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November 19, 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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American Idol alums Carrie Underwood and Chris Daughtry were the big winners at the American Music Awards, held Sunday night (November 18th) at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, in a show that was heavy on performances and short on talk. Underwood won Favorite Female Country Artist, Favorite Country Album, and the T-Mobile Text In Award, and Chris Daughtry’s group Daughtry won Favorite Album, Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist, and Favorite Breakthrough Artist.

Other artists to win multiple awards were Justin Timberlake, who won Favorite Male Pop/Rock artist and favorite Soul/R&B album, and T.I., who won favorite male Rap/Hip-Hop Artist, and favorite Male Rap Hip Hop Album. Kimmel generally kept his remarks brief, and the show leaned heavily on performances, including many by artists not nominated for any awards. Winners were chosen by public online voting, for the first time in the history of the AMAs. Click to get more information!.



Grammy Award winner Kanye West launched his European tour at Le Zenith in Paris on Saturday night (November 17th), but broke down about an hour into the show. reports that West began the intro for the song, “Hey Mama,” and said, “This song is for my mother,” but the rapper became visibly shaken and was unable to continue. Le Parisien journalist Meddy Magloire told, “He said the word, ‘Mother,’ and just couldn’t go any further. A back-up singer, the DJ and a guitar player came over to console him. It looked like he might collapse. He just couldn’t continue. He just stood there in a spotlight, crying, while the band continued playing.” West attempted to restart the song but he was unable to finish and left the stage for 15 minutes. The rapper returned and performed “Stronger.” Magloire said, “He was very nervous, seemed to have gathered himself up, and had a lot of energy. He kept shouting out to the audience, ‘I need you. I need you right now.’ and the public was screaming back. It was magic.” “Hey Mama” is featured on West’s multi-platinum 2005 sophomore album, Late Registration. West’s mother, Dr. Donda West, died on Saturday, November 10th, a day after she allegedly had a breast reduction and tummy tuck. The medical examiner still hasn’t announced an official cause of death. West will buried in Oklahoma City on Tuesday (November 20th).



The uniform worn earlier this month by Minnesota Vikings rookie phenom Adrian Peterson when he set an NFL rushing record is en route to the Pro Football Hall of Fame as we speak. Peterson donated the purple No. 28 jersey and white pants he sported while rushing for an NFL-record 296 yards in a victory over the San Diego Chargers. The uniform has been guarded by the team’s equipment staff since the game on Nov. 4, according to the Associated Press. “The magnitude of what Adrian did on that day is really amazing, and you think about the fact that he is a young rookie and what that must mean for the future,” said Joe Horrigan, a representative from the Hall of Fame. When the running back mentioned it was never washed, Horrigan pretended to be overcome by strong fumes as he held the jersey next to him. Horrigan was headed back to Canton, Ohio, where the shrine to Peterson’s accomplishment was scheduled to be on display beginning Friday. Peterson has never been to Canton himself, but he’s planning a visit soon with his family. “You just look for the future and expect bigger things to come and envision maybe one day, God’s will, that I will be in the Hall of Fame itself,” Peterson said.



Senator Barack Obama received the most votes in an Essence magazine poll of the 25 most influential African Americans, beating such finalists as Oprah Winfrey, filmmaker Tyler Perry, “Grey’s Anatomy” creator Shonda Rhimes and the Jena Six. [See full list below.] “Some of the most poignant moments in African-American history took place in 2007, from the unified stance that was taken in support of the Jena Six and the Rutgers University Women’s Basketball team to the triumphant victory made by Barry Bonds,” says Essence editor-in-chief Angela Burt-Murray. “Making their voices heard on, the overwhelmingly positive response from our 8 million readers for Senator Obama as African-American of the Year is noteworthy, as African-American women are predicted to be the tipping point for the black vote in the 2008 election,” said Burt-Murray. Although the list honors renowned ministers like Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rev. Al Sharpton and Bishop T.D. Jakes, and famous entertainers like Beyonce Knowles and Don Cheadle, unsung heroes are included as well, such as Majora Carter, founder of Sustainable South Bronx, a community organization dedicated to environmental rejuvenation. Newark mayor Cory A. Booker is also featured for his accomplishments, including a decline in city shootings, which are down 28 percent under his leadership.

The list is comprised of influencers, ranging from actors and advocates to moguls and students:

— Senator Barack Obama
— Gina McCauley- Blogger,
— Tyler Perry – Writer, Producer, Director
— Majora Carter – Environmentalist, Founder, Executive Director,
Sustainable South Bronx
— Victoria Lanier- Former Youth Director, NAACP, Northeast Region
— Reverend Jesse L. Jackson – Civil Rights Activist, Minister
— Reverend Al Sharpton – Civil Rights Activist and President, National
Action Network
— The Jena Six
— Beyonce Knowles – Singer, Songwriter, Actress
— Oprah Winfrey – Media Mogul, School Founder
— Timbaland – Music Producer, Recording Artist
— Cory A. Booker – Mayor of Newark, New Jersey
— Lovie Smith – Head Coach, NFC Champions, Chicago Bears
— Tony Dungy – Head Coach, Super Bowl Champions, Indianapolis Colts
— Deval Patrick – Governor, Massachusetts
— Don Cheadle – Actor, Activist
— Shonda Rhimes – Creator, Executive Producer, Grey’s Anatomy and Private
— Venus Williams – Tennis Champion
— Charles Rangel – Chairman, House Committee on Ways and Means
— Barry Bonds – “Home Run King”
— Cynthia Tucker – Syndicated Columnist, Editorial Page Editor, Atlanta
— The Scarlet Knights – Rutgers University Women’s Basketball Team, NCAA
— Kiri Davis – Filmmaker, Youth Activist
— Bishop T.D. Jakes – Founder, Senior Pastor, The Potter’s House of
— Steve Harvey – Radio Personality, Comedian, Actor



A concert promoter is sparking more rumors of a Jackson Family reunion tour in 2008. Atlanta-based Leonard Rowe, who worked on Michael Jackson’s Off The Wall tour in the ’80s, says he’s been talking to Jackson about mounting a new tour. “His brothers are ready. Janet is ready. But the motor of that car that makes the car run, isn’t just yet,” Rowe told Access Atlanta of his conversation with Jackson. “In April of this year, I flew out to Las Vegas and met with them all and he told me, ‘Let’s look at ’08.’ We wanted to go this year, but he said it would take a lot of preparation. He didn’t say no.”



Award-winning author Walter Mosley says he is done with his series of crime novels about private investigator Easy Rawlins — immortalized on film by Denzel Washington in 1995’s Devil In A Blue Dress. He recently completed Blonde Faith, the tenth title in a series about Rawlins and his gang. Since being introduced in 1990, Rawlins has aged 20 years, seen plenty of blood, solved mysteries, and watched as race relations in his Southern California neighborhoods shift from the 1940s through the 1960s. Starting with Devil In A Blue Dress, the series has included Cinnamon Kiss, Six Easy Pieces, Little Scarlet, White Butterfly, and Yellow Dog.



Oprah Winfrey kicked off a new series of shows highlighting cities across America by staging her popular “Favorite Things” themed TV show at the City Auditorium in downtown Macon, Georgia on Saturday (November 17th). During the show, Winfrey showered audience members with gifts large and small, including refrigerators, camcorders, and wrapping paper. The holiday-themed show will air Tuesday (November 20th). The city of Macon reportedly spent $20,000 to renovate the City Auditorium in time for Winfrey’s visit. Her Harpo Productions has offered to reimburse the city for the upgrades to the historic building.

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In 1964, “Baby Love” by the Supremes peaked at Number One on the U.K. pop singles chart.
In 1966, “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” by the Supremes peaks at Number One on the pop singles chart. It’s the group’s eighth pop Number One.
In 1968, Diana Ross, onstage with the Supremes at the Royal Command Variety Performance in London, interrupts the show with a plea for interracial understanding. The audience, which includes members of the royal family, applauds for two minutes.
In 1970, “The Godfather Of Soul,” James Brown, marries Deidre Yvonne Jenkins on the front porch of her house in Barnwell, South Carolina.
In 1979, the “After The Love Has Gone” single by Earth, Wind & Fire is certified gold.
In 1979, Chuck Berry is released from a Lompoc, California, prison farm after serving 100 days for income tax evasion.
In 1990, the “Ooops Up” single by Snap is certified gold.
In 1991, the T.e.v.i.n. album by Tevin Campbell is released.
In 1992, the Rhythm Nation 1814 album by Janet Jackson is certified six times platinum.
In 1992, the “What About Your Friends” single by TLC is certified gold.
In 1996, the Emancipation album by Prince is released.
In 2002, Craig David’s second album Slicker Than Your Average is released.
In 2002, Talib Kweli releases his solo debut album titled Quality.
In 2003, the Santa Barbara District Attorney issues a warrant for Michael Jackson’s arrest on multiple charges of “lewd or lascivious conduct with a child under fourteen.”

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Erika Alexander, actress (Cosby Show, Full Frontal, Living Single), 38

Gail Devers, former Olympian and gold medalist, 41

Savion Glover, choreographer, 34

Ahmad Rashad, sportscaster, 58

Tony Rich, singer, 36

Tamika Scott, member of Xscape, 32

Crystal Waters, R&B/dance singer, 43

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Stay Prayed Up!
Contact Informationcontact-us.jpgFreddie Bell
PO Box 390521
Minneapolis, MN 55439


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