Solid Gold Soul

November 15, 2007

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Ricky Williams’ suspension ended after more than 18 months Wednesday when he was reinstated by the NFL. Still unclear is whether the Miami Dolphins want him back.

Miami head coach Cam Cameron met with the Dolphins on Wednesday, informing the team that Williams had been reinstated, sources told’s Jay Glazer. But Cameron told the team he has not made a decision on whether to Williams would be allowed back on the team, and that he would not make the call until speaking to Williams personally, a source said.
Agent Leigh Steinberg told’s Alex Marvez that Williams is traveling to South Florida tonight for a Thursday meeting with Cameron. Williams could return to practice as early as Friday if the Dolphins want him in their future plans.



Dr. Jan Adams, the plastic surgeon who said he performed a tummy tuck and breast reduction surgery on the mother of Kanye West sometime before her death, has released a statement in the wake of a tumultuous Tuesday that saw his history of DUI arrests and multiple malpractice lawsuits against him come to light. “I want to first express my deepest condolences to the West family at a very difficult time,” Adams said in the statement. “As a medical doctor practicing in this field, I hold sacred the bond of confidentiality that exists between the patient and doctor. Out of respect of the West family and the absence of verifiable information any comment without having first discussing that information with the family would be unprofessional.” Dr. Adams said Monday that he has done nothing wrong in performing cosmetic surgery on Dr. Donda West, who died Saturday night after she stopped breathing at her Playa Del Rey home. “Access Hollywood” reported Tuesday that to make an appointment with Dr. Adams, patients must send him an e-mail and wait for one of his staff members to call back and arrange an appointment. The program also visited to the address listed when his medical practice was Googled. The address was a Mail Boxes Etc. location on Santa Monica Blvd.



The new musical Ray Charles Live! at the Pasadena Playhouse may be getting glowing reviews, but the children of the show’s central character have multiple issues with the story written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Susan Lori-Parks. According to Playbill News, Attorney Mary Anne den Bok wrote a complaint letter to the board of directors of the Pasadena Playhouse, where the musical opened Nov. 9 for a run through Dec. 9. On behalf of the children, she wrote: “Ray Charles’ family are deeply disappointed in the choices made by the writer and producers of Ray Charles Live!, currently playing at the Pasadena Playhouse. . . According to Ms. Lori-Parks herself, (whose fictional works are greatly respected), she decided to write a script based on a true story, without talking to any (except one) of the people who were important to Ray Charles, including his ex wife Della Robinson, or any of Ray Charles’ children (including Ray Charles Robinson, Jr. — co-producer of the movie ‘Ray’) — and David Robinson, all of whom are depicted in Ms. Lori-Parks musical.”



Jada Pinkett Smith is scheduled to begin production this week on her upcoming film “The Human Contract,” which is written and executive produced by the actress and will also mark her directorial debut. As previously reported, the film follows a highly successful but personally tortured businessman who has his life turned upside down after meeting a free-spirited, mysterious beauty, who tempts him to explore reckless love. Joining Idris Elba in the cast are Jason Clarke as the businessman and Paz Vega as the mysterious woman. Ted Danson has also signed on for the project, reports Daily Variety. The film is a co-production with her husband Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment, Tycoon Entertainment and her own shingle 100% Womon. Tycoon is financing the project, which will be shot in Los Angeles. Pinkett Smith recently wrapped production on the Diane English-directed remake of “The Women.”



A protest has jumped off in Reno, Nevada over a billboard for the city’s radio station, KWNZ, featuring Beyonce dressed in a bikini.
“It’s obscene,” said one resident Pamela Keeney, according to the Reno Gazette Journal. “I have my two little grandkids coming over here, and they don’t need to be seeing that. You can change the channel on the TV but you can’t change that.” Scott Seidenstricker, manager of KWNZ, said: “The billboards were taken from publicity shots and this is the way those people perform. So to show them in a jogging suit probably wouldn’t be the right thing.” Ward Ryan, another resident, has collected 100 signatures on a petition protesting the billboard and accuses Clear Channel of installing it without permission. City spokesman Chris Good told the Journal: “It complies with all the locational criteria that are set out in our code.” In other words – the billboard stays put.



Singer-songwriter Alicia Augello-Cook sought advice from her mother when considering a stage name that would help her stand out as a performer. She tells Newsweek in the magazine’s Nov. 19 issue of going through a dictionary and being struck by the word “wild.” She floated the name Alicia Wild past her mother. “She said ‘It sounds like you’re a stripper,'” laughed the artist. After that, she decided to use Keys. The rest is history. “It’s like the piano keys. And it can open so many doors,” the singer explained. Alicia Keys’ new album, “As I Am,” is in stores now.

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In 1839, the Liberty party, the first anti-slavery political party, is organized at Warsaw, New York. Samuel Ringgold Ward and Henry Highland Garnet were among the earliest supporters of the new political departure.
In 1894, A. C. Richardson, a black inventor, invents the casket-lowering device.
In 1913, Pioneering surgeon Dr. Daniel Hale Williams becomes a member of the American College Of Surgeons.
In 1940, the Supreme Court rules in Hansberry v. Lee that whites can’t bar African-Americans from white neighborhoods.
In 1951, Ballerina Janet Collins becomes the first black dancer to appear with the Metropolitan Opera Company.
In 1956, the Supreme Court upheld a lower court decision that bans segregation on city buses in Montgomery, Alabama.
In 1979, the “Born To Be Alive” single by Patrick Hernandez is certified gold.
In 1985, New York Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden wins the Cy Young Award, making him the youngest pitcher ever to win the prestigious award.
In 1985, the 20/20 album by George Benson is certified gold.
In 1985, the In Square Circle album by Stevie Wonder is certified gold and platinum.
In 1986, Little Richard puts his palm prints on the Hollywood Rock Walk.
In 1989, the “Expressions” single by Salt ‘N’ Pepa is released.
In 1989, the Stone Cold Rhymin’ album by Young M.C. is certified gold.
In 1990, the “Black Cat” single by Janet Jackson is certified gold.
In 1990, the “Feels Good” single by Tony! Toni! Tone! is certified gold.
In 1990, the “Groove Is In The Heart” single by Deee-lite is certified gold.
In 1990, the Short Dog’s In The House album by Too Short is certified gold.
In 1991, the Forever My Lady album by Jodeci is certified gold.
In 1991, the “Gett Off” video by Prince & the New Power Generation is certified gold.
In 1991, Naughty By Nature’s self-titled album is certified gold.
In 1992, the “I’d Die Without You” single by P.M. Dawn is certified gold.
In 1995, the “Runaway” single by Janet Jackson is certified gold.
In 2001, Busta Rhymes releases his fifth album, Genesis.
In 2001, Cypress Hill releases the album Stoned Raiders.
In 2003, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs visits New York’s City Hall to hand-deliver a check for $1 million to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for New York City schools.
In 2004, A Tribe Called Quest, Xzibit, Cypress Hill, Jaylib, Little Brother, CMA, Supernatural, and Jurassic 5 perform at the Rock The Bell concert at the parking lot of Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California.

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Sheila Frazier, actress (Three The Hard Way, Superfly, Two Of A Kind), 59

Whoopi Goldberg (Caryn Johnson), actress-comedienne (Sister Act, The Color Purple, Ghost), 52

Maria Herrera, actress (Trixie, Within These Walls, Double Jeopardy) 38

Walter Kibby II, member of Fishbone, 43

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