DeLuz in The News- Previous Stories

Wear is God (10/14/04)

“A lot of hip-hop now glorifies drugs and violence”, said Craig DeLuz, ONE’s co-founder. “We plan to change that.”

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The Clinton connection-The autobiography of the symbolic ‘first black president’ is intriguing many African Americans (06/26/04)

“…Sacramentan Craig DeLuz is miffed at the characterization of Clinton as the “first black president.”

“He has certainly fit a lot of the negative stereotypes they have tried to heap upon us,” said DeLuz, who is president of the Make a Difference Project, a local nonprofit organization that promotes community volunteerism and voter participation.

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Black Conservatives: Uncle Toms or Legitimate Voices? (01/06/04)

“The market is simply saturated with an African-American liberal perspective,” said Craig Deluz, an African-American conservative candidate for City Council in Sacramento, Calif.

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Board Hears Arguments on Sac High Charter School (07/10/03)

“It has the potential to be historic,” said Craig DeLuz, the president of Make a Difference. “If they’re successful, it could be the answer to educational issues in urban communities throughout California and the nation.”

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Urban Communities, Political Realities (05/01/03)

Politicians always say the issues facing urban communities are important to them, but their actions usually say otherwise. And this is not unique to candidates of either political party. Both have allowed “politics as usual” to impede the revitalization of our urban centers.

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Sacramento Rally Backs Invasion (03/23/03)

“The freedoms we enjoy were paid for in blood. We have to realize that,” said Craig DeLuz, chairman of the California Black Republican Council, who told the crowd that the Bible approves of wars against evil. “There are times when peace can only come through conflict.”

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North Sacramento Ready To Attack Crime (03/11/03)

“The madness of community violence needs to stop, and no one but the community can stop it,” said Craig DeLuz, MAD’s president and CEO.

DeLuz said the prostitution and panhandling that takes place on Del Paso Boulevard was also a concern for those who want to clean up the area.

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Sounds good on paper (03/21/02)

State Senator Deborah Ortiz, “The Queen of False Hope,” is at it again. In a supposed effort to help hundreds of Sacramento area residents from being unfairly evicted from the homes they rent from a Japanese real estate investor, Ortiz is offering up legislation which would require the landlord to give the residents until December 2003 to move out. Additionally, he would not be allowed to raise rents more than 3.9 percent during that time. Sounds good, huh?

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Color Sensitivity (06/14/01)

Recently, Ward Connerly announced his plans to further reach toward a “colorblind society” through the Racial Privacy Initiative, which would prohibit most state agencies from requesting information on one’s race.

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Parties scrambling to get voters out to the polls (11/01/00)
“In terms of improving our communities and family values, Gore offers nothing and George Bush offers plenty,” said community activist Craig DeLuz. “Issues that are important to us aren’t important to Democrats.”

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