PROJECT 21 ARCHIVE – 2006

McWhorter Takes Sides in Winning the Race, by Dutch Martin

New Visions Commentary /
Four decades after the civil rights movement's pinnacle, positive changes in black America are evident. While the small-mindedness of prejudice can never be totally extinguished, institutional discrimination is a thing of the past. The black family, however, is suffering. Before the marches and sit-ins, poor and working-class black communities were ...
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Black-on-Black Crime: The Problem Starts and Stops at Home, by Jimmie L. Hollis

New Visions Commentary /
Black-on-black crime is tragic in more ways than one. The terror felt by a black crime victim is stressful and degrading enough. Knowing that the violence came from the hands of a black thug only adds insult to injury. Such crimes occur almost daily in black communities across our nation ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Black Activists Respond to Bryant Gumbel’s Racial Denigration of Winter Olympics

Press Release /
Members of the black leadership network Project 21 are criticizing cable sports commentator Bryant Gumbel for injecting race and politics into remarks about the Winter Olympics, which are currently being held in Torino, Italy.  Project 21 members note that the remarks made by Gumbel, who formerly hosted NBC's "Today" morning ...
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Black Activists Outraged By Politicization of Coretta Scott King’s Funeral

Press Release /
Members of the black leadership network Project 21 are outraged by political grandstanding by speakers at the funeral for civil rights icon Coretta Scott King. In eulogies at the February 7 funeral, former President Jimmy Carter and Reverend Joseph Lowery criticized the Bush Administration.  President Carter attempted to tie the ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Black Conservatives Slam Extremist Comments from NAACP Chairman Julian Bond

Press Release /
Members of the black leadership network Project 21 are appalled by comments NAACP chairman Julian Bond reportedly made during a recent speech in North Carolina.  Members say the radical nature of Bond's comments are detrimental to the civil rights group's reputation and its ability to function within the non-partisan confines ...
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What We All Owe William J. Seymour, by B.B. Robinson, Ph.D.

New Visions Commentary /
Throughout black American history, religious leaders have played an influential role.  We are familiar with the names of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., Fred Shuttlesworth and Hiram Revels, but what about William J. Seymour? A largely unsung hero, Seymour is a founder of the Pentecostal Movement.  His Azusa Street ...
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The Ebonics Game, by Kimberley Jane Wilson

New Visions Commentary /
One of my high school teachers back in the day desperately wanted his students to like him. Although our parents paid good money for us to be taught a prescribed curriculum, this teacher frequently chose to do his own thing. For example, on most days we got a free-flowing "rap ...
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Racial Profiling: Not Always a Bad Thing, by Leah Sammons

New Visions Commentary /
African-Americans suffer from heart-related illnesses and death at a significantly higher rate than whites. In fact, cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death in the African-American community. But help is on the horizon. A new drug proven to be highly effective in its clinical trial stage is ...
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Should Blacks’ Participation in Sports Should be Limited to Chess? by B.B. Robinson, Ph.D.

New Visions Commentary /
Black athletes possess powerhouse status in the world of sports. Legendary black athletes dominate the record books. The Society for American Baseball Research's "100 Greatest Baseball Players" list, for example, includes Hank Aaron, Reggie Jackson and Willie Mays, among others. Marshall Faulk currently holds the NFL's record for the most ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Black Activists in Virginia Call for Eminent Domain Reform

Press Release /
Virginia residents affiliated with the Project 21 black leadership network urge action in the commonwealth to protect property owners from eminent domain abuse.  They are issuing a challenge to lawmakers and other public officials to make Virginia a safe haven for private property owners and take the lead in providing ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Black Conservatives Mourn the Passing of Coretta Scott King

ConservativeBlog.org, Press Release /
Members of the black leadership network Project 21 are mourning the passing of Coretta Scott King.  Project 21 members praise her legacy of exhibiting strong family unity in the face of great personal tragedy and for maintaining her husband's dream of equal rights for all. Mrs. King, the widow of ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Black Activists Condemn Senator Salazar for Calling Justice Thomas an “Abomination”

Press Release /
As Americans prepare to observe Black History Month, members of the black leadership network Project 21 are condemning U.S. Senator Ken Salazar (D-CO) for calling Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas an "abomination." During a teleconference with reporters on January 25 to discuss the current Senate debate over Judge Samuel A ...
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Charity Chief Commended for Promise to Account for Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Grant; Project 21 Members Urge CBCF to Be Similarly Forthcoming

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Black activists are applauding the New Orleans non-profit "Community of Faith for Economic Empowerment," commonly known as COFFEE, for pledging to make public a full report on how Katrina aid monies it apparently received from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation are being spent. Members of the black leadership network Project ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Black Cleric Derides New Orleans Mayor’s “God is Mad at America” Assertion as “Plantation Politics”

Press Release /
A clergyman affiliated with the black leadership network Project 21 is questioning the sincerity of New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin in light of comments Nagin made during a city observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday. During the January 16 event, Mayor Nagin said: "Surely God is mad at ...
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Blacks Repudiate Belafonte

Press Release /
With former singing star Harry Belafonte's anti-American rhetoric apparently increasing in fervor, members of the black leadership network Project 21 call upon prominent Americans - especially those who find themselves sharing a stage with Belafonte - to disavow his anti-American radicalism and his practice of harshly attacking the character of ...
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Black Activists Demand Congressional Black Caucus Release Katrina Aid; CBC Foundation Admits Holding Back Money Raised as Early as September

Press Release /
Citing the hypocrisy of Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) members in criticizing federal relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina while their own nonprofit foundation held onto hundreds of thousands of dollars of corporate donations intended for rebuilding the shattered Gulf Coast, black activists with the Project 21 leadership network ...
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The Golden Sentiment, by B.B. Robinson, Ph.D.

New Visions Commentary /
We have learned from the outset that self-preservation is the first law of nature. We know that "for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction." We know the "Golden Rule": Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. How can we combine these three essential ...
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The New Uncle Toms Force Black Kids to Suffer in the Sunshine State, by Eddie Huff

New Visions Commentary /
The Florida Supreme Court recently outlawed the Sunshine State's program to allow parents to move their kids from poor-quality local public schools and send them to other, better public schools and select private schools. Reflecting on this action, I can't help thinking of the old adage, "With friends like these, ...
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Black Angels: Not Intelligent Enough to Fly? by Jimmie Hollis

New Visions Commentary /
As a student of history, I find myself particularly drawn to military history. Over the years, I have read numerous books and watched untold television documentaries about American military forces at war. Most of the documentaries I've seen only occasionally show the blacks who served in our armed forces. When ...
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Terrell Owens Can Teach Kids That Actions Have Consequences, by Deneen Moore

New Visions Commentary /
As a young, successful NFL wide receiver, it's not surprising that Terrell Owens has garnered the admiration of kids everywhere.  Now after his actions radically altered his own world, he must consider those who admire him as he seeks a return to prominence.  In his own failings, he may be ...
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