Black Republican Freedom Fund

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This article is part of the Center for Media & Democracy's spotlight on front groups and corporate spin.

The Black Republican Freedom Fund (BRFF) is the 527 political action committee affiliated with the National Black Republican Association (NBRA). [1]

For the first and second quarters of 2006, BRFF reported receipts of $24,590 and $128,017 and expenditures of $5,986 and $132,457 respectively. [2]

BRFF is a "new, factory-produced front group" funded, "according to their June 30, 2006 report, by over $129,000 in 'unitemized contributions' plus a number of other, smaller contributions, all but one under $1,000," Dave Johnson reported September 28, 2006, for The Patriot Project. The Fund is "running ads saying - sit down for this, and do NOT have a cup of coffee anywhere near your face - 'Martin Luther King, Jr. Was a Republican'," Johnson wrote. BRFF is "set up to run ads in urban areas that say, 'Democrats started the Ku Klux Klan,' 'Democrats released those vicious dogs and fire hoses on blacks' and 'Democrats blocked the minimum wage passed by Republicans.'"


According to NBRA's website [3],

"Our affiliated political action fund, the Black Republican Freedom Fund, will strongly support, both politically and financially, black Republican candidates under the NBRA's Blue County Victory Plan. This strategy entails identifying, training and financing black Republicans to run for election in districts populated largely by black Americans, with the aims of getting black Republican elected and winning votes for the top of the Republican ticket. The Black Republican Freedom Fund is a non-profit corporation organized under section 527 of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to the Black Republican Freedom Fund are not tax-deductible for federal income tax purposes."

Contact Information

National Black Republican Association
601 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 900-S
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: (202) 638-6940
Fax: (202) 639-8238
Contact person: Frances Rice
Web page: "About" (Scroll down page).

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