Solid Gold Soul

Sept. 13, 2007

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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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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.



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.



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.”



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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