PROJECT 21 ARCHIVE – 2009

Project 21’s Kevin Martin Rebuts Obama Health Care Address

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Project 21 member Kevin Martin watched President Obama's address to Congress last night and didn't see much difference in what the White House and liberals on the Hill proposed before their summer vacation when it comes to reforming health care and what they are peddling now: After losing control of ...
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Cap-and-Trade is a Ball-and-Chain for Poor Americans, by Deneen Borelli

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  Cap-and-Trade is a Ball-and-Chain for Poor Americans by Deneen Borelli (bio) As Congress considered the Waxman-Markey "cap-and-trade" bill, President Obama rallied House Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats at the White House.  In making a point, he gestured to Abraham Lincoln's portrait and said, "He had a chance to affect ...
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Project 21 Members Come Out Swinging Against Krugman Racism Allegation

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Members of the Project 21 black leadership group have come out swinging against New York Times columnist Paul Krugman for "scurrilously pinning racist motives on critics of President Obama's health care proposals." Project 21 has also called on President Obama to condemn "this effort to stifle debate with race-baiting tactics"; ...
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Black Activists Call on Obama to Condemn Race-Baiting Tactics in Health Care Debate

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Washington, D.C. - The Project 21 black leadership network is condemning New York Times liberal columnist Paul Krugman for scurrilously pinning racist motives on critics of President Obama's health care proposals. The group is calling upon President Obama to condemn all efforts to derail legitimate public debate, specifically including this ...
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White House Health Care Reform: It’s a Matter of Trust, by Murdock “Doc” Gibbs

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The following is my reply to an unsolicited e-mail I received from David Alexrod, President Obama's senior advisor.  Axelrod's letter, which was recently received - unsolicited - by many Americans, asked me to help promote the President's health care agenda: Dear Mr. Axelrod, Thank you for your letter encouraging me ...
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Prescription for Health Care Reform: Read the Bill, Tell the Truth, by Murdock “Doc” Gibbs

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If you're a supporter of President Obama, I beg of you to please ask your representatives to start speaking the truth and quit smearing sincere Americans. We've already seen "tea party" activists pooh-poohed and marginalized.  They've even been called racists.  They are just concerned citizens - concerned like our patriotic ...
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Playing the Race Card Without a Full Deck, by Kevin Martin

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  Playing the Race Card Without a Full Deck by Kevin Martin (bio) It's not surprising that the Obama political machine began playing the race card once the President's policies began to lose popularity. What's surprising is how quickly it happened! Consider Obama's post-racial America as just another broken promise.  ...
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Obama Health Care Bill Contains Race Preferences; Black Activist Speaks Out Against Proposed Unequal Allocation of Health Resources

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Washington, D.C. - An examination of the 1018-page "America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009" (H.R. 3200) - the official Obama health care bill - finds several cases in which grant money for medical training can be awarded solely on factors of race and class. Project 21 member Bishop Council ...
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NAACP Seeks to Impede Black Advancement By Endorsing Climate-Based Regulation

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Washington, DC - Contending with political realities such as the election of the first black president, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is understandably struggling to justify its continued existence.  At its centennial convention, it clearly moved in the wrong direction by allying with environmental lobbyists ...
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Green Hell: The Environmentalist Devil is in the Details, by Devon Carlin

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Green Hell: The Environmentalist Devil is in the Details by Devon Carlin Americans are bombarded with save-the-earth pleas to reduce their "carbon footprint."  In this latest environmental fad, Americans are urged to alter their lifestyles to combat global warming. Reducing a carbon footprint can entail driving less or buying a ...
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Special Treatment and Sotomayor, by Deneen Borelli

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  Special Treatment and Sotomayor by Deneen Borelli (bio) In a recent 5-to-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected race-based employment practices. In Ricci v. DeStefano, all Americans are put on equal footing regardless of race.  But some don't like this situation.  The Ricci case revolves around a 2003 exam ...
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Buried Civil Rights Treasures Unearthed in New Texts, by Cerere Kihoro

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  Buried Civil Rights Treasures Unearthed in New Texts by Cerere Kihoro (bio) To many, Barack Obama's election marked a new era of race relations - a time when Americans will come closer to resolving the lingering racial issues in politics and society.   Similarly, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s ...
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Race, Police, Courtesy and Respect, by Jimmie L. Hollis

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  Race, Police, Courtesy and Respect by Jimmie L. Hollis (bio) Racial profiling made headlines again recently when Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. was arrested by police in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A neighbor reported seeing two men forcing their way into the Gates home.  Gates, arriving back from a trip ...
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Black Activists Praise Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action Decision; Justices’ Ruling Throws Sotomayor Nomination into Serious Question

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Washington, D.C. - An apparent effort by the Congressional Black Caucus to deter ethics investigations of its membership is drawing sharp criticism from members of the black leadership group Project 21. CBC members reportedly are considering changes to the law authorizing the House Office of Congressional Ethics, or OCE, in ...
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Project 21 Critical of Members of Congress Under Ethics Investigation for Retaliating Against House Ethics Office and for Playing “Race Card”

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Washington, D.C. - An apparent effort by the Congressional Black Caucus to deter ethics investigations of its membership is drawing sharp criticism from members of the black leadership group Project 21. CBC members reportedly are considering changes to the law authorizing the House Office of Congressional Ethics, or OCE, in ...
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Enlightened Intolerance an Enemy of Democracy, by Bishop Council Nedd II

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Washington, DC - 76% of African-Americans want Congress to make economic recovery, not climate change, its top priority, says a newly-released nationwide poll of African-Americans conducted by the National Center for Public Policy Research. The poll's release comes as the U.S. House of Representatives is planning a Friday vote on ...
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African-Americans Favor Delay on Climate Change Legislation

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Washington, DC - Democrats risk alienating one of their most important constituencies by advancing the Waxman-Markey climate change bill this week or any time before an economic recovery is underway, according to the non-partisan National Center for Public Policy Research. The National Center for Public Policy Research bases this conclusion ...
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Black Activists Call Senate Slavery Apology “Useless”; Say It Will Empower the Call for Reparations

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Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Senate resolution apologizing for slavery and segregation will be used as a lobbying tool to acquire reparations payments, say members of the black leadership network Project 21.  The group urges the Senate to "move on," saying the apology will do little to heal perceived racial ...
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Black Conservatives Warn of Threat to Continued Freedom on “Juneteenth” Civil Rights Holiday

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Washington, D.C. - On the occasion of “Juneteenth,” the oldest and most recognized annual commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States, members of the Project 21 black leadership network suggest the civil rights-themed holiday be used to celebrate freedoms that have been won and as a warning ...
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Black Leader Criticizes Voting Rights Act Supreme Court Compromise

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Justices Note “Serious Constitutional Concerns,” Yet Do Nothing to Fix Problem Washington, D.C. - A failure by the U.S. Supreme Court to act decisively to fix an inherent problem within the Voting Rights Act is drawing the condemnation of the chairman of the Project 21 black leadership network. "As with ...
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