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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A First Step for Prison Reform May 23, 2018

Recently, I attended the White House Prison Reform Summit. The fact that both the president and the vice president were at the event indicates the importance that the Trump administration ascribes to this issue. And statistics quoted by Vice Presiden... Read More

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President Trump and the Israel Test May 16, 2018

I was privileged to attend the dedication of the new American embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018 — an event of enormous import that will remain with me forever. I am deeply grateful to Ambassador David Friedman and his wife, Tammy, for inviti... Read More

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Draining the Food Stamp Swamp May 09, 2018

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is high on the Republican list of programs targeted for reform — and justifiably so. The program has gone from 17 million enrollees in 2000 to about 43 million today, with outlays up from about $25 ... Read More