PROJECT 21 ARCHIVE – 2006

There is No “Plan B” For A Good Conscience, by Djana Milton

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There is No "Plan B" For A Good Conscience by Djana Milton Ipecac, the vomit-inducing syrup administered after someone swallows poison, is the only medication pharmacists in the State of Washington are required to carry. A pharmaceutical commonly known as "Plan B," which in some cases stops implantation and may ...
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She’s No Rosa Parks, by Mychal Massie

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She's No Rosa Parks by Mychal Massie What would happen if a mobster such as Al Capone or John Gotti holed up in a church to escape justice? How about a deadbeat dad? Would they be compared to Rosa Parks for their determination to stand up to authority? Of course ...
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Corrupt Black Leadership and Culture of Failure Impede Black Progress, by La Shawn Barber

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Corrupt Black Leadership and Culture of Failure Impede Black Progress by La Shawn Barber On May 17, 2004, during the NAACP's 50th anniversary celebration of Brown v. Board of Education - the 1954 Supreme Court case that ended government-mandated racial segregation in public schools - featured speaker Bill Cosby surprised ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Senator Allen’s National Heritage Area Threatens to Disproportionately Harm Minorities

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Washington, D.C. - Legislation introduced by Senator George Allen (R-VA) and Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) to create a federal "National Heritage Area" that encompasses portions of Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania is likely to disproportionately harm minority families in the region by making homeownership more inaccessible, say members of ...
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Stethoscope Socialism, by Deroy Murdock

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A national health-care system may be the Holy Grail of American liberalism. If only the government managed medicine, the argument goes, costs could be restrained, quality assured and access extended from the poshest beach house to the humblest shotgun shack. On NBC’s “Meet the Press” last fall, Rep. Rahm Emanuel, ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Deneen Moore Named Senior Fellow of Project 21 Black Leadership Network

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Members of Project 21 welcome the appointment of Deneen Moore as a senior fellow for the black leadership network.  In her new position, Ms. Moore will enjoy an increased role in the organization's outreach efforts. "I am very fortunate and pleased to serve as a senior fellow with Project 21," ...
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Black Activists Condemn Racist Condoleezza Rice Cartoons in Palestinian Press

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Members of the black leadership network Project 21 condemn the racist depictions of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that recently appeared in cartoons and statements featured in Palestinian Authority newspapers.  While sparing no criticism of these depictions, Project 21 members point out that such despicable criticism of Secretary Rice on ...
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Bill Cosby Lives in a Glass House and Shouldn’t Throw Stones, by B.B. Robinson, Ph.D.

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Throughout my life, I have always been an eager viewer of the television offerings of Bill Cosby. As a child, I remember rising early on Saturday mornings to watch "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" cartoon. As a young adult, I have fond memories of our Thursday evening family ritual ...
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Dirty Campus, Clean Conscience, by Nick Cheolas

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Deep racial fault lines were exposed on the campus of the University of Michigan in September of 2005 after two Asian students claimed that two white students urinated on them as they passed under an apartment balcony. Before an investigation of the allegations could begin, embattled school administrators - already ...
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Uncle Sam Isn’t Really Your Uncle: You are the Family Member Who Has to Tell Your Kids About S-E-X, by Deneen Moore

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The message is alarmingly loud and clear to adolescents: There's nothing wrong with promiscuous sex. Network television and cable programs, movies, song lyrics (along with suggestive music videos), internet research and chat rooms render graphic sexual images and dialogue 24 hours a day/7 days a week. These media outlets are ...
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NAACP TV Boycott Should Get Poor Reception, by Rose Capozzi

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Founded to secure and protect the "citizenship rights" of black Americans, the NAACP established an honorable reputation fighting Jim Crow laws, championing school desegregation and advocating groundbreaking civil rights legislation. George Washington Carver, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and other NAACP members are widely celebrated as American heroes ...
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Charter Schools Give Students the Fighting Chance They Need, by Deneen Moore

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It is common to hear that public schools are failing our children.  Despite this identified and obvious problem, giving parents an alternative - school choice - is fought tooth-and-nail by teachers' unions and other advocates of government-run education.  Scores of children, especially those in the inner city, find themselves trapped ...
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When Equality Plans Yield Unequal Results, by Nick Cheolas

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It's a sad fact that an achievement gap between minority and white students exists.  The real question is what to do about it. For too long, affirmative action - boosting minorities in the college admissions process - has been the preferred big government remedy.  Defenders say this helps achieve "diversity" ...
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Sanctimonious Elitists Don’t Always Practice As They Preach, by Nick Cheolas

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Most liberals enjoy portraying themselves as the champions of minority interests and "social justice," defending the allegedly defenseless against oppression from the rich and powerful. But does the liberal elite live by its own rhetorical standards? Not according to author Peter Schweizer. In his new book, Do As I Say ...
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How Hip-Hop Destroys the Potential of Black Youth, by Jeffrey Hicks

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Hip-hop has grown from its inner-city roots to appeal to a diverse and worldwide audience. It is no longer the fad some once considered it. Unfortunately, it is also having a profound negative impact on young blacks. This aspect of hip-hop can no longer be tolerated. Hip-hop is not just ...
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“Juneteenth” Emancipation Observance Celebrated by Black Conservatives

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Following up my post about the Weekly Standard's green praise of Treasury Secretary-designate Henry Paulson, I'm recommending this Grist article about Paulson, which says "Paulson also worked with environmental groups including the World Resources Institute and the Natural Resources Defense Council to develop a comprehensive environmental policy framework for Goldman ...
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Project 21 Press Release: “Juneteenth” Emancipation Observance Celebrated by Black Conservatives

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"Juneteenth" - the oldest and most recognized commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States - is June 19.  On this day set aside for reflection on the struggle for freedom and the ongoing quest for self-empowerment, members of the black leadership network Project 21 urge black Americans ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Black Activists Say Proposal to Create Separate, Race-Based, Hawaiian Government Conflicts with America’s “Melting Pot” Traditions

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Members of the black leadership network Project 21 are expressing concern that legislation now under consideration in the U.S. Senate conflicts with America's "melting pot" philosophy. Senators are expected to vote as early as this week on "The Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act" (S. 147).  This bill would create a ...
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Abortion, Birth Control Biases Exposed by Proponents’ Original Intentions, by Bob Parks

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Because so many things seem to get lost among the political minutia when laws and policies are created, it's wise to look back to find the "original intent" that began the process. When it comes to the original intent of liberal abortion and birth control policies, the motivations of their ...
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No More Second Chances for Lionel Tate, by Dutch Martin

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It goes without saying that 19-year-old Lionel Tate was dealt a bad hand in life. In 1999, at the age of 12, Tate became the youngest person in modern American history to be sentenced to life in prison. It was for the beating death of six-year-old playmate Tiffany Eunick. After ...
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