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, […]