PROJECT 21 ARCHIVE – 2013

Atheist Bullies, by Archbishop Council Nedd II

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On the History Channel, they've turned the Bible into a miniseries. It's a hit. Nielsen reports the first installment had over 13 million viewers — a record for basic cable in 2013. According to one of the network's presidents, the channel "launched an incredible and coordinated [media] campaign" to lure ...
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Black Conservatives Support Section 5 Voting Rights Act Reform as U.S. Supreme Court Hears Case Wednesday

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Supreme Court Considers Constitutionality of Old Law Requiring U.S. Department of Justice Pre-Approval for Voting Law Changes in All or Part of 16 States Based on Discrimination that Occurred in 1964 Conservative Group Says Eric Holder's DOJ is Now Misusing Section 5 to Fight Voter ID Washington, D.C. - Justices ...
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Project 21’s Innis: Crooks “Armed and Don’t Give a Darn About Gun Control”

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Project 21 member Niger Innis, whose family has suffered greatly from gun-related violence, decried liberal attempts to further regulate the ability of law-abiding Americans to own and use firearms. At the 2/22/13 “Black Leaders Speak Out on Gun Control” press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Niger ...
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Black Conservatives React to Obama Address

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The national debt is well over $16.5 trillion.  There are more than 47 million Americans now on food stamps.  North Korea detonated another nuclear bomb yesterday.  Close to half of the people who got free “Obamaphones” may not be eligible for the taxpayer-funded perk.  Dogs may understand more about human ...
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Yuck It Up Over Congress, But You Really May Dislike Obama More, by Derryck Green

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People think Congress sucks, and there's statistical evidence to prove they do. According to a recent national poll conducted by Public Policy Polling, Congress has a favorability rating of nine percent. The reputation of Congress is so bad that, when given a choice, cockroaches, lice, the NFL's replacement referees, colonoscopies, ...
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Following MLK’s Visionary Path, by Demetrius Minor

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Had he not been cut down in his prime, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would now be 84 years old. He was undeniably a beacon of hope and a pillar of light in the midst of the dark and evil times in which he lived. Dr. King inspired many people ...
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The Origin and Purpose of Black History Month

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Project 21 member Stacy Swimp has a new essay on the teaching and commemoration of black history as it was intended by its creators.  This essay is set to become an upcoming New Visions Commentary that will be distributed to black newspapers nationwide. History is a clock that people use ...
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The Origin and Purpose of Black History Month, by Stacy Swimp

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History is a clock that people use to tell their political and cultural time of day. It is also a compass that people use to find themselves on the map of human geography. History tells a people where they have been and what they have been, where they are and ...
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Colds, Flu, and the RSV Virus in Underserved Communities, by Cherylyn Harley LeBon

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It's cold and flu season again, and people desperately want to remain healthy, avoiding bugs that can linger and keep them down for two or three weeks. For example, there are regularly six daily absences in my daughter's class — with some children out with the flu for an entire ...
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Politics and Pawns, by Hughey Newsome

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A pawn, as defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is "one that can be used to further the purposes of another." It implies the desires of the used are not being addressed, or are at least secondary to the desires of the user. Politicians often seek influence by leveraging such pawns ...
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Derryck Green of Project 21 Laments the Effects of 40 Years of Abortion on Black America

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It was four decades ago that the U.S. Supreme Court rendered its infamous finding of a right to abortion in our nation’s Constitution.  Later this week, pro-life activists hope to amass crowd’s rivaling yesterday’s presidential inauguration for the March for Life against abortion. Project 21 member Derryck Green laments the ...
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Project 21’s Derryck Green on Obama’s Uphill Battle for Greatness

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Chief Justice John Roberts swore Barack Obama into his second term yesterday in a private ceremony.  Today is the pageant and spectacle of the public anointing. Despite the fawning of the media and the ball-spiking of his fervent supporters, Project 21 member Derryck Green points out there’s a lot to ...
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Project 21’s Minor on the MLK Legacy

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In the time between the actual birthday of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15) and the national holiday that commemorates him (January 21), Project 21 member Demetrius Minor wrote about what Dr. King’s teachings mean to him and how he is employing those teachings in his own ...
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The University of Texas Should Adopt a Race-Neutral Admissions Policy, Say Black Conservatives

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Project 21 Joins the Pacific Legal Foundation and Others in Filing Amicus Brief in Continuing Case of Abigail Noel Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin Case to be Reheard by 5th Circuit on Order of the U.S. Supreme Court Washington, D.C. - The Project 21 black leadership network has ...
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Federal Agency Guesses Race of People Based Only on Names and Drivers’ License Photos, Then Uses these Guesses as the Basis for a Lawsuit Alleging Racial Bias

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Project 21 Joins in Amicus Brief by the Pacific Legal Foundation Alleging the Government's Use of Racial Stereotypes is Unconstitutional and Demeaning Washington, D.C. - A legal brief written by the Pacific Legal Foundation and filed October 15 on behalf of itself, the Project 21 black leadership network and others ...
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Head Start’s Costly Failure Decried by Project 21’s LeBon

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Liberals love Head Start. Head Start is the big government preschool program allegedly providing specialized “comprehensive services” to young kids and their families covering everything from the ABCs to nutrition. In many ways, Head Start has become an entitlement that cannot be touched.  It’s funding — over $180 billion since ...
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Black Conservatives Ask Supreme Court to Reform Voting Rights Act

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Legal Brief Argues Voting Rights Act's Selective "Preclearance" Restrictions are Outdated, Onerous and Being Abused by Obama Administration Court Asked to Make Nearly 50-Year-Old Civil Rights Law Applicable to 21st Century America Washington, D.C. - As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on the constitutionality of "preclearance" standards ...
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Don’t Deflect the Blame, Stand up to Evil, by Stacy Washington

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After the tragedy in Newton Connecticut, I had sudden and irrational thoughts about pulling my kids from the very school district where I serve on the school board. Even knowing all the procedures, safety measures and plan for such crises, the events in Newtown raise instinctive fears. I felt a ...
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All Politics Should Be Local, by Hughey Newsome

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It is ironic that the city Barack Obama used to demonstrate his capabilities as a leader is now nearly out of cash. During the 2012 campaign, the President and his liberal supporters touted the auto bailout as having saved Detroit. The carmakers may still be alive, but the Motor City ...
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What Should the Unemployed Do? by B.B. Robinson, Ph.D.

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In 1992, now Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke — one of the key players in current efforts to reinvigorate the American economy — collaborated with fellow economics professors Andrew Abel and Dean Croushore to author Macroeconomics. The book looks at fiscal policy from a "big picture" perspective. In that ...
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