TS Radio Network: The USDA HOUR Black Farmers, The fight for justice
MARTI OAKLEY & LAWRENCE LUCAS CO- HOST, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2022
Secretary Tom Vilsack continues to refuse justice.....debt relief, for Black farmers. After more than a few decades fighting for fair and equal treatment, Black farmers have received little consideration for their pain and suffering of recent. The agency is blatant in its abuse of, and disregard for Black farmers.
Black farmers have lost nearly 2.3 million acres of land as a result of the underhanded practices of the USDA, and politicians of all stripes have turned a blind eye to the abuses.
Our show this week we have Attorney, Tracy Lloud McCurity, Executive Director of the Black Belt Justice Center, Co-Alchemist of Acres of Ancestry Initiative/Black Agrarian Fund, that advocate for Black farmers of this country.
Georgia Black farmer Eddie Slaughter will join in.
Also, will have Ramsess who just recently focused on Secretary Tom Vilsack and his treatment of Black farmers. He is a self-taught artist and educator who works in multiple mediums, including textiles, painting, mosaic, illustration, and stained glass. He first exhibited his portraits in 1979 and began quilting in 2006. He contributed political cartoons and illustrations to the Los Angeles Times from 1976 to 1994. A longtime resident and leading creative voice in Leimert Park, Ramsess began renting his Degnan Boulevard studio from Dale and Alonzo Davis of Brockman Gallery in 1981, where he lived and worked until 2002. A Los Angeles native, Ramsess continues to live and work in Leimert Park. A life-long fan and lover of blues and jazz music, much of his art reflects that interest, honoring the musicians and the music they create. He frequently travels the country to sell his Jazz-focused works at music festivals. Ramsess is a member of the Afro-American Quilters of Los Angeles, a partner of the Alliance for California Traditional Arts.