Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of the conservative black think tank, Project 21-The National Leadership Network of Black Conservatives and a former member of its parent think tank, the National Center for Public Policy Research. In his official capacity with this free-market, public-policy think tank, he has spoken at the U.S. Capitol, CPAC, participated in numerous press conferences on Capitol Hill, the National Press Club and testified concerning property rights pursuant to the “Endangered Species Act” before the Chairman of the House Committee on Resources.
He has been a keynote speaker at colleges and universities nationwide, at Tea Party Rallies, as well as rallies supporting our troops, conservative presidents, and conservative causes across the country. He is an unapologetic supporter of our right to own and carry firearms.
Mychal is also a syndicated op-ed columnist and former host of the top-rated talk show on the Rightalk Radio Network – “Straight Talk with Mychal Massie.” He is a former self-employed business owner of 30-plus years. Mychal is a frequent inspirational / motivational speaker and a regularly featured guest on national and regional TV / talk radio programs. The online version of his column is carried by WorldNetDaily.com and enjoys a loyal, supportive readership around the world.
Mychal has appeared on every major news-talk television and radio program in the U.S., as well as top international news programs. He is recognized as one of America’s most articulate and outspoken conservative voices.
He is quoted by America’s most popular program hosts and most listened-to programming nationwide. He has successfully debated Congressman Melvin Watt, D-NC, Geraldo Rivera, Rev. Al Sharpton and Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. He appeared in the documentary “What Black Men Think.” He also made an appearance in the independent motion picture “Life Fine Tuned.” His positions on a colorblind society, civil rights, educational reform, self-sufficiency, individual responsibility, family, the judiciary, abortion, limited government, reparations, homeland security, immigration and war (both past and present) are forthright and unyielding.
A provocative, outside-the-box, visionary thinker, he has been called the “black male Ann Coulter” by liberals who condemn him and “George Will on steroids” by conservatives who love him. Al Sharpton has referred to him as “fearless.”
In February 2011, Mychal hosted an “empty chair debate” at the National Press Club, after Al Sharpton, Marc Morial President of the National Urban League, and former Congressman and co-founder of the Congressional Black Congress Walter Fauntroy refused to debate him on the merits of their accusations of racism directed at Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor Rally.
While the recipient of numerous awards, he is most proud of the awards received August 9, 2006. At that time the Marine Corps League – Bob Swanson Det. 1102 awarded Mychal with Honorary Membership in the United States Marine Corps League, the United States Marine Corps League Distinguished Citizen Award, the United States Marine Corps League Distinguished Citizen Award Medal, and the United States Marine Corps League Certificate of Appreciation, for, among other things, his exemplary service in the interests of the United States Marine Corps and The Marine Corps League.
He is the recipient of the prestigious “Conservative Man of the Year Award” for 2008, presented by the New York State Conservative Party.
In December 2011, he was recognized as one of the top 20 most influential black Republicans in the nation. An award that he chided the presenters about pursuant to why it was necessary for him to be recognized as a color-coded Republican. He has since that time refused to accept any awards based on race.
In addition to having hosted his own top-rated talk show, Mychal has also guest-hosted on some of the top-rated national talk-shows.
Mychal holds degrees in education, theology, and pastoral counseling. He began his writing career in 1999 shortly after becoming an editorial board member on a suburban Philadelphia newspaper. He wrote the foreword for the re-release of Booker T. Washington’s autobiography “Up From Slavery” (released by Pelican Publishing spring 2010). He is the author of “Random Rants: I Was Right Then And I Am Right Now.” His new book on race will be released January, 2015.