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In West Virginia v. EPA, Justices Push Back Against Administrative State

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"The Court’s latest ruling on regulatory policy was a crushing blow to leftist authoritarians and central planners in the United States," says Project 21 member ...
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Horace Cooper Defends Clarence Thomas

Racist Rants Against Clarence Thomas Reveal Hostility Toward Black Free Thought

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“Clarence Thomas is the leader of this Court,” declared Project 21 Co-chairman Horace Cooper about the U.S. Supreme Court’s senior justice. In a discussion with ...
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Right to Pray

Black Activists Celebrate Supreme Court’s Protection of Religious Freedom

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Washington, D.C. - Members of the Project 21 black leadership network praised a landmark win for religious freedom and free speech, as the U.S. Supreme ...
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About Project 21

Project 21 is an initiative of The National Center for Public Policy Research to promote the views of African-Americans whose entrepreneurial spirit, dedication to family and commitment to individual responsibility have not traditionally been echoed by the nation’s civil rights establishment.

Project 21 participants have been interviewed by hundreds of media outlets, including the O’Reilly Factor, Hannity and Colmes, the CNN Morning News, Black Entertainment Television’s Lead Story, America’s Black Forum, the McLaughlin Group, C-SPAN’s Morning Journal and the Rush Limbaugh, Michael Reagan, Sean Hannity, G. Gordon Liddy and Larry King shows, as well as in newspapers such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Washington Times and many others.

Project 21 participants live all over the U.S. and have a variety of careers. What they have in common is a desire to make America a better place for African-Americans, and all Americans, to live and work. Project 21 members do this in a variety of ways in their own communities, and, through Project 21, by writing opinion editorials for newspapers, participating in public policy discussions on radio and television, by participating in policy panels, by giving speeches before student, business and community groups, and by advising policymakers at the national, state and local levels.

Project 21: A History

Project 21 is an initiative of The National Center for Public Policy Research to promote the views of African-Americans whose entrepreneurial spirit, sense of family and commitment to individual responsibility have not traditionally been echoed by the nation’s civil rights establishment. This became most obvious during the April 1992 riots in Los Angeles, when the media provided extended coverage of the reaction of liberal civil rights leaders to the events surrounding the Rodney King controversy. Curiously, the media made little mention of those in the African-American community who spoke out in favor of law and order and individual responsibility – and against the rioting.

Rather than merely complain about the lack of attention given to conservative and moderate African-Americans as typified by the coverage of the riots, The National Center for Public Policy Research convened a meeting of conservative and moderate African-American activists in mid-1992 to determine whether it was feasible to construct a network to bring conservative and moderate voices in the black community to the attention of the media. The answer was yes, and Project 21 was born. By March of 1993, Project 21 secured the necessary funding to hire a full-time coordinator to pursue its goals. Project 21’s mission includes the active promotion of conservative and moderate viewpoints by Project 21’s network of members in the media, and the ongoing recruitment of new members to be promoted.

Project 21 acts as a public relations network for moderate and conservative African-Americans, and is interested in promoting those African-Americans who want to discuss their beliefs not only in the privacy of their own homes but in thousands, sometimes millions, of homes across America. Whether a member is a talented writer, articulate speaker, dedicated policy analyst or just have interesting viewpoints on important issues, Project 21 is there to help its members get recognition.

Project 21 has enjoyed enormous success. Project 21’s network of African-American moderates and conservatives have been interviewed by hundreds of newspapers, talk radio shows and television programs throughout the country. Participants have been featured on such programs as CNN & Company, CNN Morning News, The McLaughlin Group, C-SPAN’s Morning Journal, Larry King, Rush Limbaugh, The Michael Reagan Show, BET’s Our Voices, and America’s Black Forum as well as in newspapers such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Detroit News, USA Today, The Cleveland Plain-Dealer, and many others.

Project 21 members have been published, quoted or interviewed over 35,000 times since the program was launched in 1992.

Project 21 first burst into attention following the release of Black America 1994: Changing Direction in January 1994. A 77-page volume, Black America 1994 is a comprehensive assessment of the challenges and opportunities facing the African-American community. A collection of 15 essays written by Project 21 participants, the report addressed important contemporary issues including economic stagnation, crime, education, health, welfare, and the disintegration of the black family.

In the weeks following the report’s release, its contributors participated in several hundred media interviews, and Project 21 received nearly 5,000 requests for information and numerous offers of support.

Project 21 released a major report, The Health Care Ghetto: African-Americans and Health Care Reform, at a National Press Club press conference in August, 1994. The report was the first of its kind to analyze how various health care reform initiatives would affect minority communities.

In January 1995, Project 21 released a second annual report: Black America 1995: A New Beginning. The report consisted of 38 essays by Project 21 members on topics ranging from the information superhighway to crime. In January 1996, a series of profiles were released of black conservatives and moderates who shun government spending and embrace greater community involvement as the way to solve problems. Black America 1996: A Time for Renewal also included an agenda created by black conservatives and moderates outlining what government needs to do – and what it needs to stop doing – if people are going to start solving their own problems.

In 1997, following two years of research, Project 21 released an in-depth report: Black America 1997: How Government Harms Charities… And How Some are Succeeding Anyway. Until now, it has not been widely known that humanitarian groups suffer from government’s regulatory harassment. The 90-page report received front page newspaper coverage in Washington D.C. and led to calls from lawmakers interested in repealing the regulations that harm the ability of charities to help the poor.

Project 21 also has taken a lead role in bringing to public attention the fact that a substantial number of government environmental rules have a disproportionately negative economic impact on minorities. In addition to assisting with the research and publication of over 60 studies, op-eds and press releases on this topic in recent years, in 2002, joining with the John P. McGovern Center for Environmental and Regulatory Affairs to form a Center for Environmental Justice, Project 21 released a comprehensive econometric analysis of the impact of so-called “smart growth” regulations on minorities. The study, “Smart Growth and Its Effects on Housing Markets: The New Segregation” was published in November, 2002.

Project 21 is also actively involved in educating the public on proposals to empower communities rather than the government. For instance, Project 21 was instrumental in promoting the ideas incorporated in the Community Renewal Act, sponsored by Reps. Jim Talent (R-MO) and J.C. Watts (R-OK) in the 105th Congress. Project 21’s Contract with Black America, proposed to the leadership of the Republican Congress in January 1995, started the process that eventually led to the crafting of the Community Renewal Act.

Press Releases

Black Activists Celebrate Supreme Court’s Protection of Religious Freedom

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Washington, D.C. - Members of the Project 21 black leadership network praised a landmark win for religious freedom and free speech, as the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that a school district wrongly fired a high school football coach who prayed at the conclusion of a game. “This decision marks a return to America’s true history, and its foundation based on the values and the principles of God,” said Project 21 member Reverend David Lowery, Jr. In the case of Joseph A. Kennedy v. Bremerton School District, Coach Kennedy, a high school football coach, was fired because he prayed at ...
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A Ruling at Last

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On June 8, a 26-year-old man was arrested outside of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s Maryland home armed with a gun, a knife, zip ties and tools that would help him break into a home. The man, now being charged with the attempted murder of a federal judge after allegedly travelling all the way from California, stated that he believed the murder might “give his life purpose” – an apparent reference to the Court’s decision, joined by Kavanaugh, in Dobbs v. Jackson’s Women’s Health Organization. Although shocking in many respects, an intercepted attack like this shouldn’t be particularly surprising ...
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Black Activists Applaud Supreme Court’s Abortion Decision

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Washington, D.C. - Members of the Project 21 black leadership network are cheering the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling sending abortion policy back to individual states. "An unborn child now has a fighting chance at life. This is a great day of joy -- especially for us in the black community, as abortion is the number-one killer of black Americans," said Project 21 member Steven Mosley. "As stated in the Declaration of Independence, we have the right to life. Today, those words ring truer for the unborn." In the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, the justices voted 6-3 ...
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Juneteenth Must Not Replace Independence Day

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Black Activists Oppose Radical Left Effort to Subvert American History Washington, D.C. – Members of the Project 21 black leadership network, longtime supporters of traditional Juneteenth celebrations, criticized efforts by radical racialists seeking to supplant Juneteenth as an alternative to Independence Day. "Juneteenth is a holiday that should be celebrated by all Americans as a testament to our nation's creed that all men were created equal,” said Project 21 member AK Kamara. “But let us also remember that Juneteenth is not, as the left would suggest, a replacement for the commemoration of the founding of this great nation – Independence ...
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Black Activists Call For Inclusive Juneteenth

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It's "Absurd" to Not Welcome All Races to Celebrate, Learn About Black Culture Washington, D.C. - With Juneteenth now recognized as a federal holiday, members of the Project 21 black leadership network urge Americans of all ethnic backgrounds to learn more about the historic foundations and constructive goals of this longstanding tradition that was thrust into the public consciousness last year amidst racial and political turmoil. "Earlier this week, I voted in the South Carolina primary election, where my name was on the ballot for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Were it not for the emancipation of ...
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Juneteenth: Celebration, Observance or Day Off?

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Washington, D.C. - The second federally-observed Juneteenth holiday once again falls on a weekend, which means the federal government, banks and other institutions are observing Juneteenth 2022 on the following Monday. A paid day off. No mail service. Libraries closed. No parking enforcement. And not on the official day of Juneteenth. Is this what the freed slaves of Galveston, Texas envisioned when they began commemorating Juneteenth? Members of the Project 21 black leadership network have observed and discussed Juneteenth for the past 23 years. They are sharing their insight on the proper ways to commemorate Juneteenth as a national holiday. "There are those who would use Juneteenth to tell me that ...
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Black Conservative Denied Entry to American Express Shareholder Meeting

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Washington, D.C. – A member of the Project 21 black leadership network was denied entry to the American Express annual shareholder meeting in New York today despite presenting proper credentials. Derrick Hollie intended to question the credit giant about its sizable investment in “Diversity & Inclusion” policies that sacrifice merit in order to discriminate based on surface characteristics such as skin color. “From the beginning, the tone of investor relations was to not let me in,” Hollie said after the incident, which drew attention from other attendees. “They knew what we were there for.” Hollie was attending the meeting on ...
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Black Activists Hope Supreme Court Abortion Rumor Holds True

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While Leaked Opinions Set Poor Precedent, Possible Ruling Applauded Washington, D.C. – Members of the Project 21 black leadership network expressed cautious optimism regarding a leaked document indicating that the U.S. Supreme Court may overturn Roe v. Wade and return the issue of abortion back to the states. They also criticized apparent political motivations behind the leak. “Along with the rest of America, I am waiting for verification and confirmation that this is the justices’ true decision,” said Project 21 member and pro-life leader Day Gardner. “However, I was immediately overcome with tears of joy -- giving praise and glory ...
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Black Americans Throw a Flag on NFL’s Discriminatory Diversity Mandates

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Project 21 Members Say Expanded Rooney Rule Overlooks Talent to Satisfy Woke Demands Washington, D.C. – Members of the Project 21 black leadership network called new National Football League (NFL) hiring mandates “cruel” and “discriminatory,” and criticized league management for caving to “woke” pressures for equity that will harm the sport and – ultimately – those who are hired to these set-aside positions. “NFL diversity mandates normalize discrimination. Equity is selectively enforced,” said Donna Jackson, Project 21’s director of membership development. “Black Americans make up 12.4 percent of the population while approximately 70 percent of NFL players are black. In ...
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Climate Regulations Create Environmental Injustice

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Black Activists Condemn Costs of Biden Agenda Washington, D.C. - Members of the Project 21 black leadership network called President Biden’s energy agenda an environmental injustice, noting that poor and minority Americans will be hurt the most by policies that restrict access to affordable energy. “Energy injustice on the part of the Biden Administration is driving energy poverty by keeping individuals and families from being able to afford basic heating, electric and gasoline needs,” said Project 21 member Derrick Hollie. “Green policies have a negative financial impact on vulnerable populations including low-income, minority, rural and senior citizen communities.” Having previously ...
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After Painful State of the Union Address, Black Activists Say Biden Has Failed America

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Washington, D.C. – In response to President Biden’s 2022 State of the Union address, members of the Project 21 black leadership network said the president has earned his near-record-low approval ratings by championing unapologetically left-wing policies which have contributed to skyrocketing inflation, supply chain woes, unchecked foreign aggression and the scars of COVID lockdowns. “Confidence in Joe Biden’s America does not exist. As an Air Force veteran, I am so very embarrassed. Biden’s military is weak,” said Project 21 member Tiffanie Ditlevson. “And the added ‘Biden Buck’ on a gallon of gas – like Dollar Tree – crept up to ...
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“Historic” Supreme Court Nomination Tainted By Racial Politics

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Judge Jackson’s Experience “Overshadowed” By Biden’s Race and Gender Prerequisites, Say Black Activists Washington, D.C. – Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court nomination will be forever stigmatized by the fact the her race and gender were her most important credentials, say members of the Project 21 black leadership network, who added that the nomination of the first black woman to the Court would have been more historic if it had been based on her experience, wisdom and character. “Congratulations to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on her nomination to the Supreme Court,” said Project 21 member Melanie Collette. “Unfortunately, Judge Jackson’s ...
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Critical Race Theory Explained and Opposed By Black Americans

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Primer Reveals How CRT’s Racist Agenda Is Dividing America Washington, D.C. - Critical Race Theory (CRT) is "a bad idea for America [and] especially hurtful for black Americans," said members of the Project 21 black leadership network, who have released a new primer that both defines CRT and offers unifying alternatives. The primer, entitled "What Critical Race Theory Means for Black America," is unique in that it offers insight into what black Americans think about the issue, why they oppose CRT and what they believe would better unite Americans and promote prosperity in black communities. "Critical Race Theory is like cancer, ...
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Biden Jobs Report Disappoints Black Americans

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“With Their Broad Mandates That Fail to Allow Businesses and Entrepreneurs to Create Jobs, Biden and Harris Are Great at Increasing Economic Instability” Washington, D.C. – The employment report issued today by the federal government disappointed black conservatives who see the nation’s rising unemployment rate and stagnant level of workforce participation as indicators of the Biden Administration failing to stabilize and grow the American economy. Members of the Project 21 black leadership network particularly criticized White House policies that result in high black unemployment, which remains well above average and twice the white unemployment rate. “There’s an old saying that ...
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Supreme Court “Now Has a Chance to Get It Right” Regarding Race Preferences in School Admissions

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Project 21's Black Conservatives Had Asked Justices to Reexamine Case Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear two cases concerning racial preferences in higher education admissions. The Project 21 black leadership network joined a legal brief in one of those cases, asking the justices to reconsider a previous decision by the Court that allows discrimination in college and university admissions. "This is great news. Our Constitution is colorblind, and the 14th Amendment ensures that no American can be treated differently solely because of their race. This is true for college admissions as well," said Project 21 ...
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Critical Race Theory Hurts Martin Luther King’s Legacy

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Black Activists Say Politicization of Race Harms MLK’s Dream of Equality Washington, D.C. – Ahead of the annual observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, members of the Project 21 black leadership network warn that the politicization of race through Critical Race Theory (CRT) threatens Dr. King’s legacy of peace and unity among all people. “Observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday has given people an opportunity to remember and exemplify a great American leader who held to the principle that all men and women should be judged not by the color of their skin, but by their character,” ...
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Blacks Robbed of Dignity When Biden Policies Discourage Jobs

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Project 21 Blasts Report Showing Rising Black Unemployment Washington, D.C. – Black unemployment increased in December, prompting members of the Project 21 black leadership network to question the economic competency of the Biden Administration. “The latest jobs report doesn’t say low job growth is a problem; it says too many people have stopped looking for work,” said Project 21 member Michael Austin. “In an economic address, Joe Biden said ‘a job is about a lot more than a paycheck. It's about your dignity.’ I wholeheartedly agree. That’s why we should take the latest jobs report as a sign to reject ...
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Black Activists Tell Supreme Court: Race Preferences Have “Disastrous Consequences”

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Project 21 Joins Legal Brief Asking Justices to Overturn Higher Education Admissions Ruling Washington, D.C. - The Project 21 black leadership network joined with six other organizations and one parent to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider a previous decision that has resulted in racial discrimination in college and university admissions. In an amici curiae (“friends of the court”) legal brief asking the justices to accept the case of Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. University of North Carolina, et. al., Project 21 and the others pointed out that the Court’s 2003 decision in the case of Grutter v ...
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Black Activists Praise Verdict in Ahmaud Arbery Murder Trial

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"Let’s Stop Saying the Justice System Doesn’t Work for People of Color” Washington, D.C. – After a jury in Glynn County, Georgia ruled decisively against the three men involved in the death of Ahmaud Arbery, members of the Project 21 black leadership network commented on the verdict and its implications. "Let’s stop saying the justice system doesn’t work for people of color,” said Project 21 member Donna Jackson. “From the civil rights era through today, our justice system has expanded the rights of black and brown people. This verdict shows that both the Constitution and our justice system are colorblind ...
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Black Activists Respond to Rittenhouse Acquittal

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Rioters Repudiated, Second Amendment Safe, Say Project 21 Members Washington, D.C. – After a jury in Kenosha, Wisconsin declared Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty of all charges against him, members of the Project 21 black leadership network commented on the verdict and its implications beyond Kenosha. In particular, Project 21 members called the jury’s decision a validation of the Second Amendment’s guarantee of the rights to keep and bear arms and to defend oneself. They are also calling for calm and respect for the decision. “I am pleased to see a just verdict was reached today. Clearly, this was an act ...
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New Visions Commentary

Don’t Bank on Catastrophic Climate Change, by David W. Kreutzer and Donna Jackson

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The SEC’s Proposed Disclosure Rule Is an Assault on the Finance Industry Though not very good at a variety of things, Team Biden is single-minded and persistent when it comes to using federal financial regulators to do their bidding with respect to climate change. For instance, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation — which is supposed to make sure banks remain solvent — is currently working on a “Statement of Principles for Climate-Related Financial Risk Management for Large Financial Institutions.” This statement and the proposed SEC rule on climate risk disclosure are just parts of the Biden administration’s all-of-government assault on the financing ...
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Voter Fraud Disenfranchises Black Americans. It’s Time To Put A Stop To It, by Christopher Arps

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In its “Blueprint for a Better Deal for Black America,” the Project 21 black leadership network offers recommendations to “remove barriers blocking African Americans from reaching their full potential and ensuring the American dream for all.” This includes protecting election integrity and the hard-fought right for blacks to vote for the candidates of their choice. As a Project 21 member and president of the Americans for Citizen Voting (ACV), one in particular especially appeals to me. That is “Restoring the Right of Self-Determination of Black America”: One of the key goals of the Civil Rights Movement was to ensure that every black citizen had a ...
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Celebrate Juneteenth for What It Really Is, by Donna Jackson

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President Biden elevated Juneteenth to the level of Veterans Day and Independence Day in 2021. But does it deserve that distinction? Unfortunately, the evolution of this holiday has largely betrayed the intent of those who originated it. Juneteenth is a mash-up term for June 19, the day in  when Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas with news of the Civil War’s end two months earlier. Slaves living in the region also discovered they were free and didn’t know it: President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation had abolished slavery two and a half years earlier. In following years, Galveston’s former slave population began ...
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Juneteenth: A Perfect Day to Cheer Black Success, by Deroy Murdock

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On Monday, America marks our second Juneteenth national holiday. Some will focus on the severe pain and death that slavery inflicted on blacks between 1619 and 1865. It would be far more useful, however, to celebrate so much that black Americans have accomplished since the original Juneteenth liberated the last of some 4 million emancipated slaves. That joyous day arrived on June 19, 1865. Having vanquished the Confederacy that April, victorious Union Army soldiers reached Galveston, Texas. They encountered that final group of slaves who were unaware that the South had fallen. More important, the men in blue uniforms read ...
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We’ve Just Witnessed Jury Nullification in the DC Swamp

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This week, former Clinton Campaign attorney Michael Sussman was found not guilty on one count of lying to the FBI. In some respects, the verdict was surprising, while in others it wasn't. The evidence presented at trial was overwhelming. By many accounts, Michael Sussman had indeed lied to the FBI about his reasons for meeting with FBI general counsel James Baker. He did so to cover up his part in an elaborate role to weaponize the FBI against candidate Donald Trump. On the other hand, the trial, to use G. Gordon Liddy’s term, was "stacked and packed." Several Clinton campaign ...
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Disney Steps in Mousetrap of Its Own Making, by Deroy Murdock

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Florida lawmakers voted to end the Walt Disney Company’s special, self-government privileges, which it never should have received. Since 1967, Disney has operated its own mini-state, surrounded by Florida — much as the Vatican is encircled by Rome. The Reedy Creek Improvement District exempts Disney from certain taxes and regulations that burden other companies. This arrangement also empowers the Magic Kingdom to establish its own levies, ordinances, and emergency services in and around Disney World and its other theme parks. Let’s hope that Disney enjoyed this cushy 55-year ride. Too bad its rotten corporate citizenship cost it these precious goodies. Disney ...
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Rush to Green Renewables Won’t Bring U.S. Energy Independence, by Derrick Hollie

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After the fall of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, the United States valiantly rose as an unchallenged global superpower holding a dominant position in influence, military, economy, and resources. The U.S. is abundantly rich in natural resources including natural gas and petroleum. America is more capable than ever of providing affordable energy to its citizens. The current energy crisis has Americans shocked by prices at the pump. With increased energy costs, consumers are now having to make the inconceivable choice whether to pay their electric bill or buy groceries. Inflation is at 8.5% which is ...
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Sacramento Mass Shooting Confirms What Experts Already Knew, But Media Won’t Tell, by Craig DeLuz

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In the wake of the horrific mass shooting that took place in Sacramento, California, over the last week, politicians and media pundits have rushed to their soapboxes to proclaim, once again, that guns are the root of all evil and the cause of the recent violent crime wave that has gripped our nation. They share with whomever will listen, their prognosis for ending crime as we know it. “We need more ‘common sense’ gun laws,” they say. But there are a number of underlying truths that they will dare not share with the public. Because if they do, it will ...
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Ketanji Brown Jackson Being Soft on Pedophilia and Child Pornography Is a Big Deal, by Patrina Mosley

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Lenient Sentencing Should Disqualify Her From the Supreme Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s troubling record on child pornography is a big deal. Child pornography is an epidemic plaguing our country. Filmed rape of children is a federal crime and causes a trauma one cannot even fathom. It is then possessed and distributed as child pornography, known as child sexual abuse material because that’s what it is — child abuse. During Judge Jackson’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings, Sen. Josh Hawley and others have pointed out her history of light sentencing in child pornography cases. What’s even more troubling is her commentary about such cases. While ...
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Confirmation Bias

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You might not know it from the news coverage, but Ketanji Brown Jackson isn’t the first black person to be named to the United States Supreme Court. She’s not even the second. But the fawning coverage might make you think she was—especially in contrast to the last black American named to the high court, Justice Clarence Thomas. The media’s treatment of a liberal nominee versus a conservative nominee has been a study in stark contrasts these past weeks. According to the media, Jackson is brilliant and accomplished. A sitting judge on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals and a former ...
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Another Leftist Smear Attempt Falls Flat

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This totally unworkable recusal standard has been trotted out solely because Justice Thomas is the most influential member of the Supreme Court.  No matter what political party you align with, we can all agree that 2022 is going to be a blockbuster term for the Supreme Court. Cases regarding abortion, gun control, and affirmative action are all poised to be decided this year. In the past the Left has used the Court to impose its radical ideology on American society because it couldn’t use the electoral process to do it. Now they fear the Court is no longer hospitable to ...
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How The Left’s Push For ‘Equity’ Is Destroying Equality, by Joe Mobley

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The legacy of the civil rights movement, for which so many people fought and died, is hanging by a thread. Why? Equity. In 2018, California enacted the blatantly unconstitutional SB 826, which requires publicly held corporations to have a state-mandated number of women on their boards — one fewer than the majority for odd-numbered boards, and half for even-numbered boards. Now the final nail has been placed in the coffin of the Civil Rights Act. California enacted AB 979 in 2020 to require that a minimum number of “underrepresented communities” also get positions on these same corporate boards. That means boards must contain a certain number ...
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For-Profit Schools: Key to Minority Students’ Economic Mobility

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Over the next several weeks, the Department of Education will consider implementing new regulations and requirements that will single out proprietary or "for-profit" colleges. These sweeping new regulatory changes will drastically alter the ability of the students admitted to these schools to access federal funds, and consequently will unfairly affect hundreds of thousands of students. These students — Black, white, and brown — will be adversely impacted only because they rely on career colleges and proprietary schools as their primary education choice and Blacks most of all. This targeted attack takes direct aim at the for-profit schools that many minorities ...
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Buttigieg’s Latest Scheme to Shut Down Your Family’s Car

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Starting with Al Gore’s alarmist claims about the automobile in his 1992 book “Earth in the Balance” to Greta Thunberg’s regular crusades against gas powered cars the left has openly tried to get Americans to give up the family car. As President, Obama placed limits on oil production, elevated mile per gallon (MPG) requirements and waged war on the SUV. These efforts hurt car ownership but weren’t fatal. Now Democrats have a new plan. They have to kill cars to save you and me. Their latest alarmism tool – the phony rise in highway deaths. In late January, Biden Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg released ...
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Nancy Pelosi Has a Defund the Police Problem, by Demetrius Minor

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has a Defund the Police problem. "Make no mistake, community safety is our responsibility," Pelosi told ABC's George Stephanopoulos during an interview on Sunday. "I quote one my colleagues from New York, Ritchie Torres, brand new member of Congress, way on the Left, saying that defund the police is dead." You know who doesn't have to talk about Defund the Police being dead? A party whose members aren't still spreading the slogan. And yet, facing a daunting electoral challenge in the upcoming midterms, members of the Democratic Party are still on the Defund train. Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) recently promised to double down on the slogan, even ...
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How Conservatives Can Deliver On MLK’s Goals, by Demetrius Minor

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Since Americans across the political spectrum are inspired by the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., it’s not surprising when politicians invoke a catchy phrase used by the slain civil rights leader to bring attention to the kind of society they dream to lead. Over the next few weeks, King’s sermons will be revisited in pulpits across America to commemorate Black History Month. We will reminisce about his vision for racial equality and justice. But beyond the nostalgia and fancy slogans, conservatives need to heed King’s convictions. It’s quite easy for us to clutch quotes about racial harmony, but ...
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Biden’s Parade of Shattered Pledges Makes Him America’s Promise-Breaker-In-Chief, by Deroy Murdock

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President Donald J. Trump’s friends and foes can agree on this: He fulfilled an astonishing number of promises. During his first year in office, he signed a $1.5 trillion tax-rate cut, killed some 1,500 meddlesome regulations, greenlighted the Keystone XL Pipeline, scrapped ObamaCare’s individual mandate (but not the entire program), curbed southern border crossings, erased the ISIS caliphate, and much more. Joe Biden’s presidency after one year is something completely different. His parade of shattered pledges makes him America’s promise-breaker-in-chief. "With unity we can do important things," Biden said in his inaugural address. This echoed the giant, national hug around ...
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The Commonsense Case for ‘Right to Repair’

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In today’s polarized political climate, there are very few pieces of legislation that can bring together policymakers from both sides of the aisle. This situation has resulted in many bills that could benefit the majority of Americans dying in Congress and being all but abandoned. Over the summer, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) introduced the Save Money on Auto-Repair Transportation Act, otherwise known as the SMART Act. This bill -- co-sponsored by three Democrats and two additional Republicans – has the opportunity to buck that trend and benefit working class households all over America. Why the SMART Act? According to the ...
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Dr. King’s False Heirs, by Richard Holt

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Imagine two children on a playground. These kids play. They laugh. They are helping each other on the slides and sharing a sandwich for lunch. At 4 years old, these children — one Black and one white — see each other as they see themselves. They see not a color or racism or social stigma. They see another kid who will help them throw their leftover bread to the ducks. What happens to these two children later in life that creates a racial barrier between them? Adults, and their lies. Race is a purely sociological construct, one that is taught ...
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How the Principled Dick Armey Served America Well

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Reading more like a tell-all than a memoir, Dick Armey's "Leader" details his life from his humble beginnings in North Dakota, to the halls of the United States Capitol and beyond in this captivating book which ultimately reveals that it is possible for an American leader to unfailingly promote freedom and liberty. Want to know what Dick Armey really thinks about Newt Gingrich, Tom Delay, John Boehner and other notable Republicans? Get “Leader” and you’ll see. In a way that seemingly only Armey can, he gives the reader a fly-on-the-wall perspective on every meeting that went on during that tumultuous ...
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Help promote the diversity of opinion in black American community. Make the 21st century a time when character transcends race, and where open and honest debate flourishes.

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By clicking here, I agree to serve as a member of the Advisory Board of Project 21 - a program of the National Center for Public Policy Research. I understand membership does not imply agreement with all statements and views of all Project 21 members or the organization. I understand membership does not imply I am accepting any financial or other responsibility related to the success of Project 21 or the National Center. I understand that the National Center is a 501(c)(3) organization that does not seek to influence opinions on candidates or political parties, and I will abide by this rule as a member of the Project 21 Advisory Board. As Project 21 exists to examine new approaches and ideas and promote discussion of them, all participants in its programs - including formal publications and media appearances - must, of necessity, speak at all times on their own behalf. No endorsement by members of the Project 21 Advisory Council, other program participants or the National Center for Public Policy Research is implied.
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