PROJECT 21 ARCHIVE – 2008

Black America is Still Not Free, by Reece Epstein

New Visions Commentary /
Black America is still not free.  Despite the abolition of slavery and passage of civil rights laws, something still holds people back - themselves. That's the view of psychologist Dr. James Davidson, Jr., who says a major problem facing black America is an attitude of self-defeat.  He explains his views ...
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Everybody Pays for Single Parenthood – In More Ways Than One, by Darryn “Dutch” Martin

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As a product of a poverty-stricken single-parent home, I know first-hand about the negative baggage that growing up poor and fatherless can breed. Numerous studies note that children born and raised in fatherless, single-parent homes are much more likely to live in poverty, experience depression, have trouble in school and ...
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A Charity Bill That Would Keep People from Giving, by Deneen Borelli

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Despite our society's significant strides in accepting blacks and other minorities, supporters of race and gender preferences continue to try to perpetuate 1950s attitudes by creatively developing new concerns.  Their goal: to expand preferential treatment policies. In California, private, public and corporate charitable foundations are now being targeted for allegedly ...
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Should Earmarks be Spent on Lobbying? Should Lobbyists Represent Congressmen?

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Should earmarks paid for with public funds be spent promoting projects under consideration by Congress? Is it OK for a lobbyist to represent a Congressman at a meeting about one of the Congressman's bills? As far as I know, these things as legal, but are they proper? Husband David has ...
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Black Activists Rap Cesar Chavez Earmark Bill; President Bush to Decide if Taxpayer Funds Will Honor Militant Activist Whose Followers Used Violence as “Organizing” Tactic

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Washington, D.C. - Black activists with the Project 21 black leadership network are highly critical of legislation that would open the floodgates for taxpayer spending to honor the questionable legacy of the late labor activist Cesar Chavez.  Project 21 members oppose spending taxpayer funds to honor Chavez as well as ...
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Project 21’s Nedd Joins Other Religious Leaders at UN Public Health Conference

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Project 21 member Council Nedd II, a bishop in the Episcopal Missionary Church, is returning from Geneva, Switzerland, where he helped lead a non-governmental organization (NGO) delegation to the World Health Organization's (WHO) Working Group on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property. Council was there to defend the intellectual property ...
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Why No Black Faces on Greenbacks? by B.B. Robinson, Ph.D.

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Since before we were a nation, blacks have contributed mightily to the development of what is now the United States.  From mining to the space program, black Americans today serve integral roles in our society, leading in fields such as education, politics, religion and sports. One cannot pick up a ...
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Wright Comments Hurt Black Churches, by Deneen Borelli

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Black churches are facing a threat to their very existence. A few years ago, there were unsubstantiated fears of a campaign of physical destruction by arsonists.  There is also the danger every election year of liberal politicians using black pulpits as soapboxes in violation of tax law. This time, however, ...
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Supreme Court Endorsement of Photo ID Election Rule Hailed by Black Activists

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Project 21 and the Center for Equal Opportunity Had Presented an Amici Curiae in Case Washington, D.C. - Today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding Indiana's photo identification election law is hailed by black activists from the Project 21 leadership network as a positive move toward ensuring that future elections are ...
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World Malaria Day Marked By Call for Action; Millions at Risk

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Washington, D.C. - In observance of the very first "World Malaria Day," an activist with the Project 21 black leadership network is calling upon establishment environmentalist groups and global health administrators to rethink their opposition to the use of the pesticide DDT. "Malaria is a devastating disease that has ravaged ...
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Green Politicization of Iwo Jima Photo Condemned by Black Veteran

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Washington, D.C. - Kevin L. Martin, a member of the Project 21 black leadership network and a U.S. Navy veteran, is joining fellow veterans in denouncing the Earth Day-related cover art on the April 21 issue of Time magazine.  Time altered the famous flag-raising photo from Iwo Jima to show ...
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Black Activist Says Drug Smuggler’s Guilty Plea Reason to Revisit Presidential Pardon for Ramos and Compean

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Washington, D.C. - A Mexican drug smuggler whose testimony under a grant of immunity helped American prosecutors convict and jail two U.S. Border Patrol agents has now pleaded guilty to charges that he conspired to smuggle marijuana into the United States twice after he was granted immunity. In light of ...
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EPA Sludge Tests a “Modern-Day Tuskegee Experiment”; Children in Poor Black Neighborhoods Potentially Imperiled by EPA Studies

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Washington, D.C. - Revelations that the federal government conducted potentially dangerous sludge-related experiments on children in Baltimore is condemned by Project 21 black leadership network fellow Deneen Borelli, who is demanding more answers about the origins of the experiment and wants to know how much other reckless policymaking is permeating ...
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EPA Jeopardizes Children in Potentially Dangerous Sludge Experiments

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Project 21's Deneen Borelli is not happy about the EPA and other federal agencies conducting de facto experiments on families in poor, black families: EPA Sludge Tests a "Modern-Day Tuskegee Experiment"Children in Poor Black Neighborhoods Potentially Imperiled by EPA Studie For Release: Immediate Contact: David Almasi at (202) 543-4110 x11 ...
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Black Churches to Participate in Day of Prayer for Jailed Border Patrol Agents

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Washington, D.C. - Project 21, the black leadership network, has recruited the support of black churches across the United States to participate in a special day of prayer declared by a member of Congress to call attention to the plight of incarcerated U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos ...
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When Good Intentions Go Bad, Or Worse, by Bob Parks

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Despite sensational rhetoric, very few people actually want to pollute.  It's not good business, and we all want clean air and water. When we get sucked into eco-panic, however, cooler heads seldom prevail - sometimes costing jobs and even lives. Consider the eco-panic over alleged global warming.  One legislative solution ...
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Haters Didn’t Hurt the Hip-Hop Mayor, He Did, by Tara Setmayer

New Visions Commentary /
I wonder if any of the 60 Detroit pastors supporting embattled Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick are reminding him of this Biblical principle?  As the drama unfolds in Detroit, it makes me wonder about public integrity.  Are our leaders so drunk with power that honesty, character and respect for their offices and ...
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N-Word as a Term of Endearment? by Mychal Massie

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Would a proud father call his daughter the b-word or a "ho"?  Would a loving husband call his wife a sloppy, dirty slut to show his affection? Not likely. Why?  Because people who respect themselves and honestly respect others don't show affection and respect with such loathsome and baneful language.  ...
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Project 21’s Massie to Receive “Conservative Man of the Year” Award

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Washington, D.C. - Mychal Massie, chairman of the Project 21 black leadership network, will receive the "Conservative Man of the Year" award from the Suffolk County (New York) Conservative Party for his many contributions to advancing conservative principles." The members and staff of Project 21 are extremely proud of Mychal," ...
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Racial Bias Is What Some People Want Us to See… No Matter What

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Comedian Chris Rock used to play a recurring character on "Saturday Night Live" named Nat X. During the humorous, nonsensical rants of this Black Nationalist talk show host, Nat X would sometimes be chased by his studio's "white-man cam." When it caught him, bars would appear on the screen and ...
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