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Black Leaders Applaud Brett Kavanaugh’s Nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court

Washington, D.C. – Applauding President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, members of the Project 21 black leadership network praise Judge Kavanaugh’s dedication to the Constitution and his impressive record of accomplishment. “This is a judicial grand slam! As someone familiar with Judge ...
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Bitterness, Debt and Failure Among Good Black Students: Blame Preference Policies

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To foster race-neutral admissions processes at American colleges and universities, the Trump Administration rescinded “unnecessary, outdated, inconsistent with existing law or otherwise improper” guidance issued during the Obama era. Among discarded guidance is the approval of race-explicit selection criteria – including the suggestion there is a “compelling interest” that “[i]n some ...
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Race-Neutral College Admissions Action Applauded by Black Activists

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Project 21 Offers Recommendations Complementary to Trump Administration Move to Help Black Students Succeed Washington, D.C. – Black students will be more likely to succeed in higher education thanks to new action by the Trump Administration against race preferences in school admissions, say members of the Project 21 black leadership ...
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Don’t Support Trump View on School Admissions? Maybe You’re the Racist!

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Legal guidance from the federal government favoring race preferences in college and university admissions was wiped away by the Trump Administration. Project 21 Co-Chairman Horace Cooper says that’s a good thing, and he questioned those who insist affirmative action policies are absolutely necessary for black students to succeed. In a blow ...
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Give Blacks Equal Voting Rights: Put an End to Schemes That Dilute the Black Vote, Black Leaders Say

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Washington, DC - Although poll taxes and literacy tests have been illegal for many decades, blacks are still being denied their rights to fully participate in elections today, according to the black leadership network Project 21. While the techniques used now to restrict the black vote are more subtle and sophisticated, Project ...
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Liberal Justices’ Different Standard for Judging Trump, Obama Statements

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National Center Senior Fellow Horace Cooper says the Constitution won out over emotionalism when the U.S. Supreme Court voted to keep President Donald Trump’s travel security orders in place. In an interview published by Newsweek, Horace also noted that the Supreme Court justices who incorporated the President’s “out of court” statements ...
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Dick’s Sporting Goods Doubles-Down on Reduced Gun Sales

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CEO Admits Alienating Customers, Says It's "Fine" Shareholder No Longer Shops There Pittsburgh, PA / Washington, DC - Dick's Sporting Goods reaffirmed its decision to end certain firearms-related sales during today's annual meeting of its shareholders. A shareholder activist challenged corporate leadership about putting anti-gun advocacy ahead of the needs of ...
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Salesforce Slammed for Anti-Religious Bigotry

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Free Enterprise Project Shareholder Proposal Precedes U.S. Supreme Court in Rejecting Salesforce’s Position in Masterpiece Cakeshop Case San Francisco, CA / Washington, D.C. – Tech powerhouse Salesforce was accused of being unconstitutional, hypocritical, and loose with the facts by a well-known conservative activist over company positions that he said opposed ...
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Big Government’s Focus on Fines and Fees Disparately Impacts Poor, Minority Communities

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Black Leaders Offer Better Deal From the Criminal Justice System Washington, D.C. – Law enforcement agencies focus too much on revenue-generating activities that have a negative impact on poor and minority communities, further straining the relationship between police and the communities they serve, according to the black leadership network Project ...
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Black Leaders Urge Reduced Police Role in Regulatory Enforcement, Increased Autism Training and Gun Legalization to Improve Community-Police Relations

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Costs to be Covered by Disarming Federal Agencies Washington, DC. – To improve community-police relations, police should get out of the regulation business, be given greater training in identifying and dealing with those with autism and other cognitive disabilities, build stronger bonds with the communities they serve by offering gun ...
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Pfizer Support for Groups Promoting Sanctuary City Policies Questioned by Free-Market Leader

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Drugmaker Claims to Have No Official Position on National Immigration Reform; Its Corporate Philanthropy Suggests Otherwise Pfizer Support of the Human Rights Campaign, a Notoriously Anti-Religious Group, Also Called into Question Short Hills, N.J. / Washington, D.C. – At today’s annual meeting of Pfizer investors held in Short Hills, New ...
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Black Activists Want Government to Investigate Employer-Mandated “Implicit Bias” Workshops

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Starbucks Shutdown Prompts Concern That “Racial Bias Training” Programs Actually Violate Civil Rights Non-Minority and Male Employees Could Be Disadvantaged Washington, DC – With the Starbucks chain of coffeehouses planning to shutter over 8,000 locations on May 29 to train approximately 175,000 members of its workforce on issues of alleged ...
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Bank of America’s Decision to Sever Ties with Certain Gun Manufacturers Blasted by Free-Market Leader

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Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan Refuses to Say How Much Money Investors Will Lose Because of His Decision to Join Those Who Oppose Second Amendment Charlotte, N.C. / Washington, D.C. – At today’s annual meeting of Bank of America investors, held in Charlotte, North Carolina, a representative of the ...
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Cooper Debates Federal Diversity

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When all else fails, play the race card. CNN recently ran a report that cited three anonymous sources (naturally) who claimed Trump Administration Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke downplayed the importance of diversity in federal staffing. As the nation just humbly observed the 50th anniversary of the death of ...
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Fox Host Threatens to Make National Center’s Cooper a Regular Guest

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“Horace, you make a lot of sense!” That was the wise judgement of Fox Business Network host Stuart Varney about National Center Senior Fellow Horace Cooper. He recently appeared on that channel to discuss the liberal political strategy of going after President Donald Trump’s character instead of his policies. Horace ...
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Calling Out Gun Sale Age Discrimination

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As Project 21 Co-Chairman Stacy Washington sees it, “[p]olitically correct retailers are traveling down a road of discrimination by setting their own arbitrary age limits for purchasing guns.” In the wake of the Parkland school shooting, some chain stores that sell guns decided to arbitrarily raise the age limit for ...
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Fixing Infrastructure Requires Regulatory Reform

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Critical to the success of any Trump Administration plan to improve the nation’s infrastructure will be reform of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) permitting process. As National Center Senior Fellow Horace Cooper pointed out in a recent Washington Times commentary, NEPA regulation “can tie-up infrastructure projects in miles of ...
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Crusade Against Cross Honoring Vets Could Go to Supreme Court

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An appeals court ruling against a war memorial cross could lead to the next big religious liberties case before the U.S. Supreme Court. Bishop Council Nedd II, a co-chairman of the National Center’s Project 21 black leadership network says: The Bladensburg Peace Cross should be allowed to stand where it ...
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Acting on Project 21 Co-Chair’s Suggestion, Trump Sends Feds to Control Chicago Gun Crime

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When Project 21 Co-Chairman Horace Cooper discussed rampant violence in Chicago on “The O’Reilly Factor” on January 26, he said the federal government could “absolutely” intervene to help end the “carnage” there. About an hour after Horace’s appearance, President Donald Trump tweeted “I will send in the Feds!” if the “carnage” ...
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Kate’s Law Praised by Lawman for Protecting Public, Helping Police

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On June 29, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3004 - “Kate’s Law” - to mandate stricter penalties for deported felons who re-enter the United States illegally. The bill, which enjoys the support of President Donald Trump, is named after Kate Steinle.  In 2015, Steinle was allegedly murdered by ...
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