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Solid Gold Soul

March 27, 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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WALLACE SAYS ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

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Hell officially froze over at the right-leaning Fox News Channel Friday when one of its anchors complained live on the air about the unfair and biased reporting of Sen. Barack Obama by his Fox colleagues. It all started with Obama’s speech on race last Tuesday, when he said his white grandmother had felt nervous passing black men on the street. On Thursday, while trying to clarify his remarks, he called his grandmother a “typical white person.” The hosts of “Fox & Friends” jumped all over both comments Friday as they played his “typical white person” quote over and over again and questioned if Obama’s remarks were offensive.
During the program’s third hour, Chris Wallace of the weekend political talk show “Fox News Sunday” called out the “Fox & Friends” crew and complained that they were taking Obama’s comments out of context. “It seems to me that two hours of Obama-bashing on this ‘typical white person’ remark is somewhat excessive, and frankly I think you’re somewhat distorting what Obama had to say,” Wallace said during his regularly scheduled segment on the morning show. Before Wallace’s appearance, “Fox & Friends” host Brian Kilmeade had walked off the set amid an exchange about Obama’s comments. David Brown, the show’s executive producer, told the New York Times that Kilmeade had been kidding around, although some bloggers didn’t get the joke. One blog sarcastically referred to an outbreak of the “the truth virus” at Fox. A blogger for Obama’s Web site said that the campaign had “appreciated Mr. Wallace for doing his job as a tough but fair journalist on a network that has been deeply irresponsible over the last week in its unrelenting and sensationalistic coverage” of the candidate.

LEBRON JAMES CRITICIZED

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LeBron James had no idea that his Vogue cover with supermodel Gisele Bundchen was being criticized by a columnist and commentator for ESPN. The Cleveland Cavaliers star is the third man – and first African American male – to grace the cover of the famous fashion magazine. But those historical achievements were lost on ESPN.com columnist Jemele Hill, who said the picture of LeBron and Giselle is just another case of “the black athlete being reduced to savage.” “LeBron has Gisele in one hand and a basketball in the other. LeBron is dressed in basketball gear, with his muscles flexing, tattoos showing and bared teeth. Gisele, on the other hand, is wearing a gorgeous slim-fitting dress, and smiling,” she wrote in her Page 2 column on ESPN.com. “She looks like she’s on her way to something fashionable and exciting. He looks like he’s on his way to a pickup game for serial killers. “Now, maybe the point was to show the contrast between brawn and beauty, masculinity versus femininity, strength versus grace. But Vogue’s quest to highlight the differences between superstar athletes and supermodels only successfully reinforces the animalistic stereotypes frequently associated with black athletes.

THERE’S UNION IN THE CADDIE

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Gabrielle Union is the newest cast member added to “Cadillac Records,” an indie film about the life of Chess Records founder Leonard Chess with Adrien Brody in the starring role. The period piece follows the rise and fall of the famed label, which launched the careers of such R&B greats as Muddy Waters, Etta James and Chuck Berry. According to Blackfilm.com, Union will play Geneva Wade, the girlfriend, and later wife, of Waters, who is portrayed by Jeffrey Wright. The Darnell Martin-directed film stars Beyonce as Etta James, Cedric the Entertainer as Willie Dixon, Eamonn Walker as Howlin’ Wolf, Columbus Short as Little Walter and Mos Def as Chuck Berry. In other “Cadillac” news, Beyonce has apparently redeemed herself with fans on the film’s Harrison, N.J. set. Kids who waited hours in the rain last week for her autograph were left hanging when she ran right past them. But the former Destiny’s Child leader reportedly came back out after shooting her scene that day and took time to give out her John Hancock, reports the New York Daily News.

MICHELLE BIDS GOODBY TO GOSPEL

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Destiny’s Child veteran Michelle Williams takes it to the dance floor with her forthcoming album “Unexpected.” The title is perhaps a nod to her first solo project outside of the gospel genre. Due in August from Music World Entertainment/Columbia Records, the album is full of “synth-y, driving bass samples, electronic keys and bopping drums,” according to Billboard.com. “Unexpected” marks the follow-up to 2004’s “Do You Know” and 2002’s “Heart to Yours,” with which Williams returned to her church roots. However, Music World CEO Mathew Knowles insists “Unexpected” isn’t that much of a stretch, considering Williams spent the bulk of 2007 playing the raunchy character Shug Avery in Oprah Winfrey’s Chicago-based cast of “The Color Purple.” “Destiny’s Child fans bought Michelle’s last album (which sold about 78,000 copies),” said Knowles. “So now those fans are in their late 20s and early 30s. With ‘Unexpected,’ she’ll be able to appeal to those fans and reach back to the 16-year-old audience and hit mainstream pop radio.” “We Break the Dawn” is the first single, set for release in April, while “Stop This Car,” which leaked on the Internet earlier this year, is the second.

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1872: Thomas J. Martin is awarded a patent for the fire extinguisher
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Singer Diana Ross is 64.

Actor Ernest Thomas (“What’s Happening”) is 59.

Singer Teddy Pendergrass is 58.

Rapper Juvenile is 33.

Rapper J-Kwon is 22.

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Stay prayed up
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Freddie Bell
PO Box 390521
Minneapolis, MN 55439
Freddie@freddiebell.com
888-639-9738

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