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Danny Glover visits Jackson on Good Friday

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Easter weekend a movie star dropped his lethal weapon and reached out to children and adults across Mississippi. He has starred in blockbusters like Lethal Weapon, Dream Girls and the Color Purple. Friday actor Danny Glover shined in his role as a motivational speaker and humanitarian in Jackson.

More than a hundred children and their parents lined up outside WMPR's studios Friday afternoon for free Easter baskets, courtesy of the radio station.

"They have candy and toys and Pastor Terry Moore donated prayer booklets, (that reveals) what is the meaning of Easter. I think it gives the kids incentive to let them know somebody cares," said Wanda Evers Ward.

The biggest treat was not the candy, but the person giving it out. Actor Danny Glover, just off a trip from Italy, traveled to Jackson to be part of the special event.

"I'm so thankful, it is so nice to give kids something new. It's a blessing," said Emma Southern.

"So much to celebrate about life, about health and wellness. We're going to talk a little about that we've been in Philadelphia, Columbus and came through Louisville," said Glover.

He was taking his message of life, health, wellness and the pursuit of equality across the state.

At E&E Blues and Jazz house the 64 year old actor shared some of his story growing up in San Francisco, California. The actor said Americans need to start investing in the future.

"We have a responsibility, beyond ourselves, beyond our own selfishness, beyond our own greed, beyond our own me, me, me to care what's going to happen to this planet and care what going to happen to these children," said Glover.

An elaborate marijuana manufacturing operation was busted in Jackson Friday night. It was discovered in an apartment complex in the Belhaven Heights neighborhood on Monroe and Moody Streets.

An elaborate marijuana manufacturing operation was busted in Jackson Friday night. It was discovered in an apartment complex in the Belhaven Heights neighborhood on Monroe and Moody Streets.

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