PROJECT 21 ARCHIVE – 2008

Project 21 in Washington Times

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Project 21 members and staff have been published in the Washington Times' op-ed page several times recently. Fans of the group may wish to click on one or more of the following: "Speed-Limit Myths" - Project 21 chairman Mychal Massie takes on Senator John Warner of Virginia's trial balloon favoring ...
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Detroit Mayor Finally Removed from Office, Project 21 Member’s Suggestions Finally Acted Upon

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After months of controversy, Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick (D) finally admitted his guilt this morning and resigned from office. He pleaded guilty to two felony counts of obstruction of justice related to his lying under oath during a police investigation into his political inner-circle. In addition to Kilpatrick's resignation, he ...
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Racist Claims About Lottery a Losing Wager, by Stephen Roberts, M.Div.

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Take out a coin and flip it in the air five times. Unless it's a trick coin, there will be an uneven number of heads or tails.  Is the coin - and the government that minted it - biased? Of course they aren't.  It's a game of chance.      In Buffalo, ...
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A Fairness Doctrine for Schools? by Bob Parks

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The next time the liberals control the White House, there is little doubt that changes at the FCC will bring about a new "Fairness Doctrine" that mandates that privately-owned, ratings-based talk radio have an equal political balance. In short, liberal hosts and shows will be imposed on talk radio no ...
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Is Slavery Apology Proper or Politics? by Stephen Roberts, M.Div.

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In July, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution that "apologizes to African-Americans on behalf of the people of the United States, for the wrongs committed against them and their ancestors who suffered under slavery and Jim Crow." Senators must agree on an apology before a president can make ...
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HBCUs Should Produce Quantum Physicists, Not Quarterbacks, by B.B. Robinson, Ph.D.

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Our nation's future lies in science and technology. Already in high demand, engineers and scientists will be needed even more in years to come.  It creates an opportunity and a challenge for America's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). There is a clear and present need.  Microsoft founder Bill Gates ...
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“Jena Six” Defendant Could Provide Example of the Benefit of School Choice

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"Jena Six" Defendant Could Provide Example of the Benefit of School Choice Washington, D.C. - Jesse Ray Beard, the youngest member of the "Jena Six," is reportedly interested in spending a portion of his legal defense fund on private school tuition. Beard and five other black students attending Jena High ...
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A Need for Less Speed? by Mychal Massie

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In June, Senator John Warner (R-VA) pushed "cap-and-trade" legislation he claimed would reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  Analyses found it would more likely drive up energy prices, drive down the gross domestic product and put untold numbers of people out of work for a dubiously-small reduction in global temperature. Warner's terribly ...
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Property Rights: It’s Not Just for the Rich, by Reece Epstein

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Liberals normally claim to defend small independent businesses over "big box" retailers.  It seemed odd, then, when the liberal enclave of Oakland, California evicted two such underdogs to benefit a department store. By doing so, it exposed governments' growing disrespect for property rights. On July 1, 2005, movers on the ...
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History is Always the Final Judge, by Ak’Bar A. Shabazz

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"A wolf wrapped in monk's robes.  A devil with a human face and a beast's heart." That's how Tibetan Communist Party Secretary General Zhang Qingli recently described the Dalai Lama, Tibet's traditional political and spiritual leader. It almost makes me laugh.  How can someone really believe this?  As I am ...
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Black Group Chairman Renews Call for Presidential Pardon of Jailed Border Patrolmen

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Washington, D.C. - Mychal Massie, chairman of the Project 21 black leadership network, today is re-issuing his long-standing request to President George W. Bush for a pardon or commutation of the sentences of Jose Alonso Compean and Ignacio Ramos.  An appeals court ruling Monday failed to fully clear the incarcerated ...
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Congressional Liberals Having Their Cake and Eating It Too, by Kevin Martin

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"Let them eat cake." It's a phrase attributed to Marie Antoinette, the excess-addicted wife of French King Louis XVI, after being told the poor didn't have enough bread to eat.  While some scholars think someone else said it, there is no disputing that it highlights a disconnect found between the ...
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Secure Their Livelihoods, Secure Their Votes, by Reece Epstein

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Imagine not having a bank account.  Imagine all your money is hidden in a sock drawer. Imagine arriving home one day to find the door ajar.  You've been robbed!  You run to the sock drawer, but your savings are gone. An estimated 22 million U.S. households - 22 percent of ...
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The Civil Rights Shakedown: Myth or Reality? by Deneen Borelli

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Al Sharpton is making headlines again, but it's not for one of his crusades. Instead, Sharpton, his National Action Network (NAN), and several major corporations that have donated to NAN have been subpoenaed in recent months by federal investigators. While Sharpton's attorneys reported Tuesday that the criminal probe over millions ...
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District of Columbia v. Heller Supreme Court Second Amendment Decision Hailed by Black Activists

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Washington, D.C. - Today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling guaranteeing the Constitution's individual right to own firearms and overturning the ban on most gun ownership in the nation's capital in the first major Second Amendment case in almost 70 years is being hailed by black activists of the Project 21 leadership ...
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“Juneteenth” Observed by Black Conservatives

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Washington, D.C. - "Juneteenth" is the oldest and most recognized commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States.  Members of the Project 21 black leadership network suggest the Juneteenth holiday - observed every June 19 - be used as a day for reflection on the struggle for freedom ...
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Black Conservatives Speak Out on Race, Sex Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against NASCAR

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Project 21 Chairman Asks Race Officials to Conduct Thorough Investigation and Act Decisively If Allegations are True Washington, D.C. - NASCAR is being sued for $225 million by a black female former employee who says she was the victim of sexual harassment and racial and gender discrimination while serving as ...
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Jesse Jackson Outrage Strategy: No Dough, No Go? by David Almasi and Justin Danhof

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Remember when Jesse Jackson challenged XM Satellite Radio for its racist advertising?  Probably not, since it never happened.  Why he didn't is the question. In 2006 and 2007, XM ran television commercials that were blatantly racist, at least under a definition set by Jackson five years earlier.  In the commercials, ...
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Food Crises and Restrictive African Trade Practices, by Thompson Ayodele

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Food prices have skyrocketed internationally.  In my own Nigeria, rice has epitomized the crisis after doubling in price since last year. Riots happening around the world over food supplies are prompting panicked governments to find solutions to stem the crisis.  Whether they will bring about an abundance of food is ...
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The Separate But Equal News Network, by Mychal Massie

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There's a conservative joke poking fun at liberal media that predicts coverage of an impending apocalypse would have the headline "World to End: Poor and Minorities Hardest Hit." Despite his tenure as a Republican congressman, it seems J.C. Watts never heard that joke.  Then again, maybe he did and just ...
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