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Words to the Wise and Affirmation; “Never outgrow fun!”

Authorities are still not completely sure about what caused a Minneapolis house fire that killed three young siblings on the North Side

Temple University trustees are expected to vote next week on naming NBC correspondent Tamron Hall to fill a seat on the board vacated by Bill Cosby last year.

Hourly workers across Minneapolis are pushing for better working conditions. A group held a rally yesterday outside city hall calling for paid sick time and fair scheduling.

Two police officers involved in the mistaken arrest of James Blake, including one who allegedly tackled the former professional tennis player, will face an administrative trial after the city’s police watchdog substantiated Blake’s excessive force complaint.

Woman Throws Acid On Ex For Breaking Up With Her, Ends Up Burning Herself

A Hawaiian teenager says she’s thrilled about voicing Disney’s newest princess, “Moana.”

South Carolina’s governor says 14 people are dead as a result of the massive flooding in her state.



Teddy Pendergrass Tribute, starring Johnnie Brown is set for this Saturday at the Cowles Center in Minneapolis

Nicki Minaj is getting the last jab on her feud with Miley Cyrus.  The rapper recently did an interview with “The New York Times Magazine,” where she said Miley was pretty bold for getting upset over her speaking up on behalf of black women.

Rihanna is opening up about her tumultuous relationship with Chris Brown.  Rihanna tells “Vanity Fair” that shortly after Brown assaulted her in 2009, she was still very protective of him and felt people didn’t understand him.

Iggy Azalea is dropping new info on her upcoming album.  The Aussie pop star took to Twitter on Wednesday to share the name of her latest project, called “Digital Distortion.”

Rihanna is calling the former NAACP chapter president who was outed as white a “hero.”  In an interview with “Vanity Fair,” Rihanna said she thinks Rachel Dolezal is, quote, “a bit of a hero, because she kind of flipped on society a little bit.”

Power couple Jay-Z and Beyonce are renting a Los Angeles mansion for 150-thousand-dollars a month.


Cee-Lo Green performs on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

Peoples Perspectives;

Dr. Wangari Muta Maathai became the first Black African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize on this day in 2004. Dr. Maathai, who hails from Kenya, was given the award by the judges based on her “contributions to sustainable development, democracy, and peace” according to the Nobel organization.  Maathai was born April 1, 1940 in the small village of Ihithe within the Nyeri District of the Central Highlands of Kenya. An excellent student, Maathai was one of the 300 Kenyan students selected forPresident John F. Kennedy’s “Kennedy Airlift” project that gave them opportunities to earn an education in the United States.


  • American Touch Tag Day is observed annually on October 8. This day celebrates a traditional game that is remembered by most of us from our childhood as we spent our time playing outside at recess, after school and on weekends.   It can be celebrated by getting out in the fresh air, running around and tagging someone.
  • Dating back to ancient Rome, this game has been played worldwide with a variety of names as well as a variety of game rules.  Typically it involves a player running around, chasing other players, in an attempt to “tag” or touch them. Most forms of this game have no teams, scores, or equipment.
  • On American Touch Tag Day, get out side, run around, have some fun and “tag” you’re it! Use #AmericanTouchTagDay to post on social media.

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