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November 5, 2008

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Freddie Bell

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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BARACK OBAMA IS ELECTED AS 44TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

President-Elect Barack Obama

President-Elect Barack Obama

At once weeping and jubilant, African-Americans glimpsed the Promised Land tonight, 40 years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., as Barack Obama won election as the first black American president. Residents of the historically African-American neighborhood of Harlem watch live coverage of the election results at a Democratic rally on Election Day on November 4, 2008 in New York City. Nearby, Tejahn Rahman, 25, said an Obama presidency means that “the younger generation sees they can do better than what we’ve done. I’ve got chills down my spine.” At 47, Obama is too young to have borne the battle scars of the civil rights movement of the 1960s, but he was the beneficiary of all its prizes: the Voting Rights Act, legal acceptance of interracial marriage and affirmative action, among them. “Change takes time, and to come to this place in time is a sign,” King’s 81-year-old sister, Christine King Farris, told ABCNews.com from her office at Spelman College, where she is a professor. “This takes me back to my brother’s last speech in Memphis,” she said. “He said, ‘I may not get there with you,’ but we — not some Americans, but all Americans — will get to the Promised Land.”

Amid dancing, confetti and champaign toasts, thousands of supporters lined 125th Street in historic Harlem in New York City — the iconic heart of black America and home to early civil rights activists Marcus Garvey, the Rev. Adam Clayton Powell and black separatist Malcolm X, who was assassinated here in 1965.

Election Revelers

Election Revelers

The event, sandwiched between the Apollo Theater, where blues and jazz greats once got their start, and the big-box stores like H&M that have symbolized Harlem’s economic renaissance, drew an estimated 8,000 this evening, according to security officials. On a stage lined with American flags, guitarist GQ belted out a rendition of Marvin Gaye’s, “What’s Going On?” Throngs of African-Americans, surrounded by tourists, European and American news teams, answered, “Obama!” But Obama’s victory is more than symbolism, according to Rainbow Coalition director the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who spoke to ABCNews.com by phone from Chicago on Election Day.

“For blacks who voted for Obama, this is reconciliation, for whites, it is redemption,” said Jackson, who worked side-by-side with King and later ran unsuccessful presidential campaigns as a Democrat in 1984 and 1988.

Jesse Jackson

Jesse Jackson

Obama’s ascendancy was accomplished by the civil rights movement, Jackson said. “That is the force that made his victory possible,” he added. “His accomplishment came from the pain of martyrs.” Perhaps a kind of poetic justice, but Kansas, where Obama was partly raised, was also where the pivotal Supreme Court ruling Brown v. Board of Education desegregated education in 1954.

COLIN POWELL COMES TO MINNEAPOLIS

General (ret) Colin Powell

General (ret) Colin Powell

The General Mills Foundation and UNCF are presenting the 19th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast. The Holiday Breakfast is an opportunity to celebrate the life and legacy of the man and movement that not only changed civil rights laws for all Americans but set in motion the drive for human rights reform worldwide. The theme of this year’s Holiday Breakfast is “Because of His Dream, I can… Lead, Grow, Inspire.” The Keynote Speaker is
General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret) who became the 65th Secretary of State on January 20, 2001. As he stated at his confirmation hearing, the guiding principle of U.S. foreign policy during his tenure was that “America stands ready to help any country that wishes to join the democratic world.” Most recently he endorsed President-Elect Barack Obama for President.
Musical Performers for the breakfast is Steven Daniels and Young Voices of Shiloh Missionary which features Shiloh’s teenage and young adult singers who have combined their talents to form a choir relating to the youth and young adults of today. Their church home is Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, where Rev. Steve Daniels, Jr. is the senior pastor in St. Paul.
Date: January 19, 2009
Time: 7:00 am
Location: MPLS Convention Center Ballroom A
1301 Second Ave S
Minneapolis, MN
Ticket Price: $30.00 per person

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Nov. 5, 1836: Theo Wright becomes the first black person to get a Theology degree in the U.S. (

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Singer Angelo Moore of Fishbone is 43.

Actress Judy Reyes (“Scrubs”) is 37

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Our Time Is Now

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