Civil Rights & Conservatism
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Guest Speaker: Niger Innis
Niger Innis is the National Chairman of CORE, one of America’s oldest civil rights organizations.
A regular Fox News Channel contributor, Mr. Innis was one of the first political and social commentators for MSNBC upon its launch in 1996. He was hired as a political commentator for National Public Radio in 2004.
Mr. Innis currently provides weekly commentary for CNN and the Fox Business Network. Mr. Innis has also provided commentary for ABC News, CBS News, BBC, CBC and other major outlets. He remains one of the most sought-after political and social commentators in the country.
In 2014, Mr. Innis entered the Republican primary for Nevada’s 4th Congressional District. He won the endorsement of the Nevada Republican State Convention, but narrowly lost a hotly contested race to former Rep. Crescent Hardy (R-NV).
Mr. Innis’ activities in the international arena are many.
In 1997 Mr. Innis led several democracy promoting delegations to Nigeria to assist the transitional process from military to civilian rule. On May 29, 1999 Mr. Innis was invited to attend the inauguration of Nigeria’s first elected president since the 1970s.
In 1998 Mr. Innis led a CORE delegation to East Africa to promote peace and security for the country of Sudan. Innis met with heads of state from Uganda, Kenya, Sudan and John Garang of the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army.
In 2000, Mr. Innis was selected by senior U.S. officials to serve on the American Swiss Foundation Young Leaders Conference in Zurich, Switzerland. In 1997, he was honored as a delegate to the 19th American-German Young Leaders Conference in Hamburg, Germany.
In 2003, Mr. Innis was elected to the United Nations Executive Committee of NGO's; this body oversees and regulates the activity of UN authorized NGOs around the world.
Mr. Innis attended Georgetown University.
Mr. Innis currently serves on the board of the American Conservative Union, American Media Institute, Accuracy in Media, National Black Chamber of Commerce, Founding Member Project 21 of the National Center for Public Policy Research, and National Rifle Association (NRA) Membership, Outreach, Nominations, and Ethics Committees. In 2014, Mr. Innis was elected to the Executive Board of the Nevada NAACP.
He was born and raised in Harlem, New York and has lived in North Las Vegas, Nevada since 2008.