PROJECT 21 ARCHIVE – 2006

Black Activists Hopeful New U.N. Chief Will Treat Darfur Genocide Seriously

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A pledge made by newly-installed United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to become personally involved in efforts to end the genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan is being met with hope by members of the Project 21 black leadership network.  Project 21 members are critical of the organization's outgoing chief, ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Black Activists Criticize Use of Taxpayer Funds to Buy New NAACP Headquarters

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Members of the black leadership network Project 21 are critical of the District of Columbia City Council's vote to give the NAACP $3.5 million in taxpayer money to relocate the NAACP's headquarters from Baltimore to the nation's capitol.  The NAACP is not a revenue-generating industry and does not pay the ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Black Activists Criticize CNN Report on Racial Bias

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A CNN December 12 news report and poll data implying that Americans are racist is being criticized by members of the black leadership network Project 21. Results of a survey of 328 blacks and 703 whites conducted for CNN by Opinion Research Corp. found that 84 percent of blacks and ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Black Group Decries Discriminatory Hawaiian Admissions Policy; Court Ruling Allowing Preferential Treatment of Native Hawaiians Greases the Skids for Race-Based Island Government

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Members of the black leadership network Project 21 decry a Ninth Circuit federal court ruling that allows a Hawaiian school to discriminate against non-native Hawaiians, and note that the ruling could jump-start legislation stalled in Congress to create a race-based island government that directly contradicts our nation's "melting pot" tradition ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Black Conservative Speaks Out on Racial Quotas

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Members of the black leadership network Project 21 decry a Ninth Circuit federal court ruling that allows a Hawaiian school to discriminate against non-native Hawaiians, and note that the ruling could jump-start legislation stalled in Congress to create a race-based island government that directly contradicts our nation's "melting pot" tradition ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Black Conservative Speaks Out on Today’s Supreme Court’s Arguments Over Racial Quotas

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The United States Supreme Court on Monday heard arguments regarding two cases that could decide the constitutionality of school desegregation policies.  At issue is the legality of plans that limit the ability of public school students to attend the school of their choice so that schools meet government-mandated race-based admissions ...
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Right or Rich? How About Both? by B.B. Robinson, Ph.D.

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It's common to believe more is better. More money. More fame. More power. While having more might be nice, isn't it better to be right? Being right and rich is much better than the alternative. Consider the benefits of being right. Even though soul great Luther Ingram once sang that ...
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The Gift of Good Health, by Bishop Council Nedd II

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There are several passages in the Bible suggesting that much is expected from those to whom much is given. One of the greatest gifts that God has given to his people on earth is the gift of good health. Like all gifts, however, competent stewardship is also required. Medicare was ...
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What Parents Don’t Know Can Hurt Them and Their Children, by Djana Milton

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This past August 4, Lemuel and Julia Redd took their daughter Julianna shopping, but they bypassed the local mall and drove 240 miles from Provo, Utah to Grand Junction, Colorado. Julianna's parents never planned to take her shopping. Instead, it was a last-ditch attempt to keep her from getting married ...
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What Minorities Really Want, by John Meredith

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Like many Americans, I've heard the pundits prognosticate over what the new leadership in Congress will do. How will they change things, will they succeed, and will they keep their majority beyond 2008? Some of these predictions specifically have addressed issues and policies that target the country's burgeoning minority population ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Demand for Social Security Nomination Nullification Exposes Liberal Intolerance of Reform; Project 21 Fellow Deneen Moore Cites the Need for a Wide-Ranging Examination of Ways to Save Seniors’ Financial Safety Net

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A demand from the liberal National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare for the incoming Senate leadership to reject the nomination of a proponent of Social Security privatization indicates that liberals are unwilling to consider all possible ways to save our nation's failing retirement security infrastructure, notes Project 21 ...
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Where Do We Go From Here? by B.B. Robinson, Ph.D.

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There are many black Americans today who yearn for a more complete connection with their African ancestry. Many believe this link is necessary to complete their cultural identity. For some, this effort goes no further than wearing African attire. For others, it means performing a great deal of serious research ...
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The Folly and Tragedy of Section 8, by Mychal Massie

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While traveling through a part of my community dominated by "Section 8" government-subsidized housing, I came across a group of seemingly out-of-place college students. Approaching them, I discovered they were performing community service by picking up trash in front of the once well-maintained row houses that were converted into low-income ...
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Michigan Voters Quit Quotas, by Deneen Moore

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Government often discriminates by basing hiring practices, the awarding of contracts and college admissions on racial criteria. Given an opportunity to put a stop to it, Michigan voters overwhelmingly passed the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative (MCRI) ballot referendum. The MCRI, also known as Proposal 2, "amend[s] the state constitution to ...
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Hutchinson Down About Emerging Black GOP Majority, by Darryn “Dutch” Martin

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It's no secret that the relationship between black Americans and the Republican Party is rocky. Despite the Party's history of helping end slavery and passing civil rights legislation, the GOP's standing among blacks has fallen dramatically over the past 40 years. At the same time, the Democratic Party - thanks ...
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It’s All About Trust, by B.B. Robinson, Ph.D.

New Visions Commentary /
Why are black Americans so successful at creating, developing and operating religious institutions? In part, it is because we have a long history in the church business. Churches also have roles and functions that permit almost everyone to find a niche. But the most important reason why blacks have successful ...
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Dear Jesse Jackson, by Mychal Massie

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I read with interest your September 12, 2006, article "Goodwill, Unity, Money Have Been Squandered Since Sept. 11," which appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times. While I don't object to your poisonous screed directed at President Bush as such, I do object to your hypocrisy and irreverence. You purport to be ...
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The Black Community’s Self-Destructive Embrace of Liberalism, by Kevin Martin

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By embracing liberalism, black America became a broken shell of its former greatness. Miseducation, black-on-black crime, economic injustice, abortion, and the curse of corrupt and self-serving community leaders - the unhealthy relationship between blacks and liberalism has caused these problems to fester and remain largely unaddressed. Founders of racist groups ...
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Hispanics vs. Blacks: The Battle For “Preferred Minority” Status, by La Shawn Barber

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As someone who loathes government-mandated race preferences, I look forward to years of laugh-riot fun as preference-loving blacks and Hispanics duel it out, fighting each other over government goodies. I recently learned about a case involving a black cop named Kenneth A. Boyd in Wilmington, Delaware who claims he was ...
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Union Activists’ Strong-Arm Tactics, by Deneen Moore

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For fans of "The Sopranos" who'll miss the fictional mob family's nefarious exploits when the HBO series ends next year, there is an antidote of sorts. Seemingly almost mimicking mob boss Tony Soprano's extortion racket, Jesse Jackson and union activists employ similar intimidation tactics to target corporations and execute self-serving ...
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