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Aug. 29, 2008

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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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THE SOUND IS SWEET by Freddie Bell

The Democrats and Barack Obama continue orchestrating the campaign to the take the White House to perfection building to a resounding crescendo concluding tonight and beginning anew on toward November.

It’s not an accident that the Clintons waited until the convention to put thier full overt support behind America’s first African-American Presidential Democratic nominee. It’s been there all along.

From the time it was evident that Obama would reach the Democrat Nominee, the plan began coming together with the purpose of preventing Obama from peaking too soon.

The back up plan was ready as well. The Clintons were Obama’s ace in the hole. Had Obama’s campaign seriously imploded leading up to the Denver convention, the Clintons stood ready to deliver the one-two punch needed to propell Obama past McCain.

The campaign has never underestimated the power of the Clintons and choose to use it wisely.

Fortunately the Clintons weren’t required to come to Obama’s rescue prior to Denver. The campaign and the Clintons never believed they were in trouble. Consider that Obama went overseas and even took a vacation following it, leaving a scant few days to campaign prior to the convention. His drop in the polls was minimal over that time.

The Republicans, on the other hand, appear so troubled that surrogates have been dispatched to Denver throughout the convention week to continue campaigning. They do so even though protocol says it’s wise to take a week off during the opponents’ national convention.

Additionally, millions of dollars have been spent on television advertising to counter every perceived Democratic misstep.

Without missing a note, the entire campaign has come together as planned from Michelle to Hillary and from Bill to Joe.

Tonight the nomination process ends and the recasting of America begins. Talk about unity. Now McCain has to match Hillary and Bill, Julie and Joe Biden…not to mention Michelle and Barack Obama.

On the other side, its George Bush, John McCain and his VP choice.


To shouts of “Yes we can,” Democrats nominated Barack Obama on Wednesday as their presidential candidate in a historic first for a black American, sending him into battle against Republican John McCain.

In an emotional moment of unity, Obama’s one-time opponent, Sen. Hillary Clinton, strode onto the floor of the party’s national convention during a roll call of the states and formally asked Democratic delegates to suspend their count and approve his nomination by acclamation.

“With eyes firmly fixed on the future, in the spirit of unity, with the goal of victory, with faith in our party and our country, let’s declare together in one voice right here, right now, that Barack Obama is our candidate and he will be our president,” she said to roars of approval inside the packed convention hall.

“I move Senator Barack Obama of Illinois be selected by the convention by acclamation as the nominee of the Democratic Party,” she said, a request quickly accepted by the convention’s presiding official, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California.

When Pelosi pounded a gavel to declare Obama the nominee, delegates held hands together up high, danced and swayed back and forth to the song “Love Train” in celebration of the moment. “Yes we can,” the crowd chanted. “Obama!”


Las Vegas police said they caught Marion “Suge” Knight in the act of assaulting his girlfriend Wednesday morning and promptly threw him in jail.

According to the Associated Press, police responded to a domestic violence call early yesterday on a busy street near the Las Vegas Strip and found the Death Row Records mogul standing over his longtime girlfriend with the knife in his hand.

“He did not stab her,” said Officer Jacinto Rivera, a department spokesman. However, he was arrested at about 6:40 a.m. and booked Wednesday into the Clark County jail on felony charges of assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a controlled substance, and misdemeanor charges of possession of dangerous drugs without a prescription and domestic violence.

Police did not release the identity of the woman, who told officers she was Knight’s girlfriend of three years. The woman was treated at a hospital for minor injuries, according to Rivera.


Paula Abdul says she’s thrilled to have a fourth judge added to the table on “American Idol” next season, despite Internet reports that claimed she didn’t approve.

In fact, Abdul takes credit for launching the career of songwriter Kara Dioguardi, who will join her along with judges Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson on the Fox competition series.

In an interview with “Idol” host Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS-FM show, Abdul said she met Kara outside a restaurant in New York when Kara was a Billboard magazine employee with songwriting dreams. After meeting her that day, Paula convinced her to drop everything and move to L.A. with her.

Says Paula: “[Kara] was my roommate! And I took her all around the world with me and introduced her to wonderful people…She stayed in Sweden and wrote with these people and got started living her dream.”

When asked where Dioguardi would sit at the judges table, Paula said: “I don’t know. Hopefully next to me.” But in case that proves distracting, Paula continues, “we’ll probably be separated by Simon or something.”


Tiger Woods, who is taking the rest of the year off to recover from knee surgery, says he’s not quite sure if he’ll be ready on Jan. 27 to defend his title at the Dubai Desert Classic, which takes place at a course he helped to design in the Persian Gulf city.

“It’s frustrating for me,” he said Monday of the injury.

After winning the US Open in June, the world’s top-ranked golfer missed the rest of the 2008 season so he could have reconstructive surgery on his left knee to repair a torn ligament.

Although his schedule next year is uncertain, he said he will certainly “be hitting golf balls at the beginning of the year.”


Former NBA player Wayman Tisdale revealed on his Web site that he had part of his right leg amputated Monday due to bone cancer, reports the Associated Press.

The 44-year-old first learned he had a cancerous cyst below his right knee after he broke his leg in a fall at his home in Los Angeles on Feb. 8, 2007. The 6-foot-9 Tulsa native underwent chemotherapy and eventually knee replacement surgery before continuing to tour.

On his Web site, Tisdale said removing a portion of the leg would be the best way to make sure that the cancer would not return.

“This may sound drastic, but I have put it in God’s hands and now have peace, knowing that this is the best way to put this disease in check,” he said. “I have complete faith that with the Lord’s blessings this surgery will eliminate the cancer from my body and I’ll soon be back on the road doing what I do best.”

Tisdale, now an award-winning jazz musician, said he planned to resume touring in the fall and that he would attend an annual cruise that he hosts.

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1955: Emmett Till, 14, was kidnapped and lynched in Money, Mississippi.

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Actor J. August Richards (“Angel”) is 35.

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Keep hope alive
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