PROJECT 21 ARCHIVE – 2013

We Don’t Need Another Hero Like Zimmerman, by Djana Milton

New Visions Commentary /
After self-appointed neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman was acquitted in the wrongful death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, his brother — Robert Jr. — tweeted, "Today... I'm proud to be an American." I am proud to be an American every day. But the knowledge that it is apparently possible to get away ...
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Doubling Down on Dumb

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Justice Department lawyers should not attempt to prosecute George Zimmerman for the death of Trayvon Martin. They likely won't succeed, and would probably compound the awful precedent set by the state of Florida in pursuing this case over objections from the lead criminal investigator, police chief and the community's prosecutor ...
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Conservatives Asked to Reach Out to Zimmerman Trial Witness Rachel Jeantel and Others Like Her

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Washington, D.C. - While the George Zimmerman trial moved on to other witnesses, people are still talking about the dramatic cross-examination of the late Trayvon Martin's friend Rachel Jeantel. Stacy Swimp, a member of the Project 21 black leadership network, said the demeanor and language exhibited by Jeantel on the ...
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Rachel Jeantel: Fish Out of Water, by Djana Milton

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Some legal commentators analyzing the George Zimmerman trial believe "star witness" Rachel Jeantel may have been more detrimental to the prosecution's case than a help. It is generally held that Jeantel's demeanor simmered of contempt, her language skills were less than stellar and her entire being screamed of a lack ...
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You Don’t Have to Be Black to Riot, by Stacy Swimp

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On July 4, a Tea Party activist and aspiring humorist named "Wild Bill" posted a video on YouTube entitled "White Guy Riot." In it, he suggests, "rumors are flying in Florida that if George Zimmerman is acquitted, blacks will riot all across the country." "And it has been suggested," Wild ...
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The Hard Truths Revealed by the Trayvon Tragedy, by Hughey Newsome

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In the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin trial, the only surprise is that the media is missing the real race issue — perhaps because they are behind it. Left-leaning media generally chastise George Zimmerman, his lawyers and the authorities in Sanford, Florida, insisting race drove the incident that led to Martin's death ...
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No One Winning Under Obama Economy, by Derryck Green

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Unemployment is still well above seven percent. The recession ended long ago, but Americans are still hurting. Considering the politics of President Obama, however, should we really be surprised? Remember when Obama was caught on an open microphone in early 2012 passing word to Vladimir Putin that he expected to ...
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Voting Rights Act Shelby County Court Decision Applauded by Black Conservatives

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Supreme Court Rules 50-Year-Old Behavior Inconsistent with Modern Society Decision May End Obama Administration DOJ's Attacks on State Voter ID Laws Washington, D.C. - Legal experts with the Project 21 black leadership network are hailing a ruling handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court today to bring American civil rights ...
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Black Conservatives Cheer Fisher v. Texas Supreme Court Decision Striking Down Race Preferences in College Admissions

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Washington, D.C. - A 7-1 decision today in Fisher v. Texas by the U.S. Supreme Court striking down the use of race as a determining factor in public college admissions is being cheered by legal experts of the Project 21 black leadership network, which had argued in a legal brief ...
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Conservative Blacks to Offer Commentary, Analysis on George Zimmerman Case

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Project 21 Members to Speak on Proceedings in Trial Examining Death of Trayvon Martin Washington, D.C. - With opening arguments beginning today in the trial of George Zimmerman, the man charged with second-degree murder in the 2012 death of Trayvon Martin, the Project 21 black leadership network is announcing that ...
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Black Conservatives Commemorate Juneteenth Emancipation Anniversary

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Washington, D.C. - On the 147th commemoration of "Juneteenth" — the oldest and most-recognized observance of the end of slavery in the United States — members of the Project 21 black leadership network are focused on the theme of freedom. In a time of major growth in the size and ...
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New Obama Jobless Numbers: Happy Days Still Aren’t Here Again

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It’s the first Friday of the month — the day that the government releases the newest unemployment figures.  And, as usual, Project 21 member Derryck Green provides his analysis of the jobless numbers and the overall state of the economy during these tough times: Can President Obama really take the ...
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Project 21 Members Echo Justice Thomas Comments on Elitist Expectations for Blacks

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During a recent interview with C-Span, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas took the Washington establishment and the media to task for their intense love of President Obama and virtually everything he does while — at the same time — exhibiting mostly disdain for black conservatives and their opinions ...
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Project 21’s Arps on New Vote Fraud Conviction and Sanity of Voter ID

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To hear the left talk about it, there is no such thing as voter fraud.  But there is. Voter fraud, as so many liberals seem to want to claim, is a fiction perpetrated by conservatives who only want to enact such draconian measures to block liberal constituencies from participating in ...
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Stopping Race, Sex-Based Abortions is “Discriminatory” to the Left

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In Arizona, a local NAACP chapter and the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) — with the legal representation of the ACLU — are suing in a federal court to overturn a law that criminalizes abortions that are performed because of the race or the sex of the unborn ...
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Mixed Feelings on Father’s Day, by Darryn “Dutch” Martin

New Visions Commentary /
Another Father's Day is here. It's only the second one in which I've truly felt a part of the celebration. I take great pride in being a father to my two-year-old son, Luther. But, coming from a single-parent home, I always had mixed feelings when Father's Day rolled around. Before ...
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My Judgment Withheld in the Zimmerman Case, by Stacy Swimp

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I shake my head in disappointment and disgust that — in the 21st century — so many people are still blinded by bigotry. And nowhere is this bigotry more apparent than in the feelings and assertions about the case of George Zimmerman, on trial for the death of Trayvon Martin ...
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NAACP Chief’s Cross-Dressing Advocacy Hurts Voters, by Derryck Green

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Ben Jealous, the president and CEO of the increasingly-irrelevant NAACP, has provided yet recent example of why the NAACP is on life support. It's not enough that, with the help of the ACLU and other identity politics special interest groups, the NAACP is now suing the state of Arizona in ...
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Project 21 Leader Hails Voter ID Victory in Wisconsin

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Wisconsin’s voter ID law, which requires prospective voters to show valid photo identification before receiving a ballot, was found to be constitutional by the state’s 4th District Court of Appeals. Originally passed in 2011, enforcement of Wisconsin’s ballot safety measure has unfortunately been on hold since March of 2012, when Dane ...
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NAACP Holds Convention in County Under Federal Scrutiny for Voter Intimidation

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Black Conservatives Criticize Civil Rights Lobby for Boycotting Some Places They Find Offensive While Relaxing in Another Washington, D.C. - As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to rule on what could constitute major reform of how the Voting Rights Act currently judges certain states and localities on race — a ...
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