Black Conservatives Rebut Claims That the Tea Party Movement Is Racist

Washington, DC – Mychal Massie, chairman of the Project 21 black leadership network, will be one of the featured speakers at a press conference with other black conservatives who are rebutting claims that the tea party movement is racist.

The press conference will be held August 4 at 9:30 AM at the National Press Club (529 14th Street NW, 13th floor) in Washington, D.C.

Expected to join Project 21’s Massie at the press conference are Lloyd Marcus of the Tea Party Express, Ambassador Alan Keyes, Dr. Timothy Johnson of the Frederick Douglass Foundation and Frantz Kebreau of the National Association for the Advancement of Conservative People of All Colors. Project 21 members Bob Parks and Emery McClendon are also expected to speak at the press conference on behalf of other organizations, and other speakers are expected as well.

Marcus organized the press conference in response to the NAACP’s recent resolution criticizing the tea party movement for alleged racial behavior.

Project 21 is a non-partisan organization that does not promote candidates or legislation.

Project 21, a leading voice of black conservatives since 1992, is sponsored by the National Center for Public Policy Research (

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