Category Archives: Society

Multiple Food Products Recall for Items Found At Trader Joe’s, Walmart, Kroger and Others

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*Dang, it’s the holiday season when folks look forward to getting their grub on when they visit friends and family. That means the last thing anyone wants to worry about is getting sick or even dying from food poisoning.

Unfortunately that’s the risk and reality we’re faced with as we’ve learned that food items such as salads, taquitos, tikka masala and more ready-to-eat food in your frig or freezer from McCain Foods could be part of a massive food recall.

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Would You Like Fries with Your Grilled Rat? – Read Why Burger Joint was Shut Down – VIDEO

The restaurant should re-open once it is cleaned and equipment is replaced.

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Lord have mercy! This story is a real stomach turner.  That is unless you’re into eating rats.

In Hawaii, a restaurant there found itself being forced to shut down if only temporarily after video of a rodent being cooked on its grill went viral on social media, according to reports.

“We are horrified a former employee would create something like this trying to destroy our reputation without regard for our 20-plus years of quality and aloha,”  Teddy’s Bigger Burgers President Richard Stula told Hawaii News Now.

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MLK, III to Keynote Unveiling & Dedication of Memorial Wall Honoring 305 Children Who Perished in Jonestown 

Nov. 18, 2018 | 11:00 AM (PST) | Evergreen Cemetery | Oakland, CA

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Martin Luther King III

** On Nov. 18, 1978 the world as we knew it was changed forever. 918 victims, of whom 305 were children—including 40 infants—lost their lives along with U.S. Congressman Leo Ryan and a United Press International film crew. The place was Peoples Temple in Jonestown, Guyana—founded and led by James Warren “Jim” Jones, forever rendered infamous by its name “Jonestown.”

 

OAKLAND, CA: To keynote the 2018 Jonestown memorial, Martin Luther King, III will join Dr. Jynona Norwood—founder of Jonestown Memorial Wall and Services—along with victims’ family representatives, concerned citizens and community, civic, academia, and ministerial leaders to remember the 918 victims, giving special recognition to the 305 children (including 40 infants) who were slaughtered in—that Paradise of Pain, founded and led by James Warren “Jim” Jones, forever rendered infamous by its name “Jonestown.” The special event, titled “Beauty for Ashes: The Jonestown Memorial,” will incorporate the unveiling of the “Cherishing the Children Memorial Wall” in honor of the young people during the 40th annual Jonestown observance. The memorial wall dedicatory will commence at 11:00 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 18th at Evergreen Cemetery, 6450 Camden Ave., Oakland, CA.

 

Dr. E. Faye Williams, national president and CEO of the National Congress of Black Women (appointed by President Barack Obama’s Presidential Scholars Commission), Rev. Ed Norwood, who was kidnapped/rescued by his mother to save him from going to Jonestown, Oscar C. Wright, former president of the Emeryville, Calif, NAACP chapter and community activist, will also address the audience.

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How One Alaskan Whaler Beard Raised More Than $100,000 For Charities

The number of men who don’t shave at all has increased across all age groups and stands at approximately 20% of all men. Though a lot of these men aren’t shaving because they are, for lack of a better term … lazy, there are plenty of men who pride themselves on their facial hair prowess.

Some of these bearded folk can even use their powers for good, directly benefiting charities.

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True Love: The Victorian (Re)Discovery of Black Women’s Literature

If you can pull out some old British newspapers, then you’ll find that an article from 1893 proclaimed Sarah Farro as the 1st Negro Novelist for her publication called ‘True Love.’ Well, they didn’t have their facts right about her being the first, but they did well in recognizing the phenomenal kick-starter for African American literature.

Farro was born in Illinois in 1859 and her parents had moved from the South to settle in Chicago. In the census of 1880, her two sisters and her family were given the ‘Black’ status. One reason why her one and only publication had disappeared from records was that she wrote about white people.

Her novel had been published by a well-known publishing house at the time and it was exhibited at the World’s Columbian Exhibition. Her work was among the work of 58 others which constituted of women only. She had even been recognized as an outstanding pioneer for her race in Chicago!

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The Transformation of African-American Life in 19th Century Washington

*Have you ever wondered what kind of conditions African Americans had to endure at the start and end of the Civil War?

Did D.C. follow the lead of other states or was it the first to shift from the attitude of Emancipation? What were the ripple effects of the Reconstruction Era? All of these questions will be answered if you read on.

The Reconstruction Era of Washington D.C. had 2 transformations that have been known to be quite long-lasting. The transformations were the exponential growth of the city and the end of slavery. The Congress was being constantly told by the Abolitionists to stop slavery – especially in D.C.

Congress, on the other hand, was dominated by interests of holding on to slavery and hence wouldn’t shift from their current stand.

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Why the Term ‘Mammy’ is Racist

*At the 2015 MTV/Video Music Awards, Miley Cyrus and Snoop Dogg appeared together in a pre-taped segment where Miley introduced her grandmother as her ‘real mammy.’  While she was sharing the term of endearment she uses for her white grandmother, her usage of the term had serious racial implications.

Mammy is a term that is inseparable from the painful past of the Black Community – the era when enslavement was legal and protected by law.

This incident started a huge backlash on Twitter in which many including Chance the Rapper shared their disappointment. He posted a picture of actress Hattie McDaniel from Gone with the Wind, in which she played the role of a slave housemaid and was called mammy.

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