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

ENTERTAINMENT

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.

MOVIE  AND TV UPDATE

 

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

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)

COFFEE BARGAINS TODAY AS HEARD ON THE MORNING SHOW

 

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.

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