01 Apr 2008 Project 21’s Massie to Receive “Conservative Man of the Year” Award
Washington, D.C. – Mychal Massie, chairman of the Project 21 black leadership network, will receive the “Conservative Man of the Year” award from the Suffolk County (New York) Conservative Party for his many contributions to advancing conservative principles.”
The members and staff of Project 21 are extremely proud of Mychal,” said Project 21 staff director David Almasi. “Mychal has earned more than his fair share of criticism from the left for daring to speak his mind and promoting the diversity of opinion among black Americans that is largely overlooked in the media. It is high time for him to be congratulated for it.”
Massie will receive the award at the Suffolk County Annual Chairman’s Club Dinner on Thursday, April 10 at the Venetian Yacht Club in Babylon, Long Island, New York. The Suffolk County Conservative Party officials report their organization has over 20,000 members.
Massie is being honored by Suffolk County Conservatives for his body of activism in matters such as being chairman of Project 21, as an outspoken commentator, as a talk radio host and as a columnist for WorldNetDaily.
Past recipients of the award are pollster Kellyanne Conway, CEO and president of the polling company, and Guardian Angels founder and talk radio host Curtis Sliwa.
“I am humbled by this honor. I am also blessed to live in a country where the son of a housekeeper and maid could be so honored,” said Massie. “While I alone am being so recognized, I feel it is my duty to recognize the many who shared in shaping my views on faith, family and this great nation, not the least of which and foremost was my late grandmother. But I would be remiss if I did not mention my 7th and 8th grade homeroom and math teacher – Mrs. Blanche High – who taught me during the volatile 1960s that there were many Americans who exemplified fairness, equality and inclusion in their own quiet, selfless ways.”
Massie’s award is not tied to any past work for the Conservative Party on Massie’s or Project 21’s part, nor does Massie’s acceptance of the award as a private individual constitute any endorsement of the party by Project 21.
For more information, contact David Almasi at (202) 543-4110 x11 or [email protected], or visit Project 21’s website at http://www.project21.org/P21Index.html.