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Black Farmers to Receive Payouts in $1.2 Billion from Federal Lawsuit

A bittersweet victory decades later after experiencing discriminatory lending

Farmers will receive $1.2 billion in settlement

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Black Farmers Defend USDA Settlement After Critical New York Times Story

Black farmers have been systematically discriminated against by the USDA in years past

Black Farmers speak out against New York Times article

By Makkada B. Selah

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Black Workers Claim Racial Bias at Farms

African-African farm workers say they've been fired because of race and national origin

Southern farmers all but admit they’ve turned to the guest worker program because Mexicans expect…

By Aaron Morrison

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Black Farmers in Alabama Sue the Federal Government for Discrimination

Will Obama come to their aid?

Black farmers in Alabama say loans were offered to white farmers that were not offered…

By Makkada B. Selah

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In the News: ‘Guinness’ Names Samuel L. Jackson Highest-Grossing Film Actor; Black Farmers Settlement Approved and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the Web

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Feast on This

A smorgasbord of ways to profit from your passion for food

Americans spent more than $1.6 trillion on food last year. That translates into millions of…

By Alisa Gumbs

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Washington Report: Black Farmers Settlement Bill Clears the House

Black farmers may soon be compensated, but some say the claims process will be a tough row to hoe

After decades of waiting, Black farmers may soon be compensated for acts of discrimination. But…

By Joyce Jones

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Washington Report: Funding for Black Farmers Stalled Again

Senate fails to finalize bill to pay for settlement

Despite broad support, legislation to finalize $4.6 billion in settlements with black farmers and American…

By Joyce Jones

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Washington Report: New Vote on Black Farmers Settlement

Senate Democratic leadership hopes bill will appeal to Republicans

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid plans to call for a unanimous consent vote on a…

By Joyce Jones

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Black Farmers Want White House Involvement in Settlement

Without swift action, farmers may have to wait until next year

John Boyd, president of the National Black Farmers Association, is calling on the White House…

By Joyce Jones

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Shirley Sherrod: A Rush to Judgment?

In the race to condemn Shirley Sherrod, everyone got it wrong

In the last 24 hours, Shirley Sherrod has gone from being portrayed as a racist…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Irony of Sherrod Debacle: Still No Relief for Black Farmers

Perhaps now, Congress will finally move on distributing the $1.25 billion that it agreed to pay black farmers

The Shirley Sherrod story has an ironic twist. For years, black farmers were losing their…

By Kenneth Meeks

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CBC Demands Explanation from Agriculture Secretary

Caucus is angered by treatment of black official

After publically apologizing to Shirley Sherrod and inviting her to return to her job, the…

By Joyce Jones

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Washington Report: Updates from Capitol Hill

CBC applauds passage of youth jobs bill; Congress may miss farmers' deadline

With the passage of the $5.7 billion supplemental appropriations bill (HR 4899) on Wednesday, members…

By Joyce Jones

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Washington Report: Updates from Capitol Hill

Black farmers settlement; education enforcement; another jobs bill; aid for Haiti

National Black Farmers Association President John Boyd, Jr. fears that Capitol Hill lawmakers won’t meet…

By Joyce Jones

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USDA, Black Farmers Reach Settlement

Government to pay $1.25 billion in restitution

The USDA announced that it will pay $1.25 billion to settle claims from black farmers…

By Joyce Jones

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