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Nov. 6, 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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JAY-Z DROPS ‘AMERICAN GANGSTER’ TODAY

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Hip hop mogul Jay-Z will release his concept album, American Gangster, tomorrow (November 6th). The album features guest appearances by Lil Wayne, Beanie Sigel, and Pharrell Williams with production by Diddy, No ID, Jermaine Dupri, the Neptunes, DJ Toomp and Sean C. & LV.

The first single from the project was “Blue Magic” featuring Pharrell Williams.

Jay-Z will also take over Sirius Satellite Radio’s Hip-Hop Nation (Channel 40) for one week, starting today at 5 pm ET. For more info!


WILL.I.AM TEAMS WITH DORITOS FOR TALENT SEARCH

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Three-time Grammy-Award winner Will.I.Am and Interscope Geffen A&M Records are partnering with Frito-Lay’s Doritos brand to launch a nationwide search for an undiscovered musical act. Musicians and singers from across the country are invited to submit an original song to a special website set up by the tortilla chip maker for a chance to have their song air during the Super Bowl XLII broadcast. In addition, the winner will earn a record contract with Interscope Geffen A&M Records.

Entrants can post a video of themselves performing the song, or upload an audio file of them performing the song at snackstrongproductions.com through November 25th. Will.I.Am and two executives from the record company will serve as judges to select 10 finalists. Three semi-finalists will be voted on by consumers on-line.

NEW THIS WEEKEND’S TOP TEN MOVIES

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American Gangster, a true-life crime saga starring Oscar winners Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe, took the top spot at the weekend North American movie box office. The film took in an estimated $46.3 million worth of tickets during its first three days.

The story of real-life ’70s crime boss Frank Lucas surpassed Jerry Seinfeld’s heavily marketed Bee Movie, which opened with $39.1 million.

The film set records, according to Universal. The film’s gross marks personal bests for both Washington and Crowe, surpassing their previous respective efforts in Inside Man, which earned $29 million and Gladiator, which topped $35 million.

Additionally, Universal said it was the highest-grossing gangster film, out-earning Sin City’s $29 million and the $27 million of The Departed.

Here is the rest of the breakdown:

American Gangster, $46.3 million
Bee Movie, $39.1 million
Saw IV, $11 million
Dan in Real Life, $8.1 million
30 Days of Night, $4 million
The Game Plan, $3.85 million
Martian Child, $3.65 million
Michael Clayton, $2.9 million
Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?, $2.7 million
Gone Baby Gone, $2.4 million

RODMAN WANTS TO COACH WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

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Attention, professional female basketball players: Former NBA All Star Dennis Rodman, who has been known to don a dress and heels at various points off the courts, want to become a head coach for the WNBA. On Saturday (November 2nd), the outrageous basketball player released a press release to serve notice on the women’s association that he’s open to negotiations. “Any of my teammates can tell you that my knowledge of the game is second to none,” Rodman stated. “My team would learn the skills that made me the player that will send me to the Hall of Fame. Our players would be in top physical condition. We would lead the league in rebounding, have a defensive-minded identity, and we’d run the triangle offense.”

MICHAEL ON EBONY COVER

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Michael Jackson is the cover model for the December 2007 issue of Ebony Magazine. The King of Pop spoke about the 25th anniversary of the best selling album of all time, Thriller. He also spoke about his kids, God, creativity, and of course music.

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In 1836, Theo Wright becomes the first black person to get a theology degree in the U.S.
In 1862, Frazier A. Boutelle is commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Fifth New York Calvary.
In 1867, the First Reconstruction Constitutional Convention, with 18 African-Americans and 90 whites, opens in Montgomery, Alabama.
In 1917, The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Buchanan v. Warley strikes down a law in Louisville, Kentucky, that requires blacks and whites to live in separate residential areas.
In 1917, Emmett J. Scott, former secretary to Booker T. Washington, is appointed special assistant to the Secretary Of War. His role was to advise in “Negro matters.”
In 1935, the Maryland Court Of Appeals orders the University Of Maryland to admit Donald Murray.
In 1968, Shirley Chisholm becomes the first black woman to be elected to Congress, representing Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
In 1973, the Imagination album by Gladys Knight & the Pips is certified gold.
In 1974, Walter E. Washington becomes the first African-American elected mayor of Washington, D.C.
In 1984, the Swept Away album by Diana Ross is certified gold.
In 1986, the governor of Arizona refuses to recognize Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday as a national holiday.
In 1990, the “Love Will Never Do (Without You)” single by Janet Jackson is released.
In 1990, the “Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em” video by MC Hammer is certified gold, platinum, and multiplatinum.
In 1996, the Keith Sweat album by Keith Sweat is certified double platinum.
In 1996, the “Nobody” single by Keith Sweat is certified gold.
In 1996, the Star Bright album by Vanessa Williams is released.
In 1996, the “Twisted” single by Keith Sweat is certified platinum.
In 1997, the Music Box album by Mariah Carey is certified diamond for sales of more than 10 million copies.
In 1998, Whitney Houston unveils her new album My Love Is Your Love at a New York City news conference.
In 1999, the Head To The Sky album by Earth, Wind & Fire — originally released in 1973 — is certified platinum.
In 1999, the That’s The Way Of The World album by Earth, Wind & Fire — originally released in 1975 — is certified triple platinum.
In 2002, The funeral service for Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell, DJ for pioneering hip-hop group Run-D.M.C., is held in Queens, New York.
In 2004, Kanye West, Common, Musiq, and the X-ecutioners perform at The New Life Project Inaugural Concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. The concert is to celebrate the launch of the New Life Project, an organization whose goal is to end homelessness in the United States.
In 2004, Jay-Z releases a feature film called Fade To Black, chronicling his final solo performance, which took place at New York City’s Madison Square Garden in November 2003.

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Tyler Porter, oldest son of Nikki Woods, 6

Ike Turner, musician and Tina Turner’s ex-husband, 76

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