4/7  - Washington Post: Some Black Conservatives Question Tea Party's Inclusiveness
4/6 - Atlanta Journal Constitution: Black Conservative Tea Party Backers Take Heat
4/6 - Hot Air Blog: AP Discovers That Black Tea Party Members Exist
4/6 - FOX News: Black Tea Party Activists Called 'Traitors'
4/12 - The Americano: Black Tea Party Members Face Tough Criticism
4/13 - NPR: New Black Republicans Take Obama For Inspiration
4/11 - Times-News: In the Minority
4/9 - Interview with Jim Richards on the Showgram by NewsTalk 1010
4/12 - CNN: The Joy Beher Show Transcripts
4/15 - Sonnie Johnson of The Fredrick Douglass Foundation at Roanoke, Va. Tea Party, Part I
4/15 - Sonnie Johnson of The Fredrick Douglass Foundation at Roanoke, Va. Tea Party, Part II
4/8 - Felice Pete Speaking at Anti ObamaCare Rally on Halifax Mall in Raleigh NC
4/16 - Felice Pete Speaking at  Tax Day Tea Party Raleigh NC
4/15 - Chaplain Ayesha at the Tea Party [HQ], Rochester, NY
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3/18 - The Daily Beast-The GOP's New Race Card
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July 12, 2010                                        
Media Contact: Lauren Slepian
609-744-4794 or lslepian@tfdf.org

NAACP Continues to Demonstrate Extremist Views by Calling Tea Party Movement "Racist"

NORTH CAROLINA - Dr. Timothy F. Johnson, Chairman and Founder of the Frederick Douglass Foundation, today
responded to a new resolution being considered at the annual NAACP meeting, in which the NAACP publicly calls the
members of Tea Party groups nationwide "racists."

"How dare the NAACP call Tea Party groups and their members racist?  These groups are colorblind and are dedicated to
restoring constitutional principles and smaller government," Johnson said.

"The move by our government away from these principles have hurt families of all races, by raising taxes and enacting policies
that have left millions unemployed in inner cities, suburbs, and rural areas across the country. Tea Party groups are fighting for
common sense fiscal and social conservative policies, and are fighting to protect an unborn child's right to life and the sanctity
of marriage.

"The NAACP no longer speaks for the average African-American. As I travel throughout North Carolina and elsewhere across
the country, I see more and more blacks joining the Tea Party movement. The overwhelming number of black Republican
candidates this election year itself speaks volumes and proves the Tea Party movement has nothing to do with race.

"If the NAACP wants to continue blaming the Republicans and the emerging Tea Party movement, they will only succeed in
making themselves more and more irrelevant."
July 8, 2010
Media Contact: Lauren Slepian
609-744-4794 or lslepian@tfdf.org

Courageous' Justice Official Testifies Against Dismissal of New Black Panther Party Case  

NORTH CAROLINA - Timothy Johnson, Chairman and Founder of the Frederick Douglass Foundation, today called former
Justice official J. Christian Adams 'courageous' for coming forward against his former superiors at the Justice Department
to reveal the truth about the circumstances surrounding the dismissal of a voter intimidation case against members of the
New Black Panther Party.

J. Christian Adams testified in front of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on Wednesday that high-ranking Department of
Justice officials instructed attorneys not to bring forward cases where voter intimidation victims were white and perpetrators
were black.

"This attorney was a courageous whistleblower, shedding light on the real reasons why the Obama Administration
dismissed charges against the thugs of the New Black Panther Party who were caught on tape intimidating voters in 2008,"
Timothy Johnson said.

Six career lawyers at Justice, including Christopher Coates, former chief of the Justice Department's voting section, also
favored pursuing the case against the New Black Panther Party.

One of the career attorneys, Appellate Chief Diana Flynn, had urged in an internal memo that a judgment be pressed
against the defendants to "prevent the paramilitary style intimidation of voters" in the future.

All of the career attorneys were overruled by Associate Attorney General Thomas Perrelli, an Obama appointee.

"It should sicken Americans of any race that the Obama Administration is uninterested in justice when the perpetrators are
minorities. These double standards are unacceptable. The Frederick Douglass Foundation unequivocally denounces them,
and encourages other predominately black organizations to follow our lead," Johnson stated.
6/25: The Daily Beast-The End of Southern Racism?
6/23: WSJ: Republicans Raise Minority Profile
6/23: AJC: Southern conservatives show signs of color-blindness
6/23: The Daily Beast-The GOP’s Black Surge
6/21 News: Tim Scott's Bid To Become The 1st Black Republican In The U.S. Congress From The South Since The 1890s
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