Jazz musician Esperanza Spalding is 28 today.

*Just like the headline says, this page/board is where you can discuss the stuff that we didn’t cover in today’s issue. (It’s sort of like feedback with a twist) Remember, NO name calling, racial taunting, graphic sex talk and vulgarity in general, PLEASE.

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EUR MOTIVATIONAL NOTE

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” – Maya Angelou

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS          

Oct. 18: Singer-guitarist Chuck Berry is 86. Actor Joe Morton is 65. Jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis is 51. Singer Nonchalant is 39. Singer Ne-Yo is 33. Jazz musician Esperanza Spalding is 28.

BLACK HISTORY

Oct. 18, 1968: World long jump was beaten by Bob Beamon, record at 29 ft, 2.5 in., at the Mexico City Olympics. (Source: www.BlackFacts.com)