Words to the Wise and Affirmation; “When in doubt, tell the truth.”

Black Lives Matter St. Paul stuck to an agreement to not interfere with the runners during their planned protest of the Twin Cities Marathon this weekend. The group met with Mayor Chris Coleman yesterday to discuss the demonstration and the treatment of people of color by the city’s police force. The rally will take place in a designated space that doesn’t block any participants.

Hurricane Joaquin is gone, but has left a mess of South Carolina, where record flooding is taking place.

McDonald’s All-Day Breakfast Starts Tomorrow

The NFL is going pink for breast cancer awareness.  Yesterday’s games were colored pink, as players and coaches wore the color during games.

Vikings Loose in a competitive game with The Denver Broncos in the Mile High City.

The Lynx Loose in Round One

Google is now Alphabet, although the search and advertising giant won’t look different online.  The corporate identity change announced in August takes effect today.  Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are keeping control even as more shares are sold.

ENTERTAINMENT

 

Fans are stoked for Drake and Beyonce’s latest collaboration.  The song is called “Can I,” and was released on Saturday night’s OVO Sound Radio show on Beats 1.

Amber Rose is making amends with ex-lovers Wiz Khalifa and Kanye West.  The model and actress appeared in L.A.’s annual “SlutWalk” over the weekend, where she gave an emotional speech opening up about her past, troubled relationships.

Fetty Wap’s self-titled debut album is taking over the first spot of Billboard’s 200 albums chart.

ASAP Rocky is going all out for his birthday.  The rapper made a special appearance at the Samsung Stage on day two of ACL, announcing his plans for his 27th birthday and inviting the crowd to get “turnt up.”

TV AND MOVIE NEWS

“The Martian” is earning the top spot at the box office over the weekend.  The space saga starring Matt Damon rocketed to the top of the list, earning 55-million dollars.  It nearly surpassed “Gravity” as the highest-grossing October debut in history.  “Hotel Transylvania 2” continues to do well as it brought in 33-million bucks to finish number-two on the list.  “Sicario” was third at the box office this week followed by two more holdovers “The Intern” and “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.”

Are Taraji Henson & Terrence Howard Feuding? Her Camp Addresses The Rumors

Zoe Saldana Signs Deal To Produce Online Series For Millennial Moms

NATIONAL CHILD HEALTH DAY

Child Health Day is an United States Federal Observance Day held each year on the first Monday in October.

On this day, the President invites “all agencies and organizations interested in child welfare to unite on Child Health Day in observing exercises that will make the people of the United States aware of the fundamental necessity of a year-round program to protect and develop the health of the children of the United States”.  ( 36 U.S.C § 105 )

On October 4, 2013, President Barack Obama signed a Proclamation proclaiming Monday, October 7, 2013, as Child Health Day.

“I call upon families, child health professionals, faith-based and community organizations, and all levels of government to help ensure America’s children stay healthy.” http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/10/04/presidential-proclamation-child-health-day-2013

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