Solid Gold Soul

September 8, 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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T.I.’s new single Whatever You Like” remains No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 due in large part to download sales of more than 176,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. A week after setting a new record with 71-1 jump, the track also climbs 8-2 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Elsewhere on the Hot 100, Rihanna’s “Disturbia” holds at No. 2, while Pink’s “So What” jumps 9-3 in just its second week after selling 136,000 downloads. Chris Brown’s “Forever” slips 3-4, while M.I.A.’s “Paper Planes” rises 6-5 and Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida” remains No. 7.
Ne-Yo’s “Closer” stays put at No. 8, while Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours” rockets 24-9. Katy Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl” falls 4-10 to round out the top tier.
The chart’s top debut is Ludacris’ “What Them Girls Like” featuring Chris Brown and Sean Garrett at No. 59. Another T.I. song, “Swing Ya Rag,” is new at No. 62. The cancer charity fund-raiser “Just Stand Up!,” featuring Beyonce and Mary J. Blige among a dozen-plus top female vocalists, debuts at No. 78. The artists will perform the song tonight during the multi-network “Stand Up to Cancer” telethon. Jazmine Sullivan’s “Need U Bad” begins a second week at No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, where the top debut is T.I.’s “Swagger” featuring Kanye West and Lil Wayne at No. 55.

Meanwhile, The Game’s new album “L.A.X.” tasted No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart before a SoundScan error dropped him down to No. 2 behind metal band Slipknot. Their album “All Hope is Gone” moved 239,516 copies in the United States, only 1,134 more than the rapper’s Geffen album at 238,382.


After months of stubbornly holding onto his job amid an embarrassing sex scandal, Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick pleaded guilty to felony charges Thursday and has agreed to resign immediately and go to jail. Kilpatrick admitted that he lied under oath when he and his former top aide Christine Beatty were accused of having an affair and denying their roles in the firing of a deputy police chief. As part of his plea deal, the mayor will serve four months in jail and five years of probation. He was also fined $1 million to be paid over the five-year probationary period.
Kilpatrick had faced 10 felony counts in the two different criminal cases. During a separate hearing moments after Wayne County Circuit Court Judge David Groner accepted the mayor’s plea, Kilpatrick offered a no contest plea in an assault case.


Rev. Jesse Jackson says he is on the mend after being hospitalized Thursday for complaints of severe stomach pains. The civil rights leader entered Northwestern Memorial Hospital on Wednesday after falling ill earlier in the week. Doctors diagnosed the ailment as viral gastroenteritis but were conducting more tests as of press time, according to the Associated Press. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says gastroenteritis is an inflammation of the stomach and small and large intestines. The condition is not considered serious for most people. Jackson said he was feeling much better Thursday morning but wasn’t sure when he would be released. The reverend was in Georgia campaigning and conducting voter registration for Sen. Barack Obama when he began to feel ill after apparently becoming dehydrated.


Under new 2009 Women’s Tennis Association [WTA] rules announced Wednesday, both Venus Williams and her sister Serena face suspension for continuing to boycott the Indian Wells tournament, where they were booed in 2001. Their boycott stems from a 2001 semi-final match at the tournament when the sisters were scheduled to play each other for the chance to face Belgian Kim Clijsters in the final. Venus pulled out with a knee injury five minutes before the match, causing many to question her motives for the exit. Serena was booed in the final, which she won 4-6, 6-4, 6-2. “I don’t play that tournament,” Serena told reporters at the U.S. Open Wednesday following her victory over Venus in a quarterfinal match. “I guess there are a lot of tournaments you have to play next year or you get suspended.” Venus said of their Indian Wells sidestep: “The WTA is a good place. All of us live in a free country. We’re able to make a choice whether we want to play or not. Players don’t like suspensions. It’s tough for the top players. It’s a lot of give and not necessarily a ton coming back. If it’s best for the sport I guess we all have to contribute.”


Lynn Westmoreland

Lynn Westmoreland

The Huffington Post is reporting that Georgia Republican Rep. Lynn Westmoreland used the term “uppity” to describe Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama Thursday. Westmoreland was discussing vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s speech with reporters outside the House chamber and was asked to compare her with Michelle Obama. “Just from what little I’ve seen of her and Mr. Obama, Sen. Obama, they’re a member of an elitist-class individual that thinks that they’re uppity,” Westmoreland said. Asked to clarify that he used the word “uppity,” Westmoreland said, “Uppity, yeah.” The Obama campaign, asked about the quote, did not note any racial context. “Sounds like Rep. Westmoreland should be careful throwing stones from his candidate’s eight glass houses,” said Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor.

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Sept. 5, 1804: Absalom Jones ordained a priest in the Protestant Episcopal Church. Sept. 6, 1960: Rafer Johnson won the Olympic Decathlon – the first for an African American. Sept. 7, 1954: The start of integration for MD public schools, and Washington DC public schools.
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Sept. 5: Singer Terry Ellis of En Vogue is 42.

Sept. 6: Actor-comedian Michael Winslow (“Police Academy”) is 50

Actress Rosie Perez is 44.

Singer CeCe Peniston is 39.

Singer Darryl Anthony of Az Yet is 39.

Singer Macy Gray is 38.

Actress Anika Noni Rose (“Dreamgirls”) is 36.

Actress Naomie Harris (“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”) is 32.

Rapper Noreaga is 31.

Rapper Foxy Brown is 29.

Sept. 7: Singer Gloria Gaynor is 58.

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Do what you fear most to conquer your fears.
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Freddie Bell
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Minneapolis, MN 55439