Solid Gold Soul
October 31, 2008
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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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KWAME GOES TO JAIL
Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced to four months in jail Tuesday for the so-called “sex-and-text scandal.” Wayne County Circuit Judge David Groner called him “arrogant and defiant” and questioned the sincerity of a guilty plea that ended his career at City Hall. Kilpatrick declined to speak in court, but his lawyers urged the judge to look at his entire career, not just the crimes that threw local government into disarray for months. Kilpatrick admitted lying while testifying last year in a civil lawsuit filed by former police officers who accused him of illegally demoting or firing them. He and chief of staff Christine Beatty, both 38, were accused of having an affair and denied it, but text messages obtained by a lawyer in the case — and later the Detroit Free Press — clearly contradicted them. The jail sentence was part of a plea agreement reached last month. Groner followed that deal but said Kilpatrick would not get time off for good behavior, potentially up to 20 days in this case.
LIFT EVERY VOICE AND VOTE
The Minnesota State Baptist Convention, The Black Ministers Alliance of the Twin Cities and The Church of God In Christ, will hold a “Get Out The Vote” Rally this Sunday, November 2, 2008 at New Salem Baptist Church, 2519 Lyndale Avenue North, Minneapolis at 5:00 PM. At the same time on Sunday, another MSBC Church, New Hope Baptist Church, 712 Burr Avenue, St. Paul, MN will also hold a rally, linking the Black Communities of Minneapolis and St. Paul to encourage voters to get to the polls on Tuesday, November 4th, for this historic election. The rally will be a musical star studded event featuring artists Jevetta Steele, Sounds of Blackness, James Grear, Excelsior Choir, Darnell Davis & Remnants and New Salem Baptist Church choir among the many groups scheduled to perform. In addition, local Politicians both Democrat and Republican have been invited to attend the bi-partisan Rally and most have accepted. The purpose of the rally is to get information to the communities on where to vote, how to get transportation to the polls if needed and to answer any voting questions people may have. The event is free and open to the public.
THE DO’S AND DON’TS OF VOTING
by Jean Fountain
Do vote on November 4. It is a privilege and your right and one of the easiest ways to effect change. Do be an informed voter. Get to know the candidates, and vote the issues. Do know your polling place. Check your registration card, call your local election office, or call 866-OUR-VOTE if you do not know your location. Do make-sure you are on the list of registered voters before November 4. You may verify your status by checking the Web-site or calling the election office or board of elections for your county, city, or state. Do make sure you know the voter identification rules for your state. To be safe, bring your driver’s license or another photo ID. If your state allows same day registration, you may need at least two pieces of identification.
Do be prepared for long lines at the polling places. A record turnout is expected. Vote early if you can. Don’t wear campaign paraphernalia, such as T-shirts, buttons, or hats to the polling places. This will be considered campaigning, and you may be turned away. Don’t leave the polling place without voting. Poll workers are there to help you with the process of voting. If you encounter a problem that cannot be resolved, call 866-OUR-VOTE for assistance. Barack Obama pulled a huge audience last night. Nielsen just reported that 33.5 million people watched Sen. Barack Obama’s infomercial last night. The simulcast aired on CBS, FOX, NBC, Univision, BET, MSNBC, and TV One between 8pm and 8:30pm EST. On an average Wednesday night, these networks draw a combined average of 30.3 million average viewers during that half-hour daypart. In 1996, Ross Perot ran a similar infomercial on three networks and drew almost 22.7 million viewers.
BEYONCE CRASHES JAY Z’s CONCERT, AGAIN
While Lil Wayne, Jay-Z and Ne-Yo rocked the crowd at Power 105’s Powerhouse concert Tuesday night in New Jersey, all three were upstaged by a surprise appearance from Beyonce.
The singer entered the stage during her husband Jay-Z’s set and with two background dancers performed the choreography from her new song, “Single Ladies.” Without saying or singing one word, she performed the dance routine from the video in black stretch pants and a black turtleneck, then ended the set by flashing her huge wedding ring before walking off.
The other headline of the night was an anticipated joint performance that never happened. Many fans thought that Jay-Z would join Wayne for their duet “Mr. Carter,” but Weezy rapped alone on the track. Jay-Z was the evening’s last performer and ended his set by reminding the crowd to vote on Nov. 4. “This is the most important election ever,” he said. “Rosa sat so Martin could walk, Martin walked so Obama could run and Obama is running so we all could fly.”
NATALIE COLE RETURNS TO THE STAGE
Natalie Cole has resumed her tour schedule following a break to address problems with her kidney. The singer, however, must undergo dialysis three times a week, for three hours a day while traveling. “The dialysis is to wash my blood, to keep my kidneys functioning,” she told People magazine. “When they put me in the hospital, [my kidneys were] only about 8 percent [functioning].” The kidney problem was in addition to her ongoing battle with hepatitis C. She is currently virus negative and says of her return to the road, “It feels great to be back.”
“I feel sturdy and strong,” the 58-year-old Grammy-winner told People Tuesday at a CD signing for her new album, “Still Unforgettable,” in L.A. “And my voice is still here! It’s almost like a miracle because [the treatment] didn’t affect my [singing].” Cole, who was hospitalized in September after suffering a setback in her treatment, described battling the liver disease as her “biggest challenge” ever.
EL DEBARGE IS SENTENCED
El DeBarge was sentenced to two years in state prison Tuesday for violating his probation on a 2007 drug case in which the singer was found in possession of crack cocaine. The former R&B crooner, best known as the former lead singer of the ‘80s group DeBarge, was immediately taken to California State Prison in Lancaster to begin his sentence, reports TMZ.com. The ruling follows DeBarge’s arrest on Monday in Los Angeles. In that case, he was charged with possession of a controlled substance.
Oct. 29, 1947: President’s Committee on Civil Rights condemned racial injustices in America in formal report, “To Secure These Rights.”
Singer-actress Melba Moore is 64.
Singer Randy Jackson of the Jacksons is 48.
Rapper Paris is 42.
Actress Gabrielle Union is 36.
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