August 11, 2020         
2020 Women Tech Awards Finalists Named   •   Medidata Congratulates ‘Tu Salud Tu Familia’ for Its Capital Emmy® Award   •   Cinedigm Expands Distribution of Fast Growing The Bob Ross Channel on XUMO Streaming Television Service   •   Sanctuary Taps Cinedigm and VIZIO to Bring Its Yoga Meditation Service to People at Home   •   Brookdale Announces Second Quarter 2020 Results   •   Nick Cannon Discusses Antisemitism, Black-Jewish Relations on AJC Advocacy Anywhere   •   Talkspace Expands Affordable Mental Health Care Offering for 40 Million Americans via Insurance Coverage   •   WILLIAMS SONOMA AND NO KID HUNGRY PARTNER WITH CELEBRITIES TO LAUNCH THE TOOLS FOR CHANGE CAMPAIGN   •   MemoryCare.com Names the Best Facilities for Senior Memory Care in San Antonio, TX   •   Tech Lifestyle Expert, Stephanie Humphrey Releases First Book, "Don't Let Your Digital Footprint Kick You In The Butt!"   •   Office Depot Unveils ‘powered by CompuCom’ to Provide SMBs with Scalable Technology and Service Solutions   •   Discovery Village at Naples' New Independent Living Community Wins Grand Aurora Award for Outstanding Architecture & Design   •   The Dan Marino Foundation And Badia Spices Partner To Raise Autism Awareness And Urge The Public To 'Be a Game Changer for those   •   Trump Signs Specially Adaptive Housing Act Into Law   •   Genentech Provides Update on Phase III Study of Tecentriq in Combination With Paclitaxel for People With Metastatic Triple-Negat   •   Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Earns HAP Achievement Award   •   On Aug. 11 (8/11), Peoples Gas Reminds Floridians to Call 811 Before Starting Digging Projects   •   Fort Worth-Based Galderma Donates 1,200 Backpacks Filled with School Supplies to Northwest ISD Students   •   Virginia Mason and CHI Franciscan Open a New Birth Center to Expand Obstetric Care Options to Puget Sound Families   •   Ready to Go on Day One: Indiana Gateway Digital Academy Students Already Equipped for Success
Bookmark and Share

Black Farmers Face New Troubles

BASKERVILLE, VA -  Despite President Obama’s recent signature on landmark civil rights legislation, black farmers seeking justice for decades of discrimination still face significant hurdles. Confusion over the settlement and the claims process could leave thousands of black farmers out in the cold.

Dr. John W. Boyd, president and founder of the National Black Farmers Association, has called a meeting at the National Press Club for February 15, 2011, at 1:00 PM to explain how many black farmers missed their initial opportunity to have their cases heard, and how the current atmosphere could result in more of the same. In Boyd’s words, “a rapidly developing crisis threatens to sabotage black farmers’ last best hope.”

Boyd -- who was present when President Obama signed the landmark Claims Resolution Act of 2010 in December -- will also offer an update on how the settlement is moving ahead, including a look at the cases of individual farmers from across the country. The settlement is designed to remedy decades of discrimination by the US Dept of Agriculture.


STORY TAGS: BLACK NEWS, AFRICAN AMERICAN NEWS, MINORITY NEWS, CIVIL RIGHTS NEWS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY, AFRO AMERICAN NEWS

Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News