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Groundbreaking Study Finds that African Amercans Bear Greatest Burden of Climate Change Impact
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It has long been established that poor African American communities have a grossly disproportionate number of pollution-emitting plants cited in them. Now new study shows that African Americans are also bearing a disproportionate share of the impact of climate change. "The Center for Policy Analysis and Research, the policy arm of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.commissioned the study, which forecasts a difference in the impact of climate change on people of various socioeconomic and racial groups. Dr. Maya Rockeymoore, CBCF's Vice President for Research and Programs points out, "We must call on America's civic and political leaders to do something now to reduce carbon emissions, and craft policies that will provide a more equitable and less harmful outcome. Policies that reduce carbon dioxide emissions can also lower emissions of other pollutants including particulates, ozone, nitrogen, and sulfur oxides."

Project 21 Goes after the Black Caucus, Tries to Initiate Bogus Investigation
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The NeoCons are siccing Project 21 on progressive blacks! From US News wire: "In response to actions and comments by members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) regarding American policy toward Haiti, the African-American leadership network Project 21 endorsed a letter to Chairman Joel Hefley (R-Colo.) asking the U.S. House of Representative's Committee on Standards of Official Conduct to conduct a formal investigation of the CBC. The letter was originally sent on April 1, 2004, by the Brotherhood Organization for a New Destiny, a family-focused, community-based organization in Los Angeles, California founded by Project 21 member Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson." The Brotherhood is another front group. What a difference between the courageous members of the Black Caucus who speak out FOR THEMSELVES and those who hide behind corporate front groups and sling mud. For more about the Project 21 see: http://www.blackcommentator.com/20_commentary_1_pr.html