Violence in Black America

      Dr. Valda Crowder, director of Emergency Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, witnesses the carnage up close on a regular basis. And it’s gotten so bad that while treating victims, she and other medical professionals must also protect themselves. […]

National News

“Hush Harbor” by Anise Vance

      You’ve chanted, marched, and showed displeasure for something you’re passionate about, and you’ve walked miles to display your support for what’s good and decent. You have the absolute right to protest, but in the new book, “Hush Harbor” by Anise Vance, beware the signs. […]

National News

USDA Seeks Nominations for Membership on the Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced a call for nominations to the Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers. First established in 1992, the Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers (ACBFR) advises the Secretary of Agriculture to enhance USDA’s goals for new farming and ranching operations. Members of the public are invited to submit nominations for themselves or other qualified experts by October 10, 2023 […]

Local News

Turning the Page — $2.2 Billion in Financial Relief for Farmers, Ranchers, and Landowners Who Faced Discrimination

Stakeholders and program administrators, along with USDA officials, are conducting community outreach to raise awareness about the Discrimination Financial Assistance Program (DFAP). When the program opened, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack affirmed the Department’s commitment to providing financial assistance to those who faced discrimination in USDA farm lending as swiftly and efficiently as possible. […]

National News

White Principal Blames Black Teacher for Assembly That Singled Out Black Students for Low Test Scores

   In case you missed it for whatever reason, Bunnell Elementary School in Flagler County, Florida — a school district already notorious for their low test scores — pulled all of its Black fourth and fifth graders into an assembly late last month where they were shown a PowerPoint presentation that blamed them for the school’s low scores on state standardized tests. […]