Pass The Kale! Hip Hop Green Tour Promotes Veganism In The Black Community

- By Bossip Staff

…There is a long history of hip hop artists who are either vegan or vegetarians, especially the Old Schoolers who are of the Nation of Islam faith and follow a strict diet. But… there was never a full recognition of the connection… until Keith Tucker launched the Hip Hop Green Dinners, which promotes a vegan diet through hip-hop culture. During the past six years his organization has turned the Hip Hop Green Dinner into an experience that engages and motivates young people and their families to make healthy lifestyle choices. To date, the organization has served more than 1,500 youth and their families delicious vegan meals.

[Madamenoire]


IBM To Offer Breast Milk Delivery Services For Traveling Moms

IBM announced it will begin shipping working mothers’ breast milk home when they are away on business trips. Going back to work as a mother who has chosen to breast feed is already an arduous task, with mothers often telling stories of having to pump in the car just to be sure they stay on schedule, and leaving the state is a whole other ball game. Once in the airport, many mothers often find no place to pump… It seems as though IBM is understanding the lengths women go in order to keep on a nursing schedule and are helping employees transition back to work while still supporting their new addition to the family.

[Madamenoire]


Ebola Vaccine Trial “100%” Successful In Guinea, Says World Health Organization

The first trial of an Ebola vaccine in Guinea was “100 percent” successful, the World Health Organization said in a news release [July 31st]… Reports BBC News: There were no proven drugs or vaccines against the virus at the start of the largest outbreak of Ebola in history, which began in Guinea in December 2013. The World Health Organization (WHO) said the findings, being published in the Lancet, could be a “game-changer”. Experts said the results were “remarkable”. This trial centred on the VSV-EBOV vaccine, which was started by the Public Health Agency of Canada and then developed by the pharmaceutical company Merck.

[HipHopWired]


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