Solid Gold Soul
Feb. 25, 2009
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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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STUDY SAYS OBAMA IS ON COURSE
The New York Times says that President Obama is benefiting from remarkably high levels of optimism and confidence among Americans about his leadership, providing him with substantial political clout as he confronts the nation’s economic challenges and opposition from nearly all Republicans in Congress, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.
A majority of people surveyed in both parties said Mr. Obama was striving to work in a bipartisan way, but most faulted Republicans for their response to the president, saying the party had objected to the $787 billion economic stimulus plan for political reasons.
The survey said most thought said Mr. Obama should pursue the priorities he campaigned on, the poll found, rather than seek middle ground with Republicans.
Tonight, President Obama will deliver his first address to Congress on against a backdrop of deep economic anxiety among the public, with worries spanning party, class and regional divides.
A majority of Americans, 55 percent, say they are just making ends meet, with more than 6 in 10 concerned that someone in their household might lose his job in the next year.
Americans are under no illusions that the country’s problems will be resolved quickly, but the poll suggested that they will be patient when it comes to the economy, with most saying it would be years before significant improvement.
A month into Mr. Obama’s term, with his first big accomplishments, setbacks and political battles behind him, more than three-quarters of the people polled said they were optimistic about the next four years with him as president. Similar percentages said that they thought he was bringing real change to the way things were done in Washington and that they had confidence in his ability to make the right decisions about the economy.
The aura of good will surrounding Mr. Obama at this stage of his presidency is similar to the one that benefited Ronald Reagan as he led the nation out of economic gloom.
With a job approval rating of 63 percent, Mr. Obama is in a strong position to sell his economic policies. Yet the poll also captured skepticism about how effective his plans will prove to be in addressing the deep recession, as well as a strain of populism that could test his ability to retain public support for efforts to prop up key sectors of the economy.
PRINCE PLAYS UP TO PENELOPE CRUZ
Shortly after 10 a.m. Monday in Los Angeles, Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner Penelope Cruz made her scheduled appearance on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” at LA’s Kodak Theater — after leaving an after party that ended just five hours earlier.
While she didn’t say which bash she attended, WENN reported Monday that Prince threw a midnight concert at Hollywood’s Avalon Ballroom that was dedicated to the Spanish actress.
“Fans and famous friends paid $100-a-head to join the ‘Purple Rain’ hitmaker at his Sunday midnight party, which doubled as the launch for his new Web site LotusFlow3r.com,” WENN reported. Oscars attendees Alicia Keys, Queen Latifah and nominee Taraji P. Henson were among the audience.
Prince reportedly performed a string of hits and covers from upcoming releases, including The Cars’ “Let’s Go” and “Crimson & Clover,” a chart-topper for Tommy James and the Shondells.
Announcing, “I’m the DJ tonight,” Prince also played covers of the Beatles’ “Come Together” and the Rolling Stones’ “Honky Tonk Woman” as well as The Time’s “Jungle Love” and “Play That Funky Music.” He ended the show with an encore of “I Feel For You” at almost 3.30 a.m.
NAACP CALLS FOR CARTOONIST’ FIRING
In the continued fallout surrounding a New York Post cartoon that appeared to link President Obama with a chimpanzee, the NAACP has called for the firing of the cartoonist, while Rev. Al Sharpton is targeting the local media monopoly of the paper’s owner Rupert Murdoch.
Leaders of the NAACP on Saturday called for the firing of Sean Delonas, the Post cartoonist whose drawing lampooning the federal stimulus bill has drawn charges that it’s racist and encourages violence toward President Obama.
Speaking at the civil rights group’s annual meeting in New York, NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous said that if Delonas is not fired, the group will call for protests of the paper and Fox television affiliates, which are owned by Post parent company News Corp.
“There is consensus that if the Post does not … get rid of the journalists who are responsible for this bit of hate speech seeing the light of day, that we will move this from a local, regional issue to a very national issue,” Jealous said. The group also called for the cartoonist’s editor to be fired.
On its Web site Thursday, the New York Post offered a qualified apology, saying it was “most certainly not our intent” to express racism, but also accusing some of jumping at a chance to attack a paper they already disliked. “To them, no apology is due,” the paper wrote. “Sometimes a cartoon is just a cartoon — even if the opportunists seek to make it something else.”
NAACP Chairman Julian Bond said that explanation rings hollow. “This is tastelessness taken to the extreme,” he said. “For the publication to suggest the only people who object to it are constant critics of the New York Post is beyond ridiculous. …This was an invitation to assassination of the president of the United States and anyone who was not offended by it doesn’t have any sensibilities.”
Rev. Sharpton, who has organized several protests in the wake of the cartoon, is currently circulating a petition aimed at punishing New York Post owner News Corp and its owner, Rupert Murdoch.
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