PROJECT 21 ARCHIVE – 2007

Black Activist Criticizes Nagin’s Convoluted Comments to Senate Committee

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Calling his testimony a "smokescreen" to cover up his own failings at the outset of the Hurricane Katrina crisis, members of the black leadership network Project 21 are criticizing the racially-charged rhetoric of New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin (D) before the Senate Homeland and Government Affairs Committee yesterday. "Mayor Nagin ...
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Black Activists Outraged Over Liberal Merger of Abortion and Civil Rights

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Inclusion of Planned Parenthood in a self-described civil rights coalition has outraged members of the black leadership network Project 21, as Planned Parenthood advocates and provides abortions - particularly in the black community. "How can a civil rights group that claims to support underprivileged blacks embrace an organization created expressly ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Senator Boxer’s Insult of Condoleezza Rice Condemned by Black Conservatives

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Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) is being criticized by members of the black leadership network Project 21 for implying that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice lacks a proper perspective on the War on Terror in Iraq because she does not have children. "Barbara Boxer is a feminist who is attacking the ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Black Activists Hail Stem Cell Breakthrough

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With the announcement that researchers have found that stem cells obtained from a mother's amniotic fluid appear to have similar properties and exhibit the same healing potential as stem cells harvested from human embryos, members of the black leadership network Project 21 are hopeful that politicians considering legislation that encourages ...
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Black Activists Praise President Bush’s Aid, Support for Africa

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Members of the black leadership network Project 21 applaud President Bush for his largely unrecognized work to aid the African continent through a dramatic increase in humanitarian and developmental aid as well as increased trade and diplomatic interest during his presidency. "From funding for AIDS prevention and treatment to conflict ...
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Project 21 Press Release: Black Activists Comment on the Debate Over Troop Levels in Iraq

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Now that President George W. Bush has formally announced that 21,500 more soldiers and Marines will be sent to Iraq, and some criticism has been raised by liberals in Congress, veterans who are members of the black leadership network Project 21 are speaking out. The new leadership on Capitol Hill ...
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Black Activists Applaud Court’s Support for Race-Neutral Admissions

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In the wake of an appeals court decision ordering resistant Michigan universities to immediately implement the race-neutral admission standards overwhelmingly approved by voters, members of the black leadership network Project 21 demand an end to obstructionist legal challenges of the popular new law. "These public and taxpayer-funded universities should immediately ...
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Bowl Game Proposal a True Indicator of Race Relations, Not Kramer’s Racist Rant, by Joe R. Hicks and David A. Lehrer

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Some have said that Michael Richards's recent on-stage racist tirade indicated that America's racist past is not so distant. Some black leaders used it to drive the message that racism lies just beneath the surface of American life and that Richard's antics were a true indicator of the state of ...
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Supremes Still Working on School Equality, by Deneen Borelli

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Even though public school segregation was outlawed over 50 years ago, there are still lingering questions about the constitutionality of racial preferences that the U.S. Supreme Court must decide. Before the Court right now is a set of cases challenging to policies that limit enrollment choices because schools must meet ...
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Dr. King’s Dream Today a Nightmare, by Mychal Massie

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As we marked our nation's annual commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we received many reminders that it's time for America to remember the injustices he fought. Preachers preached special sermons, teachers had special lesson plans and politicians - coupled with the usual merchants of immiseration - gathered for ...
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Goals are Richer Than Dreams, by B.B. Robinson, Ph.D.

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Many people ring in the New Year by making resolutions - goals they hope to accomplish over the course of the following 364 days. Some people lump "goals" into the same category as "dreams."  While both can be lofty, goals are what you strive for while dreams are less concrete ...
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