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October 16, 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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Today I’m launching an unscientific polling tool which will cover various topics from time to time. The cool feature is that after voting, you can instantly see the results. Since the final Presidential Debate is today, our inaugural poll has to do with the election. Unlike the national election, you can vote as often as you like.


Coretta Scott King

Coretta Scott King

A Fulton County Superior Court judge decided late Tuesday to appoint a special master to settle a dispute among the children of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King over who has rights to love letters written between the couple. Their children are on opposing sides of a lawsuit over their mother’s personal papers that could derail a lucrative book deal. The Rev. Bernice King is in possession of the papers and refuses to turn them over to Dexter King, who heads his father’s estate and has asked for the material for use in a biography about their mother. New York-based Penguin Group is threatening to pull the $1.4 million book deal this week if the documents are not involved in the project.


Going into tonight’s third and final presidential debate Barack Obama leads John McCain 53 to 39 percent in support nationally, according to the latest CBS News/New York Times poll. Among independent voters — a crucial voting group in this election — Obama now leads McCain by 18 points, according to the CBS/Times poll. Obama is in “do no harm” mode going into tonight’s debate at Hofstra University. You never want to coast in a debate. But the Democratic candidate’s big challenge tonight is just to avoid mistakes that could become the talk of the campaign trail in the last few weeks of the campaign. Obama has to do what he’s done in the last two debates: be reassuring, counter punch when necessary, bur basically lay out his policy plans. McCain has a much different challenge. He does have to draw some blood in the debate but if he goes too negative he will reinforce the perceptions that have been built up over the last couple of weeks that he is he candidate on the attack. A majority of Americans believe McCain is mainly attacking his opponent 59 percent versus only 26 percent who say that about Obama, according to the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll.

The McCain campaign is looking for something dramatic he can do to pull this out. Could McCain pledge to serve only one term? Could he challenge Obama to more debates? Could he announce a bi-partisan cabinet? Those are all conceivable long balls but there is not a whole lot he can do at this point to change the race dynamic with only one debate left.


Happier Days

Happier Days

Gossip blogger Janet Charlton claims that Janet Jackson has been resting up in a “health spa recovery place” in Atlanta while recovering from the illness that has caused several cancellations on her Rock Witchu tour. Charlton also claims that Jackson’s boyfriend, music mogul Jermaine Dupri, has been banned from visiting her by her management. “Jermaine was told ‘You’re not her boyfriend any more,'” Charlton wrote on her blog Tuesday. “Jermaine took off for New York and he and Janet are speaking on the phone. Where their relationship stands, no one knows for sure.” Jackson was scheduled to resume her tour Monday night at the Turning Stone Resort in New York after canceling a show over the weekend in Connecticut. A message posted on the resort and casino’s Web site stated the show had been canceled due to “doctor’s orders.” No one is saying what is ailing Jackson, who has been off the road since being rushed to a hospital in Montreal before a concert in late September.


Meanwhile, as far Janet’s concert schedule is concerned, her publicist, Kitara Garner, of W&W PR, says the tour was back on starting tonight in Washington, DC.
It seems that our initial report of her suffering from vertigo was indeed correct and the cause of her concert cancelling problems. Read the the full press release:

Over the last two weeks, Janet Jackson has had to cancel a number of dates on her “Rock Witchu” tour due to medical reasons. After a thorough medical evaluation, it has been confirmed that Janet’s symptoms are being caused by a rare form of migraine called vestibular migraine or migraine-associated vertigo for which she is currently receiving treatment.
“Janet wanted very much to resume her tour so as not to disappoint her fans, but she continued to suffer from vertigo and could not perform,” stated Janet’s manager Kenneth Crear. “She’s a world-class entertainer and needs to be at the top of her game to give her fans the show they expect. She’s feeling much better and is ready to hit the road again to finish the tour.” Janet’s Rock Witchu Tour will resume tomorrow night, (tonight) October 15, 2008 at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.


Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys leads the pack this year in American Music Award nominations with four – including Artist of the Year and Favorite Soul/R&B Album for her latest CD “As I Am.” Lil Wayne’s successful 2008 run – fueled by his hit album “Tha Carter III” – culminated in three nods, including Artist of the Year and Favorite Male Artist-Rap/Hip-Hop. Kanye West, Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown, Flo Rida and Usher each picked up two nominations apiece, while Mariah Carey’s “E=MC2” earned a nod for Favorite Soul/R&B Album. The American Music Awards will present 20 trophies in pop/rock, country, soul/rhythm & blues and rap/hip-hop, Latin, alternative, contemporary inspirational and adult contemporary. The awards will be presented in Los Angeles on Nov. 23.




Prince performed before such celebs as Spike Lee, Dave Chappelle and Dennis Rodman over the weekend at New York’s Gansevoort Hotel rooftop in an event benefiting his Love 4 One Another and Urban Farming charities. Presented by Inocente Tequila, the show took place before about 100 guests to celebrate the release of “21 Nights,” his Randee St. Nicholas book of photos. The concert was nearly cut short after interference from guests’ cell phones in the room knocked out Prince’s high-tech sound system, according to the New York Post. Before the show began, an emcee took the stage and begged guests to turn off their phones or “there may not be a show.” Some did, the Post’s Page Six reported, but many ignored the plea – including one publicist involved with the concert – claiming they had to have them on at all times.
“It was so obnoxious,” one fan told the column. “To think a bunch of idiots can’t exist without their precious cells for an hour.” Also among the celebrity crowd was radio jock Howard Stern and CNN anchor Anderson Cooper. Sitting in for Regis Philbin on Tuesday’s “Live with Regis and Kelly,” Cooper told the story of how he and Chappelle helped themselves to Prince’s guitar picks that were sitting unattended backstage. Anderson showed off his souvenir to the studio audience. A source told Page Six that earlier in the evening, Prince had Gansevoort staffers working hard to meet his pre-show demands. “He’s very anal and required a humidifier in every room of his suite and the windows blacked out,” said the spy.

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Oct. 15, 1949: William Hastie nominated for the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. He was the first African American to sit on the court.
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Singer Tito Jackson is 55.

Singer Eric Benet is 38.

Singer Ginuwine is 38.

Singer Keyshia Cole is 27.

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Hold on to your faith
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