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Pack Light: The Side Dishes You Can & Can't Bring On Your Thanksgiving Flight

Stay woke but more importantly, don't waste any food. 

Thanksgiving, Indigenous Peoples Day Part 2, Friendsgiving or "Hide From Your Family" Day all have one thing in common–food. More importantly, those traveling far and wide with it should know which foods should be placed where.

On Monday (Nov. 21), the Transportation Security Administration shared a helpful list of items you can bring on your carry-on and what items should be checked.

Peep the list below.



Stuffing and All Those Yummy Sides 

If you follow the 3-1-1 rule, then you can gladly bring back yams, mac and cheese and collard greens from the family function. 3-1-1 rule pertaining to containers mean they cannot be larger than 3.4 ounces with one being at least one-quart and the others a Ziploc-style type of plastic bag.

Don't over pack your carry-on. USA Today reports 28.5 million people are expected to fill airports during a 12-day period for the holidays. This beats the record made last year when 27 million passengers took flight. If you're looking to bring a weeks worth of food to your function, it's best you just check it.

Deserts and Other Treats 

If you're looking to pass Pattie LaBelle's sweet potato pie as your own, just make sure you take it out the box. All pies and other treats are welcomed in your carry-on.

Checked Bags

Dips and Salsa 

We know you're pressed to show off your 100 layer concoction, but check the item so it doesn't land on anyone's head mid-flight.

Gravy, but Seriously Why Are You Doing This To Yourself? 

Check it or just buy at at the store.


The store guys.

Cranberry Sauce

This can apply to the 3-1-1 rule, but with so many plot twists going down at the airport it's best to put it in your checked bag.

Protect the Coquito At All Costs  

Seal it tight and make sure it's only 5 liters or less. If you're traveling with expensive wine and need a corkscrew, place it in your checked bag. If it features a blade, make sure it's wrapped.

Iced Items 

If you have the honor of traveling with a turkey or any item on ice, be sure place it in a cooler that will keep the ice frozen. If you don't want to gamble with regular ice, dry ice is the way to go. FAA allows up to 5 pounds of dry ice on your carry-on or checked bag.

All in all, enjoy the food and each other this holiday season.


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Kerry Washington's Broadway banger, American Son, will be making its on-screen debut with Netflix.

Steven Pasquale (The Good Wife), Jeremy Jordan (Supergirl), Eugene Lee (A Soldier’s Play) and Washington will be reprising their groundbreaking roles from the thought-provoking Broadway production. Kenny Leon, who served as the play's original director, will be directing the picture and producing the film alongside the former Scandal actress.

The 41-year-old made the announcement on Monday night (Jan. 21) while appearing on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, where she gushed over her role as Kendra and the play's exploration into an interracial families search for their missing son in a Florida police station.

I love you @jimmyfallon 😍 thanks for letting me come on @FallonTonight and share this thrilling news about #AmericanSonPlay 😍😍😍😍

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Netflix’s Vice President of Original Content Cindy Holland said in a statement, “We are honored to work with Kerry Washington, [director] Kenny Leon, [writer] Christopher Demos-Brown and the entire cast to bring this story from the Broadway stage to our members around the world.”

The American Son production will come to a close this Sunday (Jan. 27) after a two month running at the Booth Theatre beginning in Nov. 2018. Watch Kerry Washington gush over American Son below.


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Meek Mill, Jay-Z Push Criminal Justice Initiative REFORM

Since Meek Mill's release from prison in April 2018, the Philadelphia native embarked on a new journey to help those unjustly trapped by the criminal justice system while fighting his own personal case.

On Wednesday (Jan. 23), the MMG rapper, Jay-Z, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, social activist Van Jones, Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin and more announced the launch of REFORM, an organization that aims to tackle the criminal justice system's perils by implementing effective strategies to revamp its current state. Jones will also serve as CEO.

Part of the organization will highlight the establishment of a fair parole/probation system, a mandate that has followed Meek Mill since his late teens. Recently, the "Trauma" artist expressed his desire to end his parole, which he's been under state supervision for over a decade.

I just wanna get off probation I been on this shit my whole adult life ... 11 years of asking for permission 🤯

— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) January 22, 2019 getting beat up by the cops like this was normal where I come from .... a cop beat me worse than this and I got charged for hurting his hand ... I guess I hit his hand wit my face too hard and that was assault 🤷🏾‍♂️

— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) January 22, 2019

On the subject of Mill's case, Jay-Z penned an op-ed for the New York Times where he highlights the country's crippling parole system. "The specifics of Meek's case inspired me to write this. But it's time we highlight the random ways people trapped in the criminal justice system are punished every day," he wrote in late 2017. "The system treats them as a danger to society, consistently monitors and follows them for any minor infraction — with the goal of putting them back in prison."

Pulling together a team to be the voice for the voiceless #REFORM @REFORM #FightDifferent

— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) January 23, 2019

Congratulations and thank you to @REFORM CEO, @VanJones68 #FightDifferent #REFORM

— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) January 23, 2019

HAPPENING NOW: @MeekMill and Jay-Z join forces with leaders in the music, sports and business world to announce the launch of, REFORM Alliance, a new criminal justice reform organization.

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Earlier this month, a woman who has been in a vegetative state for over a decade gave birth to a boy on Dec. 29. The delivery immediately raised red flags and launched an investigation to find the suspect that raped her. Now, on Wednesday morning (Jan. 23), Phoenix police announced the arrest of a nurse that worked at Hacienda HealthCare facility, where the unidentified woman is a patient.

Nathan Sutherland, 36, was arrested and charged with vulnerable adult abuse and sexual assault, the Associated Press reports. Sutherland, who's been an employee at Hacienda since 2011, was the 29-year-old woman's care provider, according to Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams, and his DNA matched the authorities' gathered evidence.

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The woman's family discussed their daughter's health condition in a statement issued to NBC News. "She has significant intellectual disabilities as a result of seizures very early in her childhood," according to the family's attorney. "She does not speak but has some ability to move her limbs, head and neck. Their daughter responds to sound and is able to make facial gestures. The important thing is that she is a beloved daughter, albeit with significant intellectual disabilities."

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