PROJECT 21 ARCHIVE – 2011

Black Activists: Tea Party Not Responsible for Credit Downgrade

Press Release /
Washington, D.C. - Black activists with the Project 21 black leadership network are rebutting assertions made by rabid supporters of President Barack Obama that the recent downgrade of the nation's credit rating is the fault of the tea party movement. "Our country is at a crossroads, and I'm proud to ...
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Wisdom of the Ages Applies to Today’s Budget Blowout, by Christopher Arps

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"Men of experience succeed even better than those who have theory without experience… If, then, a man has the theory without the experience, and recognizes the universal but does not know the individual included in this, he will often fail to cure; for it is the individual that is to ...
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How to Really Win the Future, by Jerome Hudson

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President Obama is an O.P.M. addict. Our commander-in-chief is addicted to spending "other people's money." Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is his pusher. The establishment media are his enablers. Consider what's happening in Washington right now with the debt crisis. After tossing the Republican "Cut, Cap and Balance Act" ...
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Wasserman Schultz’s Racial Double Standard, by Deneen Borelli

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Remember the controversy over that conservative congressman's remark that any toddler who isn't in school will likely end up in jail? Remember the liberal acrimony over this obviously racist insinuation that black kids can either shape up or be shipped off to prison? Of course not. That's made up. Had ...
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Debt Ceiling Fiasco Ignores Real Problems, by Charles Butler

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Just like when the ringmaster sends in the clowns, Americans watched the recent legislative circus in Washington in uncomfortable shock as lawmakers blustered to an accord on increasing the nation's debt. About the only thing the debt crisis did effectively was push Obama's wars, lack of job creation (and further ...
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Black Activists Slam Rep. Wasserman Schultz’s Targeted Attack on Black Colleague

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Washington, D.C. - Black activists with the Project 21 leadership network are once again calling out Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL). This time, Wasserman Schultz unaccountably targeted a black colleague, Representative Allen West (R-FL), for specific criticism during the debt debate. West, like 233 other Members of Congress, including five ...
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Black Americans Comment on Debt Negotiations

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Washington, D.C. - Black activists with the Project 21 leadership network are speaking out about the current deadlock in negotiations related to the debt ceiling and spending cuts currently ongoing between congressional leaders and the Obama Administration. "Don't be fooled by the grandstanding. We do not need to raise the ...
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Black Activists “Deeply Disappointed” in President Clinton’s “Disingenuous” Racial Attack on Ballot Security Measures

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Protecting Against Vote Suppression Not Akin to Segregation Washington, D.C. - Black activists with the Project 21 leadership network are disappointed that former president Bill Clinton chose to become the latest liberal luminary to sully his credibility by likening state-level voter protection rules to segregationist Jim Crow laws of the ...
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Senators Seek to Stymie Polling Place Protections

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Black Activists Oppose Making Vote Suppression Easier Washington, D.C. - An effort by 16 U.S. Senators that may compromise state-level photo ID requirements enacted to protect the integrity of the voting process is being protested by leaders of the Project 21 black leadership network. In a June 29 letter to ...
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Mandated Testing Can Be a Mendacious Indicator, by Cherylyn Harley LeBon

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Standardized tests are a major factor in charting the career paths of America's children. College and university admissions officers rely on standardized test scores to help them determine if a student's goals are feasible and if they are a good fit on their campuses. There are several standardized admissions tests ...
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Dependent and Unable to Do for Self, by B.B. Robinson, Ph.D.

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Black leaders have consistently advocated that black Americans must "do for self." Frederick Douglass promoted education in order to do for self. Booker T. Washington thought the best way to do for self was to train and acquire practical, technical skills. W.E.B. DuBois predicted that a "talented tenth" of the ...
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Obama’s Policies are Causing Moral and Economic Decline, by Deneen Borelli

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Faced with the reality that his policies have failed to spur significant job growth, President Obama is blaming technology for high unemployment. During a recent NBC News interview Obama said, "There are some structural issues with our economy where a lot of businesses have learned to become much more efficient ...
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Is Gay Marriage Another Blow to the Struggling African-American Family? by Christopher Arps

New Visions Commentary /
When Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) signed same-sex marriage into law in New York, his action highlighted our country's deep moral decline. What consenting adults do in the privacy of the bedroom is not my business nor concern. My objection to same-sex marriage comes from a deep Christian faith, love of ...
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Black Veterans Critical of Obama’s Afghanistan Plans

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Washington, D.C. - Veterans affiliated with the Project 21 black leadership network are critical of the speech by President Obama last night in which he laid out plans to begin withdrawing substantial American military forces from Afghanistan. "It is unfortunate that we have a commander in chief who is willing ...
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Black Activists Criticize Jesse Jackson on Voting Rights

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Controversial Reverend Attacks Election Day Photo ID Requirements as Racist Conspiracy Washington, D.C. - Spokesmen for the Project 21 black leadership network are critical of the Reverend Jesse Jackson's call for federal intervention against state-level efforts to protect voting integrity, noting that the radical reverend's agenda both belittles blacks and ...
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“Juneteenth” Emancipation Observance Marks Revival of Virtues and Values

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Juneteenth Holiday Called a "Celebration of American Freedom" Washington, D.C. - Black conservatives with the Project 21 leadership network urge people to use this year's observance of "Juneteenth" to restore the values and virtues of self-improvement, self-reliance and educational empowerment that are sometimes missing in many communities. "Juneteenth is one ...
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Administration Energy Policy Linked to Black Jobless Rate

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Washington, D.C. - As President Obama meets today in North Carolina with his Council on Jobs and Competitiveness and tours a local "green economy" company, members of the black leadership network Project 21 are reminding him that the black unemployment rate remains over 16 percent and urging him to stop ...
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Despite Congressional Leader’s Claim, Requiring an ID to Vote is Nothing Like Forced Segregation

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America Remembers Jim Crow, and Ballot Security is No Jim Crow Washington, D.C. - Efforts to protect voting integrity are not "literally" equivalent to Jim Crow segregation laws, and claims that they are by a member of the Congressional leadership is disgraceful, divisive, historically-ignorant fearmongering, say members of the black ...
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Two Leading Liberals Condemned for Playing “Gender Card” to Push for Government Growth

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Washington, D.C. - Cherylyn Harley LeBon and Deneen Borelli of the Project 21 black leadership network today are condemning liberal U.S. Representatives Barney Frank (D-MA) and Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) for falsely alleging that sexism, not policy disagreements, are behind Republican opposition to a new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). President ...
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Voter ID is No Jim Crow — I Know, by Charles Butler

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Having experienced the psychological pain of Jim Crow laws firsthand, I won't allow those who likely only read about Jim Crow in history books to trivialize it. That's why I'm outraged about a recent edition of TV One's "Washington Watch" in which host Roland Martin and Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz ...
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