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  • Sunday, 23 December 2018 21:23
  • Dawn Onley

Ground Turkey Recall thegrio.comGround Turkey Recall thegrio.com(Photo: Adobe Stock) Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales is recalling 164,210 pounds of raw turkey due to possible salmonella contamination, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Friday’s announcement was the result of a continued outbreak of salmonella contamination in turkey products that dates back to last year, according to The Chicago Tribune.

  • Sunday, 23 December 2018 20:04
  • Dawn Onley

Flint Water Crisis thegrio.comFlint Water Crisis thegrio.com(Photo: Adobe Stock) Although Dr. Eden Wells, Michigan’s chief medical executive, will face a jury trial on charges of involuntary manslaughter, obstruction of justice and lying to a special police agent – all stemming from her handling of Flint’s 2014-15 water crisis – state officials just hired her as an “advisory physician” in the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) where she will make $179,672 a year in a classified position that comes with civil service protections, according to MLive-The Flint Journal.

  • Sunday, 23 December 2018 19:07
  • Dawn Onley

Dikembe Mutombo thegrio.comDikembe Mutombo thegrio.com(Photo by Marcus Ingram/Getty Images for UNICEF) Former NBA star Dikembe Mutombo is mourning the death of the 8-year-old African boy that he flew to the United States earlier this month for surgery to remove a tumor. The child, Matadi Sela Petit of Kinshasa, Congo, died after suffering a “rare and unpredictable genetic reaction to anesthesia,” the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation announced on Instagram early Saturday, according to The Hill.

  • Sunday, 23 December 2018 19:06
  • Dawn Onley

CBD Oil thegrio.comCBD Oil thegrio.com(Photo: Adobe Stock) This week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reiterated that hemp-derived cannabidiol, also known as CBD oil, is illegal to add to food, beauty or health products without prior FDA approval, or to make health claims for CBD. Despite the big farm bill President Trump signed off on this week which designates hemp as an agricultural crop, the hemp industry still has their work cut out for them to win legal status to include CBD oil as a widespread ingredient in food or dietary supplements, according to the LA Times.

  • Thursday, 20 December 2018 17:22
  • Natasha S. Alford

In an honest and unfiltered interview at theGrio‘s studios in New York City, radio host Charlamagne The God and Deputy Editor, Natasha S. Alford, unpacked the stigma around mental health in the Black community and how to overcome feelings of depression and isolation. While there’s been a more recent cultural shift to be open about everything from seeing therapists to having anxiety, mental health and mental illness are still tricky subjects across the board, but particularly in the Black community. For many, getting counseling is a sign of weakness.  For those who have endured trauma or watched generations before them endure trauma, therapy can seem unnecessary.

  • Wednesday, 19 December 2018 20:49
  • Cortney Wills

The latest line from Serena Williams was launched in May and is full of “practical” offerings for women who don’t want to compromise on comfort and includes dresses, denim, blazers and athleisure ranging from $35-$250. “It’s a practical woman; they don’t want to spend $3,000 on something, that just doesn’t make sense…Our prices are practical, our fabrics are practical, but [the customer] is also a smart woman, they’re a smart girl. These are high-end quality fabrics and high-end quality feels, and you don’t have to pay over price for it,” she said of the line that includes inspirational messages on some of the clothes. Added bonus? Several items are on super sale now.

  • Wednesday, 19 December 2018 18:19
  • Cortney Wills

The Black on Black collection and limited edition collaborations with iconic artist Hebru Brantley and original Black Panther Party artist Emory Douglas are a great choice for the activists in your life. The collection includes a range of hoodies, graphic tees, children’s apparel, headwear, accessories, and coffee mugs, all with the iconic BLM 3 stripe streak and hashtag heart logos. Buy It: #BLMshop

  • Tuesday, 18 December 2018 22:25
  • Cortney Wills

FOREVER 21 just added itself to the list of companies in desperate need of melanin in their marketing department. The retailer caught tons of backlash for featuring a blonde-haired, blue-eyed white boy as the face of their Black Panther clothing campaign on Tuesday. The ad that has been pulled by FOREVER 21 featured a white man with blonde hair and blue eyes modeling the Wakanda Forever Fair Isle Sweater that has a Black Panther mask pictured above the “Wakanda Forever” slogan on the front. H&M posts Black child in racist monkey hoodie, barely apologizes Forever 21FOREVER 21 clearly didn’t see anything wrong with their decision when they tweeted an advertisement featuring the images on Tuesday, prompting an almost-instant clapback.

  • Saturday, 15 December 2018 17:37
  • Terry Collins

A federal judge in Texas has issued a ruling declaring that Obamacare is unconstitutional, creating an not only uncertainty about health care coverage for millions of Americans, but also a likely battle in the U.S. Supreme Court. Friday’s decision by U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor on what’s known as the Affordable Care Act came a day before the deadline to sign up for health care coverage in 2019 is the latest in a battle between Democrats trying to keep the law in place and Republicans seeking to get rid of it. The ruling comes after a lawsuit contesting the ACA set forth by former President Barack Obama by 19 Republican attorneys general and a governor shepherded by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

  • Wednesday, 12 December 2018 18:06
  • Cortney Wills

Janelle MonaeJanelle Monae(Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images) Janelle Monae is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to entertaining and the artist, activist, and actress has a ton of projects in the works that have us awfully excited. She’s a businesswoman. Monae’s production company, Wondaland Pictures, inked a first-look deal with Universal last month. “There is an exciting, artistic revolution taking place in our industry, and Janelle and the talented team at Wondaland are at the forefront,” Donna Langley, chairman of Universal Pictures said in a statement.

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