2002 – In Birmingham, AL, a jury convicted former Ku Klux Klansman Bobby Frank Cherry of murder in the 1963 church bombing that killed four girls.


A jury is deciding the fate of former Ku Klux Klansman Bobby Frank Cherry, who is accused of the 1963 church bombing that killed four black schoolgirls. CNN’s Gary Tuchman reports (May 22) Play video

Asian-Pacific American ~~ HERITAGE MONTH …


May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month.

The month-long observance was officially designated in 1992 and the month of May was chosen to commemorate the first Japanese immigrants to the U.S. on May 7, 1843 and to recognize the Chinese immigrants who helped lay tracks for the transcontinental railroad, which was completed on May 10, 1869.

Visit asianpacificheritage.gov to learn more about the contributions of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

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FDA-USDA MAY 2022 Safety Alerts and Previous Month updates


** TJX Companies Inc.—more popularly known as the operator of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Sierra, and Homesense stores— posted a recall notice recalling certain vegan chocolate products from its shelves. The recalled products include Pimlico Confectioners Vegan Fine Hazelnut Truffles in a 3.88-ounce green plastic package; Keats London Vegan Hazelnut Dark Chocolate in a 4.93-ounce round green plastic package; and Keats London Vegan Irish Cream Truffles in a 4.93-ounce round blue plastic package.

** Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp., a Sioux Center, Iowa establishment, is recalling approximately 185,610 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) bacon topping products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

FSIS expects there to be additional products containing the bacon and urges consumers to check back frequently to view updated lists and labels.   

The RTE item was produced on various dates between Feb. 21, 2022 to Feb. 23, 2022 and March 3, 2022 to March 5, 2022. The following product is subject to recall [view labels]:      

  • 5-lb. packages containing “Golden Crisp PATRICK CUDAHY PRECOOKED BACON TOPPING” SKU 43200 12002 with lot codes 2054, 2062 and 2063.
  • 5-lb. packages containing “Smithfield PRECOOKED BACON TOPPING” SKU 43200 12003 with lot codes 2063 and 2064.
  • 5-lb. packages containing “Golden Crisp PATRICK CUDAHY FULLY COOKED BACON TOPPING APPLEWOOD SMOKED” SKU 43200 12296 with lot codes 2053 and 2062.
  • 5-lb. packages containing “Smithfield FULLY COOKED BACON TOPPING” SKU 43200 12663 with lot code 2064.
  • 5-lb. packages containing “MEMBER’S MARK FULLY COOKED BACON CRUMBLES” SKU 78742240923 with “BEST IF USED BY” date of “2022-11-18.”

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 27384” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distributors and retail locations nationwide. Some of the bacon product may have been used to produce other products.

The problem was discovered after the firm received a customer complaint reporting they found metal in the RTE bacon topping product.

There have been no confirmed reports of injuries or 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’ refrigerators or found at distributor and retail locations. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. Additionally, distributors and retailers are urged not to sell these products. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are 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.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Smithfield Consumer Affairs hotline at 1-844-342-2596. Members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Jim Monroe, Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp., at 757-365-3559 or jmonroe@smithfield.com

** Ground Beef Sold at Whole Foods May Contain Plastic

“During production and packaging, pieces of belts and machinery can sometimes break off and get into the food, including ground beef,” says James E. Rogers, PhD, director of food safety and testing at Consumer Reports. “If you bite down on them, you could injure your teeth or mouth.”

The USDA says there have been no confirmed reports of illness or adverse reactions from eating the beef.

If you have a food safety question, the USDA suggests calling its Meat and Poultry Hotline at 888-674-6854.

USDA issued a public health alert for the affected products

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** Wayne Farms, LLC Recalls Ready-to-Eat Chicken Breast Fillet Products that may be Undercooked

Wayne Farms, LLC., a Decatur, Ala. establishment, is recalling approximately 30,285 pounds of a ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken breast fillet product that may be undercooked.

** Lakeside Refrigerated Services Recalls Ground Beef Products Due to Possible E. coli O103 Contamination

Lakeside Refrigerated Services, a Swedesboro, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 120,872 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O103.

** 04/29/2022 – St. Paul, Minnesota, Fagron Inc. (“Fagron”) is voluntarily recalling two lots of SyrSpend SF Cherry to the hospital, pharmacy, and distributor level out of an abundance of caution. The affected lots are potentially contaminated with Burkholderia gladioli.

Burkholderia gladioli is an opportunistic pathogen most commonly affecting patients with respiratory disease. Patients with compromised immune systems such as those with Cystic Fibrosis are at higher risk. Burkholderia gladioli also can cause complications after transplants. Exposure to contaminated product could lead to adverse events, which could be severe for at-risk individuals. Fagron has received three complaints regarding an undesirable smell associated with the product. To date, Fagron has not received any reports of adverse events related to the product being recalled.

Fagron sells this product for the extemporaneous compounding of prescriptions for oral dosing. The affected lots with expiration dates are listed below.

LotItem numberSizeNDC numberExpiration date
A67185805359500 mL51552-1123-508/31/2024
A671868024964 L51551-1123-908/31/2024

Fagron has already notified its distributors and customers by phone, e-mail, and/or letter and is arranging for return of all recalled products. Hospitals, pharmacies, and distributors that possess affected product should quarantine this material and await further instructions from Fagron or Fagron’s recall coordinator. Please immediately discontinue use or distribution of the recalled product. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this product.

Fagron has contracted with Sedgwick to facilitate this recall. Consumers with questions regarding this recall may contact Fagron Customer Service at 1-800-423-6967 from 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Central Daylight Time, Monday through Friday, or by email at customer.service@fagron.us. Questions specific to the return of product should be directed to Sedgwick at 1-877-650-8362 or by email at fagron4043@sedgwick.com.

** Wayne Farms, LLC Recalls Ready-To-Eat Chicken Breast Fillet Products That May Be Undercooked Wayne Farms, LLC., a Decatur, Ala. establishment, is recalling approximately 585,030 pounds of a ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken breast fillet product that may be undercooked.

** Counterfeit COVID-19 tests are tests that are not authorized, cleared, or approved by the FDA for distribution or use in the United States, but are made to look like authorized tests so the users will think they are the real, FDA-authorized test. The performance of these counterfeit tests has not been adequately established and the FDA is concerned about the risk of false results when people use these unauthorized tests.

You may risk unknowingly spreading COVID-19 and may delay or stop appropriate medical treatment for COVID-19 if you use a counterfeit test.

  • A false-negative antigen test result means that the test says the person does not have COVID-19 but they actually do have COVID-19. A false-negative result may lead to delayed diagnosis or inappropriate treatment of SARS-CoV-2, which may cause people harm including serious illness and death. False-negative results can also lead to further spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, including when people are housed together in health care, long-term care, and other facilities based on these false test results. When false negative test results are received, actions to limit exposure to an infected person might not be taken, such as isolating people, limiting contact with family and friends, or limiting access to places of employment.
  • A false-positive antigen test result means that the test says the person has COVID-19 but they actually do not have COVID-19. A false-positive result may lead to a delay in both the correct diagnosis and appropriate treatment for the actual cause of a person’s illness, which could be another life-threatening disease that is not COVID-19. False-positive results could also lead to further spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus when presumed positive people are housed together.

The FDA will update this page to list counterfeit at-home OTC COVID-19 diagnostic tests to alert the public, including test users, caregivers, health care providers, and distributors, and to provide information on how to identify counterfeit tests.

This page provides information on:

How do I know if my at-home OTC COVID-19 diagnostic test is FDA-authorized?

The FDA has a list of authorized at-home OTC COVID-19 diagnostic tests. For more information about each test, including the Letter of Authorization and authorized labeling, see In Vitro Diagnostics EUAs: Tables of IVD EUAs.

Check this page regularly to see if the FDA is aware of counterfeit versions of the tests. If the test you have has the same name as one listed on this page, follow the instructions below to check for signs that it is counterfeit or to confirm that it is the real, FDA-authorized product. You can also contact the manufacturer of the test if you have questions or concerns, and they will be able to help you determine if your test is FDA-authorized or counterfeit.

The FDA is not aware of any counterfeit tests distributed by the U.S. Government test distribution programs.

What are some signs that an at-home OTC COVID-19 diagnostic test may be counterfeit?

** Safeway Fresh Food, LLC, a Vineland, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 717 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) Chicken Caesar Salad products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains anchovies, egg and wheat, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label. 

The RTE Chicken Caesar Salad products were produced April 19, 2022. The following product is subject to recall [view labels]:

  • 13.6-oz. plastic bowl containing “Dole FRESH Takes CLASSIC CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD” with a use by date of 05/05/2022 and lot code S109000 1, located at the top of the front label.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 40283” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distributors in Maryland and Virginia and then further distributed to retailers in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.                         

The problem was discovered when the producing establishment notified FSIS that it received a customer complaint that the product exhibited the incorrect ingredient statement label on the bottom of the bowl.

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 in consumers’ refrigerators. 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 recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution lists will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers and members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Joseph Chayka, VP of Food Safety and Quality, Safeway Fresh Food, LLC, at 609-774-4796 or jchayka@safewaygroup.net.

** 011-2022Lakeside Refrigerated Services Recalls Ground Beef Products Due to Possible E. coli O103 Contamination (Apr 25, 2022)

** Strauss Israel announced the voluntary recall of an array of products under the Elite brand. These include Elite chocolate, cakes, wafers, energy grain snacks, energy chocolate rice cakes, chewing gum, and toffee candies in the U.S. market.

** Elite recall, Turkey Hill Dairy of Conestoga, Pennsylvania recalled select containers of its Chocolate Marshmallow Premium Ice Cream. And last month the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Ferrero U.S.A. voluntarily recalled two of its candy products last month due to possible salmonella contamination.

** H-E-B is voluntarily issuing a recall for H-E-B Bakery Two-Bite Brownies in 12-ounce packages, and H-E-B Simply Delicious Cookies with Brownie Bites Party Trays. The recall notice dated April 29 is published on the website for the FDA. The recalled products could contain metal fragments. H-E-B made the decision to issue a recall after investigating two consumer complaints. The potentially affected products were manufactured by an outside supplier and distributed only to H-E-B and Joe V’s Smart Shop stores in Texas and Mexico.

Customers who purchased the items should stop eating them immediately and can return them to the store for a full refund. If you have any questions you can contact H-E-B Customer Service at 855-432-4438 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Standard Time.

** 04/29/2022 – St. Paul, Minnesota, Fagron Inc. (“Fagron”) is voluntarily recalling two lots of SyrSpend SF Cherry to the hospital, pharmacy, and distributor level out of an abundance of caution. The affected lots are potentially contaminated with Burkholderia gladioli.

Burkholderia gladioli is an opportunistic pathogen most commonly affecting patients with respiratory disease. Patients with compromised immune systems such as those with Cystic Fibrosis are at higher risk. Burkholderia gladioli also can cause complications after transplants. Exposure to contaminated product could lead to adverse events, which could be severe for at-risk individuals. Fagron has received three complaints regarding an undesirable smell associated with the product. To date, Fagron has not received any reports of adverse events related to the product being recalled.

Fagron sells this product for the extemporaneous compounding of prescriptions for oral dosing. The affected lots with expiration dates are listed below.

LotItem numberSizeNDC numberExpiration date
A67185805359500 mL51552-1123-508/31/2024
A671868024964 L51551-1123-908/31/2024

Fagron has already notified its distributors and customers by phone, e-mail, and/or letter and is arranging for return of all recalled products. Hospitals, pharmacies, and distributors that possess affected product should quarantine this material and await further instructions from Fagron or Fagron’s recall coordinator. Please immediately discontinue use or distribution of the recalled product. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this product.

Fagron has contracted with Sedgwick to facilitate this recall. Consumers with questions regarding this recall may contact Fagron Customer Service at 1-800-423-6967 from 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Central Daylight Time, Monday through Friday, or by email at customer.service@fagron.us. Questions specific to the return of product should be directed to Sedgwick at 1-877-650-8362 or by email at fagron4043@sedgwick.com.

GEORGE VASHON: HOWARD UNIVERSITY’S FIRST BLACK PROFESSOR


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George Vashon was rejected from practicing law in Pennsylvania in the 1800s because he was black. Vashon was the first black person to graduate from Oberlin College. On August 28, 1844, Vashon earned his Bachelor of Arts degree with valedictory honors, becoming the college’s first black graduate. Five years later, he was awarded a Master of Arts degree in recognition of his scholarly pursuits and accomplishments

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History… may 22


1246 – Henry Raspe was elected anti-king by the Rhenish prelates in France.

1455 – King Henry VI was taken prisoner by the Yorkists at the Battle of St. Albans, during the War of the Roses.

1570 – Abraham Ortelius published the first modern atlas in Belgium.

1761 – In Philadelphia, the first life insurance policy was issued in the U.S.

1819 – The steamship Savannah became the first to cross the Atlantic Ocean.

1841 – Henry Kennedy received a patent for the first reclining chair.

1849 – Abraham Lincoln received a patent for the floating dry dock.

1859 – The creator of “Sherlock Holmes,” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born.

1868 – Near Marshfield, IN, The “Great Train Robbery” took place. The robbery was worth $96,000 in cash, gold and bonds to the seven members of the Reno gang.

1872 – The Amnesty Act restored civil rights to Southerners.

1882 – The U.S. formally recognized Korea.

1891 – The first public motion picture was given in Thomas Edison’s lab.

1892 – Dr. Washington Sheffield invented the toothpaste tube.

1900 – The Associated Press was incorporated as a non-profit news cooperative in New York.

1900 – A. DeVilbiss, Jr. patented his pendulum-type computing scale.

1900 – Edwin S. Votey received a patent for the pianola (a pneumatic piano player). It could be attached to any piano.

1906 – The Wright brothers received a patent their flying machine.

1939 – Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini signed a military alliance between Germany and Italy known as the “Pact of Steel.”

1947 – The Truman Doctrine was enacted by the U.S. Congress to appropriate military and economic aid Turkey and Greece.

1955 – A scheduled dance to be headlined by Fats Domino was canceled by police in Bridgeport, Connecticut because “rock and roll dances might be featured.”

1955 – Jack Benny did his last live network radio broadcast after a run of 23 years. He devoted his time fully to TV.

1967 – “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” premiered on PBS.

1967 – The final “To Tell the Truth” program was seen on CBS-TV.

1969 – A lunar module of Apollo 10 flew within nine miles of the moon’s surface. The event was a rehearsal for the first lunar landing.

1972 – U.S. President Nixon became the first U.S. president to visit Russia. He met with Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev.

1972 – The island Ceylon adopted a new constitution and became the republic of Sri Lanka.

1977 – Janet Guthrie set the fastest time of the second weekend of qualifying, becoming the first woman to earn a starting spot in the Indianapolis 500 since its inception in 1911.

1985 – Pete Rose passed Hank Aaron as National League run scoring leader with 2,108.

1986 – Sylvester Stallone agreed to a 10-picture, six-year deal with United Artists. He signed for a reported $15 million for each film.

1990 – In the Middle East, North and South Yemen merged to become a single state known as the Republic of Yemen.

1990 – Microsoft released Windows 3.0.

1992 – Johnny Carson hosted NBC’s “Tonight Show” for the last time. He had been host for 30 years.

1997 – Kelly Flinn, the U.S. Air Force’s first female bomber pilot certified for combat, accepted a general discharge. She thereby avoided court-martial on charges of adultery, lying and disobeying an order.

1998 – Bolivia was hit with a series of powerful earthquakes. At least 18 were killed. The quakes ranged in magnitude from 5.9 to 6.8.

1998 – New information came to light about the June 1996 bombing that killed 19 American airmen. The information indicated that Saudi citizens had been responsible and not Iranians as once believed.

1998 – A federal judge said that Secret Service agents could be compelled to testify before a grand jury in Monica Lewinsky investigation concerning U.S. President Clinton.

1998 – Voters in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland turned out to cast ballots giving approval to a Northern Ireland peace accord.

2002 – Chandra Levy’s remains were found in Washington, DC’s Rock Creek Park. She was last seen on April 30, 2001. California Congressman Gary Condit was questioned in the case due to his relationship with Levy.

2002 – In Birmingham, AL, a jury convicted former Ku Klux Klansman Bobby Frank Cherry of murder in the 1963 church bombing that killed four girls.

2002 – Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) hit his 583rd career home run. He tied Mark McGwire for fifth on the all-time list.

2003 – At the Colonial in Fort Worth, TX, Annika Sorenstam became the first woman to play on the PGA tour in 58 years. She ended the day at 1-over par.

2012 – In Japan, the Tokyo Skytree tower opened.

2020 – Australian computer scientist report they had achieved the speed of 44.2 Terabits over a standard optical fiber.

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