About Star Parker

Star Parker

Star Parker

Star Parker is one of the names on the short list of national black conservative leaders. She is the founder and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education

(CURE), a Washington D.C.-based public policy institute that promotes market-based solutions to fight poverty. Star consulted on federal Welfare Reform in the mid-90s and then founded CURE to bring new ideas to policy discussions on how to transition America's poor from government dependency. In 1996, she was a featured speaker at the 1996 Republican National Convention.

Before involvement in social activism, she had seven years of first-hand experience in the grip of welfare dependency. After a Christian conversion, she changed her life. Now, Star regularly consults with both federal and state legislators on market-based strategies to fight poverty.

In 2017, Star joined the White House Opportunity Initiative task force to share ideas on how to best fix our nation’s most distressed zip codes. In 2018, she was appointed to the U.S. Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission.

Star has a bachelor's degree in Marketing and International Business from Woodbury University and has received numerous awards and commendations for her work on public policy issues. In 2016, CPAC honored her with the “Ronald Reagan Foot Soldier of the Year.” In 2017, Star was the recipient of the Groundswell Impact award, and in 2018, Bott Radio Network presented Star with its annual Queen Esther award.

To date, Star Parker has spoken on more than 225 college campuses, including Harvard,

Berkeley, Emory, Liberty, Franciscan, UCLA and UVA. She has authored several books; is a regular commentator on national television and radio networks including the BBC, EWTN, and FOX News; and Star is a nationally syndicated columnist with Creators, reaching 7 million readers weekly.

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Democrats Blackmail a Nation in Crisis Mar 25, 2020

I quoted Maj. Gen. George S. Patton in my column last week: "A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week." I'm repeating it because it is so relevant to the coronavirus crisis. No one thinks the stimulus bill t... Read More

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Staying Free and Faithful in a Pandemic Mar 18, 2020

The coronavirus crisis presents challenges to us as a nation and as individuals. There are principles we should keep in mind.
Let's remember how our nation works. We have a Constitution that assigns... Read More

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Today's Great Black Dilemma Mar 11, 2020

I was proud recently when Marc Little, chairman of my organization, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, stood behind President Donald Trump at a White House event for Black History Month and prayed for him. Then a parade of black liberals did... Read More

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Democratic Establishment Tries to Bail Out Biden Mar 04, 2020

South Carolina Democratic voters have revived Joe Biden's candidacy. Maybe I should say that South Carolina Congressman Jim Clyburn has. According to exit polls, 61% said Clyburn's endorsement of Biden was an "important factor" in their decision, an... Read More