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Pigford v Glickman

Respect for Black Farmers

Ben Jealous | Posted 07.17.2013 | Black Voices
Ben Jealous

There is no way to make up for decades of discrimination that crippled the proud history of black farm ownership in this country. But we can do our best to move forward.

GOP Rep. Steve King on Shirley Sherrod, Pigford and Racism (VIDEO)

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Stranahan

As part of my documentary about how the Pigford settlement designed to help black farmers was hijacked by trial lawyers and politicians, I interviewed controversial congressman Steve King.

The Odd Timing of Shirley Sherrod's Lawsuit Against Andrew Breitbart

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Stranahan

Until Mrs. Sherrod plunged herself headfirst into the Pigford story by suing my film's funder, Andrew Brietbart, I wasn't clear on how central a figure she was.

Blue Dog Congressman Sanford Bishop Knew About Pigford Fraud

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Stranahan

A Georgia farmer has made a stunning allegation: he told Rep. Bishop about fraud in the Pigford settlement, and the congressman replied that an investigation into Pigford would "shut it down."

The Congressional Black Caucus vs. Black Farmers

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Stranahan

Pigford v. Glickman was supposed to help black farmers discriminated against by the USDA. Instead, it's diverted hundreds of millions of dollars to people who never farmed and diverted attention away from the plight of real farmers.

The Media's Failure to Report on Pigford Hurts Black Farmers

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lee Stranahan

The story the press wants you to hear about Pigford is an overly simple one. But it's a very complex story, and not something that can be explained easily between two commercial breaks.

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.

Ryan Grim

WATCH: GOP Lawmaker Calls Obama 'Very, Very Urban'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Steve King, a Republican from Iowa, referred to President Obama as "very, very urban," while charging that as a senator he gave special favor to ...

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 ...