PROJECT 21 ARCHIVE – 2009

Racism is Not the Cause of Health Disparities, by Jeffery Temple

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  Racism is Not the Cause of Health Disparities by Jeffery Temple (bio) In 2002, a congressionally-commissioned report by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) determined health disparities between whites and minorities were caused by racial bias in America's health care system. For those who see the world through the prism ...
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The Liberal Version of Harriet Miers, by Mychal Massie

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  The Liberal Version of Harriet Miers by Mychal Massie (bio) Here we go again with all the hubbub over race, sex and ethnicity. I care no more about the sex, ethnicity or life story of President Obama's nominee to replace Justice David Souter than if she is fat, chews ...
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Obama’s Real Religion: Politics, by Deneen Borelli

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Enlightened Intolerance an Enemy of Democracy by Bishop Council Nedd II (bio) Just before last year's elections, I was dismayed to hear police speaking openly at a local restaurant about potential violence no matter who won the White House. Where I live in Central Pennsylvania, racial tension exists beneath everyday ...
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Black Leader Calls for Special Counsel to Investigate Possible Voting Rights Corruption at Justice Department

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Washington, DC - In light of a Washington Times report today that political appointees at the U.S. Department of Justice forced career prosecutors to drop and/or reduce charges against men observed intimidating Philadelphia voters last election day, Project 21 Chairman Mychal Massie is calling for the appointment of a special ...
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Black Leader Urges Senate Scrutiny for Sotomayor Supreme Court Nomination; No Rubber Stamp for Controversial Nominee

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Washington, D.C. - With President Obama's nomination of U.S. Circuit Court judge Sonia Sotomayor to the vacancy being created by U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter's impending retirement, Mychal Massie, chairman of the Project 21 black leadership network, is urging senators to take a very close look at her record ...
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Obama Transnationalists Agenda Undermines U.S. Sovereignty, by Jeffery Temple

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Obama Transnationalist Agenda Undermines U.S. Sovereignty by Jeffery Temple (bio) Our nation came about from a rebellion against colonial rule. Now, 233 years after that independence was declared, the Obama Administration is poised to accelerate a trend to once again place Americans under the thumb of foreign authority. President Obama ...
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Raising Taxes By the Mile, by Ak’Bar A. Shabazz

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  Raising Taxes By the Mile by Ak'Bar A. Shabazz (bio) During the presidential campaign, Barack Obama endeared himself to many voters with a promise that 95 percent of Americans would get a tax cut and those making under $250,000 "would not see a single dime of tax increase - ...
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Black Activists Ask U.S. Supreme Court to Invalidate Outdated Section of Voting Rights Act

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Washington, DC - As the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments today in the voting rights case Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District Number One v. Holder, the Project 21 black leadership network is joining with other organizations to ask that this outdated portion of the Voting Rights Act be found unconstitutional ...
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Green Trumps Black and White for Television Diversity, by Devon Carlin

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Green Trumps Black and White for Television Diversity by Devon Carlin Complaints about a racial "white-out" on television are common, but are they valid? As network executives contemplate fall schedules, they undoubtedly have the concerns of the NAACP on their minds.  The veteran civil rights group recently released "Out of ...
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Disconnect on Accuracy Doesn’t Add Up, by Jeffery Temple

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Disconnect on Accuracy Doesn't Add Up by Jeffery Temple (bio) Remember how important every vote was in the 2000 election?  Back then, and in subsequent close elections, the message has been that every vote counts. Imagine that those votes were not actually "counted," that government instead estimated the outcomes based ...
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World Peace Comes Through Strength, by Ak’Bar A. Shabazz

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  World Peace Comes Through Strength by Ak'Bar A. Shabazz (bio) Imagine if, when local governments meet to create a budget for their police departments, they entertain requests from criminals against buying bulletproof vests and other protective gear. After all, allowing the police to armor-up puts criminals at a disadvantage.  ...
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Anti-Gun Laws Favor Criminals, by Mychal Massie

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Anti-Gun Laws Favor Criminals by Mychal Massie (bio) On April 3, three Pittsburgh cops were brutally murdered in the line of duty. Eric Kelly, Stephen Mayhle and Paul Sciullo II were senselessly murdered while responding to a domestic violence call.  Two weeks earlier, four police officers were similarly murdered in ...
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Conservative Black Group Challenges Liberal Urban League’s “State of Black America 2009” Report

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Washington, DC - This year’s edition of the liberal National Urban League's annual State of Black America report fails to effectively challenge the Obama Administration, is unnecessarily dreary and makes recommendations that would be harmful, say members of the conservative Project 21 black leadership group. "It is long past time ...
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Supreme Court Decision Against Racial Gerrymandering Hailed

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Washington, D.C. - Project 21 Chairman Mychal Massie today hailed a new U.S. Supreme Court decision prohibiting the use of the Voting Rights Act to supercede other laws to create predominantly black voting districts, saying the decision is a new protection against the abuse of civil rights laws for potential ...
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Hurricane Katrina Hypocrisy, by Kevin Martin

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Hurricane Katrina Hypocrisy by Kevin Martin (bio) Since Hurricane Katrina, liberal critics have hung the plight of New Orleans around the neck of former President Bush like an albatross. These critics relentlessly hounded the Bush Administration for its "inadequate" response to Katrina.  So, now that many of these critics run ...
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Real Stimulus: Reform How Banks Shop Credit Cards, by Bishop Council Nedd II

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Americans are justifiably distraught over the home foreclosure crisis and the glut of delinquent debt.  They are also upset and perplexed by the capricious nature of the government's rush to rescue the financial institutions central to the problem. It's not a luxury afforded to the average American.  Why are banks ...
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Maxine Waters’ Leaky Argument Can’t Wash Away Banking Scandal Dirt, by Kevin Martin

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Banks pushed risky loans to people who could not afford them.  Homeownership was promoted as a right for all instead of one for those who saved. Since the mortgage bubble burst, leaving many in financial trouble, a lot of anger has been directed at banks and the bankers involved. Lawmakers ...
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Obama, the Pickens Plan and the Potential Fire Next Time, by Deneen Borelli

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In July of 1967, Detroit and Newark were bathed in fire and blood.  Anguished and hurt, people in poor and minority communities in these cities had had enough of crippling policies foisted on them by the ruling political establishment.  They stood up and screamed for change. In the collective melees, ...
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Project 21 Wins Dubious Honor

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By David Almasi: Project 21 was awarded the "House Negroes of the Day" award from the radical black web site The Field Negro [Caution: the site contains language and graphics some may consider offensive] on February 16. The black conservatives of Project 21 were branded "house Negroes" by blogger Wain ...
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Protest of New York Post’s Chimp Cartoon is an Attack on Rupert Murdoch, Black Activist Says

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Washington, D.C. - Three apologies were offered by New York Post editors and its owner, Rupert Murdoch, for an editorial cartoon said to compare President Barack Obama to a chimpanzee.  None of these apologies were accepted.  Project 21 Chairman Mychal Massie says it is time to recognize the protests for ...
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