Don Cornelius

Legendary TV personality Don Cornelius was born on this day in 1936. Cornelius changed the face of black entertainment as creator and host of Soul Train, which celebrated black music and dance like nothing else before.

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A new drama inspired by the life of Don Cornelius is underway at BET. Titled, American Soul, the project is inspired by the personal trials and professional successes of a young, ambitious and troubled impresario, Don Cornelius. The 10-episode drama is an unflinching look at the entrepreneur, his Soul Train dancers, crew and musicians in a cutthroat Hollywood in the 1970s […]

This sounds like a good series.  According to The Jasmine Brand, A new drama inspired by the life of Don Cornelius is underway at BET. Titled, American Soul, the project is inspired by the personal trials and professional successes of a young, ambitious and troubled impresario, Don Cornelius. The 10-episode drama is an unflinching look at the entrepreneur, his Soul […]

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…

Moments before Don Cornelius committed suicide, he phoned his son and told him “I don’t know how long I can take this.” The “Soul Train”…

According to the AP, looks like the late Don Cornelius’ ‘Soul Train’ may make a return…If it does, will you accept?…Will it be the same? http://www.blackamericaweb.com/?q=articles/entertainment/gossip/37351

According to the AP, family, friends and fans all gathered together to remember the patriarch of ‘Soul Train’, Don Cornelius…Tears flowed in happiness and sadness as well. http://www.blackamericaweb.com/?q=articles/news/moving_america_news/37240

According to the 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. http://www.blackamericaweb.com/?q=articles/entertainment/blak_music_month/36858

You have to admire Tom for the way he handles this interview….He only wanted to speak about the good things about Don, not the part about how he killed himself. (allegedly)

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