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Niger Innis    

Chairman of the Congress of Racial Equality & Contributor for Fox News & CNN

Niger Innis is the Chairman of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), one of America’s oldest civil rights organizations.

A regular contributor on both the Fox News Channel and CNN, 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. Innis has also provided commentary for ABC News, CBS News, and other major outlets. He remains one of the most sought-after political and social commentators in the country.

Innis served as campaign manager for the Roy Innis Mayoral Campaign during New York City’s 1993 Democratic primary, and helped garner more than 25 percent of the Vote. Innis' activities in the international arena are many. In 1997, he led several democracy promoting delegations to Nigeria to assist the transitional process from military to civilian rule, and was honored as a delegate to the 19th American-German Young Leaders Conference in Hamburg, Germany. In 1998, Innis led a CORE delegation to East Africa to promote peace and security for the country of Sudan. He met with heads of state from Uganda, Kenya, Sudan and John Garang of the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army. On May 29, 1999 Mr. Innis was invited to attend the inauguration of Nigeria’s first elected president since the 1970s.

In 2000, Innis was selected by senior U.S. officials to serve on the American Swiss Foundation Young Leaders Conference in Zurich, Switzerland. In 2014, he entered the Republican primary for Nevada’s 4th Congressional District after winning the endorsement of the Nevada Republican State Convention, but narrowly lost a hotly contested race to former Rep. Crescent Hardy (R-NV). He was elected to the Executive Board of the Nevada NAACP that same year.

Innis currently serves on the board of the American Conservative Union, American Media Institute, Accuracy in Media, and National Black Chamber of Commerce. He is the Founding Member Project 21 of the National Center for Public Policy Research, and sits on the National Rifle Association (NRA) Membership, Outreach, Nominations, and Ethics Committees.

Mr. Innis attended Georgetown University. He was born and raised in Harlem, New York and has lived in North Las Vegas, Nevada since 2008.


Speech Topics

Identity Politics, Civil Rights, 2020 Election, Black-Jewish Coalition, 2nd Amendment

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