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August 12, 2009

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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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And it don’t stop. Has the circus that is the Obama Haters added another act, so to speak?

Some supposed “artist” is going around LA plastering posters of the first black prez made to look like Heath Ledger’s Joker in the “The Dark Knight.” Not only that, but the word “socialism” is prominently situated under the image.

The unknown person or persons created the poster by combining the cover photo of Mr. Obama from the October 2006 issue of Time Magazine, with the face makeup from the Joker.

According to reports, the posters have been spotted in different parts of Los Angeles on Monday. Most people who have spotted them claim they were located near on-ramps and underpasses in both LA and Hollywood. Another report says they’ve also been seen in the Atlanta area.

Meanwhile, LA activist and EUR columnist, Earl Ofari Hutchinson is challenging the group or individual that put up the posters to have the courage and decency to publicly identify themselves.

“Depicting the president as demonic and a socialist goes beyond political spoofery,” says Hutchinson, “it is mean-spirited and dangerous.

“We have issued a public challenge to the person or group that put up the poster to come forth and publicly tell why they have used this offensive depiction to ridicule President Obama.”

To no one’s surprise, the graphic has also gone viral online. It initially crashed the website of conservative radio host Tammy Bruce, where it was first posted over the weekend. It has also risen to the top of Google’s “Today’s Hot Trends” list.


Katherine Jackson

Katherine Jackson

Michael Jackson’s mother was officially granted permanent custody of her late son’s children during a hearing Monday that included an unexpected objection from the pop star’s former dermatologist.

In addition to approving Katherine Jackson’s guardianship petition, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff also granted monthly stipends to the 79-year-old and the three young grandchildren she is now charged with raising, according to the Associated Press.

The ruling came after a few tense moments in which an attorney for Beverly Hills Dr. Arnold Klein, Michael Jackson’s longtime dermatologist, raised nonspecific objections to the custody arrangements.

The attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, said they were based on the doctor’s long-term relationship with the singer and his children. “Legally, he is not a presumed parent,” Kaplan said. He said Klein had concerns about the children’s education and other day-to-day parenting issues.

Beckloff ultimately determined Klein didn’t have legal standing to object to the care of Jackson’s children, but said he could raise objections later. Klein has repeatedly denied tabloid reports that he is the biological father of Jackson’s children, saying last month on “Larry King Live” that “to the best of my knowledge” he is not.

Diane Goodman, an attorney for Katherine Jackson, told Beckloff that Jackson’s youngest son, Prince Michael II, was born through a surrogate who has no parental rights. Beckloff noted that the singer’s two oldest children, 12-year-old Prince Michael and 11-year-old Paris Michael, filed declarations stating their wishes for who would raise them. He did not indicate what they said.

Last week, Katherine Jackson and the singer’s ex-wife Deborah Rowe reached an agreement over custody issues. Rowe, who did not appear in court Monday, never formally petitioned for custody, but will receive some visits with Jackson’s two oldest children, to whom she gave birth while the couple was married in the late 1990s.


Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

For the fifth straight week following his June 25 death, Michael Jackson continues to dominate the recording charts.

According to Nielsen Soundscan, the King of Pop notched 447,000 album sales and 433,000 digital song downloads for the week ended July 26, reports

Jackson has averaged sales of roughly 667,400 unit sales per week over the last five weeks, which would essentially represent a high-water mark for most current top-sellers debuting an LP. Jackson’s “Number Ones” album led Billboard’s Comprehensive Albums chart, which tracks both new releases and catalog albums, with 154,390 units sold, compared with Demi Lovato’s “Here We Go Again,” which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Current Albums chart, with 108,436 units sold.

Overall, discs by Jackson, including the Jackson 5’s “Ultimate Collection,” commanded seven spots of the top 20 bestselling albums.


Henry Louis Gates

Henry Louis Gates

Black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. made his first public appearance since sharing a beer with President Obama and the white officer who arrested him for disorderly conduct last month during an incident at his home.

Speaking before 150 spectators at the Martha’s Vineyard Book Festival, where he was promoting his book, “In Search of Our Roots: How 19 Extraordinary African Americans Reclaimed Their Past,” Gates said he has received numerous death threats since he accused the officer, Sgt. James Crowley, of racially profiling him during the arrest.

“You should die; you’re a racist,” read one e-mail that Gates recalled.

The threats, Gates said, prompted Harvard University officials to suggest he consider moving. It has already forced Gates to change his e-mail address and cell phone number.

Crowley was investigating a possible burglary at Gates’ home, which Harvard University owns. While Crowley claims Gates became enraged and continued to yell despite warnings, Gates has alleged racial profiling and said he never raised his voice. A charge of disorderly conduct against Gates was dropped.

The arrest incited a national debate over race and class that Gates said yesterday shows no sign of abating. “They have not been resolved at all,” Gates said.

On July 25, someone posted signs outside Gates’ Ware Street home calling him “shameful” and a “racist.” Gates said he has also received bomb threats.

Gates said he dreamed he was arrested at the White House the night before his meeting with Obama and Crowley. He said his family and Crowley’s were “like a deer caught in headlights” upon meeting. But the two were able to use humor to break the ice, Gates said.

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Aug. 4, 1964: Bodies of three civil rights workers were discovered on a farm near Philadelphia, Mississippi. Three young men, two white (New Yorkers Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman) and one African American (James Chaney), had been missing since June 21.
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President Barack Obama is 48.

Rapper Yo-Yo (“Miss Rap Supreme”) is 38.

Singer-actor Marques Houston of Immature is 28.

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“The one without dreams is the one without wings.” — Muhammad Ali


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