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John Deere, the world’s leading manufacturer of farm equipment, takes pride in its corporate values of “integrity, quality, commitment, innovation.” But the nearly 200-year-old American industrial giant apparently cares little for equality and inclusiveness.
“John Deere has shown throughout its history that it has little respect for Black farmers. The company seems to view our invitations as a nuisance,” said NBFA President John Boyd. “I have reached out to Mr. John May, president of John Deere, numerous times to discuss the issues raised by the NBFA. Mr. May’s response is ‘I decline your invitation,'” which is unacceptable.
The Tulsa race massacre took place on May 31 and June 1, 1921, when mobs of White residents, many of them deputized and given weapons by city officials, attacked Black residents and burned businesses of the Greenwood District in Tulsa, Oklahoma, US.
Corona virus hurting mental health of Americans but religious support may help, studies show
While some of Americans say they can endure social distancing directives that have shut down schools and businesses across the country for “as long as is necessary” before their physical health or finances are significantly impacted, less than 50% say their mental health will hold up
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Gospel Music Legend Died in Sylvania, Ohio, recovering from a medical procedure, at the age of 71. Rance Allen co-founded the Rance Allen Group with his brothers Tom and Steve. Rance was the lead vocalist and was known for his powerful voice. The band combined rock and soul with gospel music to create a popular crossover sound. They had a top 30 R&B hit in 1978 with “I Belong to You.” The Rance Allen Group was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1998.
Poet Amanda Gorman gives her poem, "The Hill We Climb" at President Joe Biden's inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (Courtesy | Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies)
In the decades that followed, however, Black Americans were dispossessed of an estimated 13 million acres of land. Many descendants of Black farmers moved north to seek jobs in other industries, removed from familial agricultural backgrounds.
The Negro League and it's Stats are Now a part of the Majors!!!
The long overdue recognition will add the names of some 3,400 Negro Leaguers from seven distinct leagues in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.
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