PROJECT 21 ARCHIVE – 2007

Military Service Deserves Respect in the Black Community, by Kevin Martin

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Military Service Deserves Respect in the Black Community by Kevin Martin (bio) The number of blacks joining the military has significantly decreased since 2001.  According to a recent report by the Associated Press, the number of black recruits for active duty and the reserves fell 38 percent between 2001 and ...
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Anti-DDT Policies Are Deadly for Africa, by Thompson Ayodele and Adegoke Anthony

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Anti-DDT Policies Are Deadly for Africa by Thompson Ayodele (bio) and Adegoke Anthony Last year, one of our colleagues, his wife and their two children were diagnosed with malaria.  In an instant, their lives were turned upside down.  All other plans were postponed.  The priority was getting better and staying ...
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Car-Crazy Congress Set to Break the American Auto Industry, by Kevin Martin

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Car-Crazy Congress Set to Break the American Auto Industry by Kevin Martin (bio) Barack Obama wants you to drive a car that gets over 40 miles per gallon, but it's a case of "do as I say and not what I do." Obama was one of the 65 senators who ...
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Black Activists Applaud Defeat of Amnesty Bill

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Members of the Project 21 black leadership network applaud the defeat of legislation in the U.S. Senate earlier today that would have created a path to legalization for millions of foreigners residing illegally in the United States without solid guarantees regarding border security and the enforcement of current immigration law ...
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Black Activists Applaud Supreme Court Ruling Against Racial Preferences

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Today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling against the use of racial preferences in public school admissions is being hailed by members of the Project 21 black leadership network as a necessary step in breaking down existing racial resentment and promoting true equal access to educational opportunity. "It's refreshing that the Supreme ...
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House-Passed “Price Gouging” Bill No Relief to Consumers, by Deneen Borelli

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House-Passed "Price Gouging" Bill No Relief to Consumers by Deneen Borelli (bio) As the summer driving season begins, consumer complaints and media hype over high gasoline prices have compelled political opportunists in the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the "Federal Price Gouging Prevention Act."  The Act would punish anyone ...
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Black Conservative Groups Commends President for Stem Cell Veto

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Members of the Project 21 black leadership network hail President George W. Bush's veto of a bill that would allow federal funding to be used for embryonic stem cell research.  Project 21 members stand firmly with the large numbers of Americans who support research in this field of science that ...
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Black Conservatives Mark “Juneteenth” Civil Rights Holiday

Members of the Project 21 black leadership network are asking that the oldest and most recognized commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States - "Juneteenth," observed on June 19 - be used as a day for reflection on the struggle for freedom and the ongoing quest for ...
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Black Activists: Resuscitation of Immigration Reform Legislation Ignores Overwhelming Public Opposition

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As senators and the White House try to resurrect the already-failed immigration reform bill, members of the Project 21 black leadership network warn against betraying the public trust. "If there was ever any doubt about what the elected really think about those who elect them, one need only consider their ...
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Black Conservatives Denounce Juneteenth-Related Violence

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With violent acts - including one death - plaguing several local Juneteenth observances across the nation, members of the black leadership network Project 21 are critical of celebration organizers who deflect blame for what happened. Project 21 members, longstanding supporters of the Juneteenth holiday, say such behavior is inconsistent with ...
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Addressing the Most Painful Discrimination, by B.B. Robinson, Ph.D.

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There is no denying that racism is a truly pernicious form of discrimination. Despite laws making racial discrimination illegal, social pressure and economic incentives favoring racial harmony, it is an unfortunate reality that there will always be people still wanting to force their will on others because of skin color ...
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Jefferson Conspiracy Anything But a Conspiracy, by Stella Dulanya

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Imagine the scene: government agents raid a Washington, D.C. home and find $90,000 in cash wrapped in foil and hidden in a freezer.  Further investigation reveals it may be part of a network of secret financial transactions involving the bribery of African officials and the misuse of American taxpayer funds ...
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Forget Borders and Laws, by Mychal Massie

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America doesn't need immigration reform.  America needs border enforcement. No matter how supporters try to spin it, the Senate's immigration reform legislation is little more than an amnesty bill for those who have blatantly broken the laws of our nation. America shouldn't legalize people who broke into our country under ...
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Sanctions on Sudan Applauded; Darfur Situation “An Embarrassment” to the Civilized World, Says Project 21, “Strong Determined Action” Needed to Stop Suffering of the People of Darfur

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President Bush began the work week with an early-morning press conference in which he announced U.S.-imposed sanctions on government and rebel leaders in Sudan and Sudanese-controlled companies due to their role in prolonging the mass murder in Sudan's Darfur region. Stalling on a truce and the insertion of peacekeeping forces ...
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Black Activists Urge Caution on Immigration Compromise

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Black activists with the Project 21 leadership network are skeptical of the just-announced compromise legislation on immigration reform brokered between senators and the Bush Administration. "This debate should not be about civil rights.  It should be about law and order," said Project 21 member Geoffrey Moore.  "Politicians buckling to special ...
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Where are Sharpton and Jackson? Rape Jokes About Condoleezza Rice as Offensive as Insults against Rutgers Basketball Team

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In light of popular radio hosts joking on-air about violently raping Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the black leadership network Project 21 is asking: Where are Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson? Both Sharpton and Jackson protested when the now-fired Don Imus called the Rutgers women's basketball team "nappy-headed hos," but ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Sharpton Must Apologize; Weeks After Imus Crusade, Sharpton Shows Intolerance of His Own

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Black activists representing the Project 21 leadership network are calling upon the Reverend Al Sharpton to acknowledge and apologize for his inappropriate and insensitive remarks directed at the Mormon faith.  The particular shame of Sharpton making such a statement, Project 21 members say, is compounded by the fact that he ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Referee Racism in Pro Basketball? Black Activists Skeptical of New Study

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Black activists charged today that premature release of a new study claiming a racial bias by NBA referees will unnecessarily incite racial tensions. Business professor Justin Wolfers of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Joseph Price, a graduate student of economics at Cornell University, are scheduled to ...
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Blacks Back Wolfowitz: Project 21 Members and International Leaders Praise Wolfowitz’s Focus on Africa; Efforts to End Poverty and Corruption

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Black activists with the Project 21 leadership network are voicing their support for embattled World Bank president Paul Wolfowitz because of his strong commitment to helping ease poverty and suffering on the African continent. "It's unconscionable that, when there is finally someone at the World Bank who is focused on ...
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Black Activists Support President Bush’s Iraq Timetable Veto

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Veterans who are members of the black leadership network Project 21 are supporting President George W. Bush's veto of the recently-passed emergency military spending bill because it contains a timetable for pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq. "It was a wise decision for President Bush to veto this bill," said ...
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