December 8, 2022

Black Conservative Ferguson Experts Available for Interviews

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Press Release from the National Center for Public Policy Research:



St. Louis/Washington – These and other members of the black conservative network Project 21 are available to discuss breaking news events in Ferguson, Missouri.

Project 21 experts in Ferguson/St. Louis:

Christopher Arps: Project 21’s Christopher Arps lives near Ferguson and attended perhaps the first prayer vigil related to the shooting. He has been a guest on TV or radio 35 times and quoted in the press 13 times about events in Ferguson. Chris is a managing partner with the digital media and political consulting firm NLB Enterprises LLC and is a co-founder of

Stacy Washington: Project 21’s Stacy Washington is a local radio talk show host in St. Louis, Missouri (FM NewsTalk 97.1), an Emmy-nominated television personality, Air Force veteran, local school board member and mom. Stacy has been a guest on 15 radio talk shows to discuss Ferguson so far and has repeatedly been quoted in the press about events there.

Lawrence B. Jones III: Project 21’s Lawrence B. Jones III is an investigative journalist who will be filming events in Ferguson first-hand for Project 21 and Glenn Beck’s The Blaze network. A pre-law student who has worked with Project Veritas as well as with Child Protective Services and the juvenile court in Dallas, Lawrence is the author of the Ferguson-themed op-ed “It’s Time to Mend the Ties between Police and the Black Community” published by Project 21 in September.

Project 21 experts who have visited Ferguson and met with key figures there:

Niger Innis: Project 21 founding member Niger Innis of Las Vegas travelled to Ferguson with co-Project 21 members Wayne Dupree and Dr. Alveda King, meeting with the mayor, police chief, State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D), and other figures and attending several prayer vigils, all under the auspices of Restore the Dream 2014, of which Niger is a co-founder. Niger is the national spokesman for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), one of the nation’s most famous and influential civil rights organizations, and he is a frequent media commentator, having appeared on CNN, CNBC, NPR, the Fox News Channel, MSNBC, the BBC and many other media platforms.

Wayne Dupree: Project 21’s Wayne Dupree of Baltimore, better known in social media circles as the Internet media entrepreneur “News Ninja,” travelled to Ferguson with co-Project 21 members Niger Innis and Dr. Alveda King, meeting with the mayor, police chief, State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D), and other figures and attending several prayer vigils, all under the auspices of Restore the Dream 2014. Wayne has been interviewed extensively about events in Ferguson, including on FNC’s “Fox and Friends” and AmericaOne, and is an Air Force veteran.

Ferguson issue experts outside of St. Louis:

Horace Cooper: Project 21 Co-Chairman Horace Cooper of northern Virginia is a nationally-known legal commentator who taught constitutional law at George Mason University and served as general counsel for a U.S. House of Representatives majority leader for many years. Horace has discussed Ferguson events on TV and talk radio shows as a guest 48 times and been quoted in news stories about Ferguson over a dozen times.

Joe Hicks: Project 21’s Joe Hicks of Las Angeles is vice president of Community Advocates, Inc., a Los Angeles think-tank. He is a former KFI-AM Radio (Los Angeles) and host. Joe has served as the executive director of the Los Angeles City Human Relations Commission and the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the civil rights organization founded by Martin Luther King, Jr. Joe has been a guest on the Fox News Channel, CNN, and local and national programs too numerous to count. Joe has discussed events in Ferguson on national and local television four times, and been a guest on radio shows or quoted in the press about Ferguson an additional 13 times.

Carl Pittman: Project 21’s Carl Pittman is a peace officer in Houston and ran for sheriff in Harris County, TX in 2012 with the endorsement of Maricopa County AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio. He previously served as a peace office in California. Carl is the author of the book The Personal Journey of a Black Common Sense Conservative (Xulon Press, 2014), a businessman and Marine Corps veteran. He has been a guest discussing events in Ferguson on nine radio shows for Project 21, five of which were nationally-syndicated.

Nadra Enzi: Project 21’s Nadra Enzi is a New Orleans anti-crime activist who has been a guest on one national television and three radio programs for Project 21 on events in Ferguson (two of which were nationally-syndicated).

These and other Project 21 members with extensive knowledge of events relating to the death of Michael Brown are available for interviews.

Project 21 has issued the following press releases on the death of Michael Brown and related events:

November 3: Black Activists Comment on Washington Post Report that Federal Civil Rights Charges Will Not Be Filed Against Darren Wilson in Death of Michael Brown

September 13: Project 21 Co-Chairman Horace Cooper Calls Out Washington Post Columnist for Attacks on St. Louis County Grand Jury; Cooper Says the Grand Jury Process Plays a Critical Role in the American Legal System

September 4: Obama Administration Probe of Ferguson Police Called “Well Past a Rush to Judgment”; DOJ May Be Signaling It Does Not Expect an Indictment in Michael Brown Shooting Death

August 20: Legal Scholar Horace Cooper Slams Missouri Governor’s Rush to Justice in Michael Brown Shooting Death; “A Rush to Judgment… Demeans the Justice System and the Rule of Law”

August 12: Statements of St. Louis Project 21 Members and Others on Continuing Unrest in St. Louis

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In 2014, Project 21 members have been interviewed or cited by the media on current events over 1,500 times, including by the Fox News Special Report with Bret Baier, the O’Reilly Factor, Fox and Friends, CNN’s Situation Room, Salem Radio Network, Sean Hannity, Jim Bohannon, Conservative Commandos Radio, Bill Martinez, Radio America, American Urban Radio Network, Bill Cunningham, Roger Hedgecock, Mike Siegel, Dana Loesch, Thom Hartmann, Progressive Radio Network, The Blaze, EurWeb, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, SiriusXM satellite radio, TVOne, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Orlando Sentinel and 50,000-watt talk radio stations including WBZ-Boston, WJR-Detroit, KDKA-Pittsburgh and WLW-Cincinnati.

Project 21, a leading voice of black conservatives for over two decades, is sponsored by the National Center for Public Policy Research ( Contributions are tax-deductible and appreciated.