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Davis’ Comments Shock GOP Leaders

From, “Davis’ comments shock GOP leaders” by Jerry Zremski, New Washington Bureau Chief, 15 Mar 2011. [BUFFALO, NY] Congressional candidate Jack Davis shocked local Republican leaders in a recent interview when he suggested that Latino farmworkers be deported — and that African-Americans from the inner city be bused to farm country to pick the … Continue reading

Traveling Modern-Day Slavery Museum Will Stop in Fort Walton Beach

From, “Traveling modern-day slavery museum will stop in Fort Walton Beach” by Lauren Sage Reinlie, Daily News, 13 Mar 2011. FORT WALTON BEACH [FL] — Nights were spent locked inside the back of a cargo truck. During the day, over a dozen farm workers were beaten, physically restrained and forced to pick tomatoes in the fields … Continue reading

Wisconsin Union Struggle Is All Too Familiar for Excluded Workers

From, “Wisconsin Union Struggle Is All Too Familiar for Excluded Workers” by Tiffany Williams and Erica Smiley, 11 Mar 2011. Rather than race to the bottom, where no one has rights, why shouldn’t we work together to ensure that everyone does? In the midst of an economic crisis that has shaken the foundations of … Continue reading

Blacks In Agriculture: Big Subject – Individual Stories

From by Laura L. Klure, Special to BVN, 24 Feb 2011. If someone mentions the topic “African-Americans in Agriculture,” the first things that come to mind might have something to do with cotton, peanuts, or George Washington Carver. But the role of Black people in the history of agriculture in the United States is … Continue reading

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