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Black conservatives shrug off NAACP snub, plan their own panel

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Deneen Borelli wants to share her message of empowerment to black Americans from a limited government perspective, but the NAACP has "ignored" her request to speak at their annual meeting for the second year in a row, as reported Tuesday at Liberty Unyielding.

This year, Borelli, along with other prominent black conservatives, such as Katrina Pierson, Wayne Dupree, Lesli Brower, Brenda Flank, and the Rev. C.L. Bryant, have taken matters into to their own hands by announcing that they will be holding their own event in the same hotel where the NAACP meeting will be held.

Borelli, "Outreach Director for FreedomWorks, a grassroots organization dedicated to limited government," will be hosting a "a panel of black conservatives to discuss issues that can empower the black community to prosperity."

Black conservatives are particularly vilified by partisan groups like the NAACP for their unwillingness to toe the party line. White progressives also target black conservatives for failing to fall into the carefully crafted narrative that black Americans somehow need big government to survive.

While referring to "racially tinged attacks" against former chairman of the Republican National Committee Michael Steele in 2005, State Sen. Lisa A. Gladden, a black Baltimore Democrat, coined a phrase that sums up the perspective of the Democratic party when it comes to those black conservatives who dare to challenge the narrative: "Party trumps race."

Borelli writes,

"For the second consecutive year the NAACP has ignored my request to speak at their annual convention. This time, I’m not taking no for an answer. Now is the time for the black community to hear the message of liberty and not the tired race baiting message from the NAACP."

Wayne Dupree also wrote about the event at his news site, confirming that "[T]he Liberty Event will be held this upcoming weekend July 21, 2014, in the same hotel across from the NAACP convention."

Click on the video to hear black conservatives speaking out through FreedomWorks new outreach initiative, empower.org.

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