We lost a legend today in Don Cornelius, who was the Host and Producer of the television program, Soul Train. The show was a national vehicle, enabling many African American artists to gain exposure that they would not normally receive. Soul Train filled a void on television and created an impact still felt today. Cornelius died at the age of 75 due to an apparent suicide.
) Friend to the show Rosie Perez opens up about her tumultuous childhood in her revealing memoir “Handbook for an Unpredictable Life.” Then, Rosie tells Wendy about a fight she had with “Soul Train” host Don Cornelius and sets the
You can read this text from Cornelius Eady’s poem “Paradiso” in the book You Don’t Miss Your Water (1995) and in Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations. Read the quote in its full context here.
Authorities don't know where he is, but 1,406 works found in his flat are 'dirty, but undamaged' One-Minute Read LAST UPDATED AT 13:25 ON Tue 5 Nov 2013 The images above show previously unknown art works by Otto Dix (L) and Marc Chagall CORNELIUS...Show More Summary
After starting in Chicago, Don Cornelius migrated "Soul Train" to Los An
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. She gets deeply into the history and...Show More Summary
The loss of legendary Soul Train host Don Cornelius in February 2012 saddened fans of the popular dance program worldwide. However, the memory of the widely-syndicated program lives on with a bevy of live performances, breakout appearances and the fame
"A lot of people don't know it, but at the age of 15, I was a 'Soul Train' dancer," Nick Cannon says as he plans to relaunch Don Cornelius' classic music show. "That was the first time I was ever on national television."
Image courtesy of SoulTrain.com There is no denying the effect the late Don Cornelius and "Soul Train" had on pop culture; for over 30 years, every Saturday morning, teenagers everywhere were glued to their televisions to see the latest fashion,...
Unlike “American Bandstand,” “Soul Train” was a genuine reflection of what was going on in American households.
Click over to Billboard for their photo essay on this year's passings in the pop music world. Donna Summer, Whitney Houston, Adam Yauch, Don Cornelius, Davy Jones, Robin Gibb, Etta James, Dick Clark...and on and on. I can't remember the last time to many huge names died in the same year.
(The Root) -- The 2012 Soul Train Music Awards was the first time in the 25-year history of the ceremony that it was without its creator, Don Cornelius. For that reason, this year's edition, which was taped at the Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas and aired on BET and Centric on Sunday night, had to be special. Read full article...
Revolution – Season 1 Episode 5 – Recap and Review – Soul Train via Rickey.org The episode may not feature the late Don Cornelius, but "Soul Train" delivers beyond even the most modest expectations, providing the best episode of Revolution...Show More Summary
An eclectic group of TV and radio pioneers has been selected as Giants of Broadcasting. This year’s class includes the late Don Corneilius, who was the revolutionary Soul Train host from 1971 to 1993. The man who gave Archie Bunker life, Norman Lear, is among the 2012 group. Show More Summary
(The Root) -- Centric TV's latest documentary, Don Cornelius: Visionary, Trailblazer and Cultural Icon, looks back at the life and legacy of the late Soul Train host through his own eyes, with exclusive footage of Cornelius reflecting...Show More Summary
Shawn Maxam says we need to debunk the myth that Black people don’t ever commit suicide. For many centuries, suicides were treated like criminals by the society. That is part of the terrible legacy that has come down into society’s method of handling suicide recovery. Now we have to fight off the demons that have [...]
Dance Africa will pay tribute to "Soul Train" founder Don Cornelius.
This is so sad. Details of the autopsy report for Soul Train’s Don Cornelius reveal the legend had been dealing with unbearable pain for quite some time. Cornelius died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his temple back in February at age 75. Now, the report is stating that Don was plagued with seizures after suffering an aneurysm [...]
Don Cornelius was in an extreme amount of pain in the days before his death... and minutes before he shot himself, Don phoned his son and told him, "I don't know how long I can take this"... this according to the autopsy report obtained by…
After Don Cornelius, we’ve lost our second iconic music-related TV host and producer of 2012. ABC News reports that Clark died after suffering a heart attack today in Los Angeles. He was 82. Clark started out in radio, getting a job in a radio-station mailroom as a teenager in 1945 and becoming a DJ a [...]