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Breaking Records for Love, Peace, and Soul in Oakland

Nancy Davis Kho | Posted 06.25.2016 | Good News
Nancy Davis Kho

In a week where racial hatred resulted in a tragedy in Charleston, I had a crazy thought: what would happen if we held a four hour Soul Train line in every city in this country?

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.

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.

Don Cornelius' Autopsy Reveals Illness As Cause Of Suicide | Posted 06.24.2012 | Black Voices

Since Cornelius suffered an aneurysm in 1997, seizures plagued him in later years. In the final six months of his life, though, the pain of his condit...

Did We Do Enough? Thoughts on the Death of Whitney Houston

Smokey Fontaine | Posted 04.16.2012 | Entertainment
Smokey Fontaine

Perhaps the best way to honor the memory of an artist we will never forget is to choose to do that little bit more for someone in our lives who needs our help.

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.

A Hope that Don Cornelius' Apparent Suicide Opens Door on Taboo Topic

Melanie Coffee | Posted 04.08.2012 | Black Voices
Melanie Coffee

In the wake of Don Cornelius' death, many suicide prevention advocates were hoping that his apparent suicide would give people an avenue for talking about something we don't like to discuss.

Depression and the Elderly

Dr. Felicia Wade | Posted 04.07.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. Felicia Wade

The recent death of TV pioneer Don Cornelius underscores the growing problem of depression and suicide among our elderly population. Most people don't expect older adults to take their own lives, but this population has the highest suicide rate of any age group.

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 ...

Don Cornelius and the Legacy of Black Independent Media

Mark Anthony Neal | Posted 04.07.2012 | Black Voices
Mark Anthony Neal

The recent death of Don Cornelius, founder and host of the long-running syndicated series Soul Train, brought back into the focus the role of black independent media. Soul Train remains a metaphor for the freedoms and possibilities in the early years of the post-Civil Rights era.

The One Hour Each Week Where Black People Were Cultural Insiders | Posted 02.02.2012 | Home

Before BET or MTV, before cable television or the Internet, TV’s “Soul Train” taught a generation how to dance and let black America see itself ...

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...

What Black People Learned From Soul Train and Don Cornelius

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 04.02.2012 | Entertainment
Dr. Boyce Watkins

Like the rest of America, I was distraught over the death of the great Don Cornelius, creator of the legendary show, Soul Train. There will never be another one like him, for he truly changed the black entertainment landscape for all eternity.

'The View' Remembers Don Cornelius & 'Soul Train'

Posted 02.01.2012 | TV

Don Cornelius, the host and creator of the iconic dance show "Soul Train," was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in his home on W...

"Love Train": A Playlist for Don Cornelius & "Soul Train"

David Wild | Posted 04.02.2012 | Entertainment
David Wild

As I write these words, I hear helicopters overhead covering the death of Don Cornelius in my neighborhood, but I prefer to remember that being able to board "Soul Train" changed my life -- and countless others -- for the better.

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,...

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Should Be The American Music Hall of Fame

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brian Ross

The latest crop of inductees was announced yesterday by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. Once again, it honored musicians who just a...

From Philly International to The Berklee College Of Music: A Conversation With Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

This weekend, the legendary R&B songwriting team will receive honorary doctorates in recognition of the 3500 songs they've produced over their 35-year partnership. In this interview, they reflect on their extraordinary careers.