Solid Gold Soul

May 14, 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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CNN, HLN, and Essence Communications, Inc., are joining forces to develop What Matters, a series of weekly news segments focused on issues of importance to the African-American community.
As an extension of the regular news items and features in Essence magazine, as well as the ongoing multicultural programming on CNN, the on-air and online segments will be hosted on CNN by Tony Harris and Don Lemon with contributions from Roland Martin, Fredricka Whitfield and T.J. Holmes. The segments will be hosted on HLN by anchor Richelle Carey.

The recurring segment debuted on CNN on Friday, May 8, in the 12 p.m. hour and will feature topics ranging from 401(k) strategies to elder-care issues to pop culture.

On HLN, the segment will be seen during the 6 p.m. hour on the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday editions of “Prime News.”

Inspired by the monthly “Our News” section of Essence magazine, content for the segments will be developed collaboratively. Online users also can view the “What Matters” segments on-demand at and on Mondays via Live, the Internet’s only live multi-stream video news service. This online content will be available beginning May 15.

In addition, will offer users related articles, additional commentary, blog discussions and the opportunity to view the “What Matters” segments.

What Matters is sponsored by McDonald’s, who is also the presenting sponsor of CNN’s “Black in America 2,” the sequel series to 2008’s initiative. Reported by CNN anchor and special correspondent Soledad O’Brien, “Black in America 2” reveals the stories of community leaders and innovative pioneers who are creating solutions to challenges within African-American communities — closing achievement gaps in education, reducing health disparities, and launching business enterprises.

The two primetime documentaries for the series premiere on Wednesday, July 22, and Thursday, July 23. The 2009 co-production with Essence Communications, CNN & Essence: “Reclaiming the Dream 2,” will be filmed on July 4 at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans.


Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder is scheduled to give a free outdoor concert on the opening night of this year’s Montreal Jazz Festival, to be held from June 30 through July 12.
The gig will double as the inaugural performance at the Place des Festival, a new plaza that a press release describes as part of a still-under-construction public space that “will likewise ensure the future of the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal.”

Wonder’s set–which will also be viewable on giant screens that will be deployed on other stages throughout the festival site–is one of more than 650 free outdoor concerts set to take place during the multi-day festival. Details for additional free outdoor concerts and activities will be announced June 8, according to organizers.

Among the more than 150 confirmed artists are Jeff Beck, Harlem Gospel Choir, Buddy Guy, Mos Def, Pink Martini, The Dears, The Orb, Burning Spear and Toots & The Maytals. A complete list of confirmed acts is available at the festival’s Web site, as is ticketing information.




Injured Serena Williams lost her third consecutive clay court match on Monday when she withdrew from her first round bout against Francesca Schiavone while trailing 4-6.
The move leaves her in a questionable position for the May 24 start of the French Open, where she is the reigning champion.

“After the first set I did not want to risk anymore. I’m hoping to be ready for Roland Garros,” she insisted.

Williams, who also lost in Marbella and last week in Rome and has suffered with thigh and knee injuries, effectively stayed on court for 45 minutes to avoid a $75,000 fine which the WTA would have imposed for failing to play the new tournament. The sanction would have been imposed had she pulled out of the event and then not shown up on site for essentially a public relations appearance under the rules.

The world number 2 has already lost several hundred thousand dollars in year-end bonus pool money as a result of refusing to compete at Indian Wells last March.

“I don’t know about you, but $75,000 is a lot of money to me,” Serena told reporters. “I’m redecorating a house and $75,000 is my furniture budget, some stairs… I can’t just go writing checks for $75,000 in this economy.”

Williams said she’s aiming to play both singles and doubles at the French Open, starting a week from Sunday.

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May 13, 1862: Robert Smalls and 12 fellow Afro-American seamen captured the Planter, a cotton steamer converted into a Confederate battleship.
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Actor Franklyn Ajaye is 60.

Singer Stevie Wonder is 59.

Singer Darius Rucker of Hootie and the Blowfish is 43.

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“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.” — Mother Teresa


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