PROJECT 21 ARCHIVE – 2015

Mr. President, Don’t Use the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act to Divide Americans

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Celebrate the Achievement, Black Leadership Group Says Washington, D.C. - Members of the Project 21 black leadership network are hitting back against President Barack Obama's use of the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act to divide Americans from one another and to promote a political agenda. The Voting Rights ...
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A Word About the Economy: “Stagnant”

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Another month has come and gone with not a lot of good economic news for Americans. Obama and his supporters might cheer at official unemployment figures that are slowly edging toward five percent like they do for other alleged economic progress, but they fail to note things such as low ...
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Ban Federal Funding for Planned Parenthood, Say Members of the Black Leadership Network Project 21

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S. 1881, Senator Joni Ernst's Bill to Do Exactly That, to be Voted on Shortly Washington, D.C. - Members of the Project 21 black leadership network are joining calls for passage of S. 1881, a bill to prohibit federal funding of Planned Parenthood, sponsored by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA). The ...
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The Law Should Not Treat Bill Cosby Differently Because He Gave a Speech

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Members of Black Leadership Group Say U.S. District Court Judge Was Wrong to Release Transcript of Deposition in a Cosby Civil Case Explicitly Because Cosby Gave a 2005 Speech Telling Young Black Parents to do a Better Job Raising Their Children Washington, D.C. - Members of the Project 21 black ...
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Paid Parental Leave Shouldn’t Be Mandatory

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Should paid parental leave be mandatory in the United States?  Horace Cooper with the National Center for Public Policy Research and Elizabeth Peters with the Urban Institute discussed this issue on Al Jazeera America’s “Inside Story with Ray Suarez” on June 30, 2015. “I’ve got no problem if an employer ...
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Horace Cooper Rumbles with Thom Hartmann on Trade, Trans Fats, Climate Change and Women’s Health Funding

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On June 17, Horace Cooper held back no punches as part of “The Big Picture Rumble” on the RT Network. Host Thom Hartmann moderated the panel that also included Bryan Pruitt of RedState.com and TJ Helmstetter of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. Flabbergasted that congressional Republicans were supporting President Obama’s ...
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Black Conservatives React to U.S. Supreme Court Decision for Use of “Disparate Impact” in Administration of Fair Housing Act

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Washington, D.C. - Legal and policy experts with the Project 21 black leadership network are available for comment on today's U.S. Supreme Court decision that allows perceived group racial disparities to be used as a trigger for enforcement of the Fair Housing Act. "When those statistical differences alone are used ...
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Project 21’s Kevin Martin Commends SC Governor Nikki Haley for Pressing for Removal of Confederate Battle Flag

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Project 21's Kevin Martin is praising South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley's decision to push for removal of the Confederate Battle Flag from that state's capitol grounds: I commend South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley for making the courageous call for the removal of the Confederate Battle Flag from the capitol grounds ...
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Project 21 Mourns Senseless and Tragic Murders at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston

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Washington, D.C. - Members of the Project 21 black leadership network are joining millions of Americans in mourning the senseless and tragic murders at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston Wednesday night. Among their comm "A sanctuary of worship and spiritual devotion in Charleston, SC was interrupted by ...
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Black Americans Must Defend, Enhance Their Freedom; Juneteenth Emancipation Anniversary Offers Chance to Assess How Government Infringes on Rights, Opportunities

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Washington, D.C. - On "Juneteenth," the oldest and most popular observance of the end of slavery in the United States, members of the Project 21 black leadership network call upon their fellow black Americans to use the civil rights-themed holiday as a tool to assess how they can take full ...
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Despite High Jobs Numbers for May, Obama Still Has the American Economy in a Ditch

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In his ongoing analysis of the state of the American economy under President Obama’s stewardship, Project 21 member Derryck Green isn’t feeling so great these days about having been right in his previous month’s speculation that the economy was already on a downward slide. Derryck’s dismay over that, and poor ...
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Understanding Exactly Why “Freedom Is Not Free”

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As we head into the Memorial Day weekend, Project 21 member Charles Butler has a message for those who might not understand the meaning behind a holiday that many trivialize or merely consider the beginning of summer fun: People often use phrases and idioms that sound cool and hip without ...
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A Better Jobs Report, but Not Good Enough News for the American Economy

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According to the new government report on unemployment, April would seem to have been a better month for jobs than last March.  That’s not saying much. Despite the better-than-anticipated jobless numbers, the devil is always in the details.  Outside of the official jobless percentage, there is further information that doesn’t ...
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A Woman on the $20 Bill? Make Her an Entrepreneur

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There's a campaign underway to remove President Andrew Jackson's face from the $20 bill and replace it with a woman as a way of "promoting gender equality." The group Women on 20s wants Jackson's portrait removed in time for the 2020 centennial of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the ...
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Project 21 Members Speak Out on Baltimore Riots

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Beginning on the night that the Baltimore riots started, members of the National Center’s Project 21 black leadership network have been in demand by a media trying to figure out why the looting and rioting there is being favorably compared by some to the historic protests of the Civil Rights ...
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Black Conservatives on Baltimore Looting, Violence: “Felons Don’t Need ‘Space to Destroy’”

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With the nation captivated by the rioting in Baltimore and the initial shocking pro-rioter statement of the city’s mayor, members of the National Center’s Project 21 black leadership network are speaking out about this civic crisis. Violence there was sparked by the death of Freddie Gray, a young black man ...
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Audit the Fed, but Be Careful Who Gets That Power, by Hughey Newsome

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Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is leading 30 other senators in legislation to "audit the Fed." The Federal Reserve, America's central bank, sets monetary policy and oversees financial institutions. Senator Paul's bill would make the institution more transparent by allowing an auditor to report to Congress about its deliberations. Representative Thomas ...
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Leftist Concern for Black Lives Seems More Political than Compassionate, Says Project 21’s Cooper On “O’Reilly Factor”

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Debunking the left-wing narrative that police-related killings of black men proves a “systemic problem in America” Project 21 co-chairman Horace Cooper pointed out on the Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor” that the facts show there is really “an elevated risk of death that will not come from law enforcement, ...
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As Liberal Congressman Blames Conservatives for SC Shooting, Project 21’s Horace Cooper to Speak Sense on O’Reilly Tonight

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According to veteran liberal Congressman James Clyburn (D-SC), commonsense conservatives are to blame for the shooting in South Carolina. I'm not exaggerating: Clyburn claims the climate for the shooting was created by people who believe in self-defense, voter ID -- even redistricting! He calls these people "a cancer eating at the innards ...
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Black Conservatives on South Carolina Police-Involved Shooting

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Members of the National Center’s Project 21 black leadership network are speaking out about the shooting of an apparently unarmed black man during a foot chase after a traffic stop in North Charleston, South Carolina. Caught on video by a witness and alleging showing the officer firing eight bullets at ...
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