PROJECT 21 ARCHIVE – 2012

Trayvon Martin May be this Generation’s Rodney King, by Derryck Green

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How can I say this? The gradual escalation of racial rhetoric revolving around Trayvon Martin's death in Sanford, Florida has reached a level from which there may be no return. Recently, the New Black Panther Party held a conference call, parts of which were later posted on Breitbart.com. It sounded ...
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There’s More Trouble With ObamaCare Than the Mandate! by Deneen Borelli

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A ruling on the constitutionality of key elements of ObamaCare is expected from the U.S. Supreme Court by late June. That leaves months for speculation — and strategizing — about what will need to be done in the wake of that decision. Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ...
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Polls Show State of the Economy Has Dumped Energy Issues onto Obama’s Lap, by Kevin Martin

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Gasoline prices are on the rise — nearing $4 per gallon nationally. Deep public concern, undeniable according to recent polling, is forcing President Obama to pivot his attention back to the rising cost of energy during his presidency. In a recent speech at Prince George's Community College in Maryland, Obama ...
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Justice Department Plays Fast and Loose with Facts and Constitution in Challenging Texas Voter ID Law

Summary The civil rights division of the Department of Justice has formally objected to Texas' new voter identification law. The state of Texas has rightly appealed this decision. Unfortunately for taxpayers in Texas, they will have to cover the costs for an unnecessary extended appeal, the outcome of which is ...
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Black Conservatives Comment on U.S. Supreme Court’s Consideration of ObamaCare Constitutionality

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Washington, D.C. - Just days after the second anniversary of its enactment, the U.S. Supreme Court begins hearing arguments today regarding several cases that could declare all or significant parts of "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" (popularly known as "ObamaCare") to be unconstitutional. Black conservatives affiliated with the Project ...
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Grow Up, Rush, by Robert Thomas

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During my years of listening to Rush Limbaugh — from the early 1990s, while driving across the middle of rural Indiana — he became the "mouthpiece" and de facto face of conservatives. He has become more and more hated by his critics, and has made more and more outlandish statements ...
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Occupy Occupy D.C.: Voting Rights at Top of Week 4 Agenda

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Sandwiched in between the Russian election (and its alleged corruption) and our own “Super Tuesday” presidential primaries, the National Center’s “Occupy Occupy D.C.” street team returns on Monday for its fourth week at Washington, D.C.’s Freedom Plaza. Today’s message: free and fair elections depend on a balloting process that people ...
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Liberal University Admissions Policies Cheat Students, by Cherylyn Harley LeBon

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In recent months, there have been a growing number of reports of cheating on standardized tests. Last fall, 20 people were arrested in connection with an SAT cheating scandal at a Long Island high school, leading the local prosecutor to bring charges against the students. Just last month, an official ...
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Out of Touch Obama, by Deneen Borell

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With soaring gasoline prices, increasing unrest in Afghanistan and threats of a nuclear Iran on his plate, President Obama made it a priority to call the Georgetown University law student criticized by talk radio host Rush Limbaugh for demanding free contraceptives. Using this cheap publicity stunt to shift attention from ...
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Rejecting Voter ID Aids Those Who Want Election Fraud to Continue, by Sean Turner

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I travel by plane on a weekly basis.  While it is not the most pleasant experience these days, I've learned to deal with the scrutiny that is imposed on travelers in a post-9/11 America. In reality, I don't have much choice since flying is still the most convenient way to ...
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Jesse Jackson Claims Obama Deserves “Big Hand” for Being “Food Stamp President”; Project 21 Members Disagree

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Washington, D.C. - Black conservatives with the Project 21 leadership network are condemning the welfare state cheerleading of Jesse Jackson, who claimed President Obama deserves a "big hand" and "honor" for being a "food stamp president." Project 21 members also dispute Obama Administration assertions that welfare spending stimulates the economy ...
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Supreme Court to Reconsider Affirmative Action in Higher Education

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Washington, D.C. - A case challenging the use of racial preferences in public college and university admissions was accepted today by the U.S. Supreme Court. Project 21, the black leadership network, joined a legal brief that urged the Court to take the case. "I'm pleased to see the Supreme Court ...
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Horace Cooper Interview on “Ghost Voting”

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National Center Adjunct Fellow and Project 21 spokesman Horace Cooper recently did an interview with CNSNews about his paper on “ghost voting” and the need for stronger protections against ballot fraud: The interview came about due to Horace’s new National Policy Analysis for the National Center, “When the Dead Vote, ...
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Putting Students to the Test to Make Them Go Farther, by Cherylyn Harley LeBon

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Education experts, counselors and parents often debate the question, "How do we persuade students to start thinking about college?" The answer, according to D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown, is simple and innovative: Require all students in District schools to take a college-entrance exam and apply to a college. Announced ...
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Why Voter ID Should Matter to Americans of All Races, by Deneen Borelli

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The Reverend Jesse Jackson and other establishment civil rights leaders scolded South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley earlier this year, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day no less, for her state's voter identification law. They reminded her that her Indian ancestry (Gov. Haley's parents are from Amritsar in India's Punjab Province) ...
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Becoming American with a Passport, by B.B. Robinson, Ph.D.

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It is often said that people truly cannot understand the United States of America until they have thoroughly traveled the nation. I'd like to challenge that reasoning somewhat — expanding it to argue that one really cannot understand our nation until they have obtained a passport and traveled outside its ...
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Obama Pushes Unwise Energy Policy, by Deneen Borelli

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Fearing a political backlash over his rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, President Barack Obama tried to use his State of the Union address to appease critics of his war on fossil fuels. By stealing conservatives' "all of the above" energy policy, Obama is trying to diffuse criticism of his ...
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Black Conservatives Comment on Obama State of the Union Address

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Washington, D.C. - Black conservatives affiliated with the Project 21 leadership network are unimpressed with President Barack Obama's progress during his three years in office. They say Obama's State of the Union address tonight was long on rhetoric and short in presenting a strategy to fix the stagnant American economy ...
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Project 21’s Stacy Swimp on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Personal Responsibility

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Here are some words of wisdom from Project 21 spokesman Stacy Swimp about properly commemorating Martin Luther King Day.  They are taken from an interview that Stacy gave to Michigan Live in 2011 after he spoke at a King Day event held at Northwood University in Midland, Michigan: This year, ...
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Black Conservatives Discuss Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Washington, D.C. - As the nation prepares to observe the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in conjunction with the national holiday in his honor, black conservatives affiliated with the Project 21 leadership network are speaking out about how Dr. King's words and actions relate to today. "In 1967, ...
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