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Join us this evening May 23, 2019 at 7:00 pm CST

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Whistleblower’s! Is brought to you in coordination with Marcel Reid and the Whistleblower’s Summit, taking place July 29, 30, 31 in Washington,D.C

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Join Lawrence Lucas as he hosts Waymon hInson , a long time activist in the battle Black farmers have faced under the mismanagement of the USDA. Mr.  hInson also hosts the “Let Justice Ring” blog, linked below. Joining Lawrence and Mr Henson, will be photographer and documentary maker will be Shoun A. Hill.

Waymon hInson has earned degrees in theology and psychology is licensed as a psychologist and marriage and family therapist in Texas. His history with the Black farmer cause extends back to 1994 when he began to consult with farmers and their legal counsel. He has been affiliated with the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association in Tillery, NC since 2005 and currently is a board member. He has two published articles in the area of Black farmers and land loss and has presented at international, national, state, and regional conferences on racism, the USDA, and Black land loss. His special area of interest is the impact on the health and well being of farmers and families when dealing with the USDA and DOJ. He and Shoun Hill partnered on the Black farmer documentary beginning in 2018 and will complete it in late 2019.

Bio-Shoun A. Hill

Shoun Hill is a photographer based in New York City. Originally from Frederick, MD., Hill began photographing professionally in 1993 for The Gleaner in Henderson, KY., after getting his Master of Arts degree from Ohio University.

He has worked as a staff photographer for newspapers in Memphis, Tenn., and Orlando, Fla. At the present time he is a photo editor on the National Desk of the Associated Press in NYC. While a staff photographer, Shoun photographed Super Bowls, NBA basketball games, and presidential elections. He has also been a part of gallery shows in Ohio, Florida, Illinois and New York.

At the present time, Shoun is filming a documentary on African-American farmers, which debuts in Nov. After the completion on the documentary, Shoun will start a still photo project on the past, present and future of the African-American farmer. Shown is married to Debra Walton-Hill, a Broadway and TV actress and performer.

“I’m a documentary photographer and my goal with every image is to make a connection between the subject in the photograph and the person looking at the photograph. I shoot what is, and let the image speak for itself. People are my ideas and inspiration. That’s what these photographs show.

When people look at my work, I want them to feel a connection. Maybe the subject reminds them of someone or a situation they were in. When they see my work I’d like them to get a feeling of remembrance.”

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Join us Thursday evening June 28. 2018 at 7:00 pm CST!

5:00 pm PST6:00 pm MST7:00 pm CST8:00 pm EST

Listen live (HERE)

Call in # 917-388-4520

Hosted by Marti Oakley

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Whistleblower’s is presented in coordination with Marcel Reid and the Annual Whistleblower’s Summit  in Washington D.C., July 30 & 31, 2018.  The public is cordially invited.

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Our guests will be:  Lawrence Lucas, Lesa Donnelly, Ron Cotton, and Shannon Reed

We will be discussing the proposed reorganization of the USDA office of general council?…what will it mean for the civil rights and administration processes?  The USDA continues to protect abusive managers at taxpayer expense.
The Forest Service alone is still riddled with sexual abuse claims and is still covering them up along with other charges of discrimination and abuses.  Lesa Donnelly and Shannon Reed will speak about Shannon’s own experience of abuse within this rogue organization.  Even after national exposure in a five part series on PBS, things remain the same.
Ron Cotton and Lawrence Lucas will discuss the recent news release by Corey Lea pertaining to the coming vote  for the Gubernatorial office in Georgia.       “The Black Farmers, who are the most affected by the continuous discrimination of The USDA, will hurriedly point at the Black Congressional Caucus and how they voted against the Black Farmers more than a decade ago, to keep the Republicans from getting credit for saving the Black Farmers. On the other hand, Ms. Abrams is an attorney, she will probably quickly take the route of and road less traveled and say something like- “When I am the Governor of Georgia, I will sue the USDA on behalf of the Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Small Farmers alike, to keep Georgia Farmers competitive in a global market. It’s our Georgia and not Georgia for a chosen few.”

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1779142_741581802541570_1637925020_nLiving in a rural agricultural community, I have witnessed first hand the devastation to the land and water from industrialized agriculture.  The other thing I have noticed over the years, is the dwindling numbers and kinds of wildlife, both large and small.  It is not uncommon to see major fish kills in rivers, lakes and streams, dead birds and small animals in large numbers around the fields of gmo crops.  The continual spraying of toxic chemicals to grow what is widely recognized as crops not fit for human consumption, is not to be stopped.

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For Decades, the USDA Was Black Farmers’ Worst Enemy….And for most of them, things haven’t changed

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**Note: The article from “YES” magazine, referred to in this article, was dated July 6, 2016. Just two days before farmers from 18 states protested the USDA and its discriminatory practices in front of the Supreme Court. The article was a carefully timed and crafted propaganda piece. All information, data and statistics were obviously provided by USDA and simply compiled to make it appear that legitimate research had been done, when obviously, it had not.
As for the protest, I was left wondering just where all these civil rights icons were? What? No Jesse Jackson? No Al Sharpton? Where the hell was the NAACP?? (BIG)Blacks in Government? No?
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eddieSometimes while I am researching one thing, I come across valuable information on another topic. This was the case recently when an article in Yes! Magazine caught my eye.  Since last year I have been doing Whistleblowers! broadcasts which included black farmers discriminated against by USDA and they have a very different story to tell than the one relayed in YES!. And, they have the documents to back up what they have to say about their treatment at the hands of USDA..

These farmers never asked for special treatment. They are demanding only to be treated with as much respect, and with access to the same programs as others are.

The title “For Decades, the USDA Was Black Farmers’ Worst Enemy. Here’s How It Became an Ally” nearly made my head explode. I wouldn’t swear to it, but I think at that point lightening sparked here in my office. I read the article with interest, but realized it was a propaganda piece, carefully constructed with information most likely provided directly by interests at the USDA. Obviously no actual research had been done. Had it been done, the article would have read quite differently and would have linked to relevant documents and resources. There were none. More

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