FDA ~~ Recalls& Safety Alerts April 2016


Foster Poultry Farms Recalls Poultry Products Due To Possible Foreign Materials Contamination

Foster Poultry Farms, a Farmerville, La. establishment, is recalling approximately 220,450 pounds of fully cooked frozen chicken nuggets that may be contaminated with extraneous blue plastic and black rubber materials.

04/30/2016 09:02 AM EDT

Greencore USA Recalls Meat, Poultry Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection –Greencore USA, Inc., a North Kingstown, R.I. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,341 pounds of meat and poultry products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection and outside inspection hours.  04/29/2016 10:33 AM EDT

Christiane Amanpour – Journalism

Christiane Amanpour

Journalism in the age of Trump

Since the election, too often we have seen mainstream journalists and news outlets amplify Trump’s lies instead of fact checking them. Now is a time when courageous journalism is needed more than ever. Journalists should call out the lies, not enable them by repeating him. Trump’s blatant nonsense about voter fraud is a particularly galling example. Christiane Amanpour rallied journalists to stand up for the truth in the age of Trump, saying “I believe in being truthful, not neutral … we must stop banalizing the truth.” Watch the video of Amanpour’s speech and click here to share it on Facebook.

Too many Black families … a repost

 It’s a time of celebration and joy, but every year there are too many Black families who have empty seats around their holiday dinners.

Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Tanesha Anderson, John Crawford, and many, many more.

But there’s a vibrant movement on the streets demanding that our country value and protect Black lives, and it’s forcing many Americans — particularly our elected officials — to wake up to the realities of everyday violence against Black people.  

We’re in the middle of a transformative moment, and ColorOfChange has bold plans for 2015.

We are going to:

  1. Strengthen the police accountability work we’ve spear-headed throughout 2014. From ensuring Darren Wilson, Daniel Pantaleo, and other police officers are held fully accountable, to securing nationwide structural reforms addressing discriminatory police violence, there’s a lot to be done.
  2. Lift up the voices of our 1 million members to fight back against the new right-wing Congress. The Republicans who now control both houses are determined to pass legislation that will put our communities in harms way. And we’re determined to hold them accountable.
  3. Continue to combat toxic media representations of Black folks and the movements for justice springing up everywhere.
  4. Keep our fingers on the country’s pulse, ready to jump on rapid response moments and influence the national dialogue.

…and there’s a lot more in the pipeline.

Make a $1 holiday donation today to strengthen ColorOfChange’s civil rights campaigns this coming year. (Or give whatever you can.)

Every donation you make, every dollar you give, makes a BIG difference. Our small staff will stretch it out and ensure it has a real impact in 2015.

Thanks and peace,

–Rashad, Arisha, Matt, Bhavik, and the ColorOfChange team

a day in history …

WethePeopleThe Fourteenth Amendment addresses many aspects of citizenship and the rights of citizens.

The most commonly used — and frequently litigated — phrase in the amendment is  “equal protection of the laws“, which figures prominently in a wide variety of landmark cases, including Brown v. Board of Education (racial discrimination), Roe v. Wade (reproductive rights),  Bush v. Gore (election recounts), Reed v. Reed (gender discrimination),  and University of California v. Bakke (racial quotas in education).


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Resource: Cornell University Law School