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Words to the Wise and Affirmation; “A wise person knows how to forgive.”

Three child-care centers in Minneapolis are accused of taking a large amount of money from the state

More Drama on the View- Whoopi is Pissed!

LL CooL J’s Son  Arressted

New York Mother Arrested After Throwing Newborn Out Of Window



Pharrell to Donate Up to 50,000 Books For Children in Need


Snoop Dogg is teaming up with AOL for a unique reality sports video series


Trevor Noah Pulls In 3.4 Million Viewers In “Daily Show” Debut

Nicki Minaj is adding comedy series producer to her resume.


National Women’s Health & Fitness Day is observed on the last Wednesday in September. It is the nation’s largest annual health promotion event for women of all ages.  An estimated 80,000 to 100,000 women of all ages, from across the country, will gather at senior centers, hospitals, health clubs, park and recreation districts, health and service organizations, schools, retirement communities and other community locations to partake in local women’s health and fitness events.

For more information on National Women’s Health & Fitness Day, see


Take the girls out for a work out and use #WomensHealthFitnessDay to post on social media.


Words to the Wise and Affirmation; “A problem, when solved, is simple.”

Michelle Obama is going over everything she’s looking forward to doing once her time at the White House is over

Black Lives Matter St. Paul is planning to protest the Twin Cities Marathon this Sunday.

NASA scientists say there is liquid water on the surface of Mars

Paul Walker’s Daughter Sues Porsche For Wrongful Death

Fifth Third Bank is being ordered to pay 18 million dollars to settle claims it discriminated against minority lenders.

Bank Robbers Dressed As Rick James, Superfly On the Run

Whole Foods To Cut About 1,500 Jobs Over Next 8 Weeks


Jeffrey Osborne begins a two-day, four-performance run at the Dakota Bar and Grill tonight in Minneapolis.


Crusaders saxophonist Wilton Felder has died.  According to the “Houston Press,” Felder died just a year after fellow members Joe Sample and Wayne Henderson passed away.


Kendrick Lamar is heading to Washington D.C. for a never-before-seen performance.

DMX is being released from jail, but it could be only for a few days.

Drake is earning major bragging rights.  The rapper has become the fourth act in history to score at least 100 entries on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.

Chris Brown is signing on to do a Las Vegas residency.  TMZ reports that the R&B singer has been confirmed to perform ten shows at Drai’s Beachclub and Nightclub.



Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” is now the domain of new host Trevor Noah.  The South African comic took over Monday and welcomed Kevin Hart as his first guest.  Noah opened the satirical news show by thanking previous host Jon Stewart, who ended his 16-year run early last month.  Noah will welcome Bumble founder Whitney Wolfe tonight

An extreme sports athlete and star of MTV’s “Nitro Circus” is dead after a skydiving accident.  Authorities say 39-year-old Erik Roner was taking part in a skydiving performance in Olympic Valley, California, near Lake Tahoe, when the accident happened.



National Coffee Day is celebrated annually on September 29. People across the United States celebrate one of the most beloved morning beverages on National Coffee Day. It is a morning favorite, however, it is found being drunk throughout the day either hot or cold and either black or with additives such as cream, creamers, milk, sugar, flavored syrups and ice.  There are many legendary accounts of how coffee first came to be but the earliest credible evidence of either coffee drinking or the knowledge of the coffee tree appears in the middle of the 15th century in the SUFI monasteries around Mokha in Yemen.  It was here where coffee seeds were first roasted and brewed, similarily to how it is prepared today.  Yemeni traders brought coffee back to their homeland from Ethiopia and began to cultivate the seed.  In 1670, coffee seeds were smuggled out of the Middle East by Baba Budan, as he strapped seven coffee seeds onto his chest.  The first plants grown from these smuggled seeds were planted in Mysore.  It was then that coffee spread to Italy, to the rest of Europe, to Indonesia and to the Americas.

In 1583, Leonhard Rauwolf, a German physician, gave this description of coffee after returning from a ten-year trip to the Near East:

A beverage as black as ink, useful against numerous illnesses, particularly those of the stomach. It’s consumers take it in the morning, quite frankly, in a porcelain cup that is passed around and from which each one drinks a cupful. It is composed of water and the fruit from a bush called bunnu.

—Léonard Rauwolf, Reise in die Morgenländer (in German) (Wikipedia)



Whole Foods Market: 25-cent coffee on all 12 oz. brewed cups of coffee.

Caribou Coffee: This year instead of giving away freebies, Caribou Coffee will help you pay it forward. Purchase a cup of Amy’s Blend on Sept. 29 and Caribou Coffee will donate a cup of coffee to nurses and families in cancer centers throughout the country. Amy’s Blend was created in honor of the brand’s original roastmaster, Amy Erickson, who lost her battle with breast cancer in 1995.

Holiday Stationstores: Free 12 oz. coffee. Want a bigger size? You’ll pay 30¢ for 16oz, 50¢ for 20oz or 60¢ for 24oz.
StaplesPost a photo on social media with your coffee mug and the hashtag #OfficeMugShot for the chance to win a free coffee pack.

QuickTrip: Free any size self-service coffee or cappuccino.

Words to the Wise and Affirmation; “Your dreams are achievable.”

Pope Francis is back in Rome following his first trip to the United States.

A new report from the “Baltimore Sun” indicates that at least one Baltimore Police officer warned fellow cops that Freddie Gray was in need of medical attention prior to his death in April.

A Georgia medical examiner has determined the cause and manner of death of Bobbi Kristina Brown, but is keeping it under wraps.

Skywatchers are left dazzled this morning by the first “supermoon” total lunar eclipse in over three decades



Jeffrey Osborne is in Minneapolis, performing at the Dakota Tuesday and Wednesday for four shows.

Beyonce Brings Out Michelle Obama, Performs With Ed Sheeran & Pearl Jam At 2015 Global Citizen Festival


Drake and Future’s surprise album was released just over a week ago, and it’s already dominating the charts.  “What a Time to Be Alive” is debuting in at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, making the album Drake’s second chart-topper of the year.

DMX is being released from jail, but it could be only for a few days.

Kanye West is still serious about his run for president and now, he’s talking plans.



It’s a record-setting debut for the comical monsters of “Hotel Transylvania 2.”  The animated sequel easily won the weekend box office by pulling in a September-record 47 and a-half million dollars.  It’s the best opening for Sony Pictures since “22 Jump Street” debuted at 57 million dollars in June of last year.  “The Intern,” starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway debuted in second place with a haul of just over 18 million dollars.  Last week’s winner, “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials,” dropped to third with “Everest” and “Black Mass” rounding out the top five.


National Good Neighbor Day is observed annually on September 28.  This day was created to acknowledge and celebrate the importance of a good neighbor.

It is a blessing to have a good neighbor but it is even a greater thing to BE a good neighbor.

Good neighbors often become friends, they watch out for each other, lend a helping hand and are there for advice when asked.   Neighbors are there when we need to borrow something, to get our mail for us when we are on vacation, to watch our homes and sometimes to watch our children and our pets as well as the many other things we do with our neighbors.


To celebrate National Good Neighbor Day, do something nice for your neighbor today. Use #GoodNeighborDay to post on social media.

Words to the Wise and Affirmation; You’re not responsible for what others think of you.”

Pope Francis continues his United States Pilgrimage and is now in New York and travels to Philadelphia this weekend before leaving on Sunday.

The Minneapolis City website will be experiencing some outages this weekend as the system is being upgraded

Amazon’s Prime membership is on sale today.  The price today is 67 dollars a year, compared to the usual 99 bucks.

Apple iPhone Update Includes Better Camera, Updated Siri

Families of those killed at a historic black church in South Carolina will split up more than two-and-a-half million-dollars in donations.

Actor Bill Cosby no longer holds two honorary degrees.  Marquette University in Wisconsin and Fordham University in New York have both rescinded their degrees given to the embattled comedian



Usher is off the market once again.  US Weekly is confirming that the R&B singer officially tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend Grace Miguel in a secret wedding


Janet Jackson’s new single featuring Missy Elliot is finally out.  The song, “Burnitup!” was premiered yesterday on BBC Radio 1 where it was played back-to-back.

Fans are buzzing over Tyga and Kylie Jenner, assuring that the couple is already engaged

Kanye West is still serious about his run for president and now, he’s talking plans.


A TV star is on probation after pleading no contest to felony assault.  Columbus Short, who was on the hit show “Scandal” for two years, is accused of punching a man in a Los Angeles restaurant and knocking him out in a brawl last year.  Short was sentenced to three years probation and 60 days community service for his no-contest plea Thursday.  The Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge also ordered him to attend anger management classes and pay restitution.


Pitch Perfect 2 After bombing in front of the President, the Bellas are making a comeback in “Pitch Perfect 2.”  In the sequel to the 2012 hit musical, the Bellas return to try to win an international competition that has defeated every other American team.  Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Anna Camp reprise their roles for the sequel.  Big Sky An agoraphobic young woman must face her fears in the face of a real life-threatening situation in “Big Sky.”  While on a trip to a treatment facility, Hazel and her mother are attacked by two gunmen.  Hazel must learn to cope with her agoraphobia in order to survive.  This film stars Bella Thorne, Kyra Sedgwick and Frank Grillo.  Alleluia A serial womanizer and professional hustler meets his better murderous half on “Alleluia.”  The drama film and thriller follows the story of the money-driven crook named Michel who meets Gloria, a woman that falls in love with him.  But when she discovers his hustler ways, the pair take on a wild journey that becomes both deadly and murderous.  The film stars Laurent Lucas and Lola Dueñas.
Results The careers of two mismatched personal trainers are put to the test in the upcoming “Results.”  The witty new comedy follows the story of a newly divorced, newly rich man who gets his entire life turned upside down after a quick trip to the gym.  There, he meets the self-style owner Trevor and sarcastic trainer Kat and sooner than later, their lives become tangled both professionally and personally.  The film stars Cobie Smulders, Guy Pearce and Kevin Corrigan. TV on DVD: “Arrow” — The Complete 3rd Season “The Flash” — The Complete 1st Season “Modern Family” — The Complete 6th Season “Cristela” — Season 1



Hotel Transylvania 2

Count Dracula’s Hotel Transylvania is opening its doors to human guests in this sequel to the 2012 animated hit.  Adam Sandler lends his voice to Dracula, who is now a grandfather dealing with the possibility that his grandson is actually a human. In “Hotel Transylvania 2,” Johnny is now married to Dracula’s daughter Mavis and the two have their own kid, Dennis.  Because the new kid isn’t proving to be much of a vampire, Dracula enlists some of his monster friends to help show him what it takes to be one of them.  This animated film also features voice work from Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, David Spade and Fran Drescher.

The Intern

Robert De Niro is going back to work in “The Intern.”  While his character Ben works to fit in with a modern company, De Niro says he also rubs off on the younger workers around him.

After learning that retirement isn’t as good as he thought it would be, Ben goes back to work as an intern for a rising fashion website.  The site is run by an ambitious young woman named Jules, who is trying to balance her work and home lives.  As Ben tries to find his place in this workforce, a clash of cultures ensues in which both sides end up learning about themselves.  This film also stars Anne Hathaway, Rene Russo and Anders Holm.

The Green Inferno 

Eli Roth is back in the all new horror-fest, “The Green Inferno.”  The terrifying new film follows the story of a group of college students that take their humanitarian protest from New York all the way to the Amazon jungle.  Not so much for the cause, but for the social media buzz they’ll receive.   They are eventually captured by the tribe they thought they were working to save.  This is Roth’s return to directing for the big screen for the fist time since his “Hostel” series in 2005.

99 Homes

Andrew Garfield is leaving his Spiderman ways behind to tackle “99 Homes.”  The actor plays a desperate construction-worker-slash-single-father who loses his job and is kicked out of his home.  Ironically enough, he then reluctantly accepts a job with the real-estate broker who evicted him and his family in the first place.  The thriller film is directed by Ramin Bahrani and also stars Michael Shannon, Laura Dern and Noah Lomax.


Every year on September 25, comic book readers, collectors, lovers and fans celebrate National Comic Book Day. Also called a comic magazine, a comic book is a publication, first popularized in the United States, of comic art in the form of sequential juxtaposed panels that represent individual scenes.  The panels are often accompanied by a descriptive prose and written narrative, usually dialog contained in word balloons emblematic of the comics art form.   In 1933, a comic book, Famous Funnies, appeared in the United States and is believed to be the first real comic book.  It was a reprinting of earlier newspaper comic strips which had established many of the story telling devices used in comics. The term “comic book” got its name as the first book sold as a book reprinted of humor comic strips.   Despite their name, comic books are not all humorous in tone and actually feature stories in all genres. Comics as a print medium have actually existed in America since the printing of The Adventures of Obadiah Oldbuck in 1842 in hardcover, making it the first known American comic book. People who collect comic books are known as pannapictagraphists.

Words to the Wise and Affirmation;  From Yogi Berra, “When you get to the fork in the road, take it.”

Aretha To Sing For The Pope, Has Special Gift For Him

Taco Bell customers in Chicago can now have beer with their burritos and sangria with their soft tacos

Millions Of Fingerprints Stolen In Gov’t Data Breach

Ben Carson Not Backing Down From Muslim Comments

The White House is urging lawmakers to work out a deal to avoid a government shutdown


Diddy Tops Jay Z on New Forbes List of Richest Rappers

Janet Jackson is now on her fifth consecutive week on top of Billboard’s “Adult R&B Songs.”

If some Australians have their way, singer Chris Brown won’t be welcome down under

Tyga is reportedly canceling his upcoming Brazil tour because Kylie Jenner told him to



Empire Returns tonight on FOX

FOX is repeating the premiere of “Scream Queens” On Cable Tonight: A new episode of “Project Runway” is on Lifetime. The movie “This is 40” is on FX. MTV has repeat episodes of Teen Mom 2. The movie “Madea’s Family Reunion” is on VH1 The Food Network has a brand-new “Chopped” Repeat episodes of “Dash Dolls” and “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” are on E! TLC has repeat episodes of “My Big Fat Fabulous Life” Music On The Tube: Jill Scott performs on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Fetty Wap performs on “The Wendy Williams Show”

Peoples Perspectives;   Sylvia Moy’s name might be familiar to those outside the music industry, but her creations have certainly lasted the test of time. Ms. Moy was part of the Motown creative team responsible for making Stevie Wonder a star and wrote songs for some of the legendary label’s most celebrated acts.

While at Motown, Moy was the first woman at the label to be named a record producer and she held sway in other ways as well. According to Berry Gordy’s autobiography To Be Loved, the mogul wanted to drop Wonder from the label as his voice began changing due to puberty. Moy convinced Gordy to keep Wonder on the label but only if she could craft a hit song for him.

One of the early hits Moy wrote was 1965’s “Uptight (Everything’s Alright),” which did well for Wonder. But it was the 1969 hit “My Cherie Amour” that took off and one of the earliest works he received writing credit on. Moy also helped write “I Was Made To Love Her” and “Never Had A Dream Come True” as well. Moy wrote for the Isley Brothers and co-wrote Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston’s classic duet “It Takes Two” alongside Mickey Stevenson.


National Cherries Jubilee Day is observed annually on September 24.  Cherry lovers everywhere are smitten with this easy to make, delicious dessert and it is a favorite for many special occasions.

Cherries are mixed together with liqueur (typically Kirschwasser) and then flambeed.  Very commonly the Cherries Jubilee is served as a sauce over vanilla ice cream.  Auguste Escoffier receives the credit for the Cherries Jubilee recipe.  He prepared the dish for one of Queen Victoria’s Jubilee celebration.


Enjoy this “tried and true” Cherries Jubilee recipe.

Use #CherriesJubileeDay to post on social media.

Words to the Wise and Affirmation;  From Yogi Berra, “It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over.”

Pope Francis’s first full day in the U.S. begins with an official welcome by 15-thousand people on the South Lawn of the White House

Vikings To Install Lactation Suites At TCF Bank Stadium

One of the best and most-beloved players to ever wear New York Yankees pinstripes, Yogi Berra, is gone

Former tennis star James Blake says he’s encouraged after meeting with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio about his mistaken identity arrest

Prostate Cancer Is Nearly Double Among Black Men

Teacher Calls Student “Evil” For Being Left-Handed


Funk and R&B fans are mourning a Hall of Fame musician.  Bar-Kays founder Ben Cauley died Monday in Memphis at the age of 67

Fetty Wap is sharing yet another track of his upcoming self-titled album.  The New Jersey rapper has released the new track called “Jugg”

Something new could be in the works for Destiny’s Child

50 Cent is all wrapped up in legal battles again.  The rapper is suing a former consultant in federal bankruptcy court in Connecticut



Empire Returns tonight on FOX

Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates Links Up With Marvel To Write Black Panther Series

The “Ellen DeGeneres Show” has a performance by Janelle Monae.

Leona Lewis performs on “The Talk”
Peoples Perspectives;   Dr. James West is an inventor and Johns Hopkins professor still working at an age where most would be content with retirement. Now 84, Dr. West helped to develop the electret microphone, which forms the basis for technology used in over 90 percent of modern devices, including microphones, camcorders and other recording devices.

James Edward Maceo West was born on February 10, 1931 in Farmville, Va. As a young boy, West became enamored with electronics due to an accident with a radio. But West’s parents pushed their son to become a physician because of Jim Crow and racism which made it difficult for him to achieve his scientist dreams.

But he persevered, completing his coursework at Temple University in 1957 in Physics.


National Great American Pot Pie Day is observed annually on September 23rd.  A baked savory pie typically with both a bottom and a flaky top crust is served often to a hungry bunch.  Be it frozen store bought or home-made, it is sure to please those taste buds.

The filling of a pot pie varies from many different ingredients, some of which are beef, chicken, turkey,  gravy and seafood.   Many vegetables like potatoes, carrots, green beans and peas are also popular choices.

OBSERVE To celebrate National Great American Pot Pie Day, enjoy a delicious pot pie.  Use #GreatAmericanPotPieDay to post on social media.

Words to the Wise and Affirmation; “Practice your passion.”

Vikings Part Ways With Mascot “Ragnar. The two could not come to financial terms.

Apple figures its new-model iPhones will smash records when they go on sale Friday

Texas Man Vandalizes Own Car, Blames Black Lives Matter Movement To Collect Insurance Money

Snoop Dogg Launches Marijuana Platform Called Merry Jane



Lil Wayne Ready To Sue Over Alleged Sex Tape

The bad blood between Drake and Meek Mill isn’t over just yet

A witness in the alleged assault case against Chris Brown says the singer didn’t do anything illegal

Rick Ross is facing a lawsuit for a rape that allegedly happened during the weekend of the Grammys

Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill are set to grace the next cover of “GQ



“The View” has actor Lee Daniels,

On late night, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” has Kerry Washington

Late Night with Seth Meyers” has Michael Irvin.

Peoples Perspectives;   While the Emmy Awards gave off the appearance of diversity, there has been a dearth of wins for African-Americans historically despite a slew of nominations. But after this most recent awards show, an African-American actor or actress has won at least one award in every category except for the Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Emmy.

Diahann Carroll was the first Black actor or actress ever nominated in 1963, while Bill Cosby became the first Black winner of an Emmy in 1966.

Gail Fisher of the 70’s detective show Mannix, was the first Black actress to win the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series award in 1970.


National Ice Cream Cone Day is celebrated annually on September 22.

While there is some controversy as to who invented the ice cream cone, one of the earliest mentions of them showed up in French cook books around 1825.  They were originally referred to as “little waffles” rolled into a cone shape.

Ice cream cones first became popular in the United States in the late 1800s.  The earliest cones were rolled by hand.  The ice cream cone made its debut at the World’s Fair in St. Louis in 1904.  In 1912, an inventor from Oregon obtained a patent for a machine to make them.  He sold his company to Nabisco in 1928 and they still make ice cream cones today.

The ice cream cone continues to be a popular treat for children and adults alike as more flavors of ice cream continue to be made available to please our palates.


Grab an ice cream cone and use #IceCreamConeDay to post on social media.


Words to the Wise and Affirmation; “Take a leap of faith.”

A teenager says his Apple Watch saved his life.

Bernie Sanders Slams Ben Carson For Comments On Muslims

Sarah Palin Sounds Off On Texas Teen Arrested For Homemade Clock

Pope Meets With Fidel Castro



Drake and Future are teaming up for a new project

Puff Daddy Surprises Audience At iHeart Radio Music Festival

Patti LaBelle Kicks Fan Off Stage

Tyga Owes Taxes To The State Of California



Viola Davis, Uzo Aduba Win At The 2015 Emmys

Tracy Morgan Makes Surprise Appearance At The Emmys

‘Maze Runner’ Sequel Tops ‘Black Mass’ At The Box Office

Mary J. Blige, Taraji P. Henson And Mary J. Blige Star In New Apple Music Commercial

Late Night with Seth Meyers” has Wesley Snipes, Randall Park and Martha Stewart.

On late night, an all-new “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” has NBA star Steph Curry.

Robin Thicke performs on “Jimmy Kimmel Live”


Each year on September 21, people across the United States celebrate National Pecan Cookie Day. This delicious cookie can be (and is) eaten and enjoyed morning, noon and night by hungry snackers everywhere.  In relationship to National Pecan Cookie Day,  National Pecan Day is a food holiday celebrated each year on April 14.


Words to the Wise and Affirmation; “The grass may be greener on the other side, but it still has to be mowed.”

Color of the Day- Silver


Beef & Cheese Burrito Bake Meatball Marinara Sub, Corn with Cilantro Lime Rice, Corn Cheese or Beef 1 Pepperoni Pizza

A lot of Apple users say their devices are crashing when they try to upload the new iOS9 operating system

A friend of Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof is behind bars.

Interest rates are staying unchanged, for now.


Christina Milian, Lil Wayne Release New Song Amid Breakup Rumors

Kanye West is coming back to New York Fashion Week

Judge Delays Hearings In Suge Knight Cases

Chris Brown Named In Assault Investigation

Rihanna Says She Wouldn’t Collaborate With Taylor Swift

Iggy Azalea Responds to T.I.’s Radio Claims About Her

Fetty Wap Receives Touching Letter From A Fan’s Mom


Movies Opening This Weekend

Black Mass
Johnny Depp stars as notorious gangster James “Whitey” Bulger in “Black Mass.”  As he explains, former childhood friends John Connolly and James Bulger are on opposite ends of the law, but they worked together to eliminate Boston’s Italian mafia. After growing up together, Connolly becomes a leader in the FBI and Bulger leads one of Boston’s most notorious gangs.  As the two work together, their dirty dealing eventually puts everyone around them in danger.  This film also stars Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch and Dakota Johnson.


Expeditions to the summit of Mount Everest turn to disaster in “Everest.”  Jason Clarke stars as climbing guide Rob Hall.  The film is based on the true events of 1996 expeditions that ran into a violent storm on their final ascent.  Battling winds and snow, two groups led by world class guides must fight to get off the mountain in order to survive.  This film also stars Josh Brolin, Jake Gyllenhaal and Robin Wright.


An FBI agent takes on brutal drug cartels in “Sicario.”  Emily Blunt stars as a straight-laced FBI agent named Kate who’s conflicted about dealing with other government agencies.   Operating in a world where laws are questionable at best, Kate teams up with a shady consultant and an elite government agent to take on the cartels.  As she faces the drug underworld, she’s forced to confront her own beliefs about right and wrong.  This film also stars Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro.  “Sicario” opens in select theaters this week.

Dr. Oz Reboots Show After Declining Ratings And Criticism

Schwarzenegger Takes Over For Trump on ‘Apprentice’

Ice Cube Set To Star As Scrooge In Christmas Movie ‘Humbug’

The next chapter in the “Maze Runner” series is here

Music On The Tube:

Wiz Khalifa ft. Fall Out Boy is on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” MuteMath performs on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Leona Lewis performs on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”

For lunch or dinner, America’s favorite sandwich is topped off with a piece of cheese and then enjoyed by millions and celebrated each year on September 18 as it is National Cheeseburger Day.

There are many theories to the beginning of the cheeseburger dating back to the 1920′s.  One story suggests that Lionel Sternberger is reputed to have invented the cheeseburger in 1926 while working at his father’s Pasadena, California sandwich shop, “The Rite Spot”.  During an experiment, he dropped a slice of American cheese on a sizzling hamburger.


Former football star Billy Sims is 60.  (Born 1955)

Businesswoman Debbi Fields is 59.  (Born 1956)  She founded Mrs. Fields Cookies Incorporated.

Baseball Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg is 56.  (Born 1959)  He’s considered one of the best second basemen of the 1980s.  He played in ten consecutive All-Star games and won nine consecutive Gold Glove Awards.  He was named the National League Most Valuable Player in 1984.

Singer Ricky Bell is 48.  (Born 1967)  He is a member of the groups New Edition and Bell Biv DeVoe.

Actress Aisha Tyler is 45.  (Born 1970)  She is currently a co-host on “The Talk,” while her other TV credits include “Ghost Whisperer,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “24,” and “Friends.”

Actress Jada Pinkett Smith is 44.  (Born 1971)  Her credits include the movies “The Women,” “Reign Over Me,” “Madagascar,” “Collateral,” “Kingdom Come,” “The Matrix Revolutions,” “The Matrix Reloaded,” “Ali,” “Bamboozled,” “Menace II Society” and “The Nutty Professor.”  She’s also married to actor and rapper Will Smith.

Words to the Wise and Affirmation; “Realize that anything is possible if you try…even dreams are made possible if you try.”

North Korea says it’s ready to use nuclear weapons “any time” against the U.S

Children Getting Drunk On Hand Sanitizer

SC Cop Charged With Killing Man Denied Bail

It seems Chris Brown’s has had it with TMZ

Outkast fans rejoice, a biopic of the hip-hop group could be coming soon

John Legend and Tyrese Gibson are being honored in a big way.  The pair was honored at the Triumph Awards for their positive impact on the community

Kanye West is coming back to New York Fashion Week

Ice Cube isn’t going to let fights happen at his concerts any time soon.  Cube quickly ended a performance at The Queens Mary in Long Beach over the weekend after a group of fans started a fight.



“Dancing With The Stars” Recap

Bindi Irwin, daughter of the late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, stole the show and went home with the best score of the night.  At the bottom of the leaderboard is “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kim Zolciak with a total of 12 points in her Egyptian-themed salsa.  Also at the bottom are Chaka Khan, Gary Busey and Paula Deen.  The stars will continue dancing their way to the Mirror Ball Trophy next week, as they return for elimination.  “Dancing With the Stars” airs Monday nights at 7 p.m. on ABC.

More than a dozen of Bill Cosby’s accusers will have their say in a TV special.

Dr. Oz Reboots Show After Declining Ratings And Criticism

Schwarzenegger Takes Over For Trump on ‘Apprentice’


National Cheese Toast Day is celebrated annually on September 15.  This is a day to enjoy the cheesy goodness of this classic dish.

Cheese toast is a delicious thick slice of bread spread with butter and cheese, then toasted until it is browned and crispy.  It was created by Del Johnson of Los Angeles in 1958 when he opened his first Sizzler restaurant.  It was an instant success and although the recipe has changed a bit over the years, the concept of Cheese Toast has been around for more than five decades.


Go to Sizzler for lunch or dinner or try your hand at making Cheese Toast at home if you don’t have a Sizzler near you.  Take photos and post them on social media using #CheeseToastDay

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