Solid Gold Soul

Feb 5, 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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Voters in twenty-four states across America will head to the polls tomorrow (February 5) in what is labeled “Super Tuesday,” the biggest day in the process to choose candidates for the Nov. presidential election. The energy of Election 2008 has increased exponentially after the Iowa caucus kicked off on January 3, which saw Illinois Senator Barack Obama defeat the popular New York Senator Hillary Clinton. Although Obama also won the state contest in South Carolina, Clinton still maintains a narrow lead in nationwide polls. “I have been struggling,” Hip-Hop mogul Russell Simmons admitted to “There are some real hard issues. My brain has been with Hillary Clinton a long time and I’m trying to get my heart…I met with Barack once.” Q-Tip, of legendary Hip-Hop group A Tribe Called Quest, has firmly endorsed Barack Obama. “I am endorsing Barack Obama because I feel that we can benefit greatly from a leader that offers sound judgment and experience rooted in the lives of real people,” Q-Tip said.

Super Tuesday Primaries And Caucuses Today


Voters in some two dozen states across the country will either go to the polls or caucus on Super Tuesday today (February 5th) in what’s the closest to a national presidential primary that we have. For the Republicans, 1,023 delegates will be at stake in primaries in 15 states, caucuses in five and the West Virginia state convention. On the Democratic side, 1,681 delegates are up for grabs in 15 primaries, and caucuses in seven states and American Samoa. As the candidates continued to crisscross the country on the campaign trail yesterday, Republican frontrunners John McCain and Mitt Romney continued to battle over who is the true conservative, while the Democratic candidates were spending unprecedented amounts of money on TV advertising, with both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton spending in excess of $1 million a day on spots.



Michael Vick has been ordered to repay only $3.75 million of the $20 million sought by the Atlanta Falcons in its attempt to recover bonus money lost when the suspended quarterback was convicted on dogfighting-related charges. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Monday’s ruling overturns an arbitrator’s earlier decision that called for Vick to repay the Falcons $20 million in bonuses since he could not earn them due to his 23-month federal prison sentence and indefinite suspension by the NFL.
Vick’s attorney, Lawrence Woodward Jr., said his client was pleased with the ruling, but understands there could be appeals. “He’s grateful for some good news but he realizes he needs to keep doing all the right things to get back to playing football,” Woodward said. The Falcons issued the following statement from President Rich McKay: “While we are disappointed by Judge Doty’s decision, this ruling does not affect our salary cap management for the 2008 season. Any potential recovery would have only affected our 2009 salary cap. As to our future legal strategies, we will meet with our legal representatives to more fully understand our options before making that determination.”


Funnyman D.L. Hughley has been tapped as the host of the 39th annual NAACP Image Awards, set for February 14th at the Shrine in Los Angeles. One of the original Kings Of Comedy, Hughley recently starred in the HBO special Unapologetic, and is the new host of Def Comedy Jam.


Singer and actress Vanessa Williams
will be honored this month by the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization. Williams will be presented with the organization’s Ally for Equality award for her contributions to the GLBT community and her role as Wilhelmina Slater on ABC’s hit show Ugly Betty.


Actor Eddie Murphy has sold the Granite Bay, California house he used to share with ex-wife Nicole Murphy. The property, which features a home theater, arcade, tennis court, pool, spa, 10 bathrooms and a detached guest house, went for $6.1 million.


Lenny Kravitz releases his new album, It Is Time For A Love Revolution, today (February 5th). His last set, 2004’s Baptism, maintained his custom blend of ’70s funk and hard rock rhythms, but represented a difficult time for the musician. After touring behind that album, he withdrew from the public eye, emerging only last July at the Live Earth concert in Brazil, where he remained for four months to renew his energy.

‘Sexual Healing’ Gets A Little Bada Bing


James Gandolfini has been cast in the forthcoming indie feature “Sexual Healing, which stars Jesse L. Martin in a story that follows the last years of famed singer Marvin Gaye. Based loosely on Steven Turner’s book “Trouble Man,” the story follows Gaye (Martin) as he parts ways with Motown and begins a self-imposed exile in Europe. Gandolfini will play Freddy Cousaert, the promoter who guided Gaye through the recording of his biggest-selling album, “Midnight Love.” Gandolfini, whose iconic role of Tony Soprano in HBO’s “The Sopranos” ended last year, is also producing “Sexual Healing” under his Attaboy Films banner. Gary Hamilton’s Arclight Films will executive produce and handle international sales for the $15 million project, while Lauren Goodman will direct from her own screenplay. Shooting is scheduled to begin April 15 in Massachusetts; Ostend, Belgium; and Los Angeles. Arclight will introduce the film to distributors at the upcoming European Film Market in Berlin, reports Variety.

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In 1866, Congressman Thaddeus Stevens offered an amendment to the Freedmen’s Bureau bill, authorizing the distribution of public land and confiscated land to freedmen and loyal refugees in 40-acre lots. The measure was defeated in the House by a vote of 126 to 37.
In 1955, “Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)” by the Penguins peaked at Number Eight on the pop singles chart.
In 1958, Clifton R. Wharton, Sr. was confirmed as minister to Romania. A career diplomat, Wharton was the first black to head a U.S. embassy in Europe.
In 1962, A lawsuit seeking to bar Englewood, New Jersey, from maintaining “racial segregated” elementary schools was filed in U.S. District Court.
In 1977, “Darlin’ Darlin’ Baby (Sweet, Tender Love)” by the O’Jays peaked at Number 72 on the pop singles chart.
In 1979, “Fire” by the Pointer Sisters was certified gold.
In 1979, the album Love Tracks by Gloria Gaynor was certified gold.
In 1985, the album No Parking On The Dance Floor by Midnight Star was certified double platinum.
In 1985, the album Private Dancer by Tina Turner was certified triple platinum.
In 1986, “Kiss” by Prince & the Revolution was released.
In 1990, Columbia University graduate and Harvard University law student Barack Obama became the first African-American named president of the Harvard Law Review.
In 1990, “Straight Up” video by Paula Abdul was certified platinum.
In 1990, the album The Night I Fell In Love by Luther Vandross was certified double platinum.
In 1991, Prince was sued by three of his former managers for back commissions. The trio claimed Prince ignored their advice and made bad career moves.
In 1992, “Jump” by Kris Kross was released.
In 1997, the album One In A Million by Aaliyah was certified platinum.
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Hank Aaron, baseball Hall Of Famer, 74
Bobby Brown, singer and former member of New Edition, 39
Tim Meadows, actor (Saturday Night Live, Ladies Man), 47

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Freddie Bell
PO Box 390521
Minneapolis, MN 55439