Solid Gold Soul

April 9, 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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Tavis Smiley sent a thank you letter to folks who attended the 10th anniversary celebrations of his State of the Black Union, as well as the Gospel Brunch and Prince concert in Los Angeles held to benefit the Tavis Smiley Foundation.

While informing supporters that the recent fund-raising efforts have brought in almost $225,000 to fund the development of young leaders, Smiley made a point to single out Prince for donating proceeds from his Feb. 28 show at The Conga Room to the cause.

Smiley wrote:

As is common for some philanthropic individuals who donate to charitable and worthy causes, Prince is one of those people who won’t tout his contributions. He just doesn’t do it. He gives to give. In our case, Prince not only donated his time but covered all expenses for the show and mysteriously enough we received another donation matching dollar-for-dollar the six-figure concert proceeds. Guess who?

By now you may know that he has released a new phenomenal 3-CD set, “LotusFlow3r,” which showcases yet again his musical genius. The CD is available exclusively through Target stores nationwide and retails for $11.98 and is slated to reach No. 1 in record sales this week.

Because Prince has carved a creative niche for himself to own his music and to market directly to the public, this project does not have the traditional support of radio or a record label. Hence, you may have not heard any of the CD tracks on your local radio stations. But these circumstances should not prevent the public from hearing about or accessing the work of an artist who is perhaps the greatest of our time.

So I’m asking you as our friends to take a minute to check out his CD for yourself at a Target store or visit Target online at

And in addition, later this month Prince is scheduled to be a guest on my television show on PBS to discuss his CD and the challenges facing independent music artists pursuing their right to self-determination. Prince has given to our youth and I need your help to give a little back to him.

Thank you again for your support and for your consideration.
Keep the Faith!
Tavis Smiley



TV One and K2 Pictures have announced the production of “Life After,” a series that will share with viewers the behind-the-scenes story of how celebrities have dealt with major turning points in their lives.

Among those featured in the series will be hip-hop/R&B trio Bell Biv Devoe, telling the story of their life together after making the break from New Edition; Al Reynolds, describing in detail how he re-ignited his career as a business professional after his highly publicized marriage and divorce from Star Jones; actress Jaimee Foxworth, whose life took a rocky path after she left the show “Family Matters” and succumbed to the pressures that consume so many child-stars; actor and martial artist Taimak, star of the film, “The Last Dragon,” offering insight into the special challenges of becoming a cult hero at a young age; and Daryl “Chill” Mitchell, co-star of “The John Larroquette Show” and “Veronica’s Closet,” who has had to overcome great personal challenges since he was paralyzed in a motorcycle accident in 2001.

“Life After will balance joyous moments with painful memories as the show seeks to capture how those featured have both celebrated and enjoyed their fame – and endured their darkest hours,” said TV One Senior Vice President of Original Programming Toni Judkins. “Life After will investigate the ways in which these landmark moments shaped their lives, allowing them to share intimate revelations from the unpredictable journey of life. We look forward to working with K2 Pictures on this project, and are confident they will help us bring some truly remarkable stories to the TV screen.” TV One plans to premiere the eight-episode series in fall 2009.


Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson will return as host of the ESPY Awards for the fourth time this summer, following gigs in 1999, 2001 and 2002.
The show, which honors the year’s top sports performances and moments, is moving this year to the Nokia Theatre across from Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles from its longtime home at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.

The ceremony, currently in its 16th year, will air July 19 on ESPN.

Jackson’s credits include the movies “Pulp Fiction,” “Shaft” and “Coach Carter.”



CCH Pounder is in talks to play the mother of two sons portrayed by former New York Giants star Michael Strahan and wheelchair-bound actor Darryl Mitchell in the Fox comedy pilot, “Brothers.”

The actress is known for her intense dramatic work on such television shows as “ER” and “The Shield,” but will show off her lighter side as mother of siblings trying to reconnect after Strahan’s character, also a retired NFL player, returns to his hometown. Mitchell’s character is confined to a wheelchair following a car accident.

In the meantime, Pounder next appears on Sci Fi Channel’s new series “Warehouse 13” in a recurring role and in “Avatar.”

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Apr. 8, 1960: The Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) was organized on this date. (
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Songwriter Leon Huff of Gamble and Huff is 67.

Rapper Biz Markie is 45.

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“Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.” — Norman Vincent Peale


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Freddie Bell
PO Box 390521
Minneapolis, MN 55439