NSRTC Celebrates Black History Month
The North Salem Republican Town Committee celebrates black history month. Today we honor Star Parker, the Founder and President of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE).
Star Parker overcame welfare dependency and addiction as a young adult single mother, to a journey of transforming herself after a conversation with a Christian woman. Star reformed many welfare laws in the 90’s and formed CURE in 1995.
The Center for Urban Renewal and Education, is a think-tank based in Washington, DC; and whose mission is to fight poverty, and restore dignity, through faith, freedom, and personal responsibility. Star Parker is also an author, a television personality, political commentator, and a proud conservative woman. She talks and writes about conservative principles as a way to overcome poverty and uncontrolled behavior, because she’s lived it.
CPAC honored her as the “Ronald Reagan Foot Soldier of the Year.” in 2016. She was the recipient of the Groundswell Impact award in 2017. In 2018, Bott Radio Network presented Star with its annual Queen Esther award.
In 2020, President Trump appointed her to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights California Advisory Committee. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appointed her to the U.S. Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission in 2018; and in 2017, Star joined the White House Opportunity Initiative advisory team.
Ms. Parker has been fighting the Progressive orthodoxy that still reigns in many American institutions for decades, and there is still more work to do.