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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

NAACP president: Black people worse off under Obama - Washington Ti

FW: radio interview & call to the hill



 
 

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Subj: Re: BLACK MALES SUE CLAIMS ADMINISTRATOR
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On Jul 27, 2015, at 7:46 AM, LawrLCL@aol.com wrote:

while other talk about the problems at usda, some are taking action, wrong, right, or indifferent. i knew this was coming and i am sure there are others that are determined not to look the other way.
 
there is no agency in the federal government that has cost the american tax payers so much, during the last few administrations, as an out growth of widespread discrimination.
 
"and the band plays on"
 
lawrence lucas
 
Subj: Fwd: BLACK MALES SUE CLAIMS ADMINISTRATOR
 


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Begin forwarded message:

From: "BFAA, Incorporated" <mybfaapresident@gmail.com>
Date: July 21, 2015 at 8:03:49 PM EDT
To: bryan warren <graygroup@aol.com>
Subject: BLACK MALES SUE CLAIMS ADMINISTRATOR
Reply-To: "BFAA, Incorporated" <reply_budddr_cmbjtbg@cp20.com>

BLACK MALES FARMERS FILE BILLION DOLLAR LAWSUIT AGAINST CLAIMS ADMINISTRATOR AND USDA
 
Black Male Farmers File a 1.8 Billion Dollar Lawsuit Against the Claims Administrator and USDA
President, John F. Kennedy
On Monday, July 13, 2015, Attorneys for the BFAA, Inc. filed a Class Action lawsuit against the Claims Administrator (EPIQ of Portland, Oregon)  and USDA for the benefit of all Black male submitters and or claimants who were attempting to file a claim in the Hispanic and Female Farmers and Ranchers Voluntary Claims Process.   See, Estate of Earnest Lee Boyland et al v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE et al, Case Number: 1:15-cv-01112.
The Claims Administrator (a contractor for USDA) has been sending letters to all Black male claimants since 2013, stating, among other things, the following:

Thank you for your interest in the Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Resolution Process.  To participate in this Process, you must be either Hispanic/Latino or female.  On your Claim Form, you indicated that you are an African American male.  As a result, you are not eligible to participate in this Claims Resolution Process, and your claim has been DENIED.

Moreover, this lawsuit was filed against EPIQ for violating Black male farmers' rights as guaranteed under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VI, as amended.  Title VI makes it unlawful for any recipient who is otherwise receiving government funds to discriminate against anyone on the basic of their race, sex or gender, as follows:

Title VI, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d --- prohibition against exclusion from participation in, denial of benefits of, and discrimination under federally assisted programs on the ground of race, color, or national origin states: 

No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participating in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

Defendant and contractor, EPIQ is -- for its services -- being paid out of the Judgment fund, 31 U.S.C. Section 1304 et seq.  and/or from government funds allotted and/or appropriated to the Defendant, USDA from -- the U.S. Treasury Department. [1]

"Simple justice requires that public funds, to which all taxpayers of all races [colors, and national origins] contributes, not be spent in any fashion which encourages, entrenches, subsidizes or results in racial [color or national origin] discrimination." --- President, John F. Kennedy

BFAA, Inc.'s President, Thomas Burrell has forwarded a copy of the lawsuit (Complaint) to both the Chairman of the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee(s) on the Judiciary  as well as to the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus.  This letter will ask all of these bodies to consider holding hearings regarding the constitutionality of this glaring and blatant denial of justice to African American male farmers and ranchers.

[1]     FRAMEWORK FOR HISPANIC OR FEMALE FARMERS'  CLAIMS PROCESS (January 13, 2012)
I. PURPOSE   (E. Sources of Funding):

Cash awards and tax relief will be paid from the Judgment Fund. USDA will pay all other costs, including debt relief, costs associated with outreach and the provision of notice, and the administration and adjudication of claims. USDA will implement debt relief to successful claimants, and cover any related administrative costs associated with
debt cancellation.



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BLACK MALES FARMERS FILE BILLION DOLLAR LAWSUIT AGAINST CLAIMS ADMINISTRATOR AND USDA

 









Black Male Farmers File a 1.8 Billion Dollar Lawsuit Against the Claims Administrator and USDA





President, John F. Kennedy



On Monday, July 13, 2015, Attorneys for the BFAA, Inc. filed a Class Action lawsuit against the Claims Administrator (EPIQ of Portland, Oregon)  and USDA for the benefit of all Black male submitters and or claimants who were attempting to file a claim in the Hispanic and Female Farmers and Ranchers Voluntary Claims Process.   See, Estate of Earnest Lee Boyland et al v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE et al, Case Number: 1:15-cv-01112.
The Claims Administrator (a contractor for USDA) has been sending letters to all Black male claimants since 2013, stating, among other things, the following:

Thank you for your interest in the Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Resolution Process.  To participate in this Process, you must be either Hispanic/Latino or female.  On your Claim Form, you indicated that you are an African American male.  As a result, you are not eligible to participate in this Claims Resolution Process, and your claim has been DENIED.

Moreover, this lawsuit was filed against EPIQ for violating Black male farmers' rights as guaranteed under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VI, as amended.  Title VI makes it unlawful for any recipient who is otherwise receiving government funds to discriminate against anyone on the basic of their race, sex or gender, as follows:

Title VI, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d --- prohibition against exclusion from participation in, denial of benefits of, and discrimination under federally assisted programs on the ground of race, color, or national origin states: 

No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participating in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

Defendant and contractor, EPIQ is -- for its services -- being paid out of the Judgment fund, 31 U.S.C. Section 1304 et seq.  and/or from government funds allotted and/or appropriated to the Defendant, USDA from -- the U.S. Treasury Department. [1]

"Simple justice requires that public funds, to which all taxpayers of all races [colors, and national origins] contributes, not be spent in any fashion which encourages, entrenches, subsidizes or results in racial [color or national origin] discrimination." --- President, John F. Kennedy

BFAA, Inc.'s President, Thomas Burrell has forwarded a copy of the lawsuit (Complaint) to both the Chairman of the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee(s) on the Judiciary  as well as to the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus.  This letter will ask all of these bodies to consider holding hearings regarding the constitutionality of this glaring and blatant denial of justice to African American male farmers and ranchers.

[1]     FRAMEWORK FOR HISPANIC OR FEMALE FARMERS'  CLAIMS PROCESS (January 13, 2012)
I. PURPOSE   (E. Sources of Funding):

Cash awards and tax relief will be paid from the Judgment Fund. USDA will pay all other costs, including debt relief, costs associated with outreach and the provision of notice, and the administration and adjudication of claims. USDA will implement debt relief to successful claimants, and cover any related administrative costs associated with
debt cancellation.




















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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Sharyl Attkisson: “Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson” Debuts Oct. 4











On 7/24/15 5:43 AM,


 Below, is the partical  list of stations that the USDA Firefigthers story will be aired.. .








Posted: 23 Jul 2015 08:54 PM PDT
Our new Sunday morning program focusing on accountability reporting debuts Oct. 4 available to 43 million households on Sinclair Broadcasting's ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW and Telemundo affiliates. It will also be live streamed. In Washington DC, "Full Measure" will appear at 9:30am on WJLA ABC Channel 7 and also on NewsChannel 8. Station map here. Partial list below:
City Station Affiliation Time Period
Washington DC WJLA ABC 9:30am
Seattle KOMO ABC 10am
Minneapolis WUCW CW 10:30am
St. Louis KDNL ABC 9:30am
Pittsburgh WPGH FOX 9:30am
Portland OR KATU ABC 9:30am
Raleigh WLFL CW 11am
Baltimore WBFF FOX 10am
Nashville WZTV FOX 9am
Columbus OH WTTE FOX 9:30am
San Antonio KABB FOX 10am
San Antonio WOAI NBC 9am
Salt Lake City KUTV CBS 10am
Milwaukee WVTV CW 8:30am
Cincinnati WKRC CBS 11am
Greenville/Spartanburg/Asheville WLOS ABC 10:30am
West Palm Beach WPEC CBS 11am
Austin KEYE CBS 10am
Grand Rapids WWMT CBS 8:30am
Las Vegas KSNV NBC 9am
Norfolk WTVZ MNTV 11am
Birmingham WBMA ABC 9:30am
Oklahoma City KOKH FOX 10am
Harrisburg WHP CBS 11:30am
Greensboro/Winston-Salem WXLV ABC 10am
Buffalo WUTV FOX 10am
Providence/New Bedford WJAR NBC 11am
Fresno KMPH FOX 10am
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton WOLF FOX 10am
Little Rock KATV ABC 9am
Richmond WRLH FOX 10am
Albany NY WRGB CBS 11am
Mobile/Pensacola WEAR ABC 9am
Mobile/Pensacola WPMI NBC 10am
Tulsa KTUL ABC 9am
Lexington WDKY FOX 10am
Dayton WKEF ABC 11:30am
Dayton WRGT FOX 10am
Wichita KSAS FOX 9:30am
Charleston/Huntington WCHS ABC 11am
Charleston/Huntington WVAH FOX 10am
Roanoke WSET ABC 10am
Green Bay WLUK FOX 10am
Flint WSMH FOX 10:30am
Flint WEYI NBC 10am
Des Moines KDSM FOX 9am
Spokane (Lewiston, ID) KLEW CBS 9:30am
Omaha KPTM FOX 9:30am
Toledo WNWO NBC 10am
Columbia SC WACH FOX 9:30am
Rochester NY WHAM ABC 9:30am
Rochester NY WUHF FOX 10am
Portland ME WGME CBS 11:30am
Portland ME WPFO FOX 10am
Paducah KY/Cape Girardeau MO KBSI FOX 9am
Madison WMSN FOX 9am
Syracuse WSTM NBC 11am
Syracuse WTVH CBS 11:30am
Champaign/Springfield WICS/WICD ABC 11am
Champaign/Springfield WRSP FOX 10am
Harlingen KGBT CBS 10am
Chattanooga WTVC ABC 10am
Cedar Rapids KGAN CBS 10:30am
Cedar Rapids KFXA FOX 9am
El Paso KFOX FOX 7:30a
El Paso KDBC CBS 9am
Savannah WTGS FOX 10am
Charleston SC WCIV.2 ABC 11am
Myrtle Beach/Florence WPDE ABC 11:30am
Johnstown/Altoona WJAC NBC 10am
Tallahassee WTWC NBC 12pm
Tallahassee WTWC.2 FOX 10am
Reno KRXI FOX 8am
Reno KRNV/KENV NBC 9am
Boise KBOI CBS 7:30am
Peoria WHOI ABC 10am
Traverse City WPBN/WTOM NBC 10am
Traverse City WGTU/WGTQ ABC 11am
Macon WGXA FOX 10am
Macon WGXA.2 ABC 10:30am
Eugene KVAL CBS 9:30am
Eugene KMTR NBC 9am
Yakima KIMA/KEPR CBS 9:30am
Bakersfield KBAK CBS 9:30am
Bakersfield KBFX FOX 9am
Amarillo KVII ABC 9am
Columbia Jefferson City MO KRCG CBS 10am
Medford KTVL CBS 9:30am
Beaumont KFDM CBS 9:30am
Beaumont KBTV FOX 9am
Sioux City KMEG CBS 10:30am
Sioux City KPTH FOX 9:30am
Albany GA WFXL FOX 10am
Wheeling WV/Steubenville OH WTOV NBC 11am
Wheeling WV/Steubenville OH WTOV.2 FOX 10am
Gainesville WGFL CBS 11am
Gainesville WNBW NBC 10am
Quincy KHQA CBS 10am
Quincy KHQA.2 ABC 9am
Marquette WLUC NBC 10am
Marquette WLUC.2 FOX 9:30am
Ottumwa KTVO ABC 9am
Ottumwa KTVO.2 CBS 10:30am
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"Exposing retaliation and race discrimination in federal employment and supporting employees who challenge workplace injustice." ---- The Coalition For Change, Inc. (C4C)

Friday, July 24, 2015

Whistle Blower Summit for Civil and Human R





Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2015 08:12:33 -0400
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C4C Special Notice: : Rep. Cummings Applauds Passage of Bill to Expand P...




Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:47:42 -0400
Subject: Re: C4C Special Notice: : Rep. Cummings Applauds Passage of Bill to Expand P...




funny...I went to mailbox today and found  past year NO FEAR annual reports.  (See pic)

  It had been so long...I forgot I had asked for them via FOIA.
I'll review after whistleblower Summit. 
​ I was trying to see if they had them electronically on website...but a few of them appear to be missing.  I did see NO FEAR Annual Report FY 2010.

We all know USDA is bad....I was just curious to see the kind of data they were reporting.
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Sent: 7/22/2015 10:51:29 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time

Subj: Re: C4C Special Notice: : Rep. Cummings Applauds Passage of Bill to Expand Protections for Federal Employees Against Discrimination


Congratulations on the passing 403-0!  Thank you for all your hard work


On 7/22/15 5:05 AM, T W J wrote:
C4C Family and Supporters,

Yesterday, Paulette Taylor (Civil Rights Chair) and I had the pleasure of watching the House members vote on measures to provide for better transparency and accountability in the EEO program.   During the Congressman's reading of the bill on the House floor, he personally thanked C4C for standing up for whistleblowers who expose civil rights violation.  The Congressman also discussed some of the measures within the pending bill.

  Later, In meeting with the Rep. Cummings, we thanked him on behalf of our membership and all federal workers for incorporating recommendations we shared to better improve federal sector workplace culture.   Rep. Elijah Cummings has truly been a champion in advocating better protections for civil servants who seek to uphold the public trust. 

The bill passed 403-0 and now goes to the Senate.

C4C thanks the Make It Safe Coalition, which it is a member of,  for its support of the Bill.  We also recognize Mr. Leroy Warren and Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo for their paving the way early on with the original No FEAR Act of 2002.

In closing, we give  -- All praise and honor to God, who makes all things possible We shall continue, because we have much more to do until equality becomes a reality.  However, today forward...we celebrate this VICTORY!

Tanya










FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                  CONTACT: Jennifer Werner
July 21, 2015                                                                                                                                          (202) 226-5181

Cummings Applauds Passage of Bill to Expand
Protections for Federal Employees Against Discrimination

Washington, DC (July 21, 2015)—Today, the House of Representatives passed by a vote of 403-0 a bipartisan bill introduced by Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, to strengthen equal employment protections for federal workers. The bill, the Federal Employee Antidiscrimination Act of 2015, H.R. 1557, was cosponsored by Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, as well as Reps. Eleanor Holmes Norton, James F. Sensenbrenner, and Sheila Jackson Lee.

"The Equal Employment Opportunity program is essential to ensuring that our federal workplaces uphold the guarantee of equal opportunity that is the right of every citizen in this nation," said Cummings. "This legislation takes critical steps to strengthen federal agencies' management of this process, as well as the accountability mechanisms that are central to the effectiveness of the process.  I thank Chairman Chaffetz for co-sponsoring this bill and for working so closely with me to advance this bipartisan legislation through the Oversight Committee and the House of Representatives."

"Too often dedicated public servants are unfairly discriminated against for reporting misconduct in the federal workplace," said Chaffetz. "This legislation strengthens transparency and accountability within the federal workforce and provides more protection for federal employees by reducing the opportunity for retaliation against them. I want to thank Mr. Cummings for his leadership and work on this important bill."

In fiscal year 2012, federal employees and applicants for employment filed nearly 16,000 complaints alleging they had been the victims of discrimination. Although the vast majority of these complaints were handled in a timely and fair manner, some federal agencies still have not met the standards of a model program set forth by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). 

For example, in 2014, the EEOC issued a report finding that the Social Security Administration had failed to ensure efficient management of the various stages of the complaint process, provide uniform training to ensure equal opportunities, or implement effective and efficient anti-harassment policies and procedures. 

The Federal Employee Antidiscrimination Act of 2015 would require each federal agency to ensure that the head of its Equal Employment Opportunity program reports directly to the agency head. 

The Act would also expand the notifications that agencies are required to provide when discrimination is found to have occurred, and it would require agencies to track and report whether such findings resulted in any disciplinary action. 

Finally, the Act would prohibit non-disclosure agreements that seek to prohibit or restrict a federal employee from disclosing to Congress, the Office of Special Counsel, or an Inspector General any information that relates to any violation of any law, rule, or regulation, or waste, fraud or abuse.

H.R. 1557 passed the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform by a voice vote on March 25, 2015.

Click here and see below to view Ranking Member Cummings' remarks on the House floor today.  



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The Coalition For Change, Inc.(C4C) http://coalition4change.org/

"Exposing retaliation and race discrimination in federal employment and supporting employees who challenge workplace injustice." ---- The Coalition For Change, Inc. (C4C)




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Tanya Ward Jordan, Founder
The Coalition For Change, Inc.(C4C) http://coalition4change.org/

"Exposing retaliation and race discrimination in federal employment and supporting employees who challenge workplace injustice." ---- The Coalition For Change, Inc. (C4C)