press Release: Black Activists Speak Out on the Execution of Stanley “Tookie” Williams

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With the execution of former gang leader and convicted murderer Stanley "Tookie" Williams virtually assured to occur tonight, members of the black leadership network Project 21 are calling on the public to remain calm as justice is administered. They are also critical of those who seek to elevate Williams to ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Black Activists Criticize Congressional Black Caucus Rush to Judgment on Alito Nomination and Call for Filibuster; Filibuster of Supreme Court Nominees Thought to Be Unconstitutional

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Members of the black leadership network Project 21 are criticizing the decision of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) to formally oppose and call for a filibuster of the nomination of Judge Samuel A. Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court in advance of Senate hearings. Confirmation hearings on Judge Alito are ...
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Congressional Black Caucus Sold Their Souls, by Mychal Massie

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To assuage its members' desire to curry favor with their liberal handlers, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) recently announced its opposition to Supreme Court nominee Judge Samuel Alito more than a month before his confirmation hearings. While CBC members have every right to oppose Judge Alito, their amoral reasoning exposes ...
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Why Not a Dazzling Offense? by Casey Lartigue

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Known for his outspoken tough love, Bill Cosby once publicly admonished a young black student from the University of the District of Columbia. The young man hoped for a promotion at his Drug Enforcement Administration job after he got his degree, but he was worried. He told Cosby, "It just ...
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PC is PU, by Christopher Arps

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Political correctness, or PC, is defined by the Internet's Wikipedia reference web site as the effort to remove "prejudicial terms from common usage." It is an often-misguided attempt to ensure that individuals are not offended due to their race, gender, sexual orientation or religious persuasion. PC has its origins in ...
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Black Conservatives Say Black Candidates for Elected Office Should Not Be Abused on Account of Race; Group Calls on All Candidates and Parties to Shun Both Use of Racial Slurs and Those Who Employ Them

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In light of the racial indignities being foisted upon Maryland Lt. Governor Michael Steele, a black Republican who recently announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate, members of the black leadership group Project 21 call on all candidates and political parties to shun both the use of such tactics and individuals ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Black Activists Denounce Racialist Milwaukee Newspaper Editorial; Journal Sentinel Accuses Clarence Thomas of Not Representing Black America

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Members of the black leadership network Project 21 are condemning a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial in which United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas is said to need as "asterisk" next to his name with regard to his race because he "does not represent the views of mainstream black ...
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It Takes More Than A Village, by Christopher Schrimpf

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In her book It Takes a Village, Hillary Clinton used that African proverb to argue that a community is most important for proper child development.  Downplaying the importance of the family is never sound advice, especially when a recent hearing of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights found that strong ...
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Are Black Leaders Guilty of “Criminal Neglect”? by Kevin Martin

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My sympathies go out to the thousands who journeyed to Washington or camped in front of the television for Minister Louis Farrakhan's recent "Millions More March." For the time and effort spectators put into the rally, there was little real payoff.  Quite simply, it was continued fixation on our perceived ...
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Black Conservatives React to Miers Withdrawal

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Commenting on Harriet Miers's decision to withdraw her nomination for the currently open seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, members of the black leadership network Project 21 are asking President George W. Bush to abide by his stated commitment to nominate individuals to the Court who will adhere to the ...
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Black Conservative Reaction to the Death of Civil Rights Icon Rosa Parks

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Members of the conservative black leadership network Project 21 are saddened by the passing of civil rights icon Rosa Parks, and honor her actions as a catalyst for positive change toward making America an equal-opportunity society. Parks died of natural causes at her home in Detroit, Michigan on Monday night.  ...
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Black Conservatives Speak on Miers Nomination

Uncertainty regarding the beliefs, affiliations and legal career of White House counsel Harriet Miers has produced a wide array of opinions from conservatives. To follow are comments from black conservatives affiliated with Project 21: Deneen Moore (New York, NY): "Is she a David Souter in a dress?  That's just something ...
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New Orleans, Land of Dreams, by Kimberley Jane Wilson

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Despite what you read in the papers or heard during the often histrionic 24-hour news coverage, Hurricane Katrina didn't skip over the rest of the Gulf Coast to settle exclusively on the Big Easy. People in Mississippi and other parts of Louisiana were devastated, but they're being largely ignored in ...
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Castigation of Condi Betrays Black Tradition, by Carletta Skinner

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Condoleezza Rice is a bright star in space that contains few African-Americans and even fewer African-American women. Normally, this would be a cause for great celebration in the black community. She is the first black woman and only the second woman ever to serve as our nation's Secretary of State, ...
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The Media’s Shameful Reporting of Hurricane Katrina, by Kimberley Jane Wilson

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Irresponsible.  Overwrought.  Appalling. I'm not referring to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's response to Hurricane Katrina.  I'm talking about the way print and television media covered the hurricane's aftermath. Americans were told that life in the Superdome and New Orleans's Ernest N. Morial Convention Center quickly descended into an inferno ...
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Judges, the Supreme Court and Cybernetic Governance, by B.B. Robinson, Ph.D.

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How important is the U.S. Supreme Court? As the branch of government that interprets our laws, it's very important.  And, as the Court goes through inevitable changes as it prepares to welcome two new justices, we may also want to consider how the technological innovations we are now experiencing at ...
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Bill Bennett, Blacks, Abortion and Crime, by Day Gardner

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It seems everyone is talking about the recent statement made by talk show host Bill Bennett about abortion and black babies. It is my understanding that Bennett is pro-life and opposes abortion.  However, what everyone is so upset about is the fact that, as an example on his radio show, ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Black Group Demands Action from Congressional Black Caucus and Hillary Clinton Over Anti-Bush Slur

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Members of the black leadership network Project 21 demand that the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) join with them in condemning remarks made by CBC member Representative Charles Rangel (D-NY) in which he called President George W. Bush "our Bull Conner," referring to the 1960s segregationist ...
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Group Says Judge Who Ruled Pledge of Allegiance Unconstitutional Ignored Established Guidance from the Supreme Court on Ceremonial References to God

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Members of the black leadership network Project 21 condemn Wednesday's ruling by a federal judge holding that the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, with its reference to God, in a public school is unconstitutional. Project 21 members say the decision in the case of Newdow v. Congress of the ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Black, Hispanic Activists to Protest Treatment of Bush Judicial Nominees; Liberal Activist Group Cited as Key Player in “Political Hate Crime” Against Hispanic Candidate – September 2003

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Liberal Activist Group Cited as Key Player in "Political Hate Crime" Against Hispanic Candidate Members of the African-American leadership network Project 21 will join the Coalition for a Fair Judiciary, Hispanic activists and others in front of the Washington, D.C. offices of People for the American Way at 10:00 am ...
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