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15 People Have Been Charged In The Flint Water ScandalDETROIT (AP) — Fifteen people have been charged in an investigation of how Flint’s water became contaminated with lead in 2014-15 and a related outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease. Seven people have ple [...]

Schism Leads To Dueling Women’s March Events In NYCNEW YORK (AP) — Conflicts over control, inclusivity and alleged anti-Semitism will mean that women protesting on the second anniversary of the Women’s March on Washington are faced with competing demo [...]

Social Services Worker Punched, Verbally Abused 13-Year-Old Boy, Family SaysA New Orleans family says a representative from a social work agency punched and verbally abused a 13-year-old boy, in an altercation caught on video. Nola.com reports Quishandra Walker, the boy’s mot [...]

Dance Coach Told Student Her Skin Was ‘Too Dark,’ Suit ClaimsA Black high school student in Kansas is suing her school for hiring a racist dance coach and enabling her behavior. The Root reports Camille Sturdivant has filed a lawsuit against her former high sch [...]

Texas Mayor Quits After Accusation Of Using City Money To See Michelle ObamaThe mayor of a Texas town and the mayor pro-tem announced their resignations after they were accused of spending over $1,000 in the city funds to attend Michelle Obama’s book tour. Mayor Lyndia Thomas [...]

Georgia Judge Orders New Trial In 1976 Case That Sent Man To Death RowA judge in Columbus, Georgia has reportedly ordered a new trial in a 43 year old rape and murder case based on new DNA evidence, and condemning “undeniable” race discrimination during jury selection b [...]

Father Of Waffle House Shooting Suspect Wants Suit DroppedNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The father of a man accused of fatally shooting four people at a Nashville Waffle House last year wants a lawsuit against him by a victim’s mother thrown out. The suit accuses [...]

Arizona Officer Kills Teen Boy With Replica GunPHOENIX (AP) — Police in a Phoenix suburb say a burglary suspect shot to death by an officer was a 14-year-old boy carrying a replica gun. Authorities say officers in the city of Tempe reported a susp [...]

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Florida Family Awarded $500M In Wrongful Death SuitA Florida family has won a big judgement in the wrongful death of a family member – but its unlikely that they will ever collect it. Kalil McCoy was just 20 years old in 2011 when she was shot in the [...]

2.5 Million African-American Men Are In The Upper Middle ClassRacial discrimination in the United States is one the rise. From Walter Scott to Trayvon Martin, from Charlottesville to Ferguson, there has been one incident after another due to racial issues in the [...]

Chicago Judge Acquits 3 Officers In Laquan McDonald Cover-UpCHICAGO (AP) — Three Chicago officers were acquitted Thursday of trying to cover up the 2014 shooting of a black teenager by a white officer who was seen pulling the trigger on the shocking dashcam vi [...]

Government Mistakenly Tried To Deport US VeteranDETROIT (AP) — A Marine veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder was held for three days for possible deportation before federal authorities learned that he was a U.S. citizen born in Michigan, law [...]

Ex-NFL Player Catches Man Masturbating Outside Daughter’s WindowWELLINGTON, Fla. (AP) — Police say a former NFL player beat a man after catching him outside his 14-year-old daughter’s window. Former cornerback Tony Beckham told Palm Beach County sheriff’s officers [...]

Chicago Awaits 2 Historic Hearings In Fatal Police ShootingCHICAGO (AP) — Three Chicago police officers will learn this week whether a judge thinks they lied about the 2014 killing of Laquan McDonald to protect another white officer who shot the black teenage [...]

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21-Year-Old Arkansas Mother Killed In FloridaA young Arkansas mother named Destiny Dennis, 21, was killed in Jacksonville on Jan 4. Dennis’ mother, Emily Anne Martin, told Action News Jax that Destiny lived in Arkansas, had a six-month-old daugh [...]

Two Mothers Charged With Selling Drugs Near Elementary SchoolPolice arrested two mothers in Georgia accused of selling drugs near an elementary school. Latricia Patton and Brenda Craver are reportedly accused of buying and selling dangerous drugs next to Kehele [...]


Broccoli Salad

2 bunches raw broccoli, cut up sm.
1 med. red onion, chopped
1/2 to 1 c. raisins
10-12 slices bacon, fried and crumbled
1 c. mayonnaise
1/2 c. sugar
2 tbsp. Vinegar

Mix all ingredients together. Marinate in refrigerator for 3 hours. Serve cold.

Flounder Florintine

20 oz. pkg. chopped spinach, thawed
4 flounder fillets (4 oz. each)
2 tbsp. minced fresh onion (or 2 tsp. instant)
8 tbsp. skim milk
Ground nutmeg
4 (1/2 oz.) slices extra sharp Cheddar cheese
2 tbsp. lemon juice
Seasoned salt, pepper, paprika to taste

Spray bottom of 8 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Mix spinach with onion, and spread over bottom of baking dish. Pour milk over spinach. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Break cheese slices into pieces and arrange over spinach. Place fish fillets over cheese in a single layer. Sprinkle with lemon juice, salt, pepper, paprika. Cover dish tightly with foil. Bake 20 minutes in preheated 400 degree oven until fish flakes easily. Serves 4 at 195 calories each.


8 oz. crushed pineapple (in own juice), drained well
1/2 c. chopped walnuts
2 oranges or 1 sm. can mandarin oranges, drained
1 lb. seedless grapes
3/4 c. plain low-fat yogurt (6 oz.)

Drain pineapple (reserve juice for beverage or gelatin dessert). Clean grapes. Peel and section oranges and then cut each section in half. Mix fruit and nuts into yogurt. Store in refrigerator for a few hours before serving to blend flavors. Serves 8. NOTE: You may substitute 2 cups of unsweetened fruit (e.g., unsweetened canned peaches, drained instead of grapes). Each serving provides: 124 calories, 3 total fat (gms), 30 sodium (mgs).

Bean Pie

2 cups Navy Beans (cooked)
4 Eggs
1 14 oz. can evaporated milk
1 stick butter
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 T. Flour
2 cups Sugar
2 T. Vanilla

Cook beans until soft. Preheat oven. to 350 degrees.

In electric blender, blend beans, butter, milk, eggs, nutmeg and flour about 2 minutes on medium speed. Pour mixture into a large mixing bowl. Add sugar and vanilla. Mix well. Pour into pie shells. Bake about one hour. until golden brown. Makes 2 or 3 Bean Pies.

Mexicali Pork Chop Casserole

Spray nonstick skillet
1 lg. onion, halved & thin sliced
1/2 med. green pepper, chopped*
1/2 med. red pepper, chopped*
1 can low sodium tomatoes, drained & chopped
1 c. frozen whole kernel corn, thawed & drained
1/4 tsp. dried marjoram, crumbled
4 lean pork chops, trimmed of ALL fat

Quick and Easy *May use 1 green pepper, red adds color. Oven at 350 degrees. 1. Saute onion and peppers and cook about 5 minutes, uncovered. Add tomatoes, corn and marjoram, raise heat and cook uncovered 5 minutes longer. Pour into 1 1/2 quart casserole.
2. In same skillet cook pork chops 2 minutes on each side. Lay chops on top of vegetable mixture.
3. Cover with foil and bake 12-15 minutes or until chops are done.

Pork Chop and Rice Cassarole with Onions

6 pork chops
1 env. onion soup mix
2 tbsp. pimento, diced
2 tbsp. fat or drippings
1 c. uncooked rice
2 c. hot water
1 (4 oz.) can mushrooms, sliced

Brown chops in fat. Spread rice in rectangular baking dish (13 x 9 inch). Reserve 1 tablespoon of seasoning from soup mix. Sprinkle soup mix over rice. Drain mushrooms, reserving liquid and sprinkle mushrooms and pimento over rice. Add mushroom liquid to water and pour over rice. Arrange chops on top of rice mixture and sprinkle reserved seasoning from onion mix. Cover tightly with foil and bake in moderate oven (350 degrees) until tender (45 minutes to 1 hour), depending on thickness of chops. Remove foil and continue cooking for 10 minutes or until any excess liquid has evaporated.

Pork Chop and Lima Bean Cassarole

4 loin pork chops, cut 3/4 inch thick
3/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. dry mustard
1 tsp. sugar
1 tbsp. chopped onion
1/4 c. water or liquid drained from beans
1/2 c. tomato puree
1 can baby lima beans (1 lb. 4 oz.) drained

Brown chops on both sides in frying pan. Then remove chops from pan. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt, mustard, sugar, pepper, onion, water and puree to drippings and blend well. Add lima beans, stir until well coated, then put them in 4 individual (or 1 large casserole) and top with pork chops. Sprinkle chops with remaining salt and bake uncovered in a preheated oven, 350 degrees, 1 hour 10 minutes.