About Star Parker

Star Parker

Star Parker

Star Parker is the founder and president of CURE, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit think tank that promotes market-based public policy to fight poverty. She is a weekly columnist, distributed by Morris Communications and other major Internet news sources, with readership up to 8 million a week. Before her involvement in social activism, Star had seven years of first-hand experience in the grip of welfare dependency. After a Christian conversion, she changed her life, and today she is a highly sought-after commentator on national news networks for her expertise on social policy reform. Star’s other books include “Uncle Sam's Plantation” (2003) and “White Ghetto: How Middle Class America Reflects Inner City” Decay (2006).

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Investing in Opportunity Feb 21, 2018

Included as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law by President Trump in December, was an important new initiative called the Investing in Opportunity Act. The IIOA was a bipartisan initiative, sponsored by Republican Tim Scott and Democr... Read More

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A New Look Into Poverty in America Feb 14, 2018

In 2015, as told on the Center for Advancing Opportunity website, Johnny C. Taylor Jr., then-president of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, heard libertarian billionaire businessman Charles Koch, in a TV interview, discussing eliminating barriers t... Read More

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Celebrate Black History by Promoting Black Ownership Feb 07, 2018

I have long been in favor of reforming Social Security by changing it to a system of personally owned retirement accounts. Instead of paying a payroll tax, with the U.S. government telling you what you'll get when you retire, you take ownership of th... Read More