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Crystal Wright

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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. She’s contemplating moving back to her home state of Virginia, where her vote would count for something. By day, Crystal is a communications consultant and editor and publisher of the website, www.conservativeblackchick.com. Her goal is to get Americans thinking critically about whom and what they are voting for on the local and national level. Crystal also contributes articles to CNN.com, the Guardian, and Townhall.

A critic of President Obama and his radical liberal policies, Crystal has written extensively on domestic policy issues as well as some foreign policy topics. She regularly provides political commentary to several television news outlets, including the Blaze TV, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and PBS, and on radio outlets including Bill Bennett’s Morning in America and Wilkow Majority on SirusXM. Crystal has also appeared on the Geraldo Rivera Radio Show, Sean Hannity’s Radio Show, 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 Washington Post, New York Times, Loop 21, Politic365, AP, and the Washington Informer. Crystal has also had the great pleasure of guest co-hosting for WMAL’s Washington Mornings.

When she’s not in DC writing away, Crystal enjoys speaking to conservative groups. She was honored to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference in featured panels: Why Conservatism is Right for Women (2014) and The Right View and the REAL Issues (2013). She has spoken about the rise of GOP women to groups in Minnesota and Colorado; and she has had the pleasure of speaking to students at the University of Tennessee, George Washington University, American University and Furman University.

Crystal joined other panelists in a town hall discussion on state Voter ID laws hosted by the 2012 Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference. During the 2011 Congressional Black Caucus ALC, Crystal moderated a panel discussion hosted by Congressman Allen West entitled Blacks in the Military: Past, Present and Future. Crystal also joined the World Journalism Institute’s 2011 CPAC panel discussion on New Media & the Tea Party. She shared her perspective on how social media gave rise to the Tea Party and helped the Republicans sweep the 2010 mid-term Congressional elections and gain control of the House of Representatives.

Crystal earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Georgetown University and holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Theatre from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is the principal owner of the Baker Wright Group, LLC (www.bakerwright.com), a full service public relations firm, specializing in communications counseling, media relations, message development, political consulting, media training and crisis communications. The firm’s approach is straight forward counseling: an unvarnished approach to public relations.