PhenomenalBlack owned farms make up less than 2 percent of all farms in the United States.
According to a recent report, Black farmers lost 80 percent of their farmland from 1910 to 2007, often because they lacked access to loans or insurance needed to sustain their businesses.
The report mentions the “long and well-documented history of discrimination against Black farmers by the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture).”
It goes on to state that “The unequal administration of government farm support programs, crucial to protecting farmers from an inherently risky enterprise, has had a profound impact on rural communities of color.”
more recommended stories
A French illustrator’s images of black women are controversial in Paris, but adored on Instagram | Quartz Africa
A meet-and-greet with illustrator Nicholle Kobi.
Contemporary Artists Contextualize the Work of Black Panther Photographers | Hyperallergic
SAN FRANCISCO — Vanguard Revisited: Poetic.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she’d be ‘hard pressed’ to back Biden in primary | The Guardian
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the progressive US congresswoman.
Nipsey Hussle: grand jury indicts man in fatal shooting of rapper | The Guardian
A grand jury has indicted a.
’48 years is enough’: activists and celebrities call for release of ex-Black Panther | The Guardian
Leading civil rights activists, academics, actors.
A Heritage Center for Black History in Brooklyn Struggles to Remain Open | Hyperallergic
The Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn,.
What Happens When a Billionaire Swoops In to Solve the Student-Debt Crisis | The Atlantic
Commencement speakers have a routine: a.
Sweet Home Cafe | Atlas Obscura
Thomas Downing was the oyster king..
NY Metropolitan Opera to Hire All-Black Chorus for Fall Revival of “Porgy And Bess” | Good Black News
According to washingtonpost.com, The Metropolitan Opera.
Ebola death toll in Congo to pass 1,000, World Health Organization warns | The Guardian
The number of people killed by.