Don Cornelius

Love, peace and soul was the ‘Soul Train’ mantra and writer Nelson George has put all of the above into his new book, Soul Train:…

Today, the father of Soul Train, Don Cornelius, would have been 77 years old. A new voice out of school, Cornelius started his career by…

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 TMZ. According to the report, the “Soul Train” legend […]

When the world heard of the tragic passing of Don Cornelius, we had different reactions. Some were in disbelief, others paid homage to the legend with a “Soul Train line” in Times Square, while many reflected on his immense impact on society. SEE ALSO: Is Black History Month Hard On Black Folks? BLACK HISTORY MONTH […]

Coroner’s officials on Tuesday ruled Don Cornelius’ death a suicide, nearly a week after the “Soul Train” creator and host killed himself with a gunshot to the head. The agency made the determination after conducting an autopsy on Cornelius’ body Friday. Investigators are still awaiting the results of toxicology tests before issuing a final report. Police […]

Fans of “Soul Train” boogied down Broadway wearing afro wigs and bell bottoms on Saturday while others recounted their favorite episodes at a Harlem meeting hall in tribute to the show’s late creator, Don Cornelius. About 100 dancers descended on Times Square in a “flash mob” organized through the Internet. As startled tourists looked on, […]

In Harlem, hundreds of people are paying tribute to “Soul Train” creator Don Cornelius.  At  Al Sharpton’s headquarters today about 300 people came to hear friends and fans recount memories of the ledgend . People of all races and backgrounds remember Cornlieus and have memories of watching Soul Train on a Saturday afternoons. People feel as though they […]

Tony Cornelius, who worked alongside his father Don Cornelius on the iconic “Soul Train” and other shows, said his father placed a call to him on the day he died, reports CBS News. Cornelius did not elaborate on the conversation, but said, “It was a call of urgency, and I came to his home immediately.” […]

On Wednesday, the first day of Black History Month, the world lost Don Cornelius. While we continue to celebrate his legacy, here are 10 thing…

CHICAGO — When this proud city welcomed back hometown hero Don Cornelius last year, it wasn’t just Chicago-style – it was “Soul Train” style, complete…

From the hundreds of musicians that performed on “Soul Train” to the millions of viewers who tuned in every weekend, Don Cornelius’ vision to give Black America a platform to share our music our way became so much more than that. It opened doors for black ad agencies and black products and showed mainstream media […]

The last time I saw Don Cornelius was this summer at the “Soul Train” reunion party in the Windy City. He was flanked by his two sons and his longtime bodyguard. He was in rare form. He exchanged playful insults, often profanity-laden, with his childhood friend, WBEZ’s Richard Steele, a moderator for a panel discussion […]