Don Cornelius

When Don Cornelius’ suicide became public, fans worldwide wondered why the “Soul Train” icon would take his own life. Now, his autopsy report reveals that illness pushed Cornelius over the edge, according to TMZ. RELATED: Don Cornelius Dead At 75 Since Cornelius suffered an aneurysm in 1997, seizures plagued him in later years. In the […]

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 […]

One of the saddest stories in the news this week is the untimely death of “Soul Train” host and creator Don Cornelius. What a shock it was to hear that a man who was loved by so many people … appeared to have taken his own life. With his smooth voice, he brought Black music […]

NEW YORK (AP) — 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. SEE ALSO: 5 Ways “Soul Train” Changed America About 100 dancers descended on Times Square in […]

TLC’s Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas is hosting a seven-hour Soul Train marathon, Saturday, 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. in honor of the late, great Don Cornelius, reports the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Cornelius was found dead Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles, CA from a self-inflicted cranial gunshot wound. Chili’s segments will open and close each […]

Long before MTV thought that Black music was cool (or profitable), Don Cornelius made it a nationally televised, weekly must-see event. SEE ALSO: Questions With Common Ochocinco Relegated To The Sideline It takes being a student of history or simply being alive in 1971, the year Cornelius introduced “Soul Train” to the American television audience, […]

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 NewsOne bets you didn’t know about “Soul Train.” RELATED: Don Cornelius Underwent Brain Surgery in 1982 1) The show got off the ground in part because an ex-racist-turned-activist became one […]

ABC News reports that Soul Train founder, Don Cornelius, underwent a “21-hour operation in 1982 to correct a congenital malformation in blood vessels in his brain.” During a 1995 interview with The Washington Post, Cornelius said he was not the same person after the operation. SEE ALSO: Five Things Black People Learned From Don Cornelius […]

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 with Afro wigs, bell bottoms and hip-shaking in the streets. SEE ALSO: 5 Ways “Soul Train” Changed America The 40th anniversary celebrations for “Soul Train” traced a remarkable journey for […]

UPDATED — 2/1/2012: The death of Don Cornelius, reported today, is an opportunity to reflect on his legacy. Last year marked the 40th anniversary of his iconic TV series, Soul Train, the brainchild of the legendary executive producer and host. In the past two years, there’s been a VH-1 documentary, a dance party at New […]

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.   Here are five things that Black people can learn from the master […]

When Don Cornelius first introduced “Soul Train” in 1971, it was the show to check out for the coolest dance steps and rhythms to boogie to out of black America. The most unique feature of the show was the Soul Train Line. SEE ALSO: Five Ways “Soul Train” Changed America Why Soul Train Will Never […]