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Newsletter: Jewelry named after Black people killed by police, mask problems on a plane, and more

This week's self-care: brunch cocktail cravings.


Kris Seavers


Posted on Sep 10, 2020

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Ominously orange skies shrouded California cities on Wednesday as wildfires raged across the state. In other news online:


  • Couple sold jewelry online named after Black people killed by police
  • Allegiant flight attendant allegedly removes passenger for asking her to wear a face mask
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Couple sold jewelry online named after Black people killed by police

A couple is being slammed on social media for selling jewelry online named after Black people killed or brutalized by police, including necklaces called the Trayvon (Martin) and the Breonna (Taylor).

South Carolina designers Paul Chelmis and Jing Wen created a jewelry line called, “Wear Their Names,” a tacky play on the galvanizing phrase, “Say Their Names.” Following backlash, social media related to the jewelry line has been shut down. Its website is now limited to a single page with a statement of apology from the designers.

Read the full story here.

—Kahron Spearman, contributing writer

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Flight attendant allegedly removes passenger for asking her to wear a face mask

A new video shows an Allegiant Airlines flight attendant allegedly removing a passenger from a flight to Punta Gorda, Florida, after he asked her to wear a mask.

In a viral video uploaded to Twitter (which has since been deleted), the flight attendant—who is seen wearing a mask—tells the man, “Either you come off or I get the law enforcement.”

Read the full story here.

—Bryan Rolli, contributing writer


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Sometimes self-care looks like a face mask, and sometimes self-care looks like DIY brunch cocktails. This past weekend, my self-care was definitely the second thing. I had a serious hankering for a bloody mary, and I opted for a delicious premade mix from Nashville’s Walker Feed Co. topped with martini olives and cheese cubes. The obviously wonderful thing about a bloody mary is its endless customizability, and I have this recipe for bookmarked for the next time I get the craving. And of course, there’s always the option to skip the vodka for a hydrating, savory treat.

—Kris Seavers, IRL editor

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*First Published: Sep 10, 2020, 4:23 pm CDT