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As a social policy consultant and media commentator, Star Parker is being heralded as a strong new voice for moral leadership. Star Parker is President and founder of the Coalition on Urban Renewal (CURE), a non-profit educational foundation. CURE serves as a catalyst to promote views from black America.
Since its inception in 1995, CURE has maintained a close relationship with principle advocates of welfare reform, school choice, racial healing and abolishing abortion. As the only black organization of its kind, CURE strongly supports Judeo-Christian principles for moral guidelines, the nuclear family for community building, and the free market system for economic stability.
Prior to her involvement in social activism, Star was a single welfare mother in Los Angeles, California. After returning to college and receiving a B.S. in Marketing, Star pooled her resources to launch N.F.T.A. Magazine, a communication and information resource for black Christians. The 1992 Los Angeles riots destroyed her business, yet served as a springboard for her focus on community renewal.
Star has delivered speeches on more than 30 college campuses and serves as the focal point of the CURE Campus Lecture Series. The range of her topics spans from goal setting workshops for low income youths and welfare recipients to academic discussion of multiculturalism at Cornell and Dartmouth.
Star is a regular guest on several national, politically charged television shows. She has been seen debating Jesse Jackson on CNN; fighting for school choice on Larry King Live and Nightline; supporting the biblical worldview on Politically Incorrect; and defending welfare reform on the Oprah Winfrey Show. In addition to having hosted daily radio programs in both the secular and Christian markets, Star served as co-host for the nationally syndicated TV show, Christian Coalition Live with Ralph Reed.
Star Parker’s personal transformation from welfare recipient to self-sufficient entrepreneur has been chronicled by ABC’s 20/20; Rush Limbaugh, Reader’s Digest, The 700 Club, the Washington Times, World Magazine, Today’s Christian Woman, and a host of other print, audio and video media. Quotes regarding her position on a myriad of issues have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, USA Today, and other major publications. Early 1997, Star’s autobiography was captured and released by Simon and Schuster’s Pocket Books.
Star is a board member for Black America’s PAC, a political action committee founded by former presidential candidate, Dr. Alan Keyes, and serves on a strategic advisory committee with the Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich. Project 21, a conservative networking center in Washington DC, credits Star for her input as a founding member.