Regaining Black farmers’ trust is “challenging," says advisor to the Secretary of Agriculture

After the loan repayment assistance program was scrapped, the USDA is having trouble regaining the trust of Black farmers.
"I've heard it said that when other farmers get a cold, Black farmers get pneumonia," said Dewayne Goldmon, senior advisor for racial equity to the Secretary of Agriculture.
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There's a lot at stake with the student loan forgiveness application

Oct 17, 2022
With over 40 million people eligible for debt relief, this is the largest operation of its kind in the department’s history.
President Joe Biden speaks about his student debt relief plan with Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona on Oct. 17.
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Biden’s student loan debt relief plan, explained

Oct 13, 2022
We help you figure out whether you’re eligible and answer questions about the plan.
Student loan borrowers at a rally outside the White House in August after the president  announced his plan to forgive some student debt.
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A gift left the Morehouse Class of '19 debt-free. Here's how it's changing their lives.

May 13, 2021
Billionaire investor Robert F. Smith paid off their student loans. Now they're trying to pay their good fortune forward.
Elijah Dormeus is “literally still in awe of the love that was given to the class, all 400 of us.” Above, Dormeus is surrounded by his family at his Morehouse graduation in 2019.
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Debt relief for Greece: central and contentious

Jul 15, 2015
Options include rate reduction, more time for payments and wiping out some debt.