African Americans-
for President Bush
Colin Powell

Secretary of State, retired general
Born: April 5, 1937
Birthplace: New York, New York

Powell's parents, Luther and Maud Powell, were Jamaican immigrants who lived in the South Bronx. After attending the New York City public schools, Powell enrolled in the City College of New York (CCNY), where he earned a bachelor's degree in geology and participated in ROTC. After graduating in 1958, he became an Army second lieutenant. He later earned an MBA from George Washington University in Washington, DC. He served 35 years in the military, and became a 4-star general. From 1989 to 1993, Powell served as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the nation's highest military position, reporting to the president. He was in command during the 1991 Persian Gulf War. After retiring he wrote his autobiography, My American Journey. In 1997 he established America's Promise - The Alliance for Youth, a nonprofit organization to help needy and at-risk children. After being unanimously confirmed by the Senate, he was sworn in as the 65th Secretary of State on January 20, 2001. Powell is married to the former Alma Vivian Johnson of Birmingham, Alabama. They have one son, two daughters, and two grandsons.
Roderick Paige

George W. Bush's secretary of Education
Born: 6/17/1933
Birthplace: Monticello, Miss.

As superintendent of the Houston Independent School District, Paige has revitalized the country's seventh-largest district, forcing students caught with weapons to be expelled or placed in alternative schools, penalizing administrators who head failing schools, prorating principals' salaries to student performance, and markedly increasing student test scores. He has indicated he would consider vouchers to help send students to private school using public funds. He was elected to the Houston Independent School District Board of Education in 1989, and from 1971 to 1990, he held several positions with Texas Southern University.
Condoleezza Rice

professor, diplomat, National Security Advisor
Born: 11/14/1954
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama

Rice became National Security Advisor to President George W. Bush in 2001. Rice received a BA in political science from the University of Denver at age 19, followed by an MA in political science from the University of Notre Dame in 1975, and a PhD from the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver in 1981.

An expert on Russia and Eastern Europe, she began teaching political science at Stanford University in 1981. From 1989 to 1991 she advised the Bush administration on foreign policy and military issues, including the unification of Germany and the breakup of the Soviet Union. Rice later returned to Stanford, and was named provost, the university's budget and academic official, in 1993. In 1999 she took a leave of absence to advise the Bush campaign. Author of several books on foreign policy, Rice is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and holds honorary doctorates from Morehouse College, the University of Alabama, and the University of Notre Dame.
Alphonso Jackson

Secretary of Housing & Urban Development

In nominating Jackson, President George W. Bush chose a leader with a strong background in housing and community development, expertise in finance and management, and a deep commitment to improving the lives of all Americans.

Alphonso Jackson first joined the Bush Administration in June of 2001 as HUD's Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer. As Deputy Secretary, Jackson managed the day-to-day operations of the $32 billion agency and instilled a new commitment to ethics and accountability within HUD's programs and among its workforce and grant partners.

The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Jackson as the nation's 13th Secretary of HUD on March 31, 2004.
President Bush's Appointees:
J C Watts

former Oklahoma Representative

A former University of Oklahoma quarterback, Watts worked as a Baptist minister before being elected to Congress in 1994. In 1999 he was named chair of the House Republican Conference, making him the fourth ranking Republican in the House of Representatives. Watts retired from the House after four terms, but keeps active in Republican politics as the chairman of GOPAC, a training organization for Republican political candidates.
More Support for President Bush:
Erika Harold

Miss America 2003
hometown: Urbana, IL
Ethnicity- Black and American Indian ancestry

BACKGROUND & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

-Recipient of the first prize in Afro-American studies research paper competition
-University of Illinois Chancellor Scholar
-USA Today's All-USA College Academic Second Team
-National Spokesperson for the Teen Victims Project of the National Center for Victims of Crime
-National Board of Directors for the Center of Youth as Resources
-Advisory Council for the Empower Program
-National Advisory Board for Peace Games
-National Spokesperson for Fight Crime: Invest in Kids

See the Miss America Web-site for more information:
http://www.missamerica.org/meet/2003.asp
Rev. Wayne Perryman

Author of "Unfounded Loyalty"

An in-depth look into the love affair between blacks and the Democrats.

"Perryman's book, more than any other, provides a framework and a vehicle for both political parties to rethink their civil rights policies toward African Americans. But more importantly, it is an eye opener to those who have compromised their cultural Christian values for party loyalty."

J. Owen Smith
Political Scientist and Afro-American Studies Professor
Cal State Fullerton

For more information on Rev. Perryman and his book, please visit:
http://www.wayneperryman.com/index.htm
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Lynn Swann

Football Player
Born: Mar. 7, 1952

Wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers (1974-1982).

Played nine seasons with Pittsburgh (1974-82); appeared in four Super Bowls and had 16 catches for 364 yards and three TDs; named MVP of Super Bowl X for 4 catch, 161 yard, 1 TD performance.

Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001.

Joseph C Phillips

Actor, most often recognized from the television series-  The Cosby Show, as Denise's husband, Martin and a three time NAACP Image Award Nominee for his portrayal of Attorney Justus Ward on the Daytime Drama General Hospital.  He currently appears as Mayor Morgan Douglas on the CBS series The District and has also had guest starring roles on The King of Queens, Judging Amy, Family Law, Martin, The Larry Sanders Show, City of Angeles, Any Day Now, The Parkers, Popular, V.I.P. and Living Single among others.

Joseph was born and raised in Denver, Colorado the only son of four children.  After graduation from George Washington High School he attended the University of the Pacific in central California as a communications major.  Having been bitten by the theatre bug early on, Mr. Phillips decided on an acting career and transferred to the acting conservatory at New York University where he graduated with a BFA in Acting in 1983.

Acting and writing are just two of Joseph’s many passions. His interest in community service has led to Mr. Phillips involvement with the Special Olympics, The Green Chimneys Foundation, of which he was an advisory board member, The Red Cross and most recently the Big Brothers of Greater Los Angeles.

Joseph's greatest passion is Nicole, his wife, and their three children, Connor, Ellis, and  Samuel.
Michael Steele

Republican Lieutenant Governor in Maryland
In January 2003, Michael Steele earned a place in history when he became the first African American elected to statewide office, and the first-ever Republican Lieutenant Governor in Maryland.

His top priorities include reforming the state's Minority Business Enterprise program, improving the quality of Maryland's public education system, expanding economic development in the state and fostering cooperation between government and faith-based organizations to help those in need.

Michael Steele rose through the political ranks in Prince George's County to become the first African American County Republican Party Chairman. In 1995, Mr. Steele was selected Maryland State Republican Man of the Year. In December 2000, Mr. Steele became the first-ever African American to be elected chairman of a state Republican Party. Mr. Steele also served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Republican National Committee. In 2002, President George W. Bush appointed Mr. Steele to serve on the Board of Visitors of the United States Naval Academy.

Mr. Steele was born on October 19, 1958 at Andrews Air Force Base in Prince George's County. He graduated from Archbishop Carroll High School, earned his bachelor's degree in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University in 1981 and his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1991. Mr. Steele also attended the Augustinian Friars Seminary at Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania, in preparation for the priesthood.

Mr. Steele is a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Landover Hills, Maryland where, in 1998, was recognized as the Man of the Year. He attends mass regularly with his wife Andrea and their two sons, Michael and Drew.
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