National Center for Public Policy Research press release

For Release: July 18, 2016
Judy Kent at (703) 759-7476 or cell (703) 477-7476 or [email protected]


Black Conservatives Available for Commentary on Police Killings, Freddie Gray Case

Killings of Police Officers; 'Community v. Police' Debate; Fourth Verdict in Freddie Gray Trial Expected July 18 Among Available Topics


Washington, D.C. - Black conservatives affiliated with the Project 21 national leadership group are available for interviews and commentary on breaking news events, including but not limited to:

  • the murder of police officers in Baton Rouge on July 17;
  • the expected July 18 verdict in the trial of Baltimore Police Lt. Brian Rice in the fourth Freddie Gray trial;
  • the ongoing conversation about law enforcement's treatment of and relationship with the black community;
  • and more.
  • Members available for interviews include, but are not limited to:

    Council Nedd II, Ph.D.,, a founding Project 21 member who wears two professional hats: Law enforcement and ministry. Council Nedd is an elected state constable in Pennsylvania and bishop and rector of St. Alban's Anglican Church in Pine Grove Mills, Pennsylvania. (See Bishop Nedd talking about Black Lives Matter on NewsMax TV here, discussing the relationship between the police and the black community on Fox's The Kelly File here, discussing the important role of fathers in families on Fox's the Kelly File here and discussing efforts for positive change in communities on Fox's Hannity here.)

    Stacy Washington, a Project 21 member and talk show host on 97.1 FM News Talk KFTK in St. Louis who also is the daughter of a police officer. (See Stacy Washington recount the threats she personally witnessed against police officers in Ferguson, MO on CNN here, the Black Lives Matter movement here on Fox's The Kelly File here, the murder of police officers in Dallas on NewsMax TV here.)

    Horace Cooper, co-chairman of Project 21, former assistant law professor at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University in Virginia, legal commentator and former legal counsel for a U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader. (See Horace Cooper discussing racial issues on Fox's O'Reilly Factor here and here, on MSNBC's Hardball here, on Arise TV here and the Freddie Gray riots in Baltimore on OAN TV here.)

    Ted Hayes, a Project 21 member, civil rights and homeless activist, based in San Francisco. (See Ted Hayes talking about Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and the route to a 'post-racial nation' on the OAN TV network here; talking about the impact of illegal immigration on the black community on OAN here.)

    Christopher Arps, a Project 21 member, political consultant and co-founder of, a 43-state network of conservative and moderate black Americans. (Watch him discuss the Obama Administration's approach to race issues on the OAN TV network here.)

    Derryck Green, Ph.D., a Project 21 member and media commentator who just recently received his Ph.D. in ministry from Azusa Pacific University near Los Angeles. (See Derryck Green discuss former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani's comments that the Black Lives Matter movement is racist on CNN's Dr. Drew Show here, see him address the myth that conservatives are naturally racist in a Prager University video here, see him discuss immigration on Blaze TV's Dana Loesch show here.)

    Emery McClendon, a Project 21 member and Tea Party organizer. (Watch him tell NewsMax TV why he organized an "All Lives Matter" rally to coincide with an appearance in Ft. Wayne, Indiana by Al Sharpton here and affirmative action here.)

    Nadra Enzi, Project 21 member and New Orleans-based urban safety activist who promotes culture change and speaks frequently on the topic "Two Reasons Blacks Shouldn't Hate Blues." He is the founder of the "Security Within SELF" organization and blogs at SWS: Security Within SELF. (See him discuss the Ferguson riots on NewsMax TV here, respond to a Louisiana lawmaker who opposes teaching the Declaration of Independence here and address the assassination of two New York City Police Officers in 2014 here.)

    Gianno Caldwell, a Project 21 member and political consultant in Washington DC. (Watch him discuss current events on Thom Hartmann's "The Big Picture" here and U.S. foreign policy on the OAN TV network here.)

Project 21 members have been quoted, interviewed or published over 35,000 times since the program was created in 1992.

Contributions to the National Center are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated, and may be earmarked for the use of Project 21.

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