project21-logo
Liberals Unaccountable on Narrative-Defying Racial Crimes

Liberals Unaccountable on Narrative-Defying Racial Crimes

ConservativeBlog.org /
After a young Asian girl was savagely beaten in Philadelphia, the situation was made worse when a liberal city councilmember appeared to try to explain ...
READ MORE
Remembering Bob Dole’s “Passion for This Country”

Remembering Bob Dole’s “Passion for This Country”

ConservativeBlog.org /
Senator, presidential candidate and World War II hero Bob Dole has passed away at the age of 98. Project 21 member Michael Austin, also a native ...
READ MORE
Unemployment Report Suggests Return to the Carter Era

Unemployment Report Suggests Return to the Carter Era

ConservativeBlog.org /
It was another disappointing month for the Biden Administration concerning jobs. The November unemployment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics vastly underperformed economists’ expectations ...
READ MORE
Loading...

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 Applaud Defunding of “Critical Race Theory” Training

Press Release /
Trump Order Would Purge “Tired, Old and Evil Idea” From Federal Employment Washington, D.C. – Members of the Project 21 black leadership network applauded the Trump Administration for seeking to defund all federal training rooted in “critical race theory,” a radical philosophy promoting a false notion of systemic American racism and pitting races against each other. “Critical race theory is bigotry, pure and simple. Its advocates should apologize to Jim Crow and South African apartheid supporters for ever offering a critical word,” said Project 21 Co-Chairman Horace Cooper. “Claiming that people have characteristics and behaviors due solely to their race is ...
READ MORE

Black Activists Praise Justice Department for Fixing Yale’s Fail

Press Release /
“Academic Achievement Should Be Rewarded Without Racial Contingencies” Washington, D.C. - Members of the Project 21 black leadership network praised the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for confronting Yale University over its discriminatory admissions practices. DOJ threatened the Ivy League institution with a civil rights lawsuit after a federal investigation revealed prejudice against Asian-American and white applicants. “For so long, complaints against racial preferences in admissions fell on deaf ears because the complaints came from white students. The justification was that current discrimination in favor of blacks is necessary recompense for historical discrimination against blacks," said Project 21 member Derryck ...
READ MORE

Black Activists Call for Bias Investigation at ESPN

Press Release /
Report That Host Sage Steele Wasn't "Black Enough" for Documentary Raises Concerns About Sports Network's Agenda Washington, D.C. - Veteran ESPN host Sage Steele was reportedly excluded from a network documentary on race and sports because - despite being biracial - her political and social views were not considered by colleagues to be racially authentic. The Project 21 black leadership network called upon the Walt Disney Company to conduct a thorough and public review of political and racial biases at ESPN to determine what remedies are needed to end prejudices at the sports network. "ESPN owes Sage Steele a huge ...
READ MORE

School Choice Victory at Supreme Court Will “Advance Black Lives”

Press Release /
Discriminatory Blaine Amendments Denied Educational Opportunities to Families in Need Washington, D.C. – Today's U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Montana's discriminatory "Blaine Amendment" was cheered by members of the Project 21 black leadership network, who called it a major win for poor and minority parents who have been forced into failing public schools based solely upon where they live. In many states throughout the country, school choice opponents have utilized Blaine Amendments to prevent parents from accessing government assistance when choosing private schools with faith-based backgrounds for their children. "The justices in the majority tore down a monument to intolerance ...
READ MORE

Black Lives Don’t Seem to Matter to Liberal Supreme Court Justices

Press Release /
Project 21 and Justice Clarence Thomas Reject SCOTUS Abortion Decision Washington, D.C. – Members of the Project 21 black leadership network condemned today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned a Louisiana law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. Noting that black women are disproportionately at risk of unnecessary harm during abortion procedures, Project 21 had appealed to the justices through a legal brief that argued against throwing out “a substantial medical benefit that justifies any minimal burden” and thus allowing abortionists to escape oversight and safety requirements. “It’s a sad day when the Supreme Court rules ...
READ MORE

Black Activists Applaud White House Outreach to End Chicago Violence

Press Release /
Project 21 to Mayor Lightfoot, Governor Pritzker: “It’s Time to Take ‘Yes’ for an Answer” Washington, D.C. - Activists with the Project 21 black leadership network applauded President Donald Trump’s efforts to reach out to Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker to help end the violence in the Windy City. "I commend the president for reaching out to the leaders of Chicago and Illinois. The wanton violence in Chicago has gone on for too long, and Governor Pritzker and Mayor Lightfoot must not continue sitting by idly,” said Project 21 Co-Chairman Horace Cooper. “It's time to take ...
READ MORE

Black Activists Ask Kennedy Center to Rescind Tina Fey’s Comedy Prize

Press Release /
After Fey’s Blackface Apology, Project 21 Challenges Taxpayer-Funded Institution to Hold Fey to Her Own Standard Washington, D.C. – The Project 21 black leadership network requested that the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts rescind the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor that it awarded to Tina Fey, in light of the use of blackface on her television show and her recent request to remove that content from circulation. “We are not trying to cancel Tina Fey. Tina Fey cancelled herself when she asked Hulu to purge offensive episodes of ‘30 Rock,’ calling the fruits of her creativity ...
READ MORE

Juneteenth Observances Should Focus on Opportunity, Not Fear and Anger

Press Release /
"Society wants us to succeed, but it's up to us to want to succeed" Washington, D.C. - In advance of "Juneteenth," the oldest and most recognized commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States, members of the Project 21 black leadership network urged black Americans to avoid pitfalls of negativity and to embrace the opportunities that America has to offer. "Our takeaway from the death of George Floyd should be that America came together as one to denounce what happened and speak out against racial injustice. This blessing is our chance to take full advantage of the opportunities ...
READ MORE

Disney Criticized for Pulling Advertising From “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Over Black Lives Matter Discussions

Press Release /
"Black Communities Do Not Benefit If Only One Narrow Narrative Is Permitted in Public Discourse," Said Carlson Guest Horace Cooper Washington, D.C. – After Disney publicly declared its intention to stop advertising on the Fox News Channel's "Tucker Carlson Tonight" in response to discussions related to Black Lives Matter and Antifa, its decision was criticized by recent Carlson guest Horace Cooper and representatives of the Free Enterprise Project (FEP) - which frequently challenges Disney policies. Disney pulled its advertising in response to Carlson opining that Americans are not "required" to be upset by the death of George Floyd, that the ...
READ MORE

Black Activists Criticize NFL for Surrendering to Players’ Woke Demands

Press Release /
Potential Return of Kneeling for Flag and Anthem “Not Justified” Washington, D.C. – Activists with the Project 21 black leadership network condemned National Football League (NFL) Commissioner Roger Goodell for submitting to player demands that would allow the tragic death of George Floyd to be used to politicize professional sports. “No, Roger Goodell, disrespecting the flag is not justified,” said Project 21 Co-Chairman Horace Cooper. “Too many Americans - black, white and brown - have given their lives fighting for our nation’s flag. Neither the NFL nor any organization should let protests or riots be an excuse to encourage this ...
READ MORE

Black Activists Condemn Nationwide Rioting

Press Release /
“The Left is ‘Fighting For’ Blacks While Also Demolishing Our Neighborhoods and Ruining Our Lives” Washington, D.C. – Saying people need to “stop rationalizing and excusing criminal activity,” members of the Project 21 black leadership network condemned the politically motivated riots that have erupted across America, and applaud the possibility of Antifa being designated a domestic terrorist organization. Project 21 was founded 28 years ago in the wake of the 1992 Los Angeles riots to highlight black Americans willing to speak out for law and order and to show the political diversity of the black community. On the five-year anniversary ...
READ MORE

New York Times Chooses Controversy Over Truth in Promoting Revisionist History

Press Release /
1619 Project, Debunked by Historians for Calling American Independence a Conspiracy to Protect Slavery, Continues to Be Marketed to Schoolchildren The Times Is No Longer “a Newspaper of Record,” Says Black Activist, Calling It Instead “a Vicious Caricature of Its Once Respectable Self” Washington, D.C. – Instead of renouncing the debunked 1619 Project, New York Times Publisher A.G. Sulzberger today patted himself on the back for sparking debate with a revisionist history that has been distributed to schools nationwide. During the annual New York Times shareholder meeting, the first one ever to be held virtually, Christopher Arps, a member of ...
READ MORE

Black Activists Cheer Trump Administration for Easing Fuel Efficiency Mandate

Press Release /
“Realistic CAFE Goals… Don’t Force American Families to Choose Between Putting Food on the Table and Having a Modern Vehicle” Washington, D.C. – A recalibrated fuel efficiency standard for American cars and light trucks is being praised by black activists for its potential to improve safety and reduce regulatory burden while still being mindful of the well-being of both the environment and the economy. “American households have a great friend in the Trump Administration. Now, when families make one of their biggest expenditures, they will no longer be faced with excessive prices simply to have the safety they want for ...
READ MORE

Supreme Court Demands Proof of Clear Racial Discrimination

Press Release /
Black Conservatives Praise Justices for Rejecting “Race Card” Allegations to Root Out Real Bias Washington, D.C. - Allegations of racial discrimination in contracting must prove that bias is the sole reason for a minority company losing a deal, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Monday. This decision frees up plaintiffs and courts to focus on true instances of discrimination, according to members of the Project 21 black leadership network. “With this decision, the justices unanimously ruled that Americans must show that ‘race was the determining factor behind their claim’ of discrimination and not just merely one of several factors,” said Project ...
READ MORE

NEPA Reform Can Create Equality and Opportunity for Black America, Say Black Leaders

Press Release /
Washington, D.C. - Calling it “regulatory reform that enhances black empowerment,” the co-chairmen of the Project 21 black leadership network submitted public comments supporting the Trump Administration’s proposed rule to reform the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). In their comment, the Project 21 co-chairmen – Horace Cooper, Council Nedd II and Stacy Washington – wrote: “Commonsense NEPA reform, with a mindful balance of environmental protection and economic growth, is key to a more productive America that helps all of its citizens.” NEPA is a 50-year-old federal regulation subjecting major construction projects and land management decisions to layers of permitting and ...
READ MORE

Protect Women Instead of Abortionists, Say Black Activists

Press Release /
Project 21 Backs Louisiana Law Under Supreme Court Scrutiny Washington, D.C. - The Project 21 black leadership network is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a Louisiana law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, noting that black women are at risk of unnecessary and disproportionate harm during abortion procedures. Project 21 signed onto a amici curiae (“friends of the court”) legal brief in the case of June Medical Services v. Gee, which will be argued on March 4. The brief, representing black conservative and pro-life organizations, asked the justices to uphold the lower court ruling ...
READ MORE

State of the Union Indicates “Exponentially Brighter” Future for Black Americans

Press Release /
Project 21 Condemns “Hatred and Shallowness” on Display by Presidential Critics Washington, D.C. - Responding to the upbeat message in President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, members of the Project 21 black leadership network commend the progress that black Americans have made in recent years due to lower taxes, less regulation and policies that “put America first.” “Tonight, the President strode into the last State of the Union Address of his first term with polls showing race relations at an all-time high, unemployment across all metrics at all-time lows, and a booming economy. He recently signed a new trade agreement ...
READ MORE

Black Activists Push for School Choice at Supreme Court

Press Release /
Project 21 Decries Blaine Amendments as Bigoted for Denying Families Best Educational Options Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments today about whether parents should be empowered with the ability to use government-assisted scholarships to enroll their children in religious schools. Members of the Project 21 black leadership network have joined a legal brief advising the justices that current laws blocking parents from doing so prevent them from making the best choices for their children’s education. The case of Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue focuses on “Blaine Amendments” that are found in 37 state constitutions nationwide ...
READ MORE

MLK’s Mission Praised by Black Conservatives

Press Release /
Left-Wing Activists Criticized for Misinterpreting Teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Washington, D.C. - In observance of the upcoming holiday devoted to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., members of the Project 21 black leadership network are available for interviews regarding Dr. King, how his teachings have shaped the nation and how people have acted – positively and negatively - in his name. “Dr. King’s embodiment of bravery, courage and unity remains a call to action in our neighborhoods and communities. We must continue to reference his life as a catalyst for racial harmony and ...
READ MORE

Covington Student’s Legal Victory Against CNN Hailed by Black Activists

Press Release /
Project 21 Applauds Nick Sandmann's Decision to "Stand Up to Leftist Bullies and Fight Back" Washington, D.C. – The legal victory of Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann over CNN for false reporting is being hailed by members of the Project 21 black leadership network. Sandmann sued CNN and other media organizations for defamation, claiming they had perpetuated false allegations about his encounter with a Native American activist at the Lincoln Memorial last January. Project 21 members were early supporters of Sandmann and his fellow students as they sought to clear their names. "CNN's settlement of a defamation suit filed ...
READ MORE

New Visions Commentary

Biden’s equity agenda will make schools less safe, by Stacy Washington

New Visions Commentary /
To comply with President Joe Biden’s racial equity executive order, the Departments of Justice and Education will likely reinstate, and possibly strengthen, Obama administration rules for public schools that judge student punishments by quantity rather than context. Mere numerical race disparities become de facto discrimination. This puts teachers in a tenuous position. While American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten pushes a social justice agenda embracing critical race theory, she must also have the backs of members who will be judged by metrics portraying them as vicious racists. A union’s first obligation is protecting members who pay their dues. Weingarten ...
READ MORE

Infrastructure Bill Proves DC Shouldn’t Be in the Driver’s Seat

New Visions Commentary /
Summertime is normally when Hollywood releases its blockbuster disaster movies: "Twister," "Deep Impact," "Armageddon," and "The Perfect Storm," to name just a few. With no cinematic depictions of disaster on offer, Washington has had to step in. Introducing . . .  "The Trillion Dollar Infrastructure Bill." Racing towards the American people is so-called "bi-partisan" infrastructure legislation. It amounts to a catastrophe coming to your neighborhood soon. Right now, the United States Senate is working on a $1.2 trillion spending bill that purportedly ends gridlock, repairs bridges and eliminates potholes — nationwide. That ladies and gentlemen is a disguise; smoke and mirrors. The ...
READ MORE

The American Economy Is at a Crossroads, by Martin Baker

New Visions Commentary /
As our nation emerges into a fragile post-pandemic world, we must recognize our economy has been in peril longer than most would care to admit. Some will blame the housing bubble’s collapse in 2007. Some will blame the tax and spend Clinton era. Others will cite the defense buildup of the Reagan years. To some degree, all would be correct. But it would be partisan balderdash to lay our current dire straits at the feet of one person or party. And we need to realize we are still making similar mistakes and risk a latter-day crisis. Our history of reckless ...
READ MORE

Limiting Access to Online Lending will Hurt Black Entrepreneurs, by Richard Holt

New Visions Commentary /
We desperately need more growth to rebuild the post-COVID American economy. Yet liberals are hard at work waging war on business in general, and on minority entrepreneurs in particular. While large corporations have fewer problems applying for and receiving loans, the hundreds of thousands of black Americans who are self-employed or who run small businesses are not so fortunate. The left’s anti-growth agenda is setting the black community up for failure once again. The latest stumbling block put before black Americans comes as the left makes moves to ban online lending. Online lending can be the lifeblood for black start-ups ...
READ MORE

To Succeed, the U.S. Postal Service Should Emulate Ben Franklin

New Visions Commentary /
With all of the political division in Congress, it’s a pleasant surprise that one of the few areas of bipartisan support comes in the form of a plan to revamp the United States Postal Service (USPS) to make it more efficient and self-sufficient. While some want to shutter the USPS, others seek to transform it into a 24/7 one-stop-shop for email, printing, and banking. Neither solution is in keeping with our founders’ intentions regarding the postal service and certainly nothing like that modeled by our first Postmaster General, Benjamin Franklin. The good news is that over the last year our ...
READ MORE

Assessing the Racial Cost of Regulation, by Derrick Hollie

New Visions Commentary /
If the predictions of the environmental “experts” and their models over the course of my life were true, I’d already be dead. Born in the late 1960s, I persevered through threats of famine, drought, a diminishing ozone layer, acid rain, killer bees, a new ice age, global warming and more. Each time, the experts were wrong. In 2019, I testified at a House Natural Resources Committee hearing convened to discuss the “need to act” about climate change. The man sitting next to me wore a hat emblazoned with “12 years.” It signified the time he and other Green New Deal ...
READ MORE

The ‘Endless Frontier Act’ Slush Fund Is a Bad Idea

New Visions Commentary /
Do we have to become China to beat China? Apparently, some Republicans think so. Dozens in the House and Senate recently joined with Democrats to push a plan to use the byzantine protocols of government bureaucracies as a way to give the U.S. a leg up in industrial competition with China. Without irony the bill is named the “Endless Frontier Act." It proposes the creation of a $110 billion slush fund, much of which will be distributed by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The purpose: promote new technologies to make America more competitive against China. The practice: the NSF will ...
READ MORE

Major League Baseball Strikes Out Again on Black America, by Martin Baker

New Visions Commentary /
By moving the All-Star Game from Atlanta to Denver because Georgia is protecting peoples’ votes, Major League Baseball is hypocritical in its rationale. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred stated that the “best way to demonstrate our values as a sport” would be to move the upcoming All-Star Game and its Entry Level Draft out of Georgia. The decision came after the state’s legislature passed and Governor Brian Kemp subsequently signed the “Election Integrity Act of 2021” into law. Opponents of the new law decried it as racist, oppressive and disenfranchising. This voter integrity measure has been attacked for allegedly denying persons ...
READ MORE

Better Things to Fight for Than Juneteenth, by Donna Jackson

New Visions Commentary /
Like many Black Americans, I must admit that I had never heard of Juneteenth until recently. So the push now to make this celebration of emancipation a national holiday certainly didn’t come from me or anyone I know. It sure seems as though it’s part of a bigger agenda being imposed on the Black community by those who never bothered to ask us. And while elevating Juneteenth to such prestige may seem relatively harmless, it comes with the baggage of radicals who are also promoting critical race theory, reparations and self-segregation. It’s time for Blacks to counter such extremism with ...
READ MORE

Critical Race Theory Is Jim Crow Repackaged

New Visions Commentary /
As households across America gear up for a return to normal, they are finding out that leftist radicals continue their efforts to transform America. Today, their activity du jour is using American classrooms to promote a divisive narrative — Critical Race Theory (CRT), a 21st century Jim Crow. The similarities between the goals of Jim Crow then and Jim Crow 2.0 now are quite striking. CRT’s goal is to create a legally enforced system that affects all Americans —determining their economic mobility, their status, their ability to find work, and their potential for achieving the Constitution’s promise of "life, liberty ...
READ MORE

Bringing China’s One-Child Policy to America, by Marie Fischer

New Visions Commentary /
A new billboard campaign proclaims: “One Planet, One Child.” Why would the special interest group behind this, World Population Balance (WPB), promote the same failed policy that Communist China forced on its people? And will North Americans be gullible enough to accept it? WPB was founded to “help the world solve our overpopulation crisis and celebrates the choice to have a small family,” according to its website. This campaign encourages couples to limit themselves to just one child or choose not to have children at all. WPB claims that if women have an average of one child each over the ...
READ MORE

Left’s Critical Race Theory Preaches Black Failure, by Deroy Murdock

New Visions Commentary /
Critical race theory may be the left’s filthiest, ugliest big lie. It defines America as inherently and irredeemably bigoted, denounces all whites as racial oppressors, and diminishes all blacks as racially oppressed victims. Lies, lies, lies. The third lie is the worst. Black Lives Matter, the “diversity” police, and other “systemic racism”-mongers relentlessly claim that white privilege and white supremacy blockade black success. Blacks think, “Yes, we can.” The left replies: “No, you can’t.” Last June, Seattle staged something called Interrupting Internalized Racial Superiority and Whiteness. This segregated brainwashing program for white municipal workers accused them of rendering people of ...
READ MORE

Reclaiming America’s Virtue, by Emery McClendon

New Visions Commentary /
America is declining in both morality and virtue. Our society has become overwhelmed by people who have no values, low expectations or wish to take no personal responsibility. In order for our nation to survive, we must remain true to our nation’s founding principles and be involved in civic responsibility. That is what our Founders intend for us to do to ensure we kept our republic strong. People with evil intent or a lack of morals must be kept in check by those of us who believe in sound ethics and principles. Our Founders drove home these points repeatedly. Benjamin ...
READ MORE

The Biggest COVID Loser? The Constitution. The Winner? Ron DeSantis, by Richard Holt

New Visions Commentary /
Lawbreaking has been rampant during this pandemic, and not just among rioters and looters. The biggest scofflaw has been government. The clearest thing learned from COVID-19 is how dangerous it can be for a people 500 years removed from the Dark Ages to ignore common sense. A great example is Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine. Without legal authority, he canceled an election. He also illegally closed businesses all over the state. Emergency orders did not give him the power to close private businesses and churches, yet he compelled them to close. And then he imposed a statewide curfew. All of it ...
READ MORE

Who Watches the Media Watchdogs?

New Visions Commentary /
Journalism and the Constitution are greatly intertwined. Our Bill of Rights explicitly protects the right of the ‘press’ to operate and our founders believed that a vigorous media was essential for government accountability. But who watches the watchdogs? Last fall many Americans were aghast by the actions of Big Tech and the mainstream media which pushed a false narrative about Russia’s role with Hunter Biden’s laptop and simultaneously quashed all contrary reports implying that it would be libelous to do so. Washington policymakers of all political stripes have publicly questioned whether social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter should be ...
READ MORE

Privileged Anti-Semitism? White Supremacists Aren’t the Only Culprits, by Marie Fischer

New Visions Commentary /
Anti-Semitism in the United States appears to be at its highest level ever — seemingly even more pervasive than it was in Europe before World War II. There’s Marc Lamont Hill, an outspoken supporter of Black Lives Matter, who last month said that the organization supports the “dismantling of the Zionist project.” Marvel was embarrassed into removing anti-Semitic images from its latest Hulk comic book. Synagogues in Queens and the Bay Area were vandalized with swastikas. A Massachusetts school board member called a Jewish man the “K-word” on live TV. And that’s just this year. The “incident map” at stopantisemitism.org ...
READ MORE

Mortgage Company’s Demands Will Do More Harm Than Good

New Visions Commentary /
While the world was focused on Hasbro’s decision to degenderize Mr. Potato, little attention was given to the actions of United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM) CEO Mat Ishbia. Last month he announced that UWM  the largest wholesale mortgage lender in the country — would no longer allow mortgage brokers that do business with UWM to also work with Rocket Pro TPO or Fairway Independent, two other leading mortgage providers. Mr. Ishbia’s announcement should receive a lot of attention. It's bizarre, anticompetitive — and unethical. Most troubling perhaps is its discriminatory impact. Segmenting the mortgage lending market in this way will likely make it ...
READ MORE

Leftist Tokenism Destroys Genuine Knowledge Of America’s Amazing Black History, by Marie Fischer

New Visions Commentary /
Instead of honoring those who truly made black history into American history, leftist media, corporations, and the left have appropriated this tradition into a vehicle for virtue signaling. Black History Month should be a great celebration for all Americans, not just those of us who are black. Unfortunately, the pride I felt about it as a child in the late 1970s has almost dissipated. That’s because instead of honoring those who truly made black history into American history, corporate media, corporations and the politically left have appropriated this tradition into a vehicle for virtue signaling. President Gerald Ford decreed Black ...
READ MORE

We Should Honor a Conservative on the $20 Bill. Her Name Is Harriet Tubman, by Donna Jackson

New Visions Commentary /
In announcing that the Biden administration was resuming efforts to put abolitionist Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said, “It’s important that our … money reflect the history and diversity of our country.” While liberals bask in the blinding glow of superficial identity politics, patting themselves on the back for replacing villainous former President Andrew Jackson on U.S. currency, conservatives can also celebrate this choice by looking beyond Tubman’s color to celebrate her life and deeds. For instance, faith was everything to Tubman. Often referred to as “Black Moses,” Tubman would likely fit into ...
READ MORE

China Threat Now Encompasses ‘Man’s Best Friend’

New Visions Commentary /
One key distinction between the Trump administration and Mr. Biden’s is the attitude toward China. Trump recognized just how much Beijing took advantage of America while Biden acts as if China’s just misunderstood. China’s theft of U.S. intellectual property, mistreatment of the Uighurs, and the Hong Kong crackdown was aggressively and directly challenged by Trump as was its state sponsored hacking of U.S. government and business databases. Just as progress was being made, President Biden shows up with his good cop, better cop routine. Instead of seeing this toxic relationship for what it is the Biden strategy seems to be: ...
READ MORE

Project 21

Opportunity to Join

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.

Please complete this form to begin the process of becoming a member of the Project 21 black leadership network.

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.
Blueprint for a Better Deal for Black America

Featured Videos

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

The National Center for Public Policy Research is a communications and research foundation supportive of a strong national defense and dedicated to providing free market solutions to today’s public policy problems. We believe that the principles of a free market, individual liberty and personal responsibility provide the greatest hope for meeting the challenges facing America in the 21st century.