Star Parker is the founder and president of CURE, the Center for Urban Renewal & Education, a 501(c)3 non-profit think tank that provides a national voice of reason on issues of race and poverty in the media, inner city neighborhoods, and public policy.
Prior to her involvement in social activism, Star Parker was a single welfare mother in Los Angeles, California. After receiving Christ, Star returned to college, received a BS degree in marketing and launched an urban Christian magazine. The 1992 Los Angeles riots destroyed her business, yet served as a springboard for her focus on faith and market-based alternatives to empower the lives of the poor.
CURE is a non-profit think tank that addresses issues of race and poverty through principles of faith, freedom and personal responsibility. Our objective is to build awareness that the conservative agenda of traditional values, limited government, and private ownership is of greatest marginal benefit to low income peoples. We explore and promote market based public policies to fight poverty within the political process to protect ones' purposes and pursuits - not to plunder them. Our agenda protects unborn life, traditional mores, capitalism, parental rights and private property. Learn more about CURE.
About Star Parker
Star Parker is the founder and president of CURE. She is a syndicated columnist whose opinion is published in over 400 newspapers each week. Additionally, she gives regular testimony before the United States Congress, and often shares her views on major television and radio shows across the country. Learn more about Star Parker.