Solid Gold Soul

January 16, 2008

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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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The Minnesota State Baptist Convention, under the leadership of President Jerry McAfee, Sr. Pastor of New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, will host its 3rd Annual MLK Celebration at 6PM Sunday January 20th at New Salem, 26th and Lyndale ave north, Mpls.

The special Guest speaker will be Dr. Henry Lyons, past President of the National Baptist Convention, USA and the special Musical Guest will be Melvin Williams, Lead singer of the Legendary Gospel Group the Williams Brothers.

Also, The MSBC will pay honor to the Minneapolis Black police officers of which several high ranking officers have been demoted by Mpls Police Chief Tim Dolan.

Rev. McAfee extends an invitation to the community at large to attend the event which is free and open to the public. Please come and pay tribute to the greatest Baptist Preacher and Civil Rights Leader of our time.



Kid Rock has teamed up with Hip-Hop Icon Rev Run of Run-DMC for the Rock ‘N Roll Revival tour. The 29 city tour will start in Evansville, Indiana on January 25 and will wrap up in Toledo, Ohio on March 22nd. According to Rev Run, the tour came about after Kid Rock spent time at the Simmons’ home, which was filmed and aired during this season’s hit television series Run’s House. During the episode, Kid Rock bonded with Run’s children, most notably Diggy [Rev.’s son Daniel Simmons], who received a $3,000 guitar as a gift from “Uncle” Kid Rock. “We’ve become very close friends so we decided to tour together,” Rev Run told “Our first show together was closing out New Year’s, while MTV dropped the ball live…the tour should be a blast! He’s a very nice guy.”



Disgraced Olympic athlete Marion Jones, who was sentenced to prison Friday (January 11th) for perjury and fraud, will appear on The Oprah Winfrey Show tomorrow (January 16th) in an exclusive interview.

At a court appearance Friday in White Plains, New York, the former track star was sentenced to six months in jail for lying to federal investigators about using steroids and for her role in a check fraud scheme. U.S. District Court Judge Kenneth Karas also sentenced Jones to two years of supervised release and 400 hours of community service.

Jones had publicly apologized after being charged with using the substance known in athletic circles as “the clear.” On Friday, the former gold medalist begged the judge not to send her to prison, thus separating her from her two young sons with husband, Olympic sprinter Obadele Thompson.

But Karas noted that while the children were victims, Jones has to face the consequences for her actions. “We wouldn’t be here today talking about the possibility of incarceration if Ms. Jones-Thompson had told the truth,” he said.

Later in the same session, Karas also sentenced Jones’ former coach Steve Riddick to 5 years and 3 months in prison for his role in the check-fraud scam.



Stars Samuel L. Jackson and Bernie Mac are teaming up for the upcoming comedy Soul Men, playing estranged backup singers in a former doo wop group reuniting to perform a tribute to their late lead singer. Dreamgirls actress Sharon Leal has joined the cast as the daughter of Jackson’s character. Leal also appeared in the box-office champ Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married? and last month’s feel-good holiday film This Christmas.



American Idol returns to tonight (Tuesday, January 15th) with a two-hour season premiere episode on Fox, starting at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson are on board again to give feedback during the audition rounds. But according to the New York Times, some slight changes are in store for the series. We will likely see more in-depth looks at the contestants’ backgrounds and families, and the nearly 200 people who got through the initial auditions had the option to play an instrument along with their vocal performances. There’s also a new set for the show. Tonight’s episode will highlight auditions in Philadelphia, while tomorrow’s (Wednesday, January 16th) will focus on Dallas.



Presidential hopeful Barack Obama is a big fan of hip hop and he played Jay-Z’s hit, “99 Problems,” as his victory song after winning the Iowa Caucus. Now some people are taking exception because on the song, Jay-Z raps, “I got 99 problems, but a b**ch ain’t one.” Some believe it may have been a veiled hit at Hillary Clinton.

A spokesperson for Clinton told New York Post’s Page Six, “We didn’t know he used that.”

Obama didn’t address the incident but in the past he’s shared his appreciation for hip hop. He told, “I tell you what, I can tell you the kinds of stuff I love dancing to. I’m sort of the generation of Stevie Wonder and Earth, Wind and Fire. But I’m sort of hip to the younger stuff. You know, like Beyonce’s ‘Crazy in Love.’ That’s a good song to dance to. Eminem, although he curses sometimes.”

In related news, when Hillary Clinton won the New Hampshire Primary she played “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell.

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In 1865, A black division, under the command of Major General Charles Paine, participated in the Fort Fisher North Carolina expedition in North Carolina, which closed the Confederacy’s last major port.
In 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, the first organization of black Greek sisterhood, was founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C., by Ethel Hedgeman (Lyle).
In 1929, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the ’60s civil rights leader who was assassinated at the age of 39, is born in Atlanta.
In 1941, Yancey Williams, a Howard University student, asked a federal court to order the Secretary Of War and other government officials to consider his application for enlistment in the Army Air Corps as a flying cadet.
In 1950, More than 4,000 delegates from 100 national organizations attended the National Emergency Civil Rights Conference in Washington, D.C.
In 1961, the Supremes sign with Motown Records.
In 1970, Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, the nearby crypt containing the remains of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and King’s boyhood home were dedicated as part of a memorial to be known as the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center For Nonviolent Change.
In 1985, the Nightshift album by the Commodores is released.
In 1988, Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder makes racist remarks about black athletes. He is subsequently fired from his job at CBS.
In 1990, 42-year-old George Foreman knocks out Gerry Cooney in two rounds.
In 1994, Mariah Carey’s “Hero” tops the Billboard Hot 100.
In 1997, Chicago Bulls forward Dennis Rodman kicks cameraman Eugene Amosin in the groin.

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Regina King, actress (Friday, 227, Daddy Day Care, Jerry Maguire), 37

Lisa Lisa (Lisa Velez), member of Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, 41

Mario Van Peebles, actor (Judgment Day and Love Kills), 51

Chris Warren, Jr., actor (Men Of Honor and Love And Basketball), 18

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Thoughts held in mind produce after thier kind.
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Minneapolis, MN 55439