Michael Stovall

Race, Land and Justice: ‘This War Isn’t Over’

Black farmers charge they have been blocked from receiving Department of Agriculture funds awarded in a class-action lawsuit because of the machinations of local agriculture officials and sometimes the courts who back up those officials. That, according to advocates, has perpetuated a pattern of eroding black land ownership and systemic rural racism.

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African Americans ‘Disproportionate’ Victims of South Carolina Cop Shootings

A six-month investigation of South Carolina officer-involved shootings over the past decade by The Greenville News revealed shortcomings in the use of police bodycams and failures to report incidents to the state office responsible for investigating them. The victims were disproportionately African Americans, the paper said.