Solid Gold Soul
April 30, 2008
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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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WHO’S TIRED OF REV. WRIGHT?
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama’s former pastor Jeremiah Wright spoke at an NAACP dinner Sunday and at the National Press Club on Monday – with both events covered heavily by the national media. In Sunday’s speech before thousands at the NAACP’s Freedom Fund dinner in Detroit, Rev. Wright said that his sermons – deemed controversial among some circles – have been “descriptive” but “not divisive.” “I describe the conditions in this country,” he said during his lively keynote address. “Conditions divide, not my descriptions.” “I am sorry your local political analysts and your neighboring county executives think my being here is polarizing and my sermons are divisive, but I’m not here to address an analyst’s opinion,” he said. “I am here to address your 2008 theme … (of) change is going to come.”
Yesterday, Wright delivered a speech about the black religious experience to an audience of 300 at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. He said the theology of the black church is a “theology of liberation, it is a theology of transformation and it is ultimately a theology of reconciliation.” He also said the black religious tradition, despite its long history, is in some ways “invisible to the dominant culture.” Wright seemed to enjoy his chance to finally take questions from the press. Rejecting those who have labeled him unpatriotic, he said: “I served six years in the military. Does that make me patriotic? How many years did (Vice President Dick) Cheney serve?” Later, he added: “My goddaughter’s unit just arrived in Iraq this week while those who call me unpatriotic have used their positions of privilege to avoid military service while sending over 4,000 American boys and girls to die over a lie.” In a sermon days after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, Wright said “America’s chickens are coming home to roost.” Asked Monday what he meant by “suggesting that the United States brought the terrorist attacks on itself,” Wright challenged the reporter questioning him. “Have you heard the whole sermon?” he responded. “No. You haven’t heard the whole sermon. That nullifies that question.”
OBAMA EXPRESSES OUTRAGE
Sen. Barack Obama said he is “outraged” by comments his former minister, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, made Monday at the National Press Club and is “saddened by the spectacle.” Sen. Barack Obama on Tuesday denounced comments made by the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
“I have been a member of Trinity Church since 1992. I have known Rev. Wright for almost 20 years,” he said at a news conference in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. “The person I saw yesterday is not the person I met 20 years ago.” Obama said he is outraged by Wright’s remarks that seemed to suggest the U.S. government might be responsible for the spread of AIDS in the black community and his equation of some American wartime efforts with terrorism.
“What particularly angered me was his suggestion somehow that my previous denunciation of his remarks were somehow political posturing,” Obama said, adding that Wright had shown “little regard for me” and seemed more concerned with “taking center stage.” Obama said Wright’s comments were not only “divisive and destructive,” but they “end up giving comfort to those who prey on hate.” Obama said he did not think Wright’s comments accurately portrayed the perspective of the black church and said they “certainly do not portray accurately” his own values and beliefs. Throughout his campaign, Obama has said he wants to be a uniter, said Bill Schneider, a CNN senior political analyst. “Now Rev. Wright comes forward and says many intensely divisive things, particularly along racial lines. That’s exactly the opposite of what Barack Obama is trying to achieve in his life and in his campaign, so he made a very powerful effort today to distance himself and denounce Rev. Wright’s comments,” Schneider said.
ANGELA BASSETT ON ER
Angela Bassett will become a regular cast member on NBC’s “ER” next year during its 15th and final season. The role will be her first full-time gig on a television series. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the actress will play a tough attending physician with a troubled past who returns to Chicago from Indonesia, where she was involved in tsunami relief. Her arrival in the second episode next season promises to shake up the staff at County General. “Angela is a wonderfully talented actress whom I’ve long hoped to work with,” said “ER” exec producer John Wells. In addition to Bassett, original cast member Noah Wyle will join “ER” next season in at least four of the show’s planned 19 episodes.
CHAKA MUST PAY
Los Angeles newspaper Daily Breeze is reporting that Chaka Khan and her son Damien Holland have been ordered to pay more than $1.3 million to the family of a teen who was killed in their home following a dispute in 2004. According to court records, Superior Court Judge Bob Hight approved a default judgment against them in November for more than $1.3 million, plus interest, after Khan and Holland failed to respond to the lawsuit. Khan’s manager, Tammy McCrary, said Friday that the singer never received the lawsuit and knew nothing about the judgment. The family of 17-year-old Christopher Bailey filed a wrongful death and negligence lawsuit against Khan and Holland, 29, after a jury acquitted Holland of Bailey’s murder in May 2006. Holland shot Bailey in the face with an M-16 assault rifle on Sept. 24, 2004. During the trial, Holland admitted he had a friend punch him in the face and initially lied to the police to make it seem as if Bailey attacked him. He also testified he was upset because Bailey was having an affair with his girlfriend, but that the gun went off accidentally. Bailey, in pursuit of a rap career, moved in with Khan and her family to work with Holland in their studio. Bailey’s parents filed the wrongful death and negligence suit in September 2006 against Khan, Holland, Khan’s mother and Khan’s company. While Khan and Holland never responded to the lawsuit, Khan’s mother, Sandra Coleman, settled with Bailey’s family for $500,000, court records show. However, the family contends that was only half of what they agreed to.
1992: First full day of L.A riots, sparked by acquittal of four white cops in the beating of Rodney King, which resulted in at least 50 deaths, thousands injured and estimates of up to $1 billion in property damage.
Singer Carl Gardner of The Coasters is 80.
Actor Keith Baxter is 75.
Bluesman Otis Rush is 74.
Rapper Master P is 38.
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