Friday, February 26, 2021
Jowett Farms Corporation, a Blumenort, Canada establishment, is recalling approximately 42,587 pounds of raw pork trimmings that were not presented for import re-inspection into the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The raw pork trimmings were imported on April 2, 2020...
The famed African American writer wrote "Beloved" and "Song of Solomon" among other acclaimed works. By Minyvonne Burke and David K. Li, NBC News Internationally acclaimed author Toni Morrison, whose prose spoke to the pain and resiliency of the African American experience, has died, her family and publisher announced on Tuesday. She died...
By Patrick Forrest Gary Mayor Jerome Prince announced that all door-to-door trick-or-treating will be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The city will instead allow businesses to hold Halloween events on private property. “This order is in accordance with the CDC’s guidance and traditional trick-or-treating, as they say, is a...
By Jason Silverstein, CBS News The founder of an African-American history museum in Louisiana was found dead in the trunk of a car Friday afternoon, police said. The cause of death for Sadie Roberts-Joseph, who was considered an icon in the Baton Rouge community, has not been determined, but two...
By Campbell Robertson, Julie Bosman and Mitch Smith, The New York Times On Sunday, Americans woke up to news of a shooting rampage in an entertainment district in Dayton, Ohio, where a man wearing body armor shot and killed nine people, including his own sister. Hours earlier, a 21-year-old with...
By Kelly Yamanouchi, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution A day after the grounding of Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 planes, about 20 flights have been canceled at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, according to airport and flight tracking data. The roughly 20 cancellations amount to less than 1 percent of close to 2,500 flights a...
By Brian Lowry, CNN Five years after the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag triggered controversy, the group behind the awards has made inclusion a requirement to be considered to win them. In what represents the most direct link between the movie industry's top prize and efforts to promote diversity and address systemic issues, the...
By Eric Levenson, Mark Morales and Shimon Prokupecz, CNN A federal grand jury has indicted two men in the long-unsolved murder of Jam Master Jay, the pioneering DJ of Run-DMC who was killed in 2002, prosecutors said Monday. Jam Master Jay, born Jason Mizell, was fatally shot at a recording studio...
By Leandra Bernstein, WJLA President Donald Trump launched the Black Voices for Trump Coalition from Atlanta Friday, in an appeal to African Americans voters ahead of the 2020 election. The president's campaign is attempting to expand a historically small portion of the electorate, Black Republican voters. In the midterm elections, only...
The teacher out of Blades Elementary School in St. Louis, Missouri, gave students an in-class assignment where they were instructed to set a price for a slave. By Breanna Edwards, ESSENCE A Missouri elementary school teacher has been placed on administrative leave after giving 5th-grade students an assignment asking them to...