Shirley Sherrod

Former USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack's controversial firing of Shirley Sherrod in 2010 should preclude him from leading the agriculture agency under Joe Biden's administration, civil rights leaders and advocates say.

Many Black farmers remain skeptical of Tom Vilsack’s return as USDA secretary but applaud new targeted measures to address their long-ignored concerns.

WASHINGTON — White House officials were in close contact with the Agriculture Department in the hours leading up to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack’s decision to fire USDA employee Shirley Sherrod in 2010, according to nearly 2,000 pages of internal emails released by the administration. SEE ALSO: Tom Hanks Narrates Pro-Obama Film, Trailer Released Emails obtained […]

Right Wing blogger Andrew Breitbart is now dead.   The notorious founder of the website, BigJournalism.com, found himself at the center of numerous controversies, most notably, the misleading smear of Shirley Sherrod of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. SEE ALSO: Limbaugh Calls Birth Control Advocate A “Slut” Although I am sure Mr. Breitbart has done some […]

WASHINGTON — Lawyers for conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart asked Tuesday that a federal judge throw out a defamation case that former government employee Shirley Sherrod brought against him. Sherrod was ousted from her job as a Georgia rural development official last year after Breitbart posted an edited video of her making supposedly making racist remarks. […]

WASHINGTON — A year to the day after Shirley Sherrod was ousted from the Agriculture Department, the former government employee is still seeking vindication. On July 19, 2010, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack ordered Sherrod’s resignation from her job as a Georgia rural development official after learning about a video of Sherrod making supposedly racist remarks. […]

Shirley Sherrod will be returning to the USDA almost a year after the official resigned over racism charges, according to Politico.com.

Earlier this week, the New York Daily News shined a spotlight on Reverend Al Sharpton’s non-profit organization The National Action Network. Highlighting Sharpton’s executive salary, the story attempts to portray activist Sharpton as someone more committed to building his personal fortune than advancing his mission of social justice.

The L.A. Times has uncovered emails between Obama administration officials regarding the firing of Shirley Sherrod from the Agriculture Department over statements taken out of context by right wing blogger, Andrew Breitbart. Hundreds of pages of e-mails released to the Los Angeles Times/Tribune Washington Bureau under the Freedom of Information Act provide a detailed, behind-the-scenes […]

The main loophole in the idea of “White Supremacy” is, of course, the fact that it’s a racist ideology.

Shirley Sherrod, the Agriculture Department official ousted during a racial firestorm last month, declined Tuesday to return to the agency, though she said it was tempting.

USDA employee Shirley Sherrod, who was pushed out of her job during a racial firestorm last month is set to meet with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to discuss coming back to work at the agency.