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Niger Innis

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Niger Innis "currently serves as the National Spokesman for the Congress of Racial Equality. He works closely with the National Chairman and represents CORE across the country. He is a MSNBC contributor on the 24-hour news network providing insight and analysis on the day's news events.

"In addition to his role with CORE, Innis is on the Advisory Committee member of the National Center for Public policy Research Project 21. He is a Founding Member of 3rd. Millennium, an organization to promote young leaders that will focus of the problems facing the next generation.

"In August 1997, Innis served as a delegate for the 19th American-German Young Leaders Conference, sponsored by the American Council on Germany and Atlantik Brucke. He was selected along with 23 other Americans to travel to Hamburg, Germany to meet their German counterparts to discuss America's relationship with the European Union.

"In 1993, Niger served as campaign manager for the Roy Innis for Mayor campaign in New York City's Democratic Party primary. Although the candidate was outspent $3.5 million to $100,000 by the incumbent Mayor David Dinkins, the Innis campaign was able to garner more than 25% of the vote in the primary.

"Prior to his role as National Spokesman, Niger served in a variety of roles at CORE. In 1991, he was Special Assistant to the National Chairman and Director of Fundraising while acting as CORE's liaison to the Washington, D.C. chapter. In 1990, Innis was the Coordinator of Political Affairs while also serving as the Director of CORE's Washington, D.C. chapter. Innis’ involvement with CORE began in 1990 when he was appointed Deputy Director of the Washington, D.C. chapter.

"Nigers' experience has lead to several appearances as a civil rights activist on CNN, Fox News, CNBC's "Equal Time", and Bill Maher's "Politically Incorrect." His radio appearances include "The Jim Bohannan Show" and "The Gil Gross Show." He has guest-hosted on "The Bob Grant Show" & "Barry Farber Show".

"In 1990, Innis graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. While attending the University, he became the Chief Executive Officer of the Association for the Preservation and Development of the Negro Spiritual. Innis, born and raised in Harlem, New York, currently live in Westchester, New York." [1]

In a September 2009 luncheon talk at the Montana Petroleum Association's annual meeting (which included a golf tournament), Innis "called for the production of 'more of everything,' including renewable energy like solar and wind power and 'good old-fashioned fossil fuel,'" reported the Billings Gazette. Innis called the Waxman-Markey Climate Bill a "cap and tax" bill, and accused "the green mafia" and the "elite media" of trying to stop energy production. [2]

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  1. Niger Innis, Congress of Racial Equality, accessed November 1, 2008.
  2. Clair Johnson, "Civil rights spokesman speaks to Montana Petroleum Association," The Billings Gazette (Montana), September 2, 2009.

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