Solid Gold Soul

Aug. 14, 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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Attendant: Osteen Eyed Cockpit after Incident

Joel Osteen

Joel Osteen

A flight attendant suing the wife of megachurch evangelist Joel Osteen over a preflight confrontation testified Tuesday that she felt compelled to keep an irate Victoria Osteen away from the cockpit door. “I looked in her eyes and realized she was looking at the cockpit. I positioned myself in front of the cockpit,” Continental Airlines flight attendant Sharon Brown said. “I still was trying to understand what was going on because it happened so quick. My main concern was I wasn’t going to let this lady in the cockpit.” Rusty Hardin, Victoria Osteen’s attorney, however, questioned how Brown knew that Victoria Osteen was headed toward the cockpit just by looking into her eyes. “Can you look into my eyes and tell me where I am going to go?” Hardin said as people in the courtroom laughed.


Mack, Hayes, Jackson

Mack, Hayes, Jackson

Isaac Hayes apparently died of a stroke, officials with the sheriff’s department said Tuesday. The deep-voiced soul singer died Sunday after he was found unconscious at his Memphis residence. No autopsy was performed, but paperwork filed by Hayes’ family physician, Dr. David Kraus, lists the cause of death as a stroke, sheriff’s spokesman Steve Shular said Tuesday. Deputies were among the emergency crews that responded after a 911 call, and sheriff’s
department detectives were looking into the death. Kraus told investigators that he had been treating Hayes, 65, for high blood pressure, Shular said. Family members found Hayes lying on the floor of his home beside a treadmill that was still switched on. A memorial service for the soul icon will be Monday at Hope Presbyterian Church in Cordova from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. His family issued a statement Tuesday, saying: “While he was an iconic figure to many, to us he was husband, father and friend. We will ever miss his love, wisdom, humor and the familiar comfort of his voice.” The baldheaded crooner, who laid the groundwork for disco and whose “Theme From Shaft” won both Academy and Grammy awards, was elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. He also acted in movies and provided the voice of Chef, the school cook, on the animated TV show “South Park.” He had recently finished work on the upcoming movie “Soul Men,” in which he played himself. The movie stars Samuel Jackson and Bernie Mac, who died on Saturday. Hayes was hospitalized in 2006 for treatment of exhaustion, family friends said at the time.


Bernie Mack and Issac Hayes

Bernie Mack and Issac Hayes has featured Guest Books for Mr. Isaac Hayes and Mr. Bernie Mac on its site. Here is a way for you to express your condolences. You may find the Guest Books at and, respectively.

Bernie Mac’s Guest Book has drawn hundreds of photos and thousands of Guest Book entries already. No doubt the same will happen for Issac Hayes. Later this week I’ll share memories of my personal encounters with these two giants.

Michelle Obama, Pelosi to Kick Off DNC Confab

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be the featured first-night speakers at the Democratic National Convention, which also will include a videotaped message from Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy. Michelle Obama will be introduced by her brother, Craig Robinson, a former basketball star at Princeton and now coach at Oregon State, on the first night on Aug. 25. Barack Obama’s half sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, also will have a role at the convention. Other opening night speakers include Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper and Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, an early Obama supporter, organizers said Tuesday. Pelosi will be recognized for helping lead the Democratic Party back to power in Congress, said organizer Jenny Backus. “She was in the vanguard of the movement. She recruited a generation of young leaders,” Backus said. The Democratic National Convention Committee said Tuesday it will issue daily convention webcasts under the theme “Countdown to America’s Future.” The 15-minute segments will air daily at 4:30 p.m. EDT from Aug. 24 through Aug. 28 on, Comcast’s Video On Demand, and via satellite. A final program will air at 9 a.m. EDT on Friday, Aug. 29.

Easy Win for Serena Williams at Olympics

Serena Williams

Serena Williams

BEIJING Serena Williams raced into the third round at the Olympics, winning the final 10 games to beat Samantha Stosur of Australia 6-2, 6-0 on Tuesday. The match took only 44 minutes. Williams lost just five points in the second set, and dropped only six points on her serve in the match. Seeded fourth, Williams is playing singles in the Olympics for the first time. She won the gold medal in 2000 at Sydney with sister Venus, who won the singles that year and who joined Serena in the third round Tuesday by beating Iveta Benesova of the Czech Republic 6-1, 6-4. “I’ve never played singles at the Olympics, so this has been really cool for me,” Serena said. “Every time I walk out there, it’s like I’m playing in my match, but at the same time I have the whole U.S. team on my side. It’s good. I really like that feeling.” The sisters are top-seeded in doubles and had a first-round match scheduled Tuesday night. They could meet in the final of singles Saturday.

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1881: The first African American nursing school opens at Spelman College in Atlanta, Ga.
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Actress Dawnn Lewis (“A Different World,” “Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper”) is 47.

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You’re not living unless you’re having problems
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Freddie Bell
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Minneapolis, MN 55439