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January 17, 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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Media mogul Oprah Winfrey is expanding her empire. The talk show multi-millionaire has pacted with Discovery Communications to launch her own television network. The Oprah Winfrey Network, or OWN, will debut in 2009 in more than 70 million homes, on what is currently the Discovery Health Channel. The network will encompass the online destination

“Fifteen years ago, I wrote in my journal that one day I would create a television network, as I always felt my show was just the beginning of what the future could hold,” said Oprah Winfrey, who will serve as chairman of OWN. “For me, the launch of The Oprah Winfrey Network is the evolution of the work I’ve been doing on television all these years and a natural extension of my show.”

Winfrey will serve as chairman for the network, and an executive search is on to find a CEO to manage day-to-day operations.



The rumor mill has been in hyper drive since a story broke early Tuesday (January 15th) morning that Bow Wow threw a tantrum after a performance in Dallas on Saturday (January 12th). The rumor has him allegedly spitting in Chris Brown’s face during a heated backstage conversation and being subsequently restrained.

Bow Wow and Chris Brown are both on the Exclusive Tour. That’s about where the truth stops in regards to the rumor that has been circulating. While shopping in Tampa, Bow Wow told, “Man, listen, I just got off the phone with Chris. My mom called me and told me about the rumor. I called him and told him, and he started laughing. We was dying (with laughter).”

The rapper added, “Anybody who knows me or anybody who’s been around me knows I’m not that kind of person. I (felt bad) for New York (reality-TV star Tiffany Pollard) when she got spit on during Flavor of Love. A wise man once taught me, the most vicious thing you can do is spit on somebody. It’s just a rumor. It’s a big rumor. I would never do that. That’s not being a man, that’s a sissy act.”

Bow Wow also clarified that he did experience some technical difficulties in Dallas and was upset that he had to end his show early. He said, “In the business we’re in, we are professionals. We don’t get paid big money for nothing. I was in front of 20,000 people in Dallas. I said, ‘Hey y’all, we got a blown speaker, and I’m not gonna let that stop me.’ Me going crazy and spitting on Chris, that’s absurd. Chris is like my brother. He has the utmost respect for me. He looks up to me. That’s my dude to the end.”

The rapper, who just purchased a condo in Las Vegas, added, “We’re selling out every major arena. (Jealous) people want to see me and Chris bump heads, but it’s not gonna happen. I only got five friends in the industry. Chris is definitely one of them. I would never spit in somebody’s face who I let sleep at my house when he comes to Atlanta or Miami. That’s just not in my character. That’s so far-fetched, it’s stupid. Me and Chris have been on tour since the last week of November. We’ve never fought. What are they gonna say next?”



Singer and songwriter Ne-Yo and his management company have filed suit against the promoter of the current R. Kelly Double Up tour, charging breach of contract after the “Because Of You” singer was booted from the tour after just two shows. Ne-Yo himself told the media that he thought he was asked to leave because he got strong reviews and Kelly didn’t.

While the case prevents Ne-Yo from discussing specifics, he did vent about his feelings in an interview with “As a man he showed me blatant disrespect,” said Ne-Yo of Kelly’s lack of direct communication. “He never tried to come and speak to me, but he wouldn’t even have to come to me, I would have been willing to talk to him about it, but that never happened. If you have issues with me, then be man enough to come to me personally,” he continued. “But instead he had his people do it and then they said it wasn’t him but that the promoters asked me to be removed from the tour and that’s b—sh–.”

Ne-Yo added that he’s still willing to talk to the singer. “I don’t hate R. Kelly. There won’t be no diss records — we don’t do that in R&B,” he joked.



Randy Moss said Wednesday that allegations he committed battery against a woman are false and that she made the claim to get money from him. “I want to make something clear,” the Patriots wide receiver said while surrounded by reporters and cameras at his locker. “In my whole entire life of living 30 years, I’ve never put my hand on one woman, physically or in an angry manner.” Florida radio station WDBO reported that a woman filed for an order of protection against Moss, alleging he committed battery against her. The report said a temporary injunction was issued, barring Moss from coming within 500 feet of the woman and from using or possessing firearms. Moss gave no details of the alleged incident, saying he was restricted by the legal case.
He said the woman was a friend of 11 years and that she asked for “six figures” for what Moss said was an accident in which she was hurt. “They’re false allegations, something I’ve been battling for like the last couple of days of threats going public if I didn’t pay X amount of dollars,” Moss said. “So before people rush quick to judgment I think you need to find out the facts about, really, what’s going on. “This young lady by no means is hurt. I didn’t hurt her.” New England plays the San Diego Chargers in the AFC championship game in Foxborough on Sunday.

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In 1776, the Continental Congress approved George Washington’s order on the enlistment of free blacks.
In 1865, General William T. Sherman issued his Field Order Number 15, setting aside “the islands from Charleston, south, the abandoned rice fields along the river for 30 miles back from the sea, and the country bordering the St. John’s River, Florida,” for exclusive settlement by blacks. The order provided that “each family should have a plot of not more than 40 acres of tillable ground… in the possession of which land the military authorities will afford them protection until such time as they can protect themselves.”
In 1871, Jefferson F. Long of Georgia was sworn in as the second black congressman.
In 1920, the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, which was founded at Howard University, incorporated.
In 1938, Benny Goodman led a historic jazz concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Goodman refused to perform without two African-American members of his band, Teddy Wilson on piano and Lionel Hampton on vibraphone. Carnegie Hall officials relented and the integrated band performed to critical praise.
In 1941, The 99th Pursuit Squadron, an all-African-American unit, was formed and the Tuskegee Training Program was established. The 99th flew more than 500 missions and more than 3,700 sorties during one year of combat, before being combined with the 332nd Fighter Group.
In 1941, The War Department announced formation of the first Army Air Corps squadron for black cadets.
In 1941, Dr. Charles Richard Drew set up and ran the pioneer blood plasma bank at Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. This bank served as one of the models for the system of banks operated later by the American Red Cross.
In 1962, a suit accusing the New York City Board of Education of using “racial quotas” was filed in U.S. District Court on behalf of black and Puerto Rican children.
In 1966, Harold R. Perry became the second black Roman Catholic bishop in U.S. history.
In 1967, Lucius D. Amerson became the first black sheriff in the South since Reconstruction. Amerson was the sheriff of Macon County, Alabama.
In 1974, Boxing champion Muhammad Ali was named the Associated Press Athlete Of The Year.
In 1978, NASA named several black astronauts: Major Frederick D. Gregory, Major Guion S. Bluford, and Dr. Ronald McNair.

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Debbie Allen, dancer, actress, and director (Fame), 58

Maxine Jones, member of En Vogue, 43

Richard T. Jones, actor (Phone Booth, The Wood, Judging Amy), 36

Roy Jones, Jr., boxer, 39

Sade, singer, 49

Richard Thompson, member of BT Express, 57

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PO Box 390521
Minneapolis, MN 55439


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