Project 21 Press Release: Black Conservatives Represented on CNN Rice Testimony Panel – April 2004

Mychal Massie, a member of Project 21’s National Advisory Council, participated in a CNN focus group watching National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice’s testimony before the September 11 commission. His reactions will be broadcast on Thursday, April 8 on CNN’s “Paula Zahn Now” program at 8 pm and 2 am eastern.

Project 21, an African-American leadership network, has been a leading voice in the African-American community since 1992.

In the wake of the testimony, fellow Project 21 member Darryn “Dutch” Martin said of Rice’s testimony: “If there were any doubts about Condoleezza Rice’s ability as a capable and competent national security advisor, those doubts were probably dashed with her testimony before the September 11 commission. She handled herself like a true champion, despite the occasional partisan sniping from some Democratic members of the commission. She knows her stuff like the back of hand, and it was virtually impossible to break her down – despite Bob Kerry’s obviously partisan attempts to do so.”

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