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.
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.
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.