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Despite Sherrod Spotlight, Black Farmers Denied Again

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Black farmers, due $1.2 billion for a legacy of discrimination by the Agriculture Department, suffered a new and disheartening setback this week, despite the national spotlight provided by the quickly disavowed firing of a black department worker. The Senate refused again to pay...

Congress Poised To Pass Indian, Black Farmer Deals

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Would-be farmer Carl Eggleston has been waiting nearly a decade to refile his claim against the government for the discrimination he says he faced when he tried to start a hog farm on his Virginia property. The African-American from Farmville said his application for a government...

Obama Signs Law Settling Indian Tribes, Black Farmers Lawsuits

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) American Indians and black farmers will be paid $4.6 billion to address claims of government mistreatment over many decades under landmark legislation President Barack Obama signed Wednesday. The legislation "closes a long and unfortunate chapter in our history," Obama...