This is a story I’ve been following since April 2010 when I wrote my first post titled Black Farmers Get Restitution. Only at that time they didn’t get it, and I said I would continue following this story until they got their money. Kheel Center, Cornell University via Flickr The basic premise of the whole […]

Well, it’s about time. We’ve been following the story about black farmers and native American farmers who weren’t being paid settlements they’d been awarded by the Agriculture Department. I’ve written about it more than a few times. Finally this past Tuesday the House passed a bill awarding $1.15 billion to black farmers and $3.4 billion […]

I have written three times before about the supposed settlement between the federal government and black farmers. The first time I only mentioned it; the second time, about a month later, I reported that they still hadn’t been paid because Congress hadn’t passed a bill approving the payments. The last time I wrote about it, […]

Last December I wrote on Intel being sued by the Federal Trade Commission based on the sweetheart deal Dell was getting for using their chips in Dell computers. The suit against Intel is about to commence, but it seems Dell did a proactive move and decided to settle with the Securities and Exchange Commission to […]

Near the beginning of April I wrote a post about how Black Farmers would be getting restitution from the federal government, finally, many years after they’d lost a lawsuit proving that there had been discriminatory practices. Suffice it to say, just because a lawsuit awards money doesn’t mean that the loser is going to pay. […]

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