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Black Farmers Settlement

Farmers Get Settlement Checks after Rough Decades

John W. Boyd Jr. | Posted 11.30.2013 | Black Voices
John W. Boyd Jr.

I am proud to have led the fight for justice for the black farmers, a struggle few people ever thought we had a chance to win.

Black Farmers Discrimination Settlement Represents Opportunity for Building Family Assets

Bill Bynum | Posted 10.29.2013 | Black Voices
Bill Bynum

The sweat of our forefathers laid the foundation for many of us to realize educational, financial and other achievements that discrimination barred them from experiencing.

Supporting Obama With "Facts"

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 06.16.2012 | Black Voices
Michael Fauntroy

I happily voted for Senator Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election. However, I am also among those who believe that he has been timid on racial issues and can do more than he has on issues that are of unique importance to African Americans.

Trymaine Lee

Obama On $1.2 Billion Black Farmers Settlment: 'Brings Us Closer To The Ideals Of Freedom and Equality'

HuffingtonPost.com | Trymaine Lee | Posted 12.28.2011 | Black Voices

President Barack Obama called a judge's approval of a $1.2 billion government settlement with black farmers who for decades had been denied loans and ...

Bachmann and the Black Farmers

Andrew Gunther | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics
Andrew Gunther

Michele Bachmann's allegations of mass fraud in the Pigford cases are nothing less than an insult to the thousands of individuals and families who were directly and indirectly affected by racial discrimination at the USDA over the years.

Senate Approves $4.6 Billion Discrimination Settlement For Black Farmers, Indians

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate has approved almost $4.6 billion to settle long-standing claims brought by American Indians and black farmers against th...

Why Anderson Cooper Botched the Billion Dollar Pigford Story

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lee Stranahan

One of the worst things about the racist charge is that too often, it's a distraction. A sideshow. In constructing their hyped up news segments, the mainstream TV shows miss the actual story.

Black Farmers are Tight Lipped After White House Meeting

April D. Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
April D. Ryan

John Boyd, head of the National Black Farmers Association has not emerged to talk with reporters after a 10:30 am meeting with White House staff Thurs...

Black and Indian Farmers Deserve Funds From Settlement

David Person | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Person

With each of its nine failed attempts, the Senate has callously toyed with these farmers, shamefully delaying its opportunity to correct decades of documented discrimination by refusing to rise above its own political machinations.

Lucia Graves

Dems Blast Republican Opposition To Settlement For Black Farmers, 'Stop Playing Games'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic leadership slammed Republican opposition to legislation funding the multibillion-dollar settlement of a class-action suit by black farmers ...

Lucia Graves

House Republicans Allege Fraud In Settlement With Black Farmers, Call For Investigation

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Republicans allege that a $1.25-billion settlement of discrimination claims with black farmers supported by the Obama administration is packed w...

Senate Stalls Again On Settlements To Black Farmers, Native Americans

AP | BEN EVANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Despite broad support, legislation to finalize $4.6 billion in settlements with black farmers and American Indians stalled in the S...

The Bitter Ironies in USDA's Firing of Shirley Sherrod

Donald Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Donald Carr

For all the the subsidy programs' generosity toward those least in need, it has been impossible to bring closure to black farmers victimized by past USDA discrimination.

Shirley Sherrod: Beyond the Media Circus, Lessons for Economic Progress

David M. Abromowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David M. Abromowitz

Many will take away from the Shirley Sherrod media incident merely that fact checking is vital when information is so easy to manipulate. But there are more important lessons to be learned.

Immediate Action for Longstanding Injustice

John W. Boyd Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John W. Boyd Jr.

The White House referred to Sherrod's firing as "a teachable moment." I learned that a black woman can be fired for the accusation that she discriminated, yet instances of discrimination against minority farmers go unresolved.

Black Farmers Settlement Forgotten By Congress

NPR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A month ago, the federal government promised it would pay more than $1 billion by the end of March to thousands of black farmers who complained of dis...