1962 – U.S. President John F. Kennedy nationalized the Mississippi National guard in response to city officials defying federal court orders. The orders had been to enroll James Meredith at the University of Mississippi. 


James Meredith

 

JAMES MEREDITH: INTEGRATED THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI IN 1962

Who Is James Meredith?

James Meredith is an American civil rights activist, writer, and Air Force veteran.  A Mississippi-native, Meredith joined the military after high school and attended an all-Black college before becoming the first African American student to attend the University of Mississippi in 1962. After he graduated, Meredith earned a law degree and became involved in politics.

Early Life

Born in Kosciusko, Mississippi, on June 25, 1933, James Howard Meredith was raised on a farm with nine brothers and sisters, largely insulated from the racism of the time. His first experience with institutionalized racism occurred while he was riding a train from Chicago with his brother. When the train arrived in Memphis, Tennessee, Meredith was ordered to give up his seat and move to the crowded Black section of the train, where he had to stand for the rest of his trip home. He vowed then that he would dedicate his life to ensuring equal treatment for African Americans.

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Reminder: 2017 ~ DHS ending TPS for Haitian immigrants …. what is the status in 2020


There is no time to wait. Trump has put an 18-month deadline on Haitian immigrants to leave the U.S. Congress must act now.

Late Monday night, the Department of Homeland Security announced that the Temporary Protected Status program for nearly 60,000 Haitian immigrants will end.1 Now thousands of Haitian immigrants are forced to leave the U.S. within the next 18 months — creating fear and uncertainty. This comes just one week after the Trump administration announced that TPS would be eliminated for 2,000 Nicaraguan immigrants.2 Since 2010, after the devastating earthquake in Haiti that left hundreds of thousands dead, and millions displaced, many individuals and their families were granted safety and protection in the U.S. Now, after nearly 10 years of living in the U.S., many will be forced to leave behind loved ones, businesses, jobs, homes, and entire communities they have rightfully built. Right now there is legislation moving in Congress that would allow all TPS recipients to remain in the U.S.

Over 34,000 Color of Change members have signed the petition to demand Congress protects all immigrants. Carmen, your name is missing, will you sign today?

Last night’s heartbreaking news is just a part of a long list of Trump’s agenda to criminalize and punish Black and Brown immigrants. This cruel announcement comes right during a time when many families and friends will be gathering to spend time together, but Trump is choosing to tear Black and Brown families apart. We already see this with the decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the uptick in deportations. Right this moment, Congress must step up to pass fair and just legislation that will honor and instill dignity and humanity in all immigrants.

Protect all immigrants now.

Until justice is real,

Scott and the rest of the Color of Change team

P.S. Check out the original email we sent:

References

1. “Trump administration to end provisional residency protection for 60,000 Haitians,” Washington Post, 11-20-2017 https://act.colorofchange.org/go/10814?t=7&akid=8184%2E1174326%2EsK0R7n

2. “Trump administration to end TPS for Nicaraguans. No decision on Haitians, Salvadorans,” Miami Herald, 11-06-2017 http://act.colorofchange.org/go/10815?t=9&akid=8184%2E1174326%2EsK0R7n


Trump just announced immigrants are not wanted in the U.S.

It’s time for Congress to pass the DREAM Act and demand the White House extends TPS.

TAKE ACTION!

 

Jeff Sessions just announced that the Trump administration will end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals DACA.1 Today, more than ever our communities must continue to fight back against the Trump regime.  DACA currently protects over 800,000 young immigrants from being deported. It allows immigrants to stay in the U.S., live with their families, work, go to school, and thrive in their communities. Without such a program, millions of families will be torn apart.

But there’s more: Trump is refusing to extend the Temporary Protected Status program for hundreds of thousands of immigrants who have sought safety here in the U.S. from harm, climate disaster, violence in their home country. Many Haitian immigrants and other Black immigrants benefit from this program. It is expected to expire in January. When it expires, many of these immigrants will be immediately deported — forcing many to live in fear. There is already bipartisan support for the extension of TPS. But not for Haitian immigrants.The Trump administration has even said, “Haitians should be prepared to go home.”2 No one should have to live in that kind of fear. There is no time to waste — Congress must act quickly to protect all immigrants.

Tell Congress to pass the DREAM Act and extend the Temporary Protected Status program. Sign the petition.

Since the start of Trump’s occupation in the White House, he has laid out an agenda that harms immigrants. It began with the executive orders to strip funds from Sanctuary Cities and issuing travel bans that target Muslim immigrants. We cannot forget the Trump administration is determined to build a border wall. One of the country’s largest private prison companies GEO Group received one of the first contracts from the Trump administration that resulted in the opening of a large Texas detention center for children and families. All of this is happening right on the heels of Trump abusing his power and pardoning former Maricopa County, Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio who was just convicted weeks ago for human rights abuses. He is a known racist who spent his entire tenure as sheriff racially profiling Latinx communities. But at every turn, people have fought back: blocking the travel ban, stalling the funding of the border wall, and cities filing lawsuits to protect Sanctuary Cities. So we know together we will continue to win each and every battle.

Trump’s agenda is all part of a larger racist, white supremacist agenda to get rid of communities of color, and Black and Brown immigrants. Congress must stop Trump now. Congress must put forth the effort to not allow Trump use immigrants as pawns for his agenda to build a wall and must stop the increased policing. Their silence must end today.

Sign the petition to demand Congress pass the DREAM Act and extend TPS.

Trump does not care about any immigrant. He wants to get rid of every immigrant and their families. This is a clear attack on all Black and Brown immigrants regardless of their status. Congress can no longer stay on the sidelines and let Trump continue his vicious attack on immigrants. For years, people have been on the frontlines pushing for change that will end the discrimination and violence against immigrants. The reality is, more needs to be done to ensure all immigrants are protected. Congress must not exploit immigrants to promote Trump’s agenda for building a wall or increasing funding for harsher policing and law enforcement. Instead, the legislation must reflect the justice our communities. We must end all criminalization of Black and Brown people. Every single person deserves the right to freely live their lives with dignity and without shame. This means, no ban, no wall, no deportations, no detention centers, #DefendDACA #SaveTPS, pass the DREAM Act, and protect our communities.

Sign the petition.

Until justice is real,

Scott, Rashad, Arisha, Scott, Anay, Clarise, Enchanta, Malaya, Katrese, and the rest of the Color Of Change team

References

1. “Watch: Attorney General Jeff Sessions expected to announce end of DACA immigration program,” CNBC, 09-05-2017
https://act.colorofchange.org/go/8754?t=16&akid=8184%2E1174326%2EsK0R7n

2. “‘Temporary’ Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means” National Review, 05-22-2017
http://act.colorofchange.org/go/8730?t=18&akid=8184%2E1174326%2EsK0R7n

September is National What Day?


September is most known for Labor Day, a great time to show your appreciation for your own employees or the customers you know work hard year-round themselves. You can really show your appreciation with something like a nice pair of headphones or an Amazon Echo Dot.

National Yoga Month occurs in September, as well. This makes it the perfect month to offer your clients exercise mats or even workout apparel.

September is also National Preparedness Month, a month set aside to raise awareness for how to prepare for natural disasters or terrorist attacks. Items like first aid kits or survival kits could be useful during this month. Other awareness events occurring in September include:

resource: internet

FDA/USDA ~ September & updates for August ~ Alerts & Safety ~ 2020


  • Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc., Santa Fe Springs, CA is issuing a voluntary recall for Shirakiku brand imported Dried Fungus (also known as Black Fungus or Kikurage) because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.The product was distributed to restaurants in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Washington DC, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and British Columbia in Canada.
    • Affected Product:
    Item Number Item Description Pack Size UPC Code Product Lot Code Package Photo
    #60403 BLACK FUNGUS (KIKURAGE) 5LB 5 LB 00074410604035 All Lots with Item #60403 on the package See below

    Wismettac is initiating the recall after the California Department of Public Health discovered the presence of Salmonella in the product. The manufactuer has been made aware of the issue, and is conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the issue so corrections can be implemented.

    To ensure consumer safety, all distribution of the affected product has ceased and restaurant customers have been notified for the product removal.

    Consumers with questions may contact the company at recall@wismettacusa.com.

  • 023-2020, Cher-Make Sausage Company Recalls Fully Cooked Meat Sausage Products Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen (Sep 11, 2020)
  • RLC Labs, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a total of 483 lots of Nature-Throid® and WP Thyroid® in all strengths, all counts of product within current expiry to the consumer level. The products are being recalled because testing of samples from  six (6) lots  by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found the samples to be sub potent. The product may have as low as 87% of the labeled amount of Liothyronine (T3) or Levothyroxine(T4).Risk Statement: Patients being treated for hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid), who receive sub potent Nature-Throid® or WP Thyroid®, may experience signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) which may include, fatigue, increased sensitivity to cold, constipation, dry skin, puffy face, hair loss, slow heart rate, depression, swelling of the thyroid gland and/or unexplained weight gain or difficulty losing weight. There is reasonable risk of serious injury in newborn infants or pregnant women with hypothyroidism including early miscarriage, fetal hyperthyroidism, and/or impairments to fetal neural and skeletal development. In elderly patients and patients with underlying cardiac disease toxic cardiac manifestations of hyperthyroidism may occur, such as cardiac pain, palpitations or cardiac arrhythmia. RLC Labs, Inc. has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.Nature-Throid® and WP Thyroid® (thyroid tablets, USP) is composed of liothyronine and levothyroxine, and are used to treat hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid). The products subject to recall are packaged in 30, 60, 90, 100 and 1,000 count bottles.To best identify the product, the NDC’s, Product Descriptions, Lot Numbers and Expiration Dates are listed in the below documents. These lots were distributed nationwide in the USA to RLC Labs, Inc.’s direct accounts, including healthcare professionals and retail pharmacies.RLC Labs, Inc. is proactively notifying its wholesalers by email, mail and phone to discontinue distribution of the product being recalled and is arranging for the return of all recalled products. Patients who are currently taking Nature-Throid® and WP Thyroid® should not discontinue use without contacting their healthcare provider for further guidance and/or replacement prescription.Consumers with questions about the recall can email RLC Labs, Inc. at recall@rlclabs.com or contact RLC Labs, Inc. Customer Service at 1-877-797-7997, Monday through Thursday from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm MST (AZ) and Friday from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm MST (AZ).
  • Sunshine Mills, Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall of certain dog food products due to levels of Aflatoxin that are potentially above the acceptable limit.  Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring mold by-product from the growth of Aspergillus flavus and can be harmful to pets if consumed in significant quantities.The potential for aflatoxin levels above the acceptable limit in these products was discovered by routine sampling performed by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry showing that a sample of a single 4-pound bag of one lot of the product contained elevated levels of aflatoxin.  No illnesses have been reported in association with these products to date, and no other Sunshine Mills, Inc. pet food products are affected by this announcement.While no adverse health effects related to these products have been reported, Sunshine Mills, Inc. has chosen to issue a voluntary recall of these products as a precautionary measure in furtherance of its commitment to the safety and quality of its products.  Pets that have consumed any of the recalled products and exhibit symptoms of illness including sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, vomiting, yellowish tint to the eyes or gums, or diarrhea should be seen by a veterinarian.The affected products were distributed in retail stores nationally.  Retailers who received the recalled lots have been contacted and asked to pull these lots from their inventory and shelves.  There are no other Family Pet®, Heartland Farms®, or Paws Happy Life® products or other lot codes of these products affected by this precautionary recall.Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should discontinue use of the product and may return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers may contact Sunshine Mills, Inc. Customer Service at (800) 705-2111 from 7AM to 4PM Central Time, Monday through Friday, or by email at customer.service@sunshinemills.com for additional information.This is a voluntary recall being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.Products affected by this announcement:

    Product Name

    Size

    Lot Codes

    UPC Code

    FAMILY PET® MEATY CUTS BEEF CHICKEN & CHEESE FLAVORS PREMIUM DOG FOOD 4 lb. TD3 4/APRIL/2020
    TD1 5/APRIL/2020
    3225120694
    14 lb. TB1 4/APRIL/2020
    TB2 4/APRIL/2020
    TB3 3/APRIL/2020
    3225118078
    28 lb. TB3 3/APRIL/2020 3225120694
    HEARTLAND FARMS® GRILLED FAVORITES
    BEEF CHICKEN & CHEESE FLAVOR
    14 lb. TB1 4/APRIL/2020
    TB2 4/APRIL/2020
    7015514299
    31 lb. TA2 4/APRIL/2020
    TA3 4/APRIL/2020
    7015514301
    PAWS HAPPY LIFE® BUTCHER’S CHOICE DOG FOOD 16 lb. TA1 4/APRIL/2020
    TA2 4/APRIL/2020
    3680035763
  • Aug. 18, 2020 – Faribault Foods Inc., a Faribault, Minn. establishment, is recalling approximately 15,134 pounds of canned soup product due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains milk and soy, known allergens, as well as beef and pork, which are not declared on the product label.

The cans labeled as chicken noodle soup actually contain a meatball and pasta product. The canned soup items were produced on May 26, 2020. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]

  • 14-oz. cans of “PROGRESSO ORGANIC CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP” with a best by date of “BestByMAY262022” printed on the bottom of the can and a best by date of “09JUN2022” printed on the product case.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST18826A” printed on the bottom of the can under the best by date. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered when the firm’s distributor notified FSIS of consumer complaints that the soup contained meatballs and pasta instead of chicken and noodles.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ pantries. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that recalling firms are notifying their customers of the recall and that actions are being taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Members of the media with questions about the recall can contact the General Mills Media Help Line at 763-764-6364 or Media.line@genmills.com. Consumers with questions about the recall can contact the General Mills Consumer Help Line at 1-800-200-9377.

Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) or live chat via Ask USDA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Consumers can also browse food safety messages at Ask USDA or send a question via email to MPHotline@usda.gov. For consumers that need to report a problem with a meat, poultry, or egg product, the online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at https://foodcomplaint.fsis.usda.gov/eCCF/.

USDA Recall Classifications
Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.