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Occupy Memphis and Black Farmers: Odd Couple

The mission of equality and justice for all played out in Memphis, TN this week, all part of the usual fare found on the...

Michele Bachmann — Words of a Racist

This article first appeared in LegalSpeaks. While Christine O’Donnell may not be a witch, Michele Bachmann may be a racist, judging by her most recent...

BREAKING NEWS: Sherrod Declines Offer to Return to USDA

Standing alongside Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack during a Tuesday morning press conference, Shirley Sherrod, the former U.S. Department of Agriculture official turned cause celebre' who was mistakenly forced to resign last month, rejected an offer to return to as the agency’s Deputy Director of Advocacy and Outreach. The offer and other issues were discussed during a 90-minute meeting between Secretary Vilsack and Sherrod earlier that day.

Author Alice Walker Advocates on Behalf of Black Farmers [Video]

Pulitzer Prize winning author Alice Walker was in Birmingham this morning, lending support to an advocacy group for black farmers. Miss Walker is the...

Senate Stalls Funds for Black Farmers Again

Approval of $1.25 billion to compensate black farmers in a discrimination suit against the Department of Agriculture has been delayed again in the Senate...

John Boyd Interview on C-SPAN [Video Link]

Courtesy of C-SPAN John Boyd appeared on Washington Journal and talked about Senate action on the settlement of long-standing racial discrimination claims by African-American farmers...

BREAKING: Senate Vote on Black Farmers Settlement Today

After years of stops and starts, tonight could be the night the U.S. Senate approves a $1.25 billion to fund a USDA discrimination settlement...

So … What Happens to the Black Farmers?

Vilsack and White House, while mad quick to condemn Sherrod into racial martyrdom (for, ironically, the erroneous claim that she discriminated against a White farmer), are slow to simply circumvent Congress and use available funding for frustrated Black farmers waiting on their settlement. Some suffer in a brutal economic climate and are on the verge of foreclosing family farms. Public apologies mixed with plastic “reconciliation” job offers for an enhanced diversity post in the USDA won’t do it. There’s an old Caribbean saying: “It takes money to go to market.”

The Waiting Game: Black Farmers’ Settlement Stuck in the Senate

It's another waiting game for black farmers waiting for settlement money from the country's largest civil rights lawsuit to be appropriated by Congress. The Senate...

USDA Secretary: Ex-Official Might Have Interfered With Ending ‘Chapter on Civil...

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack asked for the resignation of employee Shirley Sherrod after she made controversial statements because he didn't want to "compromise our...