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January 22, 2009

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About Freddie Bell

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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President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama

Stepping into history, Barack Hussein Obama grasped the reins of power as America’s first black president on Tuesday, declaring the nation must choose “hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord” to overcome the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

In frigid temperatures, an exuberant crowd of nearly two million people packed the National Mall and parade route to celebrate Obama’s inauguration in a high-noon ceremony. Waving and cheering in jubilation, they stretched from the inaugural platform at the U.S. Capitol toward the Lincoln Memorial in the distance.

With 11 million Americans out of work and trillions of dollars lost in the stock market’s tumble, Obama emphasized that his biggest challenge is to repair the tattered economy left behind by outgoing President George W. Bush.

“Our time of standing pat, of protecting narrow interests and putting off unpleasant decisions — that time has surely passed,” Obama said. “Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and begin the work of remaking America.”

It was a day of high spirits — jarred by sudden concern about the health of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, a legendary Democrat who is suffering from brain cancer. He suffered an apparent seizure at a Senate luncheon in honor of Obama. “This is a joyous time but it’s also a sobering time,” Obama said. “And my prayers are with him and his family and (Kennedy’s wife) Vicki.”

As Kennedy was put into an ambulance, he told Senate colleague Chris Dodd, D-Conn., “I’ll be OK, I’ll see you later,” according to Dodd.

Obama wove a thread of personal responsibility and accountability through his inaugural address. He spoke of a “new era of responsibility” and alluded to the inability — or unwillingness — of Americans to adjust to the passing of an industrial-based economy. “Our economy is badly weakened, a consequence of greed and irresponsibility on the part of some, but also our collective failure to make hard choices and prepare the nation for a new age,” he said.

After four hours of pomp and ceremony at the Capitol, Obama and his wife, Michelle, rode in a tall, heavily armored Cadillac limousine along the 1.5 mile parade route to the White House. To the delight of cheering onlookers, the Obamas got out and walked down several blocks of Pennsylvania Avenue, waving to people kept behind police barricades.

Two years after beginning his improbable quest as a little-known, first-term Illinois senator with a foreign-sounding name, Obama moved into the Oval Office as the nation’s fourth-youngest president, at 47, and the first African-American, a barrier-breaking achievement believed impossible by generations of minorities.

He said it was a moment to recall “that all are equal, all are free and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness.” In another racial reference, he paid tribute to workers in the past who “endured the lash of the whip and plowed the hard earth.”

Obama’s election was cheered around the world as a sign that America will be more embracing, more open to change. “To the Muslim world,” Obama said, “we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect.”

Still, he bluntly warned, “To those leaders around the globe who seek to sow conflict, or blame their society’s ills on the West — know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy.”

“To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history, but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist,” Obama said in his address, which ran 18 1/2 minutes.

A mighty chorus of cheers erupted as he stepped to the inaugural platform, a midday sun warming the crowd that had waited for hours in the cold. There were some boos when Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney came onto the platform.


Michelle and President Obama

Michelle and President Obama

Black entertainers are giving First Lady Michelle Obama much love on her fashion choices.

Star Jones told the New York Daily News, “She is a straight-up beautiful African-American woman and you all better step back! She’s bringing it!”

R&B singer Monica thinks Michelle should ignore the haters and roll with whatever looks make her feel good.

Monica said, “She can pull off anything she wants. If they tell her, ‘Don’t wear yellow,’ she should wear yellow! Yellow everything!”

Lifestyles maven B.Smith told the New York Daily News that “it’s okay for Michelle to look hot” as long as she works with designers who know how to dress a black woman’s body.

The First Couple

The First Couple

“Women of color tend to have a little bit more going on down there,” Smith laughed gesturing to her backside. But on a more serious note, B. Smith praised Michelle Obama saying:

“She’s different than any of the other First Ladies in that she has been a working woman. She knows how to go from day into evening. She needs to be able to put together a wardrobe that makes her feel good but helps her accomplish what she needs to. She’s almost always going to be ‘on,’ but I don’t want her to feel that way, I just want her to feel relaxed, herself, comfortable. I hope she has fun with it.”


50 Cent

50 Cent

50 Cent’s new movie production company, Cheetah Vision, acquired eight scripts at the Sundance Film Festival last week.

“They are all different types of movies that I bought the rights to and we’re developing projects. You will see different things from me in the future,” said 50.

One of Cheetah Vision’s first projects will put 50 on the big screen with Nicolas Cage.

50 made his directorial debut recently with the DVD movie “Before I Self-Destruct” which was released free with his album of the same name.

In other 50 Cent news, according to, this past Saturday, Fiddy helped Carrey celebrate his birthday by inviting him to join his G-Unit entourage onstage during a live performance. Nope, crazy Carrey didn’t try to rap, but he did dance all night.

“Jim and Jenny were dancing and really getting into the music, so 50 decided to bring him out to the balcony for a special rendition of In Da Club (which repeats the line ‘It’s your birthday’), a source told the New York Daily News.”

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Jan. 21, 1773: Poet Phillis Wheatley, born a slave in 1754, was freed and her first book of poetry, Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, was published.
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Singer Richie Havens is 68.

8 Singer-songwriter Billy Ocean is 59.

Singer Nokio of Dru Hill is 30.

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Change has come to America!


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