PROJECT 21 ARCHIVE – 2007

Black Group Welcomes Supreme Court Decision to Hear Voter ID Case: “We Have a Right to a Process that is Free of Fraud and Corruption”

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Calling voting "one of the most fundamental rights we have," members of the Project 21 black leadership network are calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to provide a clear and unmistakable ruling on the constitutionality of states requiring voters to show photo identification at polls before the 2008 general elections ...
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Black Group Demands Prompt Senate Consideration for Mukasey

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With the nomination of retired federal judge Michael B. Mukasey to become the next attorney general, members of the black leadership network Project 21 are demanding liberal senators not hijack the confirmation process as a means of advancing partisan attacks on the White House. "By engaging in political parlor games ...
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What Will You Do If Your House Goes Underwater, by B.B. Robinson, Ph.D.

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In September 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, and related floods placed thousands of homes underwater.  Now the word is that many homes across the nation soon will likely go under water in financial terms. In these cases, "underwater" means that the value of a home, based on the price ...
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Our Faith and Heritage Has Held America Together in Crisis, by Bishop Council Nedd II

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In November of 1861, as the nation faced the prospect of a long and bloody civil war, a lone preacher from Ridleyville, Pennsylvania wrote to Treasury Secretary Salmon P. Chase with an idea. The Reverend M. R. Watkinson proposed that America's currency be used to remind its citizens of our ...
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Hip-Hop Hype Hurts, Just Ask Michael Vick, by Kevin Martin

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Hip-Hop Hype Hurts, Just Ask Michael Vick by Kevin Martin (bio) Hip-hop culture has claimed a high-profile victim: Michael Vick. I refuse to have an ounce of sympathy for Michael Vick, who is reaching a plea agreement with federal prosecutors for his role in arranging dog fights on his Virginia ...
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Live from New York, It’s More Regulation, by Deneen Borelli

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  Live from New York, It's More Regulation by Deneen Borelli (bio) New York City is known for Broadway musicals, but now there's a reality show that you don't want to miss called "Looting Liberty."  Starring Mayor Michael Bloomberg, it chronicles the ever-dwindling personal choices and freedoms available to city ...
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For Michael Vick and Hip-Hop Culture, No Sympathy from Kevin Martin

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Michael Vick and hip-hop culture are the focus of these thoughts by Project 21's Kevin Martin: Hip-Hop Hype Hurts, Just Ask Michael Vick Hip-hop culture has claimed a high-profile victim: Michael Vick. I refuse to have an ounce of sympathy for Michael Vick, who is reaching a plea agreement with ...
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Diversity Doesn’t Need to Be Forced, by Deneen Borelli

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Diversity Doesn't Need to Be Forced by Deneen Borelli (bio) Supporters of racial preferences think the U.S. Supreme Court's recent rejection of preferences in school admissions heralds the death of diversity in America.  Critics of the Court's promotion of race-neutral standards believe enforced diversity diminishes discrimination and is necessary for ...
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Dutch Martin Speaks Out on Lawsuit Against Don Imus

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Project 21 member Darryn "Dutch" Martin made the following statement with regard to the lawsuit for slander and defamation of character filed by Rutgers women's basketball team member Kia Vaughn again Don Imus, former Imus co-host Bernard McGuirk, CBS Corporation and CBS Radio: "As a race, blacks endured hundreds of ...
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Live Green or Simply Live? by Stella Dulanya

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In a rich nation such as the United States, it can be easy to be green. Americans can often afford heeding the advice of Al Gore and reducing their "carbon footprint" with 40-watt fluorescent light bulbs that are almost 15 times more expensive than traditional bulbs. They can choose to ...
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Regulations Rob Black Americans, by Stella Dulanya

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Regulations Rob Black Americans by Stella Dulanya (bio) Americans are increasingly finding their liberty at risk.  The staggering degree to which government regulations pushed by politicians and unelected bureaucrats now harm the average citizen is not only egregious, but also very disruptive. In Shattered Dreams, a new book from The ...
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NAACP Rejects Life, by Akindele Akinyemi

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  NAACP Rejects Life by Akindele Akinyemi (bio) It is disturbing to hear the NAACP rejected out-of-hand a pro-life resolution submitted for consideration at their recent annual conference in Detroit. One would think the NAACP would support life over death, especially when abortion affects our community in such a negative ...
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Group Applauds FCC Letter on Fairness Doctrine

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Project 21 Chairman Mychal Massie today applauded a statement by FCC Chairman Kevin Martin confirming that the so-called Fairness Doctrine is obsolete. "It can't make our case any stronger than when the agency that once administered the Fairness Doctrine says it is no longer needed," said Project 21 Chairman Mychal ...
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Protecting Police Officers More Important Than Helping Political Donors, Group Says

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Congress should not put the lives of law enforcement officials at risk to benefit its trial lawyer contributors, says Deneen Borelli of the national black group Project 21. Congress is now considering overturning the Tiahrt Amendment, a measure that restricts certain gun data from being shared outside of the law ...
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Hispanic Group Calls for New “Fairness Doctrine”; Blacks Support Free Market

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Black and Hispanic organizations appear to be lining up on different sides of the Fairness Doctrine debate. Domingo Garcia, the national co-chairman of the civil rights commission of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), announced at the group's annual convention last week that he has asked U.S. House ...
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Black Group Slams Proposed Resurrection of Radio “Fairness Doctrine”

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The Bush Administration is commended for announcing that it would veto any legislation reinstating the so-called "Fairness Doctrine." The Administration's announcement came following media reports of support for reimposing the Fairness Doctrine by Senators Dianne Feinstein, Dick Durbin, Barbara Boxer, Hillary Clinton, and others.  Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) intends to ...
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Black Group Calls Senate Leaders “Hypocrites”

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Project 21 thinks Harry Reid is a hypocrite: Black Group Calls Senate Leaders "Hypocrites" Liberal Senators Complaining About “Obstructionism" on Iraq Legislation Use the Same Tactic to Block Judicial Nominees Project 21 members say the liberal Senate leadership, which has embarked on an overnight session to "highlight Republican obstructionism" on ...
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Black Group Calls Senate Leaders “Hypocrites”

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Project 21 members say the liberal Senate leadership, which has embarked on an overnight session to "highlight Republican obstructionism" on consideration to legislation to withdraw troops from Iraq, is hypocritical, as these senators have used the same tactics they now condemn to block the confirmation of President Bush's judicial nominations ...
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Blacks Admonish Barack Obama for His Opposition to Options for Children in Failing Public Schools

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In a speech to the nation’s largest teachers' union, Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) criticized school vouchers as a means of improving American schools.  The black leadership network Project 21 says the senator supports taking away needed education options for children whose only option often is failing public schools. Local programs ...
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CAFE Tab Too Expensive for America, by Deneen Borelli

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Proposed legislation to increase Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards - the federally-mandated fuel efficiency rules for cars, light trucks and SUVs - will likely cause more harm to the American people than good. Our nation's dependency on foreign oil and reducing so-called "greenhouse gases" are the stated motivation for ...
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