PROJECT 21 ARCHIVE – 2013

Black Conservatives Join Supreme Court Brief to Put Aside Race Preferences in Michigan, Support Will of Michigan’s Voters

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Brief Argues Lower Court Allows Discrimination to Thrive Filing Comes Days After Supreme Court's Setback for Race Preferences in Fisher Decision Washington, D.C. - The Project 21 black leadership network has joined an amicus curiae ("friend of the court") brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of Michigan ...
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NYC Schools to Ban Guns, Drugs, Junk Food and Tsunamis

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Think New Yorkers are tough? Apparently not in the minds of the leaders of the city’s public school system.  These bureaucrats are in the midst of pushing a list of banned words they seem to think will meet the sensibilities of younger residents of the Big Apple. Administrators are circulating ...
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New Jobless Numbers No Reason to Celebrate

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It’s the first Friday of the month — time for the government to announce the unemployment figures during the previous month. For July, the overall unemployment rate fell to an all-time Obama low of 7.4 percent.  Before breaking out the party supplies, the President’s supporters should not forget that this ...
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Race Fatigue, by Derryck Green

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Help me, I'm suffering from acute race fatigue! After gavel-to-gavel coverage of the George Zimmerman trial, I need a break. After all the post-verdict anger, lamentations and inane discussions about what it is to be a black man in America, I'm exhausted. After watching President Obama liken himself to Trayvon ...
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ObamaCare’s Cost Of Control, by Elaina F. George, MD

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ObamaCare advocates are struggling to convince Americans that the takeover of health care is the best thing ever. Even celebrities are helping the White House explain the benefits of being forced into a ethically and morally bankrupt system built on promises never intended to be kept. One thing they aren't ...
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Division-Dealing a Denial of Duty, by Hughey Newsome

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Living in the Detroit metro area most of the last decade, I have experienced many of the events leading to its bankruptcy. Take, for example, the 2008 State of the City address by then-mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. With Detroit facing a perilous fiscal future and him facing ethics complaints, Kirkpatrick highlighted ...
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Only Blacks Can Make King’s “Dream” a Reality, by Lisa Fritsch

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. famously said: "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.'" But 50 years later, in the aftermath of the ...
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Black-Hispanic Economic Relations in a Precarious Balance, by B.B. Robinson, Ph.D

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If there was one thing that was certain at the beginning of the George Zimmerman trial, it was that a lot of people weren't going to be happy with the outcome. The extent of the damage is yet to be fully determined, but level heads can mitigate a potentially crippling ...
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Empathy Doesn’t Solve Employment Crisis, by Derryck Green

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Black lawmakers have such a "sense of identification and empathy" with President Barack Obama that they are allowing him to get away with pretty much anything. It was reported in The Hill, one of Washington's top political newspapers, that such empathy was evident following Obama's alleged impromptu remarks about the ...
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Statement by Project 21’s Cherylyn Harley LeBon on New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s New Plan to Give New Mothers Who Don’t Exclusively Breastfeed a ‘Talking-To’ Each and Every Time They Feed Their Baby Formula

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Washington, D.C. - Project 21's Cherylyn Harley LeBon has issued the following statement regarding New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's latest foray into beverage restrictions: Locking up baby formula and giving government "talking-tos" to hospitalized mothers each and every time they feed formula to their baby: Mayor Bloomberg's latest, his Baby-Friendly ...
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Black Conservatives Discuss “Star Witness” Testimony, Motives as Zimmerman Trial Progresses

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Washington, D.C. - In the trial of George Zimmerman, the so-called "star witness" for the prosecution, Rachel Jeantel, ended two days of testimony. Members of the Project 21 black leadership network are commenting. Jeantel, a friend of Trayvon Martin since elementary school, spent several hours on the phone and texted ...
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Black Legal Expert Condemns Latest DOJ Attack on Texas Voter ID

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Eric Holder's Attempt to Revive Unconstitutional Preclearance Standards is Based on "Phony Claims," Says Author of 2012 Paper Critical of Weak DOJ Claims that Texas' Voter ID Law is Discriminatory Despite Supreme Court Ruling Last Month on Voting Rights Act's Section 4, Holder Says Texas is Just the First State ...
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Black Activists Call for Calm at Planned Weekend Protests of Zimmerman Verdict

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Washington, D.C. - With members of the civil rights lobby organizing new nationwide protests this coming weekend to continue to voice opposition to last Saturday's not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman case in Florida, members of the Project 21 black leadership network are calling for organizers to tone down ...
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Project 21’s Nedd on Jesse Jackson’s Post-Zimmerman Call for U.N. Intervention

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On the Monday after the George Zimmerman verdict was announced, finding Zimmerman not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin, the Reverend Jesse Jackson took to the pages of the Chicago Sun-Times to make the astonishing claim that “[i]f Trayvon was not a young black male, he would be alive ...
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Additional Zimmerman Comment from Project 21

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More members of the Project 21 black leadership network are commenting on the George Zimmerman verdict and reactions following it: Archbishop Council Nedd II: I understand the legal mandate of juries in criminal proceedings.  I understand that an individual’s guilt must be determined beyond a reasonable doubt. I also understand ...
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Black Conservatives Analyze Aftermath of Zimmerman Case

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Washington, D.C. - Members of the Project 21 black leadership network are analyzing the legal aspects of the George Zimmerman verdict and commenting on the implications: "While I'm thrilled with this outcome, it should never have come to this. This case should never have been brought forward. The grand jury ...
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Black Conservatives Comment on Not Guilty Verdict in Zimmerman Case

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Washington, D.C. - George Zimmerman, who faced charges of 2nd degree murder and manslaughter in the 2012 death of Trayvon Martin, was found not guilty tonight by a six-person jury of his peers in Sanford, Florida. Members of the Project 21 black leadership network are commenting on the verdict: "Six ...
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Prosecutorial Ineptitude in Zimmerman Case Increases Racial Tension, Say Black Conservatives

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Group Calls on Public to Let Justice Peacefully Prevail Washington, D.C. - A week-and-a-half into the trial of George Zimmerman, members of the Project 21 black leadership network say the prosecution's case is faltering, and increased tensions as a result appear to be harming race relations in America. As reported ...
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Black Conservatives Comment on the First Week of George Zimmerman Trial, Coverage of Rachel Jeantel Testimony

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Washington, D.C. - With the second week of the George Zimmerman trial underway in Florida, featuring the procedural testimony of officers who were involved with the case and crime scene experts, members of the Project 21 black leadership network are critiquing last week's high-profile coverage of opening arguments and alleged ...
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After Zimmerman: What the World Needs Now, by Lisa Fritsch

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Justice is a lot like beauty. What one sees depends on his or her perspective. Where race is concerned in America, true justice is beside the point. Whites cried foul at the O.J. Simpson verdict. Now blacks fume over George Zimmerman's not guilty verdict. As both sides become inflamed to ...
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