ARCHIVE – 2008

Moral of the Story…

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...don't get your picture on page one of the newspaper on the same day you commit theft in front of a convenience store security camera ...
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Black Activists Renew Condemnation of Local Ohio NAACP Chapter for Interference in School Play

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Federal Tax Dollars Now Sought to Prolong Baseless Protest of Agatha Christie Play Washington, D.C. - Members of the Project 21 black leadership network have renewed criticism of the Butler County (Ohio) chapter of the NAACP and its executive director over the group's new call for federal intervention into a ...
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Marlboro Didn’t Sell as a Pinko Brand

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Marlboro Didn't Sell as a Pinko Brand Project 21 Senior Fellow Deneen Borelli spoke on the future of the conservative movement at the 2008 Restoration Weekend. FrontPage Magazine has now reprinted a transcript of her remarks, along with those of others from the conference. From Deneen's remarks: Ladies and gentlemen, ...
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Ethanol. Raises food prices. Hurts the environment. Harms the Poor.

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The House of Representatives is set to vote today on an energy bill that would require a seven-fold increase in the use of ethanol over the next 15 years. However, as National Center Senior Fellow Dana Joel Gattuso reports in a study released today, corn prices already have doubled since ...
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Good Health and Good Stewardship, by Bishop Council Nedd II

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Throughout the Bible, there are passages suggesting that much is expected from those to whom much is given. One of the greatest gifts God has given his people on earth is the gift of good health.  Like all gifts, however, competent stewardship is required. Stewardship of health is normally one's ...
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Arming Against the Thugs, by Stephen Roberts, M.Div.

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In the summer of 2008, police in Washington, D.C. set up military-style checkpoints to stop vehicles without a "legitimate purpose" from entering the city's Trinidad neighborhood.  It was a bold attempt to stop the murders and violent crimes plaguing the area. During next year's inauguration of Barack Obama, that same ...
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Football Fantasies and Education Essentials, by Ak’Bar A. Shabazz

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As the year ends, so will the seasons of most high school football teams.  Both the victorious and vanquished will move on to other things. For many senior players, it is likely to be the last time they play organized sports.  According to the NCAA, just over five percent of ...
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Make Detroit and Wall Street Work Together, by Ak’Bar A. Shabazz

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In bailing out American automakers, Congress is essentially using taxpayer money to cover for bad business decisions. After years of mediocrity in the industry that seemed to come to a head in a recent series of angry congressional hearings, executives say they have seen the light and will mend their ...
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Will Economic Crisis Make Obama Think Twice About Global Warming Regulation?

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From Operation Iraqi Freedom: "We Have Done Something Really Good Here" From Sgt. Joe Roche, writing from Operation Iraqi Freedom: This is a special day to be an American soldier in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Ninety years ago, hopes for freedom and self-determination sprung up all over the Arab world. After ...
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Why I’m Not Thankful We’ll Have Obama as President – Yet

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Washington, D.C. - Black conservative leader Deneen Borelli, a full-time senior fellow with the Project 21 black leadership network, says she's not thankful America is about to have Barack Obama as President - at least, not yet. While she's grateful for "our nation's greatness and endless opportunity..." which made it ...
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Black Activist Calls for Rangel’s Ouster from Congressional Leadership

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Washington, D.C. - As yet another potential tax-related ethical lapse involving Congressman Charles Rangel (D-NY) surfaces, a member of the Project 21 black leadership network is calling for the veteran lawmaker to be removed as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee – at least until these serious allegations ...
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Black Leader Condemns Bush for Not Pardoning or Commuting Sentences of Jailed Border Agents During Pre-Thanksgiving Round of Executive Clemency

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Washington, D.C. - Project 21 Chairman Mychal Massie is condemning President Bush’s inaction regarding incarcerated Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean and is reiterating his call for a pardon or commutation of the agents' sentences before the President leaves office in January. Massie’s call comes as the ...
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Black Activist Issues Warning to President-Elect

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Washington, D.C. - Project 21 Senior Fellow Deneen Borelli is issuing a warning to President-elect Barack Obama: Don't let special interests control your Administration. Borelli's comments come in light of the apparent success of ultra-liberal feminist groups in derailing the predicted nomination of Lawrence Summers to the post of Treasury ...
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Al Qaeda Leader’s Anti-Obama Racial Slur Denounced by Black Conservatives

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Washington, D.C. - Members of the Project 21 black leadership network are denouncing the racial slur made against President-elect Barack Obama by al Qaeda deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri, and hope al-Zawahiri's crude action is a sobering reminder for the President-elect and his supporters about the harsh attitudes of our nation's enemies ...
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The Welfare State Expands Access to Health Insurance – Not

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We received a notice today from The National Center for Public Policy Research's health insurance carrier, an HMO, to remind us that our January invoice will be two percent higher thanks to a new District of Columbia tax on employers paying the premiums for their employees' HMO memberships, as well ...
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Black Leader to Bush: Commute Sentences of Jailed Border Agents

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Washington, D.C. - After a federal judge last week refused to reduce the sentences of incarcerated U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean, Mychal Massie - chairman of the Project 21 black leadership network - is calling on President George W. Bush to use his ...
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New Poll Finds that Majority of African-Americans Oppose Public Lands Bill

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Will African-Americans Continue to be Taken for Granted Even After Historic Election? Vote on Harry Reid's Omnibus Public Lands Bill Will be Key Test Washington, DC - Senator Harry Reid's effort to pass the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act this week will be a key test of whether congressional liberals ...
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Writing from Operation Iraqi Freedom, A Soldier Comments on the Election

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Many of our long-time blog readers will recall the 2004 blog entry "A Soldier Assures Us: Our Progress is Amazing," by my old friend Joe Roche, then on active duty with the U.S. Army's 1st Armored Division in Baghdad. For those who don't recall or weren't readers back then, Joe's ...
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What’s Good for the Goose is Good for the Gander, by Ak’Bar A. Shabazz

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National rules for bankruptcy were overhauled by federal legislation in 2005. The new law means that bankruptcy is no longer a guaranteed path to a fresh start and relief from heavy financial burdens.  To declare bankruptcy, one must now meet more rigorous standards to prove one's inability to deal with ...
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Project 21’s Horace Cooper on C-Span to Discuss Race Issues in Obama’s America

Project 21 member and National Center board member Horace Cooper has been scheduled to discuss how the dynamic of race relations is changed by Barack Obama’s election to the presidency on C-Span's "Washington Journal" program Friday morning. You can see Horace live at 8:00 am eastern on C-Span (please check ...
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