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Jimmy Fallon Boogies Down '80s Style

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 06.18.2014 | Comedy

If you like tacky sweaters, tiger-striped body suits and totally awesome dance moves, prepare to have your mind blown. Jimmy Fallon just went into ...

'Soul Train' May Boogie Onto Broadway

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 04.21.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — The groundbreaking song-and-dance show "Soul Train" is chugging toward Broadway. Stage and film producer Matthew Weaver, who helped...

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 Return Of 'Soul Train'

The Grio | Posted 06.24.2013 | Black Voices

At only 32 years old, actor, comedian and TV personality, Nick Cannon seems to be unstoppable. The husband of pop diva Mariah Carey, currently host...

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.

Philly Dancers Set 'Soul Train' Line Record

AP | Posted 02.10.2013 | Black Voices

PHILADELPHIA — Almost 300 dancers who strutted, shimmied and shook their way down a Soul Train line set a world record earlier this year in Phil...

R. Kelly Makes 'Soul Train' History!

AP | Posted 11.19.2012 | Black Voices

NEW YORK — R. Kelly is nominated for two awards at this year's Soul Train Awards, making him the most nominated act ever at the awards show. Ke...

UFW Concerts: Chatting With Kris Kristofferson Plus Gerald Albright & Norman Brown, and Shevy Smith's Video Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.19.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Filmed in Brooklyn by way of Southern California, "Rocket Fuel" is off Shevy Smith's Ad Astra record, which was released this May.

Soul Train Cruise To Set Sail In 2013

Posted 02.17.2012 | Travel

Love to cruise and shake your groove thing? Well, prepare to get down on the upcoming Soul Train cruise, which will hit the high seas in 2013. Twel...

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.

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 ...

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.

Soul Train Flash Mob Hits Broadway

AP | By CHRIS HAWLEY | Posted 02.07.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- Fans of "Soul Train" boogied down Broadway wearing afro wigs and bell bottoms on Saturday while others recounted their favorite episodes a...

The One Hour Each Week Where Black People Were Cultural Insiders

www.washingtonpost.com | 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...

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...

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...