PROJECT 21 ARCHIVE – 2008

Black Activists See No Racial Double-Meaning in LeBron James-Gisele Bundchen Vogue Magazine Cover

Press Release /
Washington, D.C. - While some might consider it a milestone that basketball star LeBron James became the first black man to grace the cover of Vogue for the fashion magazine's April issue, critics are saying the photo of him with supermodel Gisele Bundchen is racially insensitive and "screams King Kong."  ...
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Black Activist Asks: If Courts Can Gut Second Amendment, How Can We Assume 13th Amendment Ban on Slavery is Safe?

Press Release /
Washington, D.C. - As the U.S. Supreme Court considers its first major case involving the definition of the 2nd Amendment's protection of gun rights in almost 70 years, black activists with the Project 21 leadership network assert that government should not be allowed to pick and choose what constitutional protections ...
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Project 21’s Kevin Martin On Times Square Terrorist Bombing

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From David Almasi: Early this morning, Times Square in New York City was rocked by a terrorist explosion. Security cameras show someone on a bicycle approach the military recruiting station located on the south end of the square at about 3:40am. A package was dropped. Minutes later, an explosion that ...
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Project 21’s Nedd Makes His Faith Known – In Really Big Letters

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From David Almasi: Congratulations to Project 21 member Bishop Council Nedd II for pushing back against the atheist assault on faith in Pennslyvania. Bishop Nedd, who serves the Diocese of the Chesapeake and Northeast of the Episcopal Missionary Church, is also the chairman of In God We Trust, an organization ...
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Politicians Prescribe Aspirin to Treat Economy They Poison, by Roy Innis

With the economy stagnating, unemployment climbing and families struggling to pay bills, Congress and the White House finally agree on something - government needs to "prime the pump" and deliver financial relief.  They've jointly approved a stimulus package to provide aid. But lawmakers are acting like make-believe doctors, prescribing aspirin ...
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Africa’s Failing Approach to Health Care, by Thompson Ayodele

New Visions Commentary /
After decades of neglect, effective health care is one of the biggest concerns in Africa. Both foreign donors and African governments, making finding a solution a priority, have opened the money taps.  Foreign hard currency is flowing into the health ministries of African countries in unprecedented quantities. Despite this generosity, ...
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Global Warming Policies Cool Minority Economic Engines, by Deneen Borelli

New Visions Commentary /
For someone once considered "our first black president," Bill Clinton seems to have particular disregard for the economic well-being of minorities when it comes to energy. At a recent rally, the former Man from Hope said: "We just have to slow down our economy and cut back our greenhouse gas ...
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Bush Criticized for Pardoning Drug Offenders, Embezzler While Leaving Border Patrol Agents Behind Bars

Press Release /
Washington, D.C. - The chairman of the Project 21 leadership network is condemning President George W. Bush's March 25 issuance of a new set of presidential pardons that includes forgiveness for drug smugglers, an embezzler and others but not for jailed Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean.  ...
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Conservatives Lose When They Shun U.N. Conferences, by Bishop Council Nedd II

New Visions Commentary /
Since long before I became involved in Washington politics, my fellow conservatives have sought an American withdrawal from the United Nations. Reasons for getting the U.S. out the U.N. include revulsion over allowable human rights abuses by member nations such as Thailand and China.  Conservatives also note the U.N. props ...
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Backdoor Imposition of Fairness Doctrine Opposed by Black Broadcasters Who Charge that New “Local Programming” Regulations Under FCC Consideration Could Lead to Broadcast Restrictions

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Washington, D.C. - Concerned that proposed Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations regarding "local programming content and diversity" could lead to a new "Fairness Doctrine," black broadcasting veterans affiliated with Project 21 have submitted comments to the FCC opposing new restrictions on currently-accepted political and social content. "We've seen an explosion ...
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Project 21’s Massie Responds to Black College Presidents in Washington Post

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From David Almasi: Last Sunday, the Washington Post published a letter to the editor from four presidents of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in Maryland, who took issue with Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow and U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Commissioner Abigail Thernstrom asking, in a Wall Street Journal essay, ...
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Underserved and Overlooked, by Bishop Council Nedd II

New Visions Commentary /
Companies manufacturing new drugs to combat illnesses from the flu to AIDS are at risk of losing their patent rights.  Supporters of this say it will make drugs cheaper and more plentiful.  Stripping drug companies of this financial security, however, removes the incentive for them to continue the costly process ...
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Is a Black Leader Best for Black Voters? by B.B. Robinson, Ph.D.

New Visions Commentary /
Senator Barack Obama's success on the campaign trail has presented Americans with the first truly viable black presidential candidate.  This unprecedented situation has made some wonder whether race should trump other traditional criteria in selecting a commander-in-chief. Using a more traditional criteria such as economics, for example, people support candidates ...
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Property Rights Going Up in Smoke, by Sean Turner

New Visions Commentary /
"Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place."  - Frédéric Bastiat I am a long-time critic of overregulation, including the increasing trend ...
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Changing Attitudes, Changing Lives, by B.B. Robinson, Ph.D.

New Visions Commentary /
Back in 1958, the pollsters at the Gallup organization began what became a regular survey of American attitudes about race.  In particular, they asked people whether they approved of interracial marriage and if they could support a black person running for president. The successes of Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) in ...
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Pardon Ramos and Compean, Says Project 21 Chairman

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Advocates of pardons for incarcerated border agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean have an ally in Project 21 Chairman Mychal Massie, who called on President Bush to pardon Ramos and Compean in an op-ed published by the Washington Times: Justice for two by Mychal Massie President Bush has disappointed ...
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Project 21, Center for Equal Opportunity Present Amici Curiae Brief to U.S. Supreme Court in Voter Fraud Case

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Project 21 Members Argue that Voter ID Laws Depress Fraud, not Turnout Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court today will hear oral arguments in the combined cases of William Crawford, et al. v. Marion County Election Board, et al. and Indiana Democratic Party et al. v. Todd Rokita, et ...
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If A Tree Falls…, by Mychal Massie

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If a tree falls in the forest with no one there to hear it, does it make a noise? Likewise, if someone says something inappropriate and Al Sharpton isn't around to hear it, is it really racist? Sportscaster Kelly Tilghman of the Golf Channel is likely pondering this right now ...
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Global Warming Statists Threaten Our Liberty, by Deneen Borelli

New Visions Commentary /
Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness - "unalienable rights" cited by our Founding Fathers in the Declaration of Independence - are now at risk as left-wing activists seek to curtail our liberties and personal choices to save the planet from supposedly man-made global warming. No one is saying global ...
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Black Boycott Power Should Be Used to Protect the Unborn, by Djana Milton

New Visions Commentary /
Money talks. This is a truism black Americans relied upon to enact change during the civil rights movement, with protests such as the Montgomery bus boycott.  Its power was seen again in this century with the boycott of Adam's Mark hotel chain after black customers were treated disrespectfully. In applying ...
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