August 30 is National Toasted Marshmallow Day

Where’s a campfire when you need on? Here are today’s five thing to know about Marshmallow: This confection is the modern version of a medicinal confection made from Althaea officinalis, the marshmallow plant. Not all marshmallows are vegan, most marshmallows contain eggs or animal based gelatin. The marshmallow is a confection that, in its modern […]

http://foodimentary.com/2015/08/30/august-30-is-national-toasted-marshmallow-day/

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1st black actor to play lead in ‘Les Miserables’ on Broadway dies in accident

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the first African-American and youngest person to ever play the role of Jean Valjean in “Les Misérables” on Broadway has died after falling from a fire escape, according to a show spokesman. He was 21. Jean-Baptiste died Friday night following the show’s evening performance at the Imperial Theatre, said…

http://thegrio.com/2015/08/30/1st-black-actor-to-play-lead-in-les-miserables-on-broadway-dies-in-accident/

Women sues NYPD for repeatedly trying to arrest her dead husband

After years of frustration, a Brooklyn woman has settled a lawsuit with New York City for $10,000. Karen Fennell says NYPD officers repeatedly came to her Bushwhack home looking to arrest her husband James Jordan Sr., despite the fact that he died in 2006. Fennell told the New York Post she was so fed up with the harassment…

http://thegrio.com/2015/08/30/women-sues-nypd-for-repeatedly-trying-to-arrest-her-dead-husband/

Comic book trailer about a black single mom raising superhero son is a must watch

While several superhero narratives feature parents (dead or alive) who serve as a guiding force for their protagonists, Raising Dion brings a fresh new perspective to the genre. The story is told from the perspective of single black mother who’s trying to raise her “super” 7-year-old son in a world that is out to get him. The poignant metaphor that…

http://thegrio.com/2015/08/30/comic-book-trailer-about-a-black-single-mom-raising-superhero-son-is-a-must-watch/