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Obama Black Farmers

Trymaine Lee

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

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...

Shirley Sherrod, Black Farmers and the 2010 Racial World Cup

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

Perhaps one of the more eloquent and official retrospectives resulting from the Shirley Sherrod incident was White House Press Secretary Robert Gibb's...

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...

Justice is the Best Stimulus

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

President Obama asked Congress in May for $1.15 billion to compensate black farmers for discrimination by the Department of Agriculture. Congress has failed to act.