Today's Date: April 22, 2021
Craig Newmark Philanthropies Invests in Anti-Hunger Organization Amid Worsening Hunger Crisis for Veterans, Military Families   •   Indigenous Healing Festival Scheduled as Virtual Event May 8-9   •   PowerFuel Damas Co-Founder Wins 2021 Global Amazon AIexa Skills Challenge to Help Rescue Women from Domestic Violence   •   MONAT Recognized as a Top Direct Selling Company and Best Place to Work by Direct Selling News   •   GE Appliances Marks Earth Day 2021 By Joining UN Global Compact   •   StandDesk Launches StandDesk for Business   •   Lower Black Infant Mortality Rates in Los Angeles is Goal Of New Health Net-Funded Grant for Cherished Futures   •   Scrub Daddy Announces Their Recycling Rewards Program   •   PlainID Co Founder named top 25 Women Leaders in Cybersecurity of 2021   •   Jim Corrigan Named Chief Executive Officer of ConnectiveRx   •   TORTIYAHS!® Brand Ushers in Cinco De Mayo With Promotions & Sweepstakes!   •   CNote Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary, Thousands of Jobs Created in Underserved Communities   •   ESSENCE Announces Presenters for 14th Annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards Airing Thursday, April 22nd, at 7 pm (ET)   •   St. Jude EPIC Challenge blasts off, inspiring students to reach for the stars to help others   •   Canadian Paralympic Committee to host refreshed, virtual Paralympian Search for women   •   This Earth Day, No Evil Foods Wants You to Fight Racism by Cutting Out Plastic   •   Oath Announces $2 Million in Seed Funding to Reinvent Healthcare Experience Starting With Motherhood   •   Veritas Announces Launch of EduSafe Pooled PCR Testing with Automatic Follow-Up For K-12 Schools, Childcare Centers and Summer C   •   Survey: Majority of U.S. Teens Don't Believe Everyone is Presented with "A Level Playing Field" When It Comes to Financial Oppor   •   Pep Boys to Award $100,000 in Scholarships to Aspiring Automotive Technicians
Bookmark and Share

NAACP Criticized Over Anti-Tea Party Site

WASHINGTON - A new NAACP initiative to monitor the "racism and other forms of extremism" of the tea party movement is being criticized by black conservatives with the Project 21 leadership network as yet another example of the once-venerable group allowing its reputation to be hijacked for progressive political gain.

"It's regrettable to see a group that used to have such an honorable and credible reputation become just another political tool of the progressive movement," said Project 21 member Jimmie L. Hollis. "I cannot help but think that there are some fine people working for the NAACP, but its leadership is doing it a disservice by crying wolf in this manner."

The NAACP has joined with the left-wing groups Think Progress, Media Matters and New Left Media to create the web site At present, the site is a blog containing anecdotal evidence -- such as photos of individuals at tea party rallies -- as evidence of tea party "racism." It also contains a gallery of "eyewitness photos" of "extremism."

Among the photos are people with signs that use no racist language, but do oppose amnesty for illegal aliens and a government takeover of health care. There is a photo of Dale Robertson, who showed up to a tea party event in Houston, Texas on February 27, 2009 with a sign that contained a misspelling of the n-word. It is not reported that Robertson was removed from the event by its organizers because of the sign.

Another photo in's rogues' gallery of "Tea Party extremism" is Project 21 member Oscar Murdock. In a photo registered to AFP-Getty Images taken at a rally in Searchlight, Nevada, Murdock is holding one sign that reads: "Hey progressives, love the USA. Do not destroy it." Another sign -- shaped like a hand -- reads: "Hi Sarah [Palin], we [heart] u."

"What is wrong with the signs I made and was holding in that picture? What is wrong with the person in another photo who was simply wearing a hat with tea bags on it?" asked Project 21's Murdock. "I think the NAACP has drifted too far to the left. They are no longer serving the best interests of the black community. They are only serving the progressives."

Murdock added: "The NAACP is doing things that should be embarrassing to them."

Another troubling aspect of the NAACP's interest in the tea party movement and initiatives such as this is their leadership's apparent disinterest in racial abuse directed toward black conservatives.

"As a speaker at many tea party events across America, I've never once encountered this racism and extremism that the NAACP acts so concerned about," said Project 21 fellow Deneen Borelli. "I have told the NAACP how I have been called a 'token,' 'traitor' and 'sellout' -- among other things -- for my support of limited government and personal responsibility. But the NAACP has thus far chosen to ignore this racial animosity."

On July 28, Borelli sent a letter to NAACP vice president Hilary Shelton, asking him to make good on 
a pledge he made
 on the Fox News Channel's "Geraldo At Large" program that the organization would repudiate race-based criticism of black conservatives. More than a month later, the NAACP has not yet responded.

Back to top
| Back to home page

White House Live Stream
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Sounds Make the News ®
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News