Project 21 founded

Date: 
Tue, 1993-06-15

*The founding of Project 21 is celebrated on this date in 1993. Project 21 is the design of The National Center for Public Policy Research (NCPPR).

It is a conservative organization that promotes the views of African-Americans whose capitalist spirit; dedication to family and commitment to individual responsibility has not been echoed by the nation's civil rights establishment. In mid-1992 NCPPR began to bring conservative and moderate voices in the Black community to the attention of the media. By March of 1993, Project 21 hired a full-time coordinator to pursue its goals including the active promotion of conservative and moderate viewpoints in the media, and the recruitment of new members.

The organization acts to help its members get recognition. Project 21's network of African-American moderates and conservatives have been interviewed by and 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 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 has emerged as a voice for a niche generation of African-Americans.

Since its beginning the organization has released a number of writings of challenges and opportunities facing the African-American community. They are: Black America 1994: Changing Direction, Black America 1995: A New Beginning, Black America 1996: A Time for Renewal and Black America 1997: How Government Harms Charities and How Some are Succeeding Anyway. Project 21 published Black America 1998-99: Indicators of Black Progress and Are White Voters Smarter Than African American Voters.

Reference:
Project 21

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email, Project21@nationalcenter.org