Vann R. Newkirk

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The Mississippi Delta is home to fertile soil that's excellent for growing crops. It was made that way by enslaved African Americans, who owned some of that land after Emancipation.

A million black farmers are cheated out of their land in the Mississippi Delta

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Donald Trump took questions from the press for the first time since the election. Politics reporter Vann R.

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Donald Trump took questions from the press for the first time since the election. Politics reporter Vann R.

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