Republicans cannot stand when people call them “racist” or being “bigoted,” but as long as people like Cong. Steve King of Iowa are in their party, it will continue. This week, we saw Cong. King stand on the floor of the House of Representatives and talk about a very, very, very urban Sen. Barack Obama […]

Washington– Rep. Steve King, a Republican from Iowa, referred to President Obama as “very, very urban,” while charging that as a senator he gave special favor to African American farmers who were victims of government discrimination. In case anybody missed his meaning in a speech on the House floor Monday evening, King emphasized the word […]

Labyrinthian is a good word to describe the tangle of explanations given by Senate members for failing again on Sept. 29 to fund the settlements of Pigford II and Cobell, the class action discrimination lawsuits filed by black and Indian farmers.

This past week, actions taken by the Republican Party when it came to Black farmers and when it came to Haiti were pathetic and egregious. Prominent members of the GOP have not said anything about holding up the settlement money for the Black farmers or blocking relief money for Haiti.  Why hasn’t Sarah Palin and […]

Wayne Alexander, 61, of Houston, says unfair treatment by the U.S. Department of Agriculture led to the loss of his farm in Needville. He and his wife now live in a Midtown apartment.

Beginning Thursday, the head of the National Black Farmers Association will ride a tractor to Capitol Hill to press Congress to fund a historic discrimination case settlement involving minority farmers.

The head of the National Black Farmers Association blasted plans to award $1.5 billion in federal subsidies to farmers affected by last fall’s heavy rains — while African-American farmers have yet to receive the $1.25 billion the federal government owes them from the settlement of a class action discrimination lawsuit.