PROJECT 21 ARCHIVE – 2011

Black Conservative Leader to Debate Liberal Civil Rights Leaders Over Tea Party Racism Claims – Even If They Don’t Show Up

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Washington, D.C. – Mychal Massie, the chairman of the Project 21 black leadership network, has challenged Al Sharpton, National Urban League President Marc Morial and former D.C. Congressional Delegate Walter Fauntroy to justify accusations and implications by them and others that the Tea Party movement is steeped in racism. A ...
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Time for Obama to Surrender in His War on Fossil Fuels

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Black Conservatives Criticize Obama Effort to Stifle Domestic Production Washington, D.C. – Black conservatives with the Project 21 leadership network say the only way to ensure America has affordable and reliable energy and can achieve the hope of energy independence is for President Barack Obama to end his war on ...
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Black Conservatives Respond to Obama’s Allegations of Tea Party Racism

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Washington, D.C. – Members of the Project 21 black leadership network strongly disagree with the President's contention, as reported in the new book Family of Freedom: Presidents and African Americans in the White House, that the tea parties are motivated more by the color of Obama's skin than the content ...
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Massie Challenges Fauntroy Over Likening Tea Party to KKK

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During Project 21 chairman Mychal Massie’s “empty chair debate” against civil rights establishment leaders Al Sharpton, Marc Morial and Walter Fauntroy, Mychal took on Fauntroy — a former congressional delegate — for his comparisons of the tea party movement to the Ku Klux Klan. At a press conference last year, ...
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When Eric Holder Plays the Race Card, Black Conservatives Say, Justice Suffers

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Washington, D.C. – Members of the Project 21 black leadership network are appalled that Attorney General Eric Holder used the race card to block congressional inquiries into the Justice Department's silence and possible mishandling of a race-fueled voting rights case. "Eric Holder is sending a consistent and unfortunate message that ...
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R. Dozier Gray of Project 21: Left Largely Silent on Libya

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Project 21 member R. Dozier Gray authored a commentary published this week by Pajamas Media about the American left’s failure to criticize the oppression of Libyans under dictator Muammar Gaddafi right now as they have criticized the U.S. government in the past. In the commentary, “Freedom on the March?  No ...
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Racism Double Standard at the NAACP, by Deneen Borelli

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It's clear that the civil rights establishment, knee-jerk toward what it perceives to be discrimination, turns a blind eye to intolerance and incivility directed at conservatives — even when the victims are black. Over the past two years, for example, the NAACP paired itself with virtually every left-wing group opposing ...
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The Coming War on Menthol Cigarettes

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Last year, not long after the Food and Drug Administration got legislative authority to regulate tobacco, "flavored" cigarettes were banned — on behalf of the children. This was largely a publicity stunt since Twista Lime, Kauai Kolada and other flavored cigarettes made up less than one percent of the cigarette ...
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Obama is Not Heeding to the Lesson of Wisconsin, by Deneen Borelli

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President Barack Obama is surrounded by a broad and diverse array of challenges.  From slow economic growth and high unemployment to emerging international crises, Obama faces mounting pressure to show leadership. But all of these weighty national and international burdens have not prevented Obama from sticking his nose in to ...
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What Can the Tea Party Do to Attract Minorities? by Emery McClendon

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As a tea party organizer and black man, I am often asked how a movement with the critical mission of saving and restoring our republic can attract minorities currently weak in numbers in tea party ranks. The mainstream media and civil rights lobbyists have perpetuated the myth that tea partiers ...
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Jesse Jackson “Out of Line” Comparing Madison, Columbus to Cairo

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Washington, D.C. – Jesse Jackson has reappeared, surfacing at rallies in Madison, Wisconsin and Columbus, Ohio in support of public employees attacking efforts to reform some collective bargaining practices in order to close deficits threatening state governments with bankruptcy. Project 21 fellow Deneen Borelli takes issue with Jackson seeking to ...
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Obama’s Defense of Gay Marriage Over Rule of Law Challenged by Black Conservatives

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Washington, D.C. – Black conservatives with the Project 21 leadership network say President Obama's decision that the executive branch will no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act because of its alleged unconstitutionality is unconstitutional in itself — and point out that it sets a potentially dangerous precedent. "At no ...
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Blacks’ Role in the U.S. Economy, by B.B. Robinson, Ph.D.

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Some black women are not very concerned about the fact that 72 percent of black babies born in 2008 were born out of wedlock. These women take an analytical approach to relationships and don't always see a valid reason to marry the father of their children. They don't see the ...
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Project 21’s Council Nedd Offers Alternative Opinion on Muslim Brotherhood

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It’s still very uncertain what kind of government will end up running Egypt since dictator Hosni Mubarak’s ouster by popular uprising. One obvious concern is that Muslim fundamentalists along the lines of those who prevailed in Iran in 1979 may yet end up running the land of the pharaohs. With ...
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Black Conservatives Condemn Left-Wing Blogger’s Racial Attack on Herman Cain

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Washington, D.C. – Members of the Project 21 black leadership network are condemning a major left-wing web site's blistering racial attack on black conservative Herman Cain, and once again is asking why the liberal civil rights establishment still refuses to condemn racial attacks on black conservatives. "I find it shocking ...
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Obama Cuts Heating Aid to Poor While Raising Energy Prices

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Black Activist Speaks Out Against Agenda that Assures Suffering Washington, D.C. – The Obama Administration proposed today that the federal government cut home heating assistance in half, even as the Administration continues to fight for controversial programs that will raise the price of energy. The Obama Administration's FY2012 budget, released ...
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Civil Rights Leaders Urged to Denounce Leftist Calls for Violence Against Black Supreme Court Justice

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Washington, D.C. – Project 21 Fellow Deneen Borelli is urging liberal civil right leaders to denounce violent, racist rhetoric against black Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas with the same vigor with which they sought out alleged racial extremism within the tea party movement. "The NAACP, Al Sharpton, Marc Morial of ...
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Trust for Us, by B.B. Robinson

New Visions Commentary /
There is a lot of discussion of the black community's problems: poverty, crime, high incarceration rates and high unemployment. But there isn't much discussion of "trust." An absence of focus on the trust deficit in the black community obscures an unfortunate cause of many of those other topics of concern ...
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Threat of Mexican Drug Violence Likely to Lead to Use of U.S. Troops Along Southern Border, by Jimmie L. Hollis

New Visions Commentary /
There is a rising belief that Mexico is becoming a new drug war-era Columbia, and that our federal government should deploy the military along our southern border right now. Experts believe conditions exist inside Mexico that mirror those found in Columbia prior to and during the reign of Pablo Escobar's ...
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Obama Patter Preempts American Priorities, by Lisa Fritsch

New Visions Commentary /
What was that big Obama speech all about? Officially, it was the State of the Union Address — the annual report, constitutionally-mandated, from the President to Congress. Back in the day, it wasn't a big thing. Many such reports were simply letters from the President. Over time, however, they have ...
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