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    EASTER IS APRIL 16, 2017

    F.Y. I.   Easter is April 16th, we  will be in the middle of Mercury Retrograde which is

    from April 9th to May 3rd, 2017.  Let's hope we don't feel like we on the cross.


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    2017 MERCURY RETROGRADE DATES

    In 2017, Mercury will be retrograde during:

    • January 1 to 9
    • April 9 to May 3
    • August 13 to September 5
    • December 3 to 23

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    GREENLEAF'S new season - Oprah Hints That Mavis May Pick Up A Drug Habit…And A Man?

    The season premiere of Greenleaf airs tomorrow, March 15th and Oprah. who serves as the executive producer and cast member on the hit show as Mavis McCready, talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about why she decided to give her character a few issues this season.

    The season premiere of Greenleaf airs tomorrow, March 15th and Oprah. who serves as the executive producer and cast member on the hit show as Mavis McCready, talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about why she decided to give her character a few issues this season.

    “I was looking at some of the episodes from last year and I was thinking, Mavis is boring me. She needs a drug habit or a man. So we’re going to bring her back and she has both. Everybody is involved in a mess this year,” Oprah said.

    How is Greenleaf different from the Oprah Winfrey Show?

    “I spent half of my life looking at stories and trying to explore them in a way where people can see the best and worst of themselves, and now I get to explore that with drama. You can say a lot through drama…it took me a 100 episodes to do that with talk.”


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    Little Known Black History Fact: Eli Whitney

     

    D.L. Chandler

     

    Eli Whitney, who is credited for patenting the cotton gin machine on this day in 1794, became a topic of discussion at the top of this year’s Black History Month. Although the farmer and inventor was depicted as a Black man to some students, in fact, Whitney was a white man.

    Born December 8, 1765 in Massachusetts, Whitney was part of a wealthy farming family. A Yale University graduate, Whitney traveled south to Georgia like many New Englanders did to develop new business ventures. Slavery and cotton-picking was the order of the day and Whitney saw opportunity to increase production of the valuable product.

    The cotton gin separates the cotton fiber inside the bolls in a much faster fashion. In comparison to the manual method, Whitney’s mechanical application of pulling fiber could yield over 50 pounds per day.

    This was a revelation to the industry that made slave labor much more profitable, expanding slave states from 8 to 15 and adding five times more slaves to the existing population. Cotton’s profitability escalated tensions between the North and South and was among the main reasons for the Civil War.

    Writer Rembert Browne tweeted on the first day of this year’s BHM that many students have incorrectly been taught that Whitney was Black, some folks were astounded.

     


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    Montana Fishburne Charged With DUI

     

     

    Montana FishburneLaurence Fishburne‘s 25-year-old wayward daughter and former porn actress, was busted by police in South Florida. The arrest happened near her home, according to the Daily Mail.

    Fishburne was charged with DUI, DUI with property damage and DUI with blood alcohol readings above .15. When all three charges are added up, Montana is looking at a maximum of three years in state prison.

    A Fort Lauderdale, Florida resident, Montana was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol troopers Saturday morning, March 11, 2017 after an accident on I-95 and spent the night in a Broward County Sheriff’s Office jail.

    The Daily Mail report details that Fishburne was driving a white Toyota Corolla on the six-lane interstate in Fort Lauderdale about 1 a.m. when she rear-ended a Range Rover that slowed down to avoid a previous accident. Fishburne’s car sustained extensive damages and she was not injured.

    But when the trooper approached Fishburne, he writes in his report, he smelled a strong odor of alcohol on her breath.

    “I noticed an open bottle of wine on the rear left floor, and the two front seats were splashed with a purple liquid with a strong odor of alcohol,” the trooper wrote on the report first obtained by DailyMail.com.

    He also reported Fishburne was “incoherent” while walking around the accident scene.

    “Subject (Fishburne) was moving around constantly and was making incoherent statements such as her driver’s license being different if I was to arrest her,” the report reads.

    Oh Lord, check this out. The report also mentions that she then squatted and urinated on the shoulder of the interstate as rescue personnel and police were busy clearing the accident.

    It will come as no surprise that the paperwork also shows Fishburne failed a series of field sobriety tests.

    In any event, she was released Saturday afternoon on $2,500 bond.

    Several years ago, at 19, Montana said she was inspired by Kim Kardashian’s successful sex tape to be a porn star, a decision that didn’t end well. It ended up alienating her from her father.

    “He told me he was embarrassed by me,” Montana told The Hollywood Reporter in 2011.

    As far as her porn career is concerned, she gave that up and has been working as a stripper. She’s been living in Fort Lauderdale since 2014.

    PHOTO: Broward Country police



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