Solid Gold Soul

Aug. 4, 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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Actress/singer Keke Palmer could be taking the “triple-threat” moniker to a whole new level. Thanks to the triceps-guns she’s gained from the new film, “The Longshots,” Palmer could just as easily slip into a third career in sports as she has so well with acting and singing. In “The Longshots,” co-starring Ice Cube as Coach Fisher, Palmer goes from being our favorite spelling bee champ in 2006’s “Akeelah and the Bee,” to taking on another true story, playing a girl quarterback who is the first female to make a national Pop Warner tournament appearance.
“The movie is about a little girl who goes to the national Pop Warner event – the first ever – and plays the quarterback (position). It’s called ‘Longshots’ [she] and her uncle (Ice Cube), they’re taking a long shot as a team.” This true story of Jasmine Plummer who, at the age of eleven, became the first female to play in a Pop Warner football tournament in its 56-year history, follows her and her down-and-out uncle who discovers and encourages her talent.
“The amazing part to me is it’s a true story and that this really happened,” Palmer said. “It happened around 2000. The girl is 15 now. It happened it in Harvey, Illinois. And the funny thing is that Harvey is not too far from where I grew up.” With that similarity, Palmer found it easy to morph into Plummer and also found out that she had an athletic prowess that she might want to explore.


The Rev. Al Sharpton is trying to defend the recent actions of the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who caught a firestorm of criticism for his off-air remarks regarding Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. “We have all made mistakes. We have all erred, and we ought not try to sugar coat when we err,” Sharpton said during a meeting of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Kenner, LA. “But we should not throw away everything when we err, and to say that Rev. Jackson made a mistake is correct, but to act like Rev. Jesse Jackson is not pivotal to our movement, our history … is wrong.” “Jesse Jackson,” he added, “is somebody.” Jackson was scheduled to address the SCLC’s 50th anniversary convention Tuesday morning, but his camp said he was on vacation and a rep was sent in his place. Sharpton, meanwhile, also used his appearance at the event to applaud Obama’s success and make a promise to be of service to his campaign if needed. But he also said there is room for more than one leader in the ongoing civil rights struggle. He called the Illinois senator a product of the movement — not the end to it. “The bias in the media is they try to act like we can’t have multiple strategists,” Sharpton said. “We have never had a one-man movement.”


Martin Lawrence’s family farm in Virginia has apparently been overrun by packs of geese, but the actor wants everybody to know that he’s dealing with the problem as “humanely” as possible.
His neighbor ran to and said Martin was trying to run the geese off with a gun. A rep for the actor said the property manager did apply for a hunting license, but not to shoot at the geese. The rep said in a statement: “The Lawrence’s private family farm is populated with many different animals. It is not uncommon to secure an off season hunting license in rural areas and is quite common for the oiling of eggs. “A hunting license has been applied for by the property manager; at the same time, Martin has actively been exploring all possible humane ways to handle the overpopulation issue, while intending to do everything possible to preserve the animal habitat in which they reside. There are many different enterprises in rural VA that make their living assisting property owners on how to handle and manage migratory geese. It is unfortunate that a neighbor who has never met Martin or discussed the matter with him, would make this issue public without knowing all of the facts or the Lawrence family’s intentions.”

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1867: Blacks voted for the first time in a state election in the South, contributing to a Republican sweep in Tennessee. Aug. 2, 1920: Marcus Garvey presents his “Back To Africa” program in New York City. Aug. 3, 1928: Founded on this day by William A. Scott, III, the Atlanta Daily World was the first black daily newspaper in modern times.

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Blues musician Robert Cray is 55.

Rapper Chuck D of Public Enemy is 48.

Rapper Coolio is 45.

Actress Tempestt Bledsoe (“The Cosby Show”) is 35.

Apollonia (“Purple Rain”) is 48.

Singer Beverly Lee of The Shirelles is 67.

Actress JoMarie Payton (“Family Matters”) is 58.

Actor Isaiah Washington (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Soul Food”) is 45.

Musician Spinderella of Salt-N-Pepa is 37.

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You possess all the world’s gifts.

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Freddie Bell
PO Box 390521
Minneapolis, MN 55439