CHECK OUT THESE MIDWEST AND FLORIDA EVENTS

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Sept. 29, 2007

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About Freddie Bell

Freddie Bell, velvet morning voice talent is a mellifluous voice actor, broadcast-journalist, speaker and National Voice Actor. His vast voice over credits, include hosting several radio programs including the Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Love Train, It’s The Gospel in Tampa, The Freddie Bell Morning Show in radio on KSGS – 950AM, Solid Gold Soul in Minneapolis, plus This is Music, The Freddie Bell Countdown Show and The Minneapolis NAACP Community Affairs television Programs in Minneapolis.
Invite Freddie to your next event or seminar as a Keynote Speaker, covering topics including You Gotta Have H.E.A.R.T., Tuning In to R.A.D.I.O, Maximizing Your Potential, Imagination, The Secret Key To Success, Winning Through Community Service, Dreaming Your Way to Success and a variety of topics related to sales and sales management. Freddie shares ideas and techniques he used to propel Solid Gold Soul Radio into a household name.
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Loving From The Inside Out Women’s Symposium October 12th Weekend
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Bring together over 300 women, sessions on tapping into your power, finding your hidden treasures, surviving abuse and broken relationships, exploring ways to love your self, building a strong spiritual foundation, self exploration, health topics and phenomenal guest speakers and you have the recipe for the most life changing Women’s Symposium of the year.

The 2nd Annual Loving from the Inside Out (LFTIO) Symposium is a weekend event on October 12-13th 2007 that brings women together in an atmosphere of confidence, and trust to show them how to change their lives, to become stronger, healthier women by using experts and seminars covering many of the issues facing women of color. Loving from the Inside Out” is intended to help women create and have the love, wealth, health, career and the life they want and deserve! It’s their turn and it’s their time!

The symposium is produced by the Board members of the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation along with a group of talented volunteers called “the Circle of Women”. Throughout the weekend the attendees will be challenged by Spokesperson WNBA All Rookie team star, Lindsey Harding of the Minnesota Lynx and Host Dawn Stevens from Fox9 News to connect power up, recharge, grow, find love and leave enriched. This life changing weekend begins with a pampering party at Lifetime Fitness, 600 First Ave. North, on the evening of October 12, with fitness demonstrations, a variety of pampering stations with Dr. Sharon Adams a beauty expert and medical doctor, Jocelyn Dawson a makeup expert, hair consultations by Lights, Camera, Action, with makeovers and massages. The evening will conclude with an opening night concert featuring, national Grammy Award winning recording artist ANN NESBY along with other artists with a special tribute to the attendees by the Sounds for Blackness at Club 3 Degrees. The full day symposium on October 13 is set to take place at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Downtown Minneapolis, 35 South Seventh Street. The powerfully engaging presenters are: Rev. Denise Warren, motivational speaker Frangena Johnson, medical doctor Dr. Mary Owens, author, motivational speaker and Coach Dr. Verna Price, and Fitness Expert Sheila St. James. An inspiring panel will include Sen. Patricia Torres Ray, Kelci Stringer a philanthropist, community builder and widow of Viking football player Korey Stringer, business owner and former U of M board of Regents Hyon Kim who will be sharing there very own “Wisdom from my Journey” moments during the awards luncheon. Miss Minnesota International, Danielle Epps along with Minnesota Lynx WNBA player, Lindsey Harding and Danni Starr of B96 will host a youth session with a discussion on image, relationships and health. Author and motivational speaker, Deborah Watts joined with event sponsors will close out the symposium with a special presentation.

TWO QUEENS, ONE CASTLE

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What: Written by Jevetta Steele with director Thomas W. Jones II.
When: 7:30 p.m. today-Fri., 3 & 7:30 p.m. Sat., 3 p.m. Sun. Ends Oct. 7.
Where: Music Box Theatre, 1414 Nicollet Av. S., Mpls.
Tickets: $11-$33. 612-338-6131. http://www.mixedblood.com.

Rohan writes a great review of Jeveeta’s play. It’s a must see!

At Saturday’s curtain call for “Two Queens, One Castle,” exhausted star Jevetta Steele mimed pulling out her heart as she rose from a bow. Crushing her imaginary heart between her palms, she scattered it to the standing audience. The motion was a fitting one, as she seemed to leave everything on the stage in a full-throttle performance of the show she co-wrote with director Thomas W. Jones II. (On Monday, Jones won an Ivey Award for his direction of “Yellowman” in a Mixed Blood Theatre production at the Guthrie.) In some musicals, the songs serve to underscore a point, offer release from tension or propel the narrative. But the narrative is not the big part of “Two Queens,” which opened in a Mixed Blood revival over the weekend at the Music Box Theatre in Minneapolis. Instead, the music and colorful songs orbit a subject. Far from depressing, as I expected it to be, “Two Queens” is an informative and surprisingly entertaining work. The story at the heart of “Two Queens” is a current and increasingly common one. A married man has a gay affair, wrecking his marriage and contracting HIV even as he steps into a truer self. Although it is autobiographical, Steele and director-choreographer Jones have made this story into something of a musical fable, with generic names given to the characters: Husband (played with great affection by Jahi Kearse), Wife (Steele), Lover (Xavier Rice in a sassy turn), Sister Minister (the incandescent and joyful Thomasina Petrus) and Momma (Roz White, a picture of righteousness and decency). I missed “Two Queens” when it was first staged a few years ago; I’m told that this version is a bit more polished. Still, what I liked about it were those moments of rawness, when the music, nimbly conducted by Sanford Moore, and the singing came together to lift the veil of depression. Whether delivering blues or gospel, jazz or R&B, Steele invested her songs not only with hopeful innocence (“I Said Yes”) and hurt (“If He Says What He Says”), but also with an indomitable spirit. You could hear, pulsing under almost everything, a will to survive. It was a feeling that she stirringly transferred to the audience. Rohan Preston • 612-673-4390

VISION OF HARMONY CONCERT IN TAMPA

OPHIR GOSPEL RECORDS
PRESENTS
Live and in Concert

Vision of Harmony

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Mark your calendars now for Saturday – October 20th

Where: THE CENTER FOR MANIFESTATION
3102 E Lake Ave
Tampa, FL 33610

From: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Doors open at: 6:30 PM…..

This is a FREE event!!

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LIVE RECORDING FOR DARNELL DAVIS AND THE REMNANT

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BEBE AND CHAKA JOIN FANTASIA

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Solid Gold Soul

Sept. 28, 2007

Welcome to Solid Gold Soul

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About Freddie Bell

Freddie Bell, velvet morning voice talent is a mellifluous voice actor, broadcast-journalist, speaker and National Voice Actor. His vast voice over credits, include hosting several radio programs including the Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Love Train, It’s The Gospel in Tampa, The Freddie Bell Morning Show in radio on KSGS – 950AM, Solid Gold Soul in Minneapolis, plus This is Music, The Freddie Bell Countdown Show and The Minneapolis NAACP Community Affairs television Programs in Minneapolis.
Invite Freddie to your next event or seminar as a Keynote Speaker, covering topics including You Gotta Have H.E.A.R.T., Tuning In to R.A.D.I.O, Maximizing Your Potential, Imagination, The Secret Key To Success, Winning Through Community Service, Dreaming Your Way to Success and a variety of topics related to sales and sales management. Freddie shares ideas and techniques he used to propel Solid Gold Soul Radio into a household name.
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MORE BOMBS FROM KARRINE

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Karrine Steffans is blabbing all of her bedroom business again in “The Vixen Diaries,” a tell-all book that continues to chronicle her trysts with famous rappers and athletes that began with her first memoir, “Confessions of a Video Vixen.” The new book purports to offer self-help advice in addition to providing details of her sexual encounters with such celebs as Mike Tyson and boxer Antonio Tarver. Steffans also denies that she was a catalyst for the divorce of Halle Berry and Eric Benet, and says she never once came between Chris Rock and his wife Malaak Compton Rock as rumored. The author also says she never had sex with Whitney Houston’s ex-husband Bobby Brown, but has always considered him a close friend – that is until he allegedly belittled their friendship. According to excerpts from “Diaries” reported in the New York Daily News, Steffans writes: “I kept Bobby close to my heart.” Meeting after a time apart, “he embraced me as I whispered, ‘I love you,’ and he returned, ‘I love you, too.’” But she says Brown later told “me I had done nothing for him, while he was sleeping in my home, eating my food, driving my car and spending my money.” After a tryst with Ray J, she told Brown that the rapper claimed he’d added Whitney’s name to his bedpost. “I could hardly wait to get the news out, to tear [Bobby's] heart apart and hurt him the way he hurt me, I wanted him to go to bed that night with the image of his wife with another man.” Here are more excerpts from “Vixen Diaries”:

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• Regarding Mike Tyson, she writes, “loves the same way he fights: hard and rough. His kisses are like uppercuts, and his lovemaking is like a title match. And as he proved against Evander Holyfield, Mike Tyson is a biter. His passion manifested through pain as … I endured the extreme force of his 200-pound frame colliding into mine, he kissed, sucked and bit me overzealously. I was in excruciating pain as we continued in this manner for several hours. At the end, I was covered in bruises and bite marks and vowed to never have sex with him again.”

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• She also slept with boxer Antonio Tarver shortly before his marriage. As she watched Antonio kiss his new wife, Steffans muses, “I recalled his face and lips [exploring my body] … I wondered how I tasted to her.”

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• Jamie Foxx told her, “Damn, you’re pretty!” when they met. “When Jamie Foxx offers to massage your body at four in the morning, after a bottle of Champagne and two shots of Patron, it’s hard to say no,” she writes. However, Jamie soon figured out she was “that Karrine.” Foxx ran in the other direction, leaving the author “depressed. Jamie had no idea that he made me cry all the way home and in the days that followed.”

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• Comic Bill Maher delivered her greatest heartache. “In January of 2006, Bill and I split. Three days later, I suffered an emotional breakdown and was sent to the hospital for psychiatric observation. I cut my wrists and started drinking myself into an emotional tailspin. At the end of the night, the love of my life was gone and so was my son, Naiim,” taken away by Child Services.

CHAKA, BEBE AND LAKISHA JOIN FANTASIA

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Famed vocalist Chaka Khan, gospel singer Bebe Winans and “American Idol” finalist LaKisha Jones are all scheduled to join the New York company of The Color Purple at the Broadway Theatre, producers announced Tuesday. Khan and Winans, both Grammy winners, will begin their run on Jan. 9 in the roles of Sofia and Harpo. Jones, will join her fellow “Idol” alum Fantasia on Dec. 19 as the Church Soloist, a character who opens the musical with a fiery gospel number. Jones will play the role at all performances through Jan. 6. Starting Jan. 9, she will play the Church Soloist at evening performances and Sofia at matinees. Fantasia continues to wow crowds in the production’s starring role of Celie. For tickets, call (212) 239-6200, visit the Broadway Theatre Box Office at 1681 Broadway or visit the website at http://www.colorpurple.com.

CED SELECTS CO-STAR FOR ABC TV SERIES

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Cedric the Entertainer has recruited his co-star from “The Honeymooners” to play his wife in a new family pilot for ABC. Regina Hall, whose last television project was Fox’s “Ally McBeal,” has come aboard the untitled multicamera pilot produced by ABC Studios. The show is based on a family man (Cedric) who has always been the proud breadwinner and has difficulty adjusting when his wife’s (Hall) hobby turns into a multimillion-dollar enterprise. Ken Whittingham has been tapped to direct the pilot. The helmer has previously directed episodes of “Entourage,” “The Office” and “Everybody Hates Chris.”

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1905: First published blues composition, W.C. Handy’s “Memphis Blues,” went on sale in Memphis.

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Producer Don Cornelius (“Soul Train”) is 71.

Actress Liz Torres is 60.

Actor A Martinez (“LA Law,””Santa Barbara”) is 59.

Rapper Lil Wayne is 25.

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PRINCE IS BACK

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Sept. 27, 2007

Welcome to Solid Gold Soul

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About Freddie Bell

Freddie Bell, velvet morning voice talent is a mellifluous voice actor, broadcast-journalist, speaker and National Voice Actor. His vast voice over credits, include hosting several radio programs including the Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Love Train, It’s The Gospel in Tampa, The Freddie Bell Morning Show in radio on KSGS – 950AM, Solid Gold Soul in Minneapolis, plus This is Music, The Freddie Bell Countdown Show and The Minneapolis NAACP Community Affairs television Programs in Minneapolis.
Invite Freddie to your next event or seminar as a Keynote Speaker, covering topics including You Gotta Have H.E.A.R.T., Tuning In to R.A.D.I.O, Maximizing Your Potential, Imagination, The Secret Key To Success, Winning Through Community Service, Dreaming Your Way to Success and a variety of topics related to sales and sales management. Freddie shares ideas and techniques he used to propel Solid Gold Soul Radio into a household name.
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A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE

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Bynum revealed on “Good Morning America” Wednesday that this was not her first encounter with domestic abuse.
Her first marriage, which inspired her million-copy selling sermon “No More Sheets,” ended as a result of domestic abuse. At the time, Bynum quietly divorced her husband and chose to move on with her life.
“He repented for what he did. I made a vow that I would not talk about that situation,” she said.
Now, as her current husband faces charges of aggravated assault and making terroristic threats, according to The Associated Press, Bynum said she has decided to speak out. (Her husband is no longer is allowed to contact her.)
“You don’t call it abuse until it’s a parking lot situation,” she said. Often times people classify such behavior as marital issues, but it’s abuse when you’re getting yelled at, Bynum added.
Some critics have accused Bynum of using the situation to gain recognition and a larger following. Bynum shot down such allegations.

VICK ALSO FOUND TO HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR MARIJUANA

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He thought his dogfighting drama was put to rest with a guilty plea in the federal case last month, but suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick was indicted Tuesday on two charges in Virginia: one count of unlawfully torturing and killing dogs and one of promoting dogfights. Each is a felony that could result in a five-year prison term. The new charges in Surry County come after the 27-year-old pleaded guilty to a federal conspiracy charge of funding a dogfighting operation from his home outside Newport News, Virginia. He is scheduled to be sentenced on December 10 in U.S. District Court and faces a possible prison term of 12 to 18 months. Vick’s lawyers said they will “aggressively” work to make sure “that he is not held accountable for the same conduct twice.” “We are disappointed that these charges were filed in Surry County, since it is the same conduct covered by the federal indictment for which Mr. Vick has already accepted full responsibility and pleaded guilty to in U.S. District Court in Richmond, Virginia,” his lead attorney, Billy Martin, said in a statement issued Tuesday afternoon. Vick pleaded guilty after three associates — Purnell Peace, 35, of Virginia Beach; Quanis Phillips, 28, of Atlanta, Georgia; and Tony Taylor, 34, of Hampton, Virginia — admitted their roles in the operation and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors. Tuesday’s grand jury session resulted in charges of promoting dogfighting against all three. In addition, Taylor faces three additional counts of unlawful torture and killing of dogs, and Peace, like Vick, faces one count. All four are scheduled to be arraigned October 3 and face a tentative trial date of November 27.

PRINCE PACKING HIS BAGS

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Prince ended his 21-date residency at London’s O2 arena with a bang Friday night giving the audience a show full of his biggest hits, including “Controversy,” “U Got the Look,” “Diamonds and Pearls,” “Little Red Corvette,” “I Would Die 4 U” and “Delirious.” He also fulfilled his wish to have British soul singer Amy Winehouse join him on stage. The troubled artist joined Prince for his afterparty concert at O2′s intimate Indigo venue to sing her song “Love Is a Losing Game” with His Royal Badness.

FREEMAN IS MANDELA

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If all goes well, Clint Eastwood will direct Morgan Freeman for a third time in their storied careers. Following “Unforgiven” and Oscar-winner “Million Dollar Baby,” Eastwood is in talks to helm “The Human Factor,” about how the 1995 Rugby World Cup helped heal post-apartheid race relations in South Africa. Freeman would play the role of Nelson Mandela. The film is set immediately after the fall of apartheid, and after Mandela was released from a long imprisonment and became South African president. Mandela recognized the significance when South Africa was selected host of the 1995 Rugby World Cup after the team had been barred from even competing since the 1980s because of apartheid. Freeman, who stars with Jack Nicholson in the upcoming Rob Reiner-directed WB film “The Bucket List,” went to South Africa with McCreary last spring to get Mandela’s blessing on the project. Matt Damon is in talks to play the captain of the Springboks team. Freeman and Revelations partner Lori McCreary are co-producing, while Warner Bros is currently negotiating to provide financing. “The Human Factor” is an adaptation of the John Carlin book “The Human Factor: Nelson Mandela and the Game that Changed the World.”

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1962: A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., becomes the first African American member of the Federal Trade Commission. He was also appointed a federal district judge and U.S. Circuit Judge of the Third Circuit.

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Singer Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men is 35.

Singer Christina Milian is 26.

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WHOOPI HAS A TOP VIEW IN RATINGS

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Sept. 26, 2007

Welcome to Solid Gold Soul

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About Freddie Bell

Freddie Bell, velvet morning voice talent is a mellifluous voice actor, broadcast-journalist, speaker and National Voice Actor. His vast voice over credits, include hosting several radio programs including the Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Love Train, It’s The Gospel in Tampa, The Freddie Bell Morning Show in radio on KSGS – 950AM, Solid Gold Soul in Minneapolis, plus This is Music, The Freddie Bell Countdown Show and The Minneapolis NAACP Community Affairs television Programs in Minneapolis.
Invite Freddie to your next event or seminar as a Keynote Speaker, covering topics including You Gotta Have H.E.A.R.T., Tuning In to R.A.D.I.O, Maximizing Your Potential, Imagination, The Secret Key To Success, Winning Through Community Service, Dreaming Your Way to Success and a variety of topics related to sales and sales management. Freddie shares ideas and techniques he used to propel Solid Gold Soul Radio into a household name.
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VIRGINIA ADDS ITS CHARGES TO VICK

Michael Vick and three co-defendants were indicted by a grand jury Tuesday on state charges related to a dogfighting ring operated on Vick’s Virginia property.
Vick, who already pleaded guilty in federal court to a dogfighting conspiracy charge and is awaiting sentencing Dec. 10, was indicted on one count of beating or killing or causing dogs to fight other dogs and one count of engaging in or promoting dogfighting. Each count is a felony, punishable by up to five years in prison.
The grand jury declined to indict the Atlanta Falcons quarterback and two co-defendants on eight counts of killing or causing to be killed a companion animal, which would have exposed them to as many as 40 years in prison if convicted.
“We are disappointed that these charges were filed in Surry County since it is the same conduct covered by the federal indictment for which Mr. Vick has already accepted full responsibility” and pleaded guilty, Billy Martin, one of Vick’s attorneys, said in a statement.

IS BLACK FOLKS MONEY GREEN ENOUGH TO SPEND?

Tom Joyner wants this information to reach his listeners.. You have probably heard of “NUD” as a result of the Tom Joyner morning show in May 2007 related to Comp USA.

NUD (Non Urban Dictate) is the acronym for a very subtle and little-known marketing term specifically directed toward people of color. “Non Urban Dictate” These three words essentially mean that a company is not
interested in the Black consumer. A NUD label means that a company does not want their marketing and advertising materials placed in media that claim an urban audience (black folks) as their main target.

There are legitimate reasons for companies not using urban radio. It may be that Blacks don’t index high in certain categories or that a company’s strategy is to market to the Black consumer down the road after they have established a strong position in their primary target.

But, NUD usually means that a company is not interested in the Black consumer. Companies evade discrimination liability by embracing it as theory rather than policy. As a service to Black consumers, the Urban Institute will list all companies that have a NUD policy. Armed with this information, we feel that Black consumers will be able to make informed buying decisions.

Here’s a list of Companies with NUD policies:
1. Starbucks
2. Jos. A Bank
3. Comp USA
4. Weight Watchers
5. Keebler
6. Life Savers
7. Continental Airlines
8. Northwest Airlines
9. America West Airlines
10. HBO – Apollo Series
11. Paternal Importers
12 Calico Corners
13. OMScot
14. Pepperidge Farms
15. Ethan Allen
16. Busy Body Fitness
17. Mondavi Wines
18. Builders Square
19. Don Pablo
20. Lexus
21. Aruba Tourism
22. Ciba Vision
23. Kindercare
24. Grady Restaurant
25. Eddie Bauer

Freddie Bell’s Point of View

This information is likely true. I didn’t hear the Joyner Show on this particular topic, however. In hosting my morning show, we ran into this kind of situtation all the time. The two major incidents that stand out worked out well but had sour beginnings. The first was with General Mills and their Honey Nut Cheerios promotion. They were advancing the Sweet Sounds of Soul tour, staring Earth Wind and Fire. Their appointed ad agency told my sales people that Black people did not eat cereal. That set me off, especially since we were attempting to get a buy because of EWF and the Ojay’s presence on the tour. Added to that, General Mills wanted to advertise on a station with a country format, rather than with our station, Solid Gold Soul, which made its living playing music from these artists. I took to the air and was incredulous at the notion the General Mills actually believed that Black people didn’t have a taste for cereal. Within a couple of hours of this commentary, GM sent out thier troops to my show to “set the record straight,” and essentially blamed the advertising agency for the “mistake.” Solid Gold Soul, did eventually get the radio ad buy. But not without pressure. The other incident involved Northwest Airlines. They actually wanted to set my radio station’s advertising rates. Eventually, with some urging from me, they backed off and became a strong supporter of our African American History Fact. Even so, I see that Northwest is still on the NUD list.
In short, NUD’s are real and exist because I lived and manged a radio station through it. It’s sad there are corporations which don’t understand that money is green and black folks have plenty of disposable income. All major corporations have to do is give our communities an invitation to buy and demonstrate a real concern for the community. Clearly, some of these companies still think there is a difference between the green money in my pocket and that of my white counterpart. I’ll gladly pick up all the money they walk by. I’d love to hear your thoughts. You can post them here.

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HOW MANY PEOPLE DOES IT TAKE TO ACCEPT AN AWARD?

In this topsy-turvy world, it’s nice to know some things never change, like the amount of upkeep Mariah Carey requires for a night out. The New York Daily News reports the diva-licious chanteuse needed nine — yes, nine — assistants tending to her beauty needs at VH1′s Save the Music Foundation fete Thursday night in New York. Their duties were clearly delineated, with one minion in charge of doling out the double-sided sticky tape (necessary to keep mammose Mariah’s perilously plunging purple gown in place), while another sported a Batman-style utility belt filled with brushes and hair spray, and a third carried the all-important hot rollers. Meanwhile, the New York Post says eight — yes, eight — “massive bodyguards” surrounded her at the event, cutting a swath through the little people by announcing, “Get out of the way! Mariah’s coming!” They also made sure her retinue was able to gussy her up in private by closing down the ladies’ room for 10 minutes. Not everyone was impressed by the sublimely over-the-top spectacle that is the big-lunged belter, who was an honoree at the event. According to the Post, singer-songwriter Vanessa Carlton was “overheard cackling, rolling her eyes and making nasty comments throughout Carey’s acceptance speech.” That wasn’t the only time Mariah was met with mocking that night. A Gawker.com operative says she also faced a tough crowd at the Waverly Inn, where she struck a pose for conveniently stationed paparazzi before entering. Seems her composure “faltered” at one point when a fellow diner yelled out, “We love and support you Britney,” sending the hot spot’s patrons into twitters. When someone pointed out the diva in question wasn’t Spears, the yukster shot back, “Oh, sorry Lindsay, good luck with your demons.”

BACK TO THE POKEY FOR MIKE

Mike Tyson, the former world heavyweight boxing champion, is facing years in prison after pleading guilty to possession of cocaine.
Tyson, 41, was arrested in December last year after he was seen driving erratically after leaving a nightclub in Arizona and almost crashing into a police car. He had over two grams of cocaine in his possession and had marijuana in his system at the time of his arrest. Tyson, the self-styled Baddest Man on the Planet, pleaded guilty at an Arizona court yesterday and will be sentenced on Nov 19. He faces a maximum of over four years in prison for possession of a controlled substance and driving while under the influence. Prosecuting lawyers said they would lobby for a custodial sentence.

DID A TRUSTEE MISHANDLE JAMES BROWN’S MONEY

Court-appointed special administrators have told a South Carolina judge that a former trustee of JAMES BROWN’s finances may have misappropriated up to $7 million, according to the Associated Press.
The AP also reports that in court today, the judge allowed the late soul singer’s heirs to pursue those claims and also ordered the trustee, DAVID CANNON, to pay back $370,000 in addition to the $350,000 the man paid last month.
The court also allowed the attorney generals for South Carolina and Georgia to advocate for needy children who are supposed to benefit from a charity Brown had established, the “I Feel Good” trust.
SONNY JONES, a South Carolina assistant attorney general, told the AP: “We want to make sure that any money that is supposed to go to that trust will go to that trust and be properly administered.”
According to the AP, the judge did not hear a motion from a Houston woman (who says she is Brown’s daughter) requesting that all of Brown’s children who are named in Brown’s will take a paternity test.

WHOOPI’S VIEW IS TOPS

After a slow start, ratings for “The View” have steadily increased since the addition of moderator Whoopi Goldberg, and is currently soaring above the numbers averaged during the controversy-riddled era of Rosie O’Donnell. According to Daily Variety, the ABC morning talk show under Goldberg is averaging 3.5 million total viewers, a 7% increase from 3.3 million under O’Donnell last season. Ratings weren’t so “rosie” in the beginning for Goldberg. Her first show drew 3.4 million viewers, 1 million fewer than O’Donnell did on her first day in 2006. Pundits began to predict a permanent ratings dropoff from Rosie’s tenure. But after one week, the show under Whoopi was neck-and-neck with the Rosie-led show of last year. The second week into the season, “The View” was up 16% over last year, an unexpected turn for ABC daytime president Brian Frons, who was among those who believed Whoopi’s numbers would never top Rosie’s. The addition of co-host Sherri Shepherd to the table also gave the show a ratings jolt. Since her Sept. 10 debut, “The View” has added 4% in total viewers.

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1861: Secretary of U.S. Navy authorized enlistment of slaves.

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Actor-singer Will Smith is 39.

Rapper T.I. is 27.

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HALLE WANTS TWO CHILDREN

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Sept. 25, 2007

Welcome to Solid Gold Soul

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About Freddie Bell

Freddie Bell, velvet morning voice talent is a mellifluous voice actor, broadcast-journalist, speaker and National Voice Actor. His vast voice over credits, include hosting several radio programs including the Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Love Train, It’s The Gospel in Tampa, The Freddie Bell Morning Show in radio on KSGS – 950AM, Solid Gold Soul in Minneapolis, plus This is Music, The Freddie Bell Countdown Show and The Minneapolis NAACP Community Affairs television Programs in Minneapolis.
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NEW RECORDING DEAL FOR FAT JOE

Rapper Fat Joe ‘s Terror Squad Entertainment has resigned a deal with EMI Music’s Imperial Records to distribute his new album titled The Elephant in the Room. The Elephant in the Room is the follow up to Fat Joe’s album Me Myself and I, which spawned the double platinum hit single “Make It Rain” featuring Cash Money Records rapper Lil’ Wayne. The new album features production by Scott Storch, Cool and Dre, DJ Khaled, The Runners and Danjahandz, while rappers like Rick Ross, Fabolous, P. Diddy and others make guest appearances. “Working with Imperial is one of the greatest moves I ever made in my life,” Fat Joe said. “I never made as much money in my career as I have since I went independent. The Elephant in the Room is guaranteed to be a classic.” Imperial Records will market, promote and distribute the album, which is due in stores in early 2008.

KANYE WEST GRADUATES TO HEAD OF CLASS

The official numbers are in and Kanye West’s album Graduation has emerged as the United States’ #1 album on the Billboard Top 200 Charts. West’s album Graduation moved over 957,000 copies its first week in stores, besting 50 Cent’s album Curtis, which sold 691,000 copies. According to Nielsen SoundScan, West also earned the largest opening-week sales total in over two years, since 50 Cent’s album The Massacre opened with 1.1 million copies in March 2005. Billboard reports that Graduation also snagged the largest week for a digital album download with 133,000 copies, breaking the record of 102,000 set by the Maroon 5′s album “It Won’t Be Soon Before Long.”

TIMBALAND ON THE SMALL SCREEN

Super producer Timbaland will appear in an upcoming episode of ABC’s long running soap opera “One Life to Live” with a small acting role, as well as a performance with Mosley Music Group artist Keri Hilson. In the episode, a character named Christine Vega is approached by a girl named Sara Roberts, who wants a job booking at the fictional club Capricorn. The first major act booked is Timbaland, Hilson and a backing band, who perform their hit single “The Way I Are,” from Timbaland’s second solo album Timbaland Presents Shock Value, which hit #4 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. “Timbaland has made a vast contribution to the music industry as an artist and producer,” said executive producer Frank Valentini. “I am a huge fan of his music and we look forward to him appearing on our show.”

JAY-Z BECOMES GANGSTER

Rapper/mogul Jay-Z has announce that he will release an album full of all new material this November titled American Gangster. While Jay-Z’s version of American Gangster is separate from the official motion picture soundtrack, the new album is Jay-Z’s lyrical interpretation of the movie, which stars Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Cuba Gooding Jr. (as Nicky Barnes), RZA, T.I., Ruby Dee, Common and others. American Gangster is based on the true story of Frank Lucas, who is played by Denzel Washington. The movie chronicles Lucas rise to dominance over the Harlem drug trade in the streets of New York in 1970 by smuggling heroin into the country using the coffins of Vietnam veterans returning home from the war.

HALLE SAYS BABY NUMBER TWO ON THE WAY

With her baby bump in full view, Halle Berry taped an appearance on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” Thursday (Sept. 20) and for the first time spoke publicly about her pregnancy. She said she has taken 33 at-home pregnancy tests in her quest to have a baby before finally getting a positive. She also expressed hopes to have a second child with boyfriend Gabriel Aubrey as soon as the current baby is delivered early next year. The actress also says she doesn’t want to know the sex of the child until he or she is born.

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1935: Boxer Joe Louis becomes the first black boxer to draw a million dollar gate.

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Sept. 14, 2007

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About Freddie Bell

Freddie Bell, velvet morning voice talent is a mellifluous voice actor, broadcast-journalist, speaker and National Voice Actor. His vast voice over credits, include hosting several radio programs including the Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Love Train, It’s The Gospel in Tampa, The Freddie Bell Morning Show in radio on KSGS – 950AM, Solid Gold Soul in Minneapolis, plus This is Music, The Freddie Bell Countdown Show and The Minneapolis NAACP Community Affairs television Programs in Minneapolis.
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TIME FOR A SIESTA!

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I’m taking a short break from my editor’s desk. I’ll return in a week or so to keep you up to date on the latest news and information. So many things are happening right now in the media. The top draft pick in the NBA blows out his knee and is lost for the year; Phil Mickelson, the resident number two is challenging Tiger Woods for the top spot in golf; the New England Patriots and thier coach in particular, get collared for cheating; a black woman is beaten silly; a black man in Minnesota is beaten by police, files for damages totalling $70,000 and two years later is awarded nearly $1 Million and the top pick in the NFL signs a deal for $61 million! By the way, Terry Bradshaw got caught with his zipper undone on the Jay Leno Show last night. Talk about getting caught with your pants down on national television.

I’d love to hear your comments in the coming days about things happening around you. Comment here or send an email to freddiebell950@gmail.com.
Best Wishes to The Sounds of Blackness, the Debarges, the Four Tops, Peabo, Exclesior, Darnell Davis and The Remnant and Javeeta Steele and her show at the Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis, as well as to Lou Bellamy, founder of the Penumbra Theatre in St. Paul. I also hear that Al McFarlane is celebrating an important birthday. If you see him, get up in his face and say, “HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YAAA!”

Be well my friends and look for Stevie Wonder to appear in a city near you.

Sincerely,

Freddie Bell

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Sept. 13, 2007

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About Freddie Bell

Freddie Bell, velvet morning voice talent is a mellifluous voice actor, broadcast-journalist, speaker and National Voice Actor. His vast voice over credits, include hosting several radio programs including the Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Love Train, It’s The Gospel in Tampa, The Freddie Bell Morning Show in radio on KSGS – 950AM, Solid Gold Soul in Minneapolis, plus This is Music, The Freddie Bell Countdown Show and The Minneapolis NAACP Community Affairs television Programs in Minneapolis.
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YOU WON’T SEE THIS ON THE EVENING NEWS

Six white people, including a mother and son and a mother and daughter, were arrested in connection with the alleged abduction of a 23-year-old black woman authorities said was sexually abused, beaten and stabbed while held captive for at least a week in Logan, West Virginia, reports the Associated Press. Authorities were still looking for two people they believe drove the woman to the home where she was abused, said Logan County Chief Deputy V.K. Dingess. The FBI, which was asked by the sheriff’s department to aid in the investigation, will look into whether a hate crime occurred. The woman’s abductors called her the N-word “every time they stabbed her,” the woman’s mother told The Charleston Gazette for a story published Tuesday. The victim underwent surgery for leg wounds, Dingess told the paper. One of the suspects, Frankie Brewster, was sitting on the front porch and told deputies she was alone, but moments later the woman limped toward the door, her arms outstretched, saying, “Help me,” the sheriff’s department said in a news release. Besides being sexually assaulted, the woman had been stabbed four times in the left leg and beaten, Logan County sheriff’s Sgt. Sonya Porter said. Her eyes were black and blue. The wounds were inflicted at least a week ago, deputies said. During her capture, the woman was forced to eat rat and dog feces and drink from the toilet, according to the criminal complaint filed in magistrate court. She also had been choked with a cable cord and her hair was cut, it alleges. “The things that were done to this woman are just indescribable,” Porter said. One of those arrested, Karen Burton, is accused of cutting the woman’s ankle with a knife. She used the N-word in telling the woman she was victimized because she is black, according to the criminal complaint. Deputies say the woman was also doused with hot water while being sexually assaulted. “She wakes up in the middle of the night screaming, ‘Mommy,’” the mother told the paper. “What’s really bad is that we don’t know everything they did to her. She is crying all the time.” The six suspects were arrested Saturday and Sunday. Deputies were still trying to determine whether the woman knew her assailants, Porter said. Brewster, the 49-year-old who owns the home where the alleged attacks occurred, is charged with kidnapping, sexual assault, malicious wounding and giving false information during a felony investigation. Her son, Bobby R. Brewster, 24, also of Big Creek, is charged with kidnapping, sexual assault, malicious wounding and assault during the commission of a felony. Burton, 46, of Chapmanville, is charged with malicious wounding, battery and assault during the commission of a felony. Her daughter Alisha Burton, 23, of Chapmanville, and George A. Messer, 27, of Chapmanville, are charged with assault during the commission of a felony and battery. Danny J. Combs, 20, of Harts, is charged with sexual assault and malicious wounding. All six were held Monday in lieu of $100,000 bond each, and all have asked for court-appointed attorneys.

CHECK OUT ESPN’S VIKING HOST

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Former Minnesota Viking Running Back, Robert Smith, returns as co-host of ESPN’s highly rated show, “College Football Overdrive.” The five hour show airs from 3PM-8PM ET/2PM-7PM CT on ESPN News. In addition to the Overdrive Show, Robert will also co-host ESPN’s new show, “College Football Live” each week on Thursdays and Fridays and will also work as a Correspondent on ESPN’s “Outside the Lines.” His first piece will air on September 16th at 9:30 AM ET. In June, the former All-Pro Running back signed a new three-year contract with ESPN. He began working for the Sports Network in 2005.

BISHOP WEEKS CONTESTING BYNUM DIVORCE PETITION

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Thomas W. Weeks III, accused of attacking his televangelist wife Juanita Bynum in a hotel parking lot, will contest her petition for divorce, his lawyers said Tuesday. Randy Kessler, one of Weeks’ attorneys, said they are considering whether the counterclaim will accuse Bynum of cruel treatment, the charge her divorce petition levels at Weeks, reports the Associated Press. “Cruel treatment is a very vague legal term,” Kessler said. “There’s a possibility that there’s cruel treatment on both sides, but we’re not committed to that position.”

FOUR TOPS HEADING EAST COAST WEST COAST

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Jenny Jenny Records is delighted to announce The Four Tops long-awaited release, “East Coast West Coast.” In early 2008, Jenny Jenny Records will also release a full-length album of new Four Tops music – the first new music from the Hall-of-Famers in two decades. The classic R&B group has thrown its peerless energy into these new studio recordings. The first single, “East Coast West Coast,” was co-written by original Tops member Duke Fakir, current Top Lawrence Payton Jr., (son of original member Lawrence Payton), and Paul Hill, who also produced the track. Performing along side Fakir and Payton Jr. are Theo Peoples (Grammy nominated as lead singer of The Temptations, best known for “Stay” and “Promise) and Ronnie McNeir.
“East Coast West Coast” will be available on CD in selected retail outlets and directly from Jenny Jenny Records September 18, with digital distribution to follow. The company plans to release a second single in October 2007, and full-length CD in early 2008.
Jenny Jenny Records was founded in 2002 in Los Angeles by entrepreneur and industry insider Jenice Smith. The label focuses on artist-driven projects from legendary acts like The Four Tops. The company differs from other labels, relying on time-tested expertise to control costs and create efficiently, producing great new records, happy artists, and thrilled fans.

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1947: First Black baseball player in the major leagues, Jackie Robinson, named National League Rookie of the Year.

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Singer Ruben Studdard is 29. Singer-actress Jennifer Hudson (“American Idol,” “Dreamgirls”) is 26.

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Sept. 11, 2007

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About Freddie Bell

Freddie Bell, velvet morning voice talent is a mellifluous voice actor, broadcast-journalist, speaker and National Voice Actor. His vast voice over credits, include hosting several radio programs including the Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Love Train, It’s The Gospel in Tampa, The Freddie Bell Morning Show in radio on KSGS – 950AM, Solid Gold Soul in Minneapolis, plus This is Music, The Freddie Bell Countdown Show and The Minneapolis NAACP Community Affairs television Programs in Minneapolis.
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ANOTHER DEBARGE ARREST

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For the second time in less than a week, a member of the DeBarge family has been taken into custody. Four days after El DeBarge was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, his younger brother Chico was nabbed on suspicion of having illegal drugs and cash in his car.
On Aug. 30, Chico, born Jonathan Arthur DeBarge, was spotted in his Toyota vehicle switching seats with a female companion while driving on a Los Angeles highway. When an officer pulled them over, illegal drugs and cash were reportedly discovered. The 41-year-old former artist, who attempted a solo career outside of the famous group formed by his siblings, is being held on $30,000 bail. Meanwhile, Eldra, 46, is being detained without bail because he had two previous warrants for his arrest in narcotics cases. No word yet if Bunny, James or Randy DeBarge have been picked up for anything.

HOW MUCH DOES SHE WANT?

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According to TV Guide’s Michael Ausiello, 11th hour salary negotiations caused the week-long delay in the official unveiling of Sherri Shepherd’s permanent place on the show, which apparently was supposed to be announced along with the addition of Whoopi Goldberg.
Rumor has it that Shepherd was asking for a salary of $2 million. According to Ausiello, Shepherd told producers she wants to make at least what co-hosts Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck are earning. During the standoff, ABC reportedly considered other celebs, including Kathy Griffin and former BET news maven Jacquie Reid. But according to Ausiello’s mole at ABC, Griffin also balked at the network’s initial offer. One-time consideration Roseanne Barr also reportedly had an asking price that was too high for ABC suits, Ausiello says. Meanwhile, Shepherd is also getting money from NBC this fall with a scheduled reprise of her first-season role on 30 Rock.

WILL SMITH ADDS SEVEN POUNDS

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Will Smith’s next role seems to have been inspired by Sean Kingston’s Beautiful Girls, as the actor portrays a man who inadvertently falls in love while attempting suicide. Seven Pounds, scheduled to shoot in February for a late 2008 release, re-teams Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment and co-producer Escape Artists with director Gabriele Muccino the creative teams behind Smith’s “The Pursuit of Happyness,” reports Variety. As previously reported, Muccino was also supposed to direct Smith in Columbia Pictures’ “Hancock,” but the director dropped out due to creative differences and was replaced by Peter Berg. That film is currently shooting and is set to wrap in the fall. Smith will then spend the holiday season plugging Warner Bros. Pictures’ post-apocalyptic actioner “I Am Legend,” which bows in December, before segueing to “Seven Pounds.” Meanwhile, Escape Artists recently wrapped the Denzel Washington-directed “The Great Debaters.”

DIDDY AND PORTER TOGETHER AGAIN?

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As an Essence article about Kim Porter�s dramatic break up with ex-boyfriend Sean Diddy Combs hits the streets, the former couple were spotted closer than ever at New York’s Tenjune club Wednesday night, according to the New York Daily News. “She was just gazing into Diddy’s eyes,” said a spywitness. “Their faces were literally inches apart. It looked like they were still very much in love.” In other Diddy news, Billy Joel�s wife Katie Lee Joel says she was not turned away from the rapper�s white party for wearing cream, as was widely reported. “I was only dropping off house guests before I went out to dinner! They denied me from a party I wasn’t even going to,” Joel told the Daily News at the Entertainment Weekly party at the SoHo Grand. “This whole thing has gotten blown way out of proportion.”

THEY GIVE ANYBODY A TV SHOW! EVEN IKE TURNER

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In a project to rival Bravo’s Being Bobby Brown, veteran musician Ike Turner is hoping to launch a reality series based on his volatile relationship with ex-wife Audrey Madison, the woman he claims tried to kill him with an overdose of prescription pills.
According to WENN, the 75-year-old divorced artist is now back together with Madison, his background singer, and looking to make some money off of their quirky relationship. Friends insist the couple will be together forever, because she’s the only woman who is “wilder than he is.” One source says: “He’s been used to marrying groupies he could control.” In addition to working on their relationship and pitching a new reality TV show, the duo is currently planning a tour of Europe.

MAXWELL TEASES WITH NEW RELEASE

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Maxwell fans were thrown a bone on Friday (Sept. 7) when the singer uploaded a snippet of his new song, Pretty Wings, on his MySpace site. The track will appear on his forthcoming album, Black Summer’s Night, which was originally due in February 2008, the singer announced in October. “Maxwell’s still working with Sade’s band, his tried-and-true team,” new Columbia urban music exec Kyambo “Hip-Hop” Joshua tells Billboard. “He took some time off and now he’s ready. He’s recorded so much material that he’s got a couple of albums done,” he continues. “So, he might be going out on the road touring for this album soon. I won’t say the album will drop first-quarter 2008, but [next] summer sounds good.”

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1956: Louisville, Ky., public schools integrated.

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Jazz vibrophonist Roy Ayers is 67. Rapper Big Daddy Kane is 39.

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Sept. 8, 2007

Welcome to Solid Gold Soul

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About Freddie Bell

Freddie Bell, velvet morning voice talent is a mellifluous voice actor, broadcast-journalist, speaker and National Voice Actor. His vast voice over credits, include hosting several radio programs including the Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Love Train, It’s The Gospel in Tampa, The Freddie Bell Morning Show in radio on KSGS – 950AM, Solid Gold Soul in Minneapolis, plus This is Music, The Freddie Bell Countdown Show and The Minneapolis NAACP Community Affairs television Programs in Minneapolis.
Invite Freddie to your next event or seminar as a Keynote Speaker, covering topics including You Gotta Have H.E.A.R.T., Tuning In to R.A.D.I.O, Maximizing Your Potential, Imagination, The Secret Key To Success, Winning Through Community Service, Dreaming Your Way to Success and a variety of topics related to sales and sales management. Freddie shares ideas and techniques he used to propel Solid Gold Soul Radio into a household name.
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Sherri Shepherd To Join ‘The View’

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Actress Sherri Shepherd will be introduced next week as a new cast member on “The View,” giving the daytime chat show its first full cast since before Rosie O’Donnell came and went. The show’s creator, Barbara Walters, said Wednesday that she would reveal the new cast member on Monday. That will be Shepherd, said a person close to the show who spoke on condition of anonymity. Shepherd is no stranger to “The View.” She was a guest host more than a dozen times, many of them this summer as she tried out for a cast slot left empty since Star Jones Reynolds left last summer. She appears in the upcoming film “Who’s Your Caddy.” Her lengthy resume includes roles on “Pauly Shore Is Dead” and “The Jamie Foxx Show.” She even played God once on the CBS show “Joan of Arcadia,” although it’s doubtful her new colleagues will give her the same voice of authority.

BYNUM FILES FOR DIVORCE

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The marriage of Prophetess Juanita Bynum and Bishop Weeks is over. Bynum told an Atlanta’s Fox 5 that last month’s alleged attack wasn’t the first time the couple has had problems. Bynum said she loves her husband but she is finished with what she called an abusive marriage. She confessed she thought the routine heated arguments in their marriage were normal initially. She said she gave her attorney the go-ahead for divorce proceedings last week. Bishop Weeks is accused of beating Bynum in an Atlanta hotel parking lot on August 21. Bynum told the station that this wasn’t the first time they had a physical altercation but it had never been to this degree – only pushing and shoving. She said he had never physically drawn a fist back and hit her. Bynum said she will assist prosecutors with the aggravated assault case but she could not pass judgment on whether Weeks should go to jail. She believes he still has redeeming qualities. She said she doesn’t believe her love for her husband will ever die and she thinks she could marry him twice — but this one is over. She said he’s a brilliant man and she believes God will get that purpose out of his life. Bynum said maybe he wasn’t meant to be with her and she wishes him the best.


HALLE CONFIRMS PREGNANCY IN A BIG WAY

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Yes, I am three months pregnant,” Halle Berry wrote in an e-mail to TV show “Access Hollywood” Tuesday, confirming reports of her condition that broke earlier in the day. The Oscar-winning actress and her model boyfriend, Gabriel Aubry, 31, are expecting their first child sometime in March, and the 41-year-old film star said she couldn’t be happier. “Gabriel and I are beyond excited, and I’ve waited a long time for this moment in life,” she said. “Now the next … months will be the longest of my life!” According to TMZ.com, Berry’s pregnancy caused Lionsgate to postpone production on her next film “Tulia,” which was to begin shooting in October with co-star Billy Bob Thornton.

USHER SELLING ATLANTA HOME

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Newlywed Usher Raymond is putting his home in the Country Club of the South up for sale at a price of $1.9 million, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The five-bedroom, four bath house “has a lot of musical history,” said listing agent Lisa Robinson, noting it was owned by Def Jam CEO Antonio “L.A.” Reid before Ursh purchased it from him. The house, once featured on MTV’s “Cribs,” is described in AJC as an “understated gray stucco that comes with a hair salon, exercise room, swimming pool, guest house and recording studio.” Robinson said the home would be a great spot for any executive looking for high-end living, but it should appeal particularly to performers. “We’re thinking it would be an industry person who’s likely to be interested in this house,” Robinson said. No word yet on where Usher and his bride, Tameka, will relocate with their expected baby. Usher discussed the pregnancy and wedding drama recently during a surprise visit to this week’s season premiere of the “Ellen Degeneres Show.” Usher said Tameka is 6 and ½ months along, and he’s hoping the baby will be a boy.

WANDA SYKES JOIN VEGAS COMEDY FEST

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Wanda Sykes has been added to the lineup of this year’s Comedy Festival in Las Vegas, organized by HBO and AEG Live and scheduled to take place Nov. 14-17. The comedian-actress joins previously announced stars Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld and Ellen DeGeneres for the event. In a conference call Tuesday, Rock said he’s busy creating a fresh standup show for Vegas, which he called “a work in progress.” Seinfeld said he feels the standup scene overall is “pretty good.”

DENZEL’S SON REJOINS THE RAMS

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He won’t get to play in regular-season games, but John David Washington, the son of Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington, is back with the St. Louis Rams as a member of the team’s practice squad. As previously reported, J.D. was one of 11 players cut by the Rams last week to make its mandatory limit of 53 players by Sept. 1. The all-time rushing leader at Morehouse College arrived at the Rams’ training camp in 2006. He was assigned to the practice squad before being allocated to the Hamburg Sea Devils of NFL Europa this spring. During the Rams preseason this year, he gained just three yards on his five preseason carries. Players on the practice squad do not play in regular-season games, but they participate in all practices and team meetings. They typically earn a few thousand dollars per week.

DO DIDDLEY OUT OF HOSPITAL

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Bo Diddley was released from a hospital near his north central Florida hometown of Archer last weekend and is currently at home recovering after suffering a heart attack. “With his health greatly improved, Diddley is happy to be home with his family and away from the hospital food,” Clary said. The Rock and roll Hall of Famer had complained of dizziness and nausea during a routine checkup last Aug. 24. Doctors checked him into North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville, where he underwent surgery to install a stent to improve blood flow.

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1960: Rafer Johnson won the Olympic Decathlon – the first for an African American.

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Actor-comedian Michael Winslow (“Police Academy”) is 49.

Actress Rosie Perez is 43. Singer CeCe Peniston is 38.

Singer Darryl Anthony of Az Yet is 38.

Singer Macy Gray is 37.

Actress Naomie Harris (“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”) is 31.

Rapper Foxy Brown is 28.

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Sept. 7, 2007

Welcome to Solid Gold Soul

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About Freddie Bell

Freddie Bell, velvet morning voice talent is a mellifluous voice actor, broadcast-journalist, speaker and National Voice Actor. His vast voice over credits, include hosting several radio programs including the Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Love Train, It’s The Gospel in Tampa, The Freddie Bell Morning Show in radio on KSGS – 950AM, Solid Gold Soul in Minneapolis, plus This is Music, The Freddie Bell Countdown Show and The Minneapolis NAACP Community Affairs television Programs in Minneapolis.
Invite Freddie to your next event or seminar as a Keynote Speaker, covering topics including You Gotta Have H.E.A.R.T., Tuning In to R.A.D.I.O, Maximizing Your Potential, Imagination, The Secret Key To Success, Winning Through Community Service, Dreaming Your Way to Success and a variety of topics related to sales and sales management. Freddie shares ideas and techniques he used to propel Solid Gold Soul Radio into a household name.
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SHAQ MISSES SLAM DUNK IN MARRIAGE

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Basketball superstar SHAQUILLE O’NEAL has filed for divorce from his wife, SHAUNIE, according to the Miami Herald.
The couple married in December 2002 and have four children.
Shaq currently plays for the Miami Heat. “The marriage between the parties is irretrievably broken,” says Shaq’s petition, filed Tuesday by his attorney. The O’Neals have four children together — Shareef, 7, Amirah, 5, Shaqir, 4, and Me’Arah, 1. Shaq has a daughter, Taahirah, and Shaunie has a son, Myles, from previous relationships. The O’Neals live on Miami Beach’s exclusive Star Island. They bought an $18.8 million estate in the summer of ’04, at the time of his trade to the Heat from the LA Lakers. It is for sale — No. 32 is asking $32 million.

J LO WINS SUIT

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A judge has approved a $545,000 arbitration award to Jennifer Lopez in a lawsuit against first husband Ojani Noa. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael C. Solner also issued a permanent injunction barring Noa from publishing negative, denigrating or disparaging details about Lopez. Noa had planned to publish a tell-all book claiming the 39-year-old singer-actress had several affairs. Solner approved the award, which was recommended in April by a court-ordered arbitrator. Lopez’s lawsuit accused Noa of violating a previous lawsuit settlement that prevented him from revealing private information about their relationship. Noa and Lopez married in February 1997 and divorced 11 months later. She is married now to singer Marc Anthony.

SUPERSTAR DEBUT

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The baby-voiced Jamaican-bred singer moves beyond MySpace.
The king of MySpace superstardom, SEAN KINGSTON’s self-titled debut album is the hottest pop-rap music out now. That is, if there is such a thing.
The 17-year-old star recently performed his chart-topping first single, “Beautiful Girls,” on the finale of “America’s Got Talent.” Tracked by the music of BEN E. KING’s “Stand By Me,” the tune pays homage to the not-so-bright side of teenage love: suicidal thoughts, break-ups and lies. However, like most of the album, “Beautiful Girls” manages to come off as fun, upbeat and largely likable.
According to the singer’s Web site, seankingston.com, he began his trek to a recording career by sending MySpace messages more than three times a day to hit producer J.R. ROTEM, responsible for RIHANNA’s smash hit “S.O.S.” Rotem invited Sean to Los Angeles, where Kingston was already in preparation to move and pursue music full-force. Not long after their meeting, J.R. signed Sean as the flagship artist to his Epic Records imprint Beluga Heights, and a star was born.
His second single, “Me Love,” uses the music from LED ZEPPELIN’s “D’yer Mak’er” and is a follow-up to his first single with its rhetorical question to a cheating love interest in a BOB MARLEY-esque plea, “Why’d you have to stray away from home?” His Jamaican accent is most prominent on this song and very much welcome — it adds a dynamic to the otherwise familiar voice of a young male pop star.

JORDIN SPARKS RELEASES CD IN NOVEMBER

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The “American Idol” winner will release her first album just in time for the holidays.
JORDIN SPARKS charmed the nation with her amazing vocals and joyful personality to become the new “American Idol,” now the Glendale, AZ, native is set to release her first solo album later this year.
“‘American Idol’ has truly been a life-altering experience,” the bubbly 17-year-old said in a statement. “I can’t wait to share this next chapter of my story with all the fans that have supported me so far.”
Although she won the contest months ago, Jordin just signed the official deal with Jive Records and 19 Recordings.
Jordin’s debut album is slated for release in November. The first single, “Tattoo,” is already getting airplay.

PORTER AT DIDDY’S WHITE PARTY

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Sean “Diddy” Combs and his former girlfriend Kim Porter were under the same roof last weekend for the mogul’s annual White Party at his East Hampton estate. Last we heard of Porter, she had taken off to the West coast in a huff with their twin babies in tow. According to the New York Daily News, Porter and the twins were back at Diddy’s house among the celebrity guests on hand for the party. “Diddy and Kim looked very lovey-dovey. We’ll see if Kim can stay strong,” a witness tells the newspaper. Other notables at the party were Donna Karan (who took a spill on the dance floor), Lil’ Kim, Mariah Carey, Busta Rhymes, Tommy Lee, and Star Jones and Al Reynolds.

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1804: Absalom Jones ordained a priest in the Protestant Episcopal Church

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Drummer Buddy Miles is 61.

Singer Terry Ellis of En Vogue is 41.

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