PROJECT 21 ARCHIVE – 2005

Project 21 Press Release: Black Activists Express Confidence in John Roberts for Chief Justice

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President Bush's decision to nominate Judge John Roberts to become chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court is applauded by members of the black leadership network Project 21 as an indication of the President's faith and confidence in Roberts's abilities as both a jurist and a leader. "Nominating Judge Roberts ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Black Activists Mourn the Passing of Chief Justice Rehnquist

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U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William Hubbs Rehnquist's passing is mourned by members of the black leadership network Project 21. "Chief Justice Rehnquist will be remembered as one of a few historic heads of the Supreme Court," said Project 21 member Horace Cooper, a law professor at the George Mason ...
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Black Group Responds to Congressional Black Caucus Criticism of Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts

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Members of the Congressional Black Caucus held a press conference today in which it was that asserted God "cannot be pleased" with the Bush Administration's response to Hurricane Katrina and suggested race is a factor affecting the likelihood of a person's survival in the aftermath of the hurricane. Speaking at ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Black Organization Responds to Ad Hominem Attack from People for the American Way Front Group; Project 21 Members Reassert that John Roberts’s Civil Rights, Constitutional Views are Closer to Views Publicly Expressed by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. than King’s to the Left’s

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Responding to an ad hominem attack from a left-wing front group, members of the black leadership network Project 21 defend the assertion that the beliefs of civil rights legend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. are more in line with the record of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge John Roberts than ...
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Prominent Blacks Praise Judge John Roberts

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National Press Club Event Highlights Minority Support for Supreme Court-Nominated Jurist Project 21 member Mychal Massie will take part in a Thursday, August 25 press conference to discuss African-American support of the record and beliefs of Judge John Roberts, who was recently nominated to fill the current vacancy on the ...
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Liberals Play the Race Card, But Get Dealt a Lousy Hand, by Michael King

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Once again, racial politics seems the order of the day for liberals. Seeking a strategy to keep Judge John Roberts from the U.S. Supreme Court, liberals have apparently concluded race is Roberts's Achilles Heel.  Since their assertions are thin, outlandish manure is being thrown against the wall in hopes at ...
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Finding Sense (and Cents) in Bush’s Social Security Reform, by Jimmie L. Hollis

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There's no lack of opinion concerning President Bush's plans to reform our ailing Social Security system. As an American of African ancestry, I support President Bush's efforts because I believe the reforms he's been talking about would help all black Americans. It's unfortunate that the liberals, on the other hand, ...
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Now Is Not the Time to Abandon the War on Terror, by Ak’Bar A. Shabazz

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The recent terrorist bombings that rocked London and shocked the world should prove once and for all that the world needs to be more vigilant in the War on Terror. The first brutal and deadly attack on London's transit system as innocent citizens traveled to work - and its fizzled ...
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Changing Our Destiny, by Don Scoggins

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It's unfortunate, but blacks will continue to suffer the consequences of socially destructive policies until we become more active in the political process. Seizing control of one's own destiny is empowering and liberating.  Simply relying on the government and our black "leadership" - with their outdated notions - as so ...
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Supreme Court Choice Should Not Be About Sex, Brands or Politics, by Mychal Massie

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With Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's retirement, the media and organizations of every faith, political orientation, sexual persuasion, and profession are suggesting replacements based on what they deem best for our country. What some say is best for America is usually not. What is best for America is that ...
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The Irony of an Apology, by Ak’Bar A. Shabazz

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Legislative obstruction in the U.S. Senate kept anti-lynching legislation from becoming law during the civil rights era.  As a means of making amends, senators recently passed a resolution apologizing for its past failure to stop the racist murders of black Americans. The history of lynching - and the government's inaction ...
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Fleas Come with the Dog, by Mychal Massie

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As my grandmother used to say, "the fleas come with the dog."  Seldom have I seen her adage more graphically proven than among those opposing the confirmation of John Roberts to the U.S. Supreme Court. The savage ad hominem attacks from left-wing special interests directed over the years at Supreme ...
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A Whiff of Truth, by Kimberley Jane Wilson

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A hard truth about homelessness in America smacked me in the nose.  Literally. The day had started out great.  As soon as I stepped aboard my bus, however, the good feelings evaporated like dew in the morning sun.  The bus driver, normally a jovial, smiling man who greeted everyone, looked ...
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Has Secular Humanism Become a Religion? by Carletta Skinner

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A big question usually posed to those nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court concerns the nominee's views on the separation between church and state.  The upcoming confirmation hearings for Judge John G. Roberts, Jr. will be no different. We've seen prayer removed from our schools, and pretty much any expression ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Black Activists Criticize False Document Controversy; For Supreme Court Nomination, Manufactured Procedural Delays No Substitute for Genuine Advise and Consent

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Liberal Senators may attempt to delay a confirmation vote for Judge John Roberts by forcing a fight with the Bush Administration over privileged work-related memos. Citing other instances where procedural tactics have been used to obstruct confirmation processes, members of the conservative black leadership network Project 21 are renewing calls ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Liberal Internet Activists Suggest Investigating Nominee’s Toddler; Conservative Black Group Condemns Involving Children in “Politics of Personal Destruction”

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Liberals on the Internet took a quick trip to the gutter with regard to the nomination of Judge John G. Roberts, Jr. to the U.S. Supreme Court. On the left-wing Daily Kos web site, a participant suggested the behavior of the nominee's four-year-old son, Jack, warrants investigation while another speculated ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Black Activists Chide Knee-Jerk Liberal Reactions to Roberts Nomination

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Initial liberal reactions to the nomination of Judge John G. Roberts, Jr. bear a striking - and amusing - resemblance to the left's reaction to the nomination of then-Judge David Souter in 1990, say members of the black conservative network Project 21. "This kind of reaction just goes to show ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Black Activists Denounce Move Toward Ebonics in California Schools; San Bernardino Pilot Program Would Harm Students’ Professional Prospects

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A pilot program injecting controversial "Ebonics" slang into the curriculum of two San Bernardino, California public schools would harm students more than help them, say members of the black leadership network Project 21. The plan to introduce Ebonics into the classroom is part of the San Bernardino City Unified School ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Black Activists Applaud Roberts for Supreme Court

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The selection of Judge John G. Roberts, Jr. is being commended by members of the black leadership network Project 21. "Judge Roberts is a superb pick for the Supreme Court," said Project 21 member Peter Kirsanow. "His integrity, intellect and judgment are unassailable." Project 21 member Lisa Fritsch added: "In ...
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Toyota Should Apologize for Sponsoring Racially-Divisive Speaker; Black Activist Group Joins NLPC in Calling on Automaker to Cease Financial Support for Racist and Anti-Semitic Programs

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Members of the black leadership network Project 21 are demanding that Toyota executives apologize for subsidizing a speech by the Nation of Islam's Louis Farrakhan at the 2005 annual conference of Reverend Jesse Jackson's Rainbow/PUSH Coalition and Citizenship Education Fund. Project 21 members also ask Toyota to sever any financial ...
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