Solid Gold Soul

May 7, 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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Beyonce made a surprise appearance at her husband Jay-Z’s Heart of the City tour stop Friday night at New York’s Madison Square Garden. In a regular part of the show, the rapper sits in a DJ booth and plays his classic hits to rhyme over, only to cut them all short with a “f**k that s**t.” He dismissed his wife’s song “Crazy in Love” in the same manner. But this time, the song kept playing and Beyonce appeared on stage to the song’s familiar booty-shake. Before leaving, she walked over to her husband, swirled and gave him a smile. Once she was safely off stage, Jay-Z laughs and says, “That’s some bulls**t right there. See the video here.


Prince will add “author” to his music and acting resume with the arrival of “21 Nights,” a book based on his 21 sold-out concerts last August at London’s 02 Arena. Due this fall from Simon & Schuster imprint Atria Books, the work is described as a “photographic essay” that offers “a rare glimpse into the life, lyrics, and mystique” of the artist. “Juxtaposing his dueling worlds of music and solitude, it will incorporate Prince’s evocative poetry and lyrics to new songs and other selections, and 124 full-color, sumptuous, never-before-published images by celebrated photographer Randee St. Nicholas,” Atria announced Monday. “21 Nights” will also come with a CD of after-hours jams, “Indigo Nights,” unavailable from any other outlet, reports the AP.


The primaries in Indiana and North Carolina will be crucial in determining the Democratic nominee for President. For Sen. Hillary Clinton, this could be the day that determines whether or not she remains in the race. Personally, I hope that May 6 will be her last at-bat. Sen. Clinton has run an increasingly dishonorable campaign which, along with some of her policy ideas, make her the wrong choice for President. Barack Obama has always worked to bring people together across racial, ethnic, socio-economic and cultural lines. He continually reaches out to all groups of Americans with a vision of hope that includes everyone. The distortions, distractions and unfair characterizations of “bitter-gate” and the Rev. Wright affair could not shake the truth that Barack Obama is a genuine man of the people. His inability to fully connect with white, working class voters has less to do with him (for he has been sincere and consistent in reaching out) than it does with the reluctance of many within that demographic to accept a black candidate.
This sad fact is borne out by polls including the “Newsweek” survey showing that 19% of white voters believe America is not ready to elect an African-American President. According to that same poll, 41% of whites have reservations about voting for a black candidate. Despite this racism, Barack Obama has run an extraordinarily successful campaign that has inspired and united unpredictably huge segments of the American family. Hillary, on the other hand, has sowed the seeds of division. She falsely labeled Obama an “elitist” who was “out of touch” and “patronizing.” In doing so, Clinton indirectly played on the racist fears of white, working class folks whose attitudes are reflected in the “Newsweek” study and in exit polls after the Pennsylvania primary. By playing this negative race card Sen. Clinton did not only insult Barack Obama, she insulted and alienated many black voters who will be vital to the Democrats in November’s general election Obama’s commitment to unity and calm, rational problem solving extends to his ideas on foreign policy. Here is another critical area in which Obama will make a better President than Clinton. Sen. Clinton says she won’t negotiate with Iran unless that nation dismantles its questionable nuclear program. That’s tantamount to saying she won’t negotiate at all since Tehran will never agree to such a pre-condition. Sen. Clinton also said she would “totally obliterate” Iran if it attacked Israel. That’s the kind of bellicose rhetoric we expect from Bush, Cheney et al. But such wild threats have no place in a Democratic candidate’s mouth because they unnecessarily antagonize our enemies, thereby making the possibility of peace even more remote. Barack Obama is the only candidate who can move us toward peace to the Middle East. He knows that strong-but-rational negotiations with Iran (free of unrealistic conditions and Bush-style saber rattling) are necessary to reducing tension and solving problems in a way that will prevent a new war. This is what Presidents Nixon and Reagan did through their summit meetings with China and the Soviet Union. Finally, there is the issue of judgment. Sen. Clinton voted in favor of the Senate resolution that gave President Bush the power to decide when and if our nation went to war with Iraq. Make no mistake, this resolution was a cowardly act on the part of our representatives in Washington. The Senate sold us out by abdicating its Constitutional duty to act as a check on the power and ambitions of the White House. Sen. Clinton demonstrated weakness, an absence of fortitude and – yes – terrible judgment by supporting the war powers resolution. This lapse in judgment was far worse than anything Sen. Obama has been lamely accused of regarding the politically irrelevant Rev. Wright.


Filmmaker Tyler Perry, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and singer Mariah Carey join the likes of President Bush, the Dalai Lama and Miley Cyrus on Time magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people. Announced Thursday, the final cut includes nearly 30 celebrities whose appearance was based on votes at the magazine’s Web site. Winfrey was cited alongside fellow “influential” entertainers Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and Mia Farrow as “heroes and pioneers” for global goodwill. Others making the list include finance adviser Suze Orman, actor George Clooney, media mogul Rupert Murdoch, Russia’s Vladimir Putin, China’s Hu Jintao, and Obama’s fellow presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and John McCain.


For several hours on Monday, it appeared as if Foxy Brown was headed back to jail after she missed a court appearance and a judge issued a bench warrant for her arrest. Turns out that the court actually forgot to move her rescheduled hearing from Monday to Thursday and recalled the warrant after realizing the error. After an eight month stay on Rikers Island, Foxy is facing assault and weapons charges from her alleged Blackberry assault on a Brooklyn neighbor. Her lawyer Laura Dilimetin told that she got the date moved to Thursday, but the court mistakenly left Monday’s date on the calendar. On Thursday, Foxy, 25, will face assault and weapons charges for allegedly throwing her Blackberry cell phone at a woman in her Prospect Heights neighborhood after an argument over the volume of Foxy’s car stereo. The woman suffered swelling in her lip, loose teeth and swelling in her right eye. Brown, born Inga Marchand, is also due in court on May 8, where she is expected to reach a plea with the State Attorney in Florida on two misdemeanor assault charges stemming from a February 2007 altercation at the Queen Beauty Supply Store in Pembroke Pines, Florida.

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Freddie Bell
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