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Rene Mullins is Byrd's daughter who made the commercial for the NAACP during the presidential election that showed a truck dragging a chain down a dirt road. It criticised GWB for not signing the "hate crimes" bill, with Rene saying, "...it was like my daddy died all over again." She does nothing for free. Evidently their 15 minutes are up and they need money.

I have no clue what kind of "estate" James Byrd, Jr., would have had. I guess they're fighting over his last SSI check.

1 posted on 02/02/2002 11:04:56 AM PST by lonestar
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To: lonestar
Well, the next step in this process is simple: Whomever wins the battle will then trademark the James Byrd Image, Name, and Chain-Dragging Trucks, so that they will receive royalties anytime the DNC uses the aforementioned in a campaign ad... plus, when we have a federal 'James Byrd Day' holiday, they will also receive royalty payments from the gov't... pretty slick setup they have going on...
2 posted on 02/02/2002 11:12:24 AM PST by Chad Fairbanks
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To: lonestar
Je$$ie been coun'slen them folk?
3 posted on 02/02/2002 12:25:10 PM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: lonestar
My guess is the parents set up a "foundation " for donations "for expenses "and for " the children"

I will further guess there is at least a million in there (lots of dumb liberal rich folk)

Freeper alert can some one here find out just how much money the"foundation" is holding on to?

4 posted on 02/02/2002 12:29:36 PM PST by RnMomof7
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To: lonestar
Didn't she say "vetoed" in the ad? (of course, it never made it to his desk to be "vetoed")
5 posted on 02/02/2002 12:33:53 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: lonestar
The James Byrd Foundation is supposed to be at http://www.byrdfoundation.org/ but it seems to have gone casters up. You can get the idea from a totally barf inducing site at: http://www.outsmartmagazine.com/issue/i12-01/ten.html for gays suggesting where they could make donations. Follow the Money!

James Byrd, Jr. Foundation for Racial Healing

After the horrific murder of James Byrd, Jr., his family responded with one of the best examples in memory of transforming hate into love–for all people. In their stand against hate crimes, the Byrd family has insisted that sexual orientation be included, culminating triumphantly in the May passage of Texas’s James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Act. Byrd’s mother, Stella Byrd, was a moving speaker at the HRC gala. As part of their response to hate, the Byrd family operates a foundation whose goal is educating the public in tolerance and respect for our diverse society. "We are focused more on changing hearts than any other aspect," says Darrell Varrett, Byrd’s cousin. "Since education is one of the keys to racial harmony, we travel around the states giving speeches to young and old and we also give out at least two scholarships a year." In addition, they operate an oral history project in which victims can tell their stories on tape.

James Byrd, Jr. Foundation for Racial Healing
PMB #244
12180 Greenspoint Drive
Houston, Texas 77060

8 posted on 02/02/2002 12:49:20 PM PST by RippleFire
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