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Love, Peace and Soul: Behind the Scenes of America's Favorite Dance Show: Soul Train

Ericka Blount Danois | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Ericka Blount Danois

Two days after Soul Train had been on the air, Cornelius walked down the streets on the South Side with O'Hare. They were heading to a bar for a drink. As they talked, they walked into a bar on Sixty-Third and Cottage Grove. Heads turned as they sized up Cornelius. Then several people at the bar called out in unison: "Sooooouuuuuuul Traaaaain!"

Soul Train and Pain: New Book Explores The Legacy of Don Cornelius' Empire

Farai Chideya | Posted 11.30.2013 | Books
Farai Chideya

In her new book, Love, Peace and Soul: Behind the Scenes of America's Favorite Dance Show, Soul Train, author Ericka Blount Danois does more than a pop-chronology or even a look behind the scenes.

WATCH: Nick Cannon Reveals His 'Soul Train' Secret

Posted 07.16.2013 | Black Voices

In addition to his duties searching for the nation’s next star on “America’s Got Talent,” Nick Cannon is also busy relaunching “Wild N’ Ou...

The Legacy of Don Cornelius

Chris Williams | Posted 04.03.2013 | Black Voices
Chris Williams

His transcendent impact on Black culture and the world at large throughout the 1970s and 1980s was immeasurable. To call him simply a luminary does a great disservice to his contributions. He was a trendsetter, icon, and a barrier breaker.

The Soul Train Impact

Hermene Hartman | Posted 04.08.2012 | Black Voices
Hermene Hartman

The death of Don Cornelius was major news. I wonder if Cornelius, himself, realized his place on the American scene. His impact was powerful with multiple dimensions. Without a doubt he took Black music mainstream.

Don Cornelius Death Ruled A Suicide

AP | Posted 04.08.2012 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES — Coroner's officials on Tuesday ruled Don Cornelius' death a suicide, nearly a week after the "Soul Train" creator and host killed ...

WATCH: Don Cornelius To Be Honored In Chicago

Posted 02.06.2012 | Chicago

A Chicago museum will play host Wednesday to a public memorial honoring legendary "Soul Train" creator and host Don Cornelius. As Time Out Chicago ...

We Lost a Legend... What I Learned From Don Cornelius

Darryl A. Cobbin | Posted 04.03.2012 | Entertainment
Darryl A. Cobbin

Don Cornelius was much more to me than an icon. He was my friend and mentor, and if I could have one last chance to speak to him, this is what I would say.

Remembering Don Cornelius

Hermene Hartman | Posted 04.03.2012 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

Last Labor Day, Chicago had a celebration remembering the days of Soul Train. Salute was paid to Don Cornelius, the creator of Soul Train. Don died today and instantly I remembered the party in the middle of the city that paid tribute to him.

PHOTO: Which TV Anchor Appeared On 'Soul Train'?

Posted 02.02.2012 | Media

Al Sharpton paid tribute to the late Don Cornelius during his MSNBC show on Wednesday. Cornelius, who was found dead earlier that day, created the gro...

Don Cornelius Dead, But His Chicago Legacy Lives On

AP | KAREN HAWKINS and DON BABWIN | Posted 04.03.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — When this proud city welcomed back hometown hero Don Cornelius last year, it wasn't just Chicago-style – it was "Soul Train" sty...

Don Cornelius Made Television History With 'Soul Train'

AP | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 04.02.2012 | Black Voices

NEW YORK — In an era when Beyonce and Jay-Z are music royalty, when Barack Obama is the nation's chief executive, and when black stars in the ca...

Celebrities Remember Don Cornelius

Posted 04.02.2012 | Black Voices

News of Don Cornelius's death from an apparent suicide spread quickly via Twitter and other social networking sites, and celebrities tweeted their con...

Don Cornelius Dead

Posted 04.02.2012 | Black Voices

Don Cornelius, the creator and longtime host of the groundbreaking music show ‘Soul Train,' has died. He was 75. According to the New York Times,...