Solid Gold Soul

April 3, 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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Robert Powell

Robert Powell

Exactly a week after news broke that he detained NFL player Ryan Moats in the parking lot of a hospital where his mother-in-law was dying, Dallas police officer, Robert Powell, has resigned from the force. (See video of the incident here.)

“With a heavy heart and great sadness, I resigned from the Dallas Police Department this morning,” Powell said in a statement issued by his attorneys. “I made this decision in the hope that my resignation will allow the Dallas Police Department, my fellow officers, and the citizens of Dallas to better reflect on this experience, learn from the mistakes made, and move forward.”

However, the resignation won’t end the internal-affairs investigation into Powell’s actions, police officials said.

The now ex-officer was accused of misconduct after he stopped Moats, a running back for the Houston Texans, for rolling through a red light while rushing his wife and her family to the hospital the night of March 17. Squad-car video shows Powell berating Moats during a 13-minute episode while his mother-in-law died. He publicly apologized for adding to the family’s grief.


Natalie Cole

Natalie Cole

Before Larry King’s CNN program ended at 10 p.m. EST Tuesday night, guest Natalie Cole had dozens of e-mails from folks offering to get tested to see whether they could give her a kidney.

The singer and daughter of the late Nat King Cole appeared on “Larry King Live” and said she is searching for a kidney after an illness caused both of her kidneys to fail.

Before she finished the hour-long interview, which also covered her battles with drugs, dozens of e-mails flooded the CNN studio from people offering to see if their kidney is a match. King handed a thick stack of paper to Cole.

“These are all e-mails from dozens — dozens of people offering to be tested to see if they can match, who want to give you a kidney,” King said.

Cole stared at the papers for a moment. “There are some great human beings out there. That’s all I can say,” Cole said. “I’m on a very long list, which is why we are looking to donors.”

Cole said she first began having kidney troubles in February 2008 when she was diagnosed with hepatitis C. Cole said she attributes the hepatitis C to her well-publicized struggles to stop using cocaine and heroin. Cole said she has been sober for some time now after two stints in rehab.

The entertainer said she underwent chemotherapy in an aggressive way to fight the virus. Within four months of getting chemotherapy, both of Cole’s kidneys failed.

“I couldn’t breathe. I — I went into — literally, my kidneys stopped functioning. They stopped, you know, processing the fluid that was starting to build up in my body.”

Since then, she has been on dialysis three days a week and has been searching for a kidney, she told King in one of the first public interviews about the issue.


Wanda Sykes

Wanda Sykes

Wanda Sykes is about to finalize a deal for an hour-long late-night talk show to air Saturday nights on Fox.

The program, slated to premiere in the fall, will succeed the recently canceled sketch comedy show “MadTV.” The format will feature Sykes and a panel of recurring guests sparring over issues concerning politics as well as pop culture. Sykes will appear in field segments as well.

Sykes’s deal brings a rare female presence to late-night television, which is dominated by white male hosts. The actress, who co-stars on CBS’ “The New Adventures of Old Christine,” previously headlined the sitcom “Wanda at Large” on Fox.

As previously reported, Sykes will also host the upcoming 2009 White House Correspondents’ Association dinner on May 9 at the Washington Hilton.


Lakisha Jones

Lakisha Jones

The powerhouse singer, who earned fame as a single mom during the show’s sixth season in 2007, is now married to financial advisor Larry Davis and is expecting their first child this summer.

The baby will follow the release of Jones’s first solo CD, “So Glad I’m Me,” due May 19.

“When I think about all the goodness in my life right now,” Jones said, “everyday I think ‘I’m so glad I’m me!'”

Jones’s daughter Brionne, 6, started calling Davis “Dad” even before their wedding. “The way he interacts with my daughter and treats her as his own. … I love that,” Jones told People in October, when the two were married. “I may not have won ‘American Idol,’ but I have won because I’m able to provide a better life for me and my daughter and that’s all I’ve ever wanted.”

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Apr. 2, 1984: Coach John Thompson of Georgetown University becomes the first black coach to win the NCAA basketball tournament.
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NFL wide receiver Willie Green is 43

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Miracles are not a myth!


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Freddie Bell
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Minneapolis, MN 55439