PROJECT 21 ARCHIVE – 2009

Congressman’s Race-Baiting on Stimulus Attacked; It’s Not “Racist” to Refuse Stimulus Money, Black Activists Say

Press Release /
Washington, D.C. - Congressman James Clyburn (D-SC), the third-ranking member of the congressional leadership, has engaged in unnecessary and harmful race-baiting in his criticism of governors wary of accepting money from the so-called "stimulus" package, say members of the African-American leadership group Project 21. "Trepidation about accepting a federal handout ...
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Is a Constitutional Crisis Pending? Politicization of Census Hints Obama Scandal is in the Making

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Washington, D.C. - Commerce Secretary-designate Judd Gregg's abrupt withdrawal implies a constitutional crisis involving the 2010 Census my be pending, says Mychal Massie, chairman of the Project 21 black leadership network. "One of the principal jobs of the Commerce Secretary is to conduct a census every 10 years that will ...
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Project 21 Chairman Mychal Massie Calls on Lawmakers to Make Sure the Most Controversial Aspects of the Stimulus Plan Were Removed During the House-Senate Conference

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Washington, D.C. - Mychal Massie, chairman of the Project 21 black leadership network, is calling on lawmakers in both chambers to ascertain that the most controversial aspects of the stimulus were removed by the House-Senate conference before either chamber moves to a vote on the final legislation. "I submit that ...
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Black Activist Slams “Stimulus” Spending Making Billions Available to ACORN

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Washington, D.C. - In the nearly trillion dollars in spending contained in the so-called "stimulus" bill the U.S. Senate is now considering are programs that could go into coffers of the left-wing group ACORN (the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now). "It's outrageous that potentially billions of taxpayer dollars ...
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Black Small Business Owner Cautions Against “Stimulus”

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Washington, D.C. - The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) says the so-called stimulus bill would have a detrimental long-term effect on the nation's Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Commenting on this disturbing finding, a member of the Project 21 black leadership network who is also a small business owner is speaking ...
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Statements on the Stimulus Plan

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Statement of Tom Borelli, PhD, director of the Free Enterprise Project at the National Center for Public Policy Research: "The adage 'haste makes waste' applies to Obama's massive stimulus plan.  In response to our economic crisis the liberal majority is rushing to spend taxpayer money without regard to the consequences ...
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$8.6 Billion of Stimulus Plan Earmarked for Pet Causes of Environmental Activists Should Be Jettisoned

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Washington, D.C. - At least $8.6 billion of President Obama’s proposed $1.2 trillion stimulus plan is meant to fund dubious special interest policy initiatives of environmental activists and should immediately be jettisoned, says Deneen Borelli, full-time Fellow with the Project 21 national black leadership network. "It's outrageous that taxpayer money ...
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Black Organization’s Leader Slams So-Called Stimulus Earmarks

ConservativeBlog.org, Press Release /
Washington, D.C. - Responding to GAO estimates that the full cost of the so-called "stimulus" legislation under consideration now on Capitol Hill could reach $1.2 trillion over 10 years, Chairman Mychal Massie of the Project 21 black leadership network is condemning this collection of earmarks, saying it is less about ...
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Federal Bailout Plan Poses Risks to States and Localities

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Washington, D.C. - Columnist and spokesman Ak'Bar Shabazz of the Project 21 national black leadership network is warning that proposed federal bailout efforts currently under debate in the U.S. Senate pose a risk to the independence of states and localities. "Although it may be attractive for taxpayers to see some ...
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Inequality Within, by B.B. Robinson, Ph.D.

New Visions Commentary /
  Inequality Within by B.B. Robinson, Ph.D. (bio) An Obama presidency does not expunge the issue of inequality in America. Whether one is concerned with issues such as income or wealth inequality, the differences between white and black Americans as groups remains stark. For example, a November 2007 report by ...
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Obama Can Protect or Destroy Marriage, by Niger Innis

New Visions Commentary /
  Obama Can Protect or Destroy Marriage by Niger Innis (bio) President Barack Obama's personal triumph over the generational legacy of black broken homes has the power - by virtue of example - to heal and strengthen marriage in America. But the nation's first black president could allow great harm ...
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Lifestyles of the Spendthrift and Infamous, by Ak’Bar A. Shabazz

New Visions Commentary /
Lifestyles of the Spendthrift and Infamous by Ak'Bar A. Shabazz (bio) In 1996, Bill Clinton declared an end to big government.  He was premature. Our nation is now recklessly casting aside personal responsibility, limited government and a free market that has not failed us throughout our history.  And there's no ...
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Eric Holder is the Coward – And an Embarrassment, by Lisa Fritsch

New Visions Commentary /
  Eric Holder is the Coward - And an Embarrassment by Lisa Fritsch (bio) Here we go again. Another black liberal elitist - this time, Attorney General Eric Holder - is telling Americans they aren't living up to his standards. What's the problem this time?  "[W]e, average Americans," Holder said ...
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Black Leader Lauds Bush Commutation of Border Agents’ Sentences

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Washington, D.C. - Mychal Massie, the chairman of the Project 21 black leadership network, is praising the decision made today by outgoing President George W. Bush to commute the sentences of jailed Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean. Under the terms of the commutation order, made by President ...
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Energy Bubble, Anyone? Henry Waxman Gives Public a Look at the Corporate-Congressional Alliance that Threatens to Raise Energy Prices in Pursuit of Private Profit

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Washington, DC - Thursday’s first hearing of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee since Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) ousted Rep. John Dingell (D-MI) as chairman is drawing criticism from the National Center for Public Policy Research, which says the hearing illustrates how powerful corporate interests are working with influential ...
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True Peace in the Middle East, by Ak’Bar A. Shabazz

New Visions Commentary /
  True Peace in the Middle East by Ak'Bar A. Shabazz (bio) It seems the longer hostilities between Israel and Hamas militants controlling the Gaza Strip drag on, the more public opinion will turn against Israel.  Too many Palestinian civilians are hurt and dead. Shock and awe over civilian casualties ...
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Obama’s Wrong Way of Doing Things Right, by Mychal Massie

New Visions Commentary /
Obama's Wrong Way of Doing Things Right by Mychal Massie (bio) During his campaign, then-presidential candidate Barack Obama cast then-President George W. Bush as doing everything wrong.  So, what will President Obama do right? If his first steps are any indication - not much.  A successful presidency does not come ...
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Black Leader Speaks Against the Radical Underpinnings of Obama’s Bailout Agenda

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Washington, DC - President Barack Obama has now laid the groundwork for sweeping government intervention in the free market with his announcement of new government requirements for its continued support for struggling American automakers. Mychal Massie, the chairman of the Project 21 black leadership network, had this to say about ...
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White House Health Care Reform: It’s a Matter of Trust, by Murdock “Doc” Gibbs

New Visions Commentary /
White House Health Care Reform: It's a Matter of Trust by Murdock "Doc" Gibbs (bio) 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 ...
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