Category: Project 21 Press Releases

Cuomo’s “Fredo” Freak-Out Criticized by Black Activists

Cuomo’s “Fredo” Freak-Out Criticized by Black Activists

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Project 21 Members Say Reference to "Godfather" Character Not Comparable to N-Word Washington, D.C. – As CNN personality Chris Cuomo tries to equate being called “Fredo” – the “weak brother” in “The Godfather” – with a black person being called ...
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Citizenship Scrutiny for Immigrants on Welfare Gets Black Approval

Citizenship Scrutiny for Immigrants on Welfare Gets Black Approval

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Project 21: Path to Citizenship for People on Assistance is "Unfair" and "Insulting" to Working Poor Washington, D.C. – A new federal rule adding more scrutiny to the citizenship process for immigrants who have collected public assistance is applauded by ...
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On Anniversary of Michael Brown’s Death, Ferguson’s Leaders Given “Blueprint for a Better Deal for Black America”

On Anniversary of Michael Brown’s Death, Ferguson’s Leaders Given “Blueprint for a Better Deal for Black America”

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Black Conservatives Present Recommendations to Mayor, City Council for Improving Black Opportunity Ferguson, MO/Washington, D.C. – On the eve of the fifth anniversary Michael Brown’s death, Project 21 will hold a press conference where they will present Ferguson Mayor James ...
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After Trump Tweets, Baltimore’s Elected Leaders Given "Blueprint for a Better Deal for Black America"

After Trump Tweets, Baltimore’s Elected Leaders Given “Blueprint for a Better Deal for Black America”

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Black Conservatives Send Recommendations to Mayor, City Council for Improving Black Opportunity Washington, D.C. – To help create a better Baltimore, the Project 21 black leadership network sent Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young and the entire Baltimore City Council copies ...
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Nike's American Flag Shoe Recall Kicks Up Black Conservatives' Anger

Nike’s American Flag Shoe Recall Kicks Up Black Conservatives’ Anger

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Colin Kaepernick's Demand Sends Nike Down "Dangerous Path" With Consumers, Investors Washington, D.C. - After Nike pulled an American flag-themed shoe off the market after a complaint by former football player Colin Kaepernick, members of the Project 21 black leadership network ...
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Reparations Proposal Called a "Sham" by Black Activists

Reparations Proposal Called a “Sham” by Black Activists

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Taxpayer Payments for Slavery Would Be Unnecessary and Divisive, Says Project 21 Washington, D.C. - Calling the idea of reparations for slavery a “sham,” members of the Project 21 black leadership network say black Americans who take advantage of opportunities ...
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Juneteenth Celebration of Past Emancipation Must Focus on Protecting Freedom and Opportunity

Juneteenth Celebration of Past Emancipation Must Focus on Protecting Freedom and Opportunity

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Project 21 Urges Black Americans to Abolish Their “Mental and Emotional Slavery” Washington, D.C. - In observance of “Juneteenth,” the oldest and most popular commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States, members of the Project 21 black ...
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Black Activists Applaud Policy Requiring Noncitizens to Pay Back Welfare Benefits

Black Activists Applaud Policy Requiring Noncitizens to Pay Back Welfare Benefits

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Trump Order Holds Immigrants and Their Sponsors Fiscally Accountable Activists with the Project 21 black leadership network are applauding the Trump Administration’s announcement of a policy requiring noncitizens or their sponsors to be financially responsible for the expense of any ...
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Black Activists Support Stronger Work Requirements for "Food Stamp" Aid

Black Activists Support Stronger Work Requirements for “Food Stamp” Aid

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Project 21 Lauds "Return on Investment" for Amending "Unnecessary and Unproductive" Obama Era SNAP Waivers Washington, D.C. - Most able-bodied individuals should be held to work requirements in order to qualify for food stamps, according to public comments submitted by ...
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Jussie Smollett’s “Privilege,” Preventing Prosecution, Condemned by Black Activists

Jussie Smollett’s “Privilege,” Preventing Prosecution, Condemned by Black Activists

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Project 21 Says NAACP Should Still Drop Smollett From Image Awards Lineup Washington, D.C. - After prosecutors dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett in the case of an alleged Chicago hate crime hoax, members of the Project 21 black leadership network ...
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