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Q&A: Danielle Spencer

“Oooooooh! I’m telling mama!” If you have ever heard this phrase, chances are you have watched the classic television show What’s Happening! That famous phrase was uttered by the character Dee, portrayed memorably by Danielle Spencer, whenever she was bent […]

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The 80s: DeBarge’s ‘Rhythm of the Night’

By the time DeBarge released the album Rhythm of the Night, the group of siblings from Michigan was accustomed to hitting the charts, already known

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Diary of an Ex-Soul Train Dancer: Sheila “The Diva” Lewis

One of the most popular regulars in Soul Train’s history was Sheila Lewis, who was bestowed the nickname “The Diva” due to all of the

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Dance Off: Fik-Shun vs. Michael Jackson (A SoulTrain.com Original Short Story)

“Mom, come quick, come quick!” Manny yells from the living room. He is perched excitedly on the floor in front of their 70” wall-mounted television


The 80s: Ready For The World

Never were Jheri curls as cool as when they were sported by the band Ready For The World, a sextet formed in Flint, Michigan, where


Recap: Unity Christian Music Festival 2014

Merriam-Webster defines “unity”as the quality or state of not being multiple, a condition of harmony. It’s the state of being made one.

More than


Q&A: T.S. Monk—Central Park, Great Hill, Great Expectations

World-renowned jazz music icon T.S. Monk truly loves Central Park. The award-winning drummer and his sextet performed on the Great Hill on August

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Soul Train History Book: Soul Train Makes a Wish Come True

One of the most moving and heartfelt moments in Soul Train’s history had nothing to do with music or a recording artist, but with

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Summer Hit List: The Movies, Music and Television You Must See Before Summer Is Over


As the days heated up in 2014, so did the work churned out by musicians and actors over the past several months. Whether in

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Love, Peace & Soul: Celebrating 44 Years of Soul Train

Sunday, August 17, 2014 marks the 44th anniversary of the premiere of Soul Train on television. When you think of Soul Train, you think of black

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