Thursday, December 06, 2012

People You Should Know – Crystal Wright

“People You Should Know” will be a series of interviews with emerging players and creative talents who will help determine where American Politics, Media, Entertainment and Entrepreneurism heads in our future.  After journeying for nearly eight years producing and distributing the politically-themed documentary FEAR OF A BLACK REPUBLICAN, I will be starting with some great, smart folks whom I have met along the way
By Kevin Williams

Crystal Wright is a black conservative woman living in Washington, D.C. Some would say she is a triple minority: woman, black and a Republican living in a Democrat-dominated city.  By day, Crystal is a Political Pundit and Editor of the conservative blog, & Principal Owner of Baker Wright Group, a full service public relations firm.

Crystal has written extensively on domestic policy issues as well as some foreign policy topics. She regularly provides political commentary to several news outlets, including CNN, Fox News, Powers to the People, hosted by Tony Powers, Bill Bennett’s Morning in America and Sean Hannity’s Radio Show. Crystal has also appeared on PBS’ To the Contrary, Washington Watch with Roland Martin, BET’s Weekly with Ed Gordon, WVON’s The Cliff Kelly Show, The New School hosted by Charles Ellison on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, and provided commentary to the New York Times, Loop 21, Politic365, AP, and the Washington Informer. Her blog posts have also been published in Townhall and the RootDC.  Crystal is an active member of the DC Republican Party.
Crystal earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Georgetown University and holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Theatre from Virginia Commonwealth University.
1.) What inspired your interest in Politics?  I guess I was always political, but just didn’t know it until Obama got elected the first time in 2008. His election brought “out the beast within,” as Johnnie Cash wrote. I became very frustrated and VERY angry with his hard-core leftist policies of focusing on the socialist agenda of Obamacare and Dodd Frank, when America needed jobs. Obama ran as a moderate Democrat the first time around, but I knew when he began appointing the same people from the Clinton administration that this was going to be the same old liberal policies, only worse.

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