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Black Farmer in South Carolina Wants New Land to be ‘a Place to Heal’
July 6, 2021
Farming and working the land has been ``a form of liberation and healing'' and ``an essential part of my identity,'' Pollard wrote for the online fundraiser. ... read more »
Farmers Work to bring Fresh Food to Southwest Illinois
April 12, 2021
Black women are included in conversations about urban farming and the need for more Black farmers to acquire land. After all, she understands the historical tie between Black people and land in this country. ``Being a Black woman in fighting (for food justice) and not allowing anybody to limit me, I started to see the problems of my ancestors, and the deliberate effort to erase me from the work,'' Supporter Tosha Phonix said. ... read more »
Black News Channel Network Delayed Until February 10
January 2, 2020
The historic launch of the BNC will fulfill the business dream and vision of J.C. Watts, Jr., a nationally known entrepreneur and former U.S. Congressman, representing Oklahoma’s Fourth District. ... read more »
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MISSISSIPPI FLOODS AFFECT BLACK FARMERS
April 25, 2019
Since March 2019, farmers in Mississippi have dealt with disastrous floods in farming fields, due to the swelling levels of the Mississippi River and continuous rains throughout the South.  The floods have halted planting efforts for farmers forced to wait until the soil is dry enough to plant seeds. ... read more »
The Government Shutdown: Another Storm for Black Farmers, Cooperatives, and Southern Rural Communities
January 18, 2019
Cornelius Key, the Federation's Georgia State Coordinator, who is also a farmer and rancher says, “Small farmers that normally submit farm loan applications in December and January can’t submit loans at the moment. The shutdown will have a domino effect as it ultimately leads to a decreased harvest, greater farm debt, and loan defaults that could translate to land and farm losses.” ... read more »
Because of the CBC, the Farm Bill Includes Millions for HBCUs, Black Farmers, and Rural Communities of Color
January 3, 2019
Singer-songwriter, Janet Jackson asked: “What have you done for me lately?” This is a question the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) is asked a lot. ... read more »
Black Farmers, the New Dred Scott of 1857?
July 21, 2016
Southern Region farmers and other justice and equality supporters protested outside the Supreme Court building to demand courtroom justice ... read more »
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