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Heard County homesteaders cling to older rural lifeways while navigating New Media Age

This one farmstead structure stands frail. Debilitated by Mother Nature’s handiwork. Evident from its hind side. Barnwood craftsmanship currently exposed and splintered. Where livestock,...

Black Farmers’ Network launches rural community storytelling project

Every rural community has untold stories behind its public-facing story. Good and bad ones. U.S. Department of Agriculture research grant Black Farmers’ Network (BFN)...

BFN’s Dr. Veronica L. Womack honored ‘Black Women in Food’ award

Washington, D.C.-based food and beverage agency Dine Diaspora announced its “Black Women in Food” 2022 awards, and Dr. Veronica L. Womack became selected as...

11 female farm influencers redefining rural entrepreneurship

Each hails from the Black Belt Region — demarcated by its crescent geographic profile. Stretching from Eastern Texas to the Eastern shore of Virginia....

What outdoor farming means for urban Black youth in 2021 (report)

Fresh air can do the mind and body good. Research supports outdoor recreation as a promising health win for youth in a post-COVID culture....

Why Black farming cooperatives have to rethink business in the Digital Era

Enslaved African-American people assigned them as “hush harbors.” Informal meeting spaces. Swamps, ravines, gullies and woodlands to congregate and worship secretly in the South....

Former Air Force analyst rallies family to redevelop farmland organically

Steady…steady…BANG! A clear shot takes the 2-foot-long cottonmouth snake out as it slithers into murky pond water. The graceful sharpshooter tucks her 9mm handgun...

Coastal Georgia grower organizes to close grocery gaps in Savannah neighborhoods

J.B. Brantley strapped the cotton down by wagon. Hauled his cash money crop by mule. One hundred bales of it — the difference between...

Descendants of Harris County farmers reclaim trashed historic Black cemetery [case study]

Who. Is. Lucy? And why is an unauthorized power line cutting through her burial site? Splintered beer bottles, busted tires and utility truck tracks...

Black Belt landowners: Clear heirs property titles to profit from COVID relief bill [attorney advice]

SOLD! Forty acres of the Louisiana parcel — gone. Just 10 left to will down the generational line. A family meeting in the ’90s...

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