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Event Recap: Disco Ball 2016 Salutes Soul Train Dancers

The Disco Ball 2016 was, in the immortal words of Don Cornelius, “a stone gas honey!” Billed as “One Nation Under a Cause,” the second annual Soul Train Dancer Awards was held Sunday March 20 at the Couture Hollywood. The […]

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Book Review: Michael Eric Dyson’s ‘The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America’

“If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon Martin.” President Obama’s empathy-filled words spoken after the murder of Travon Martin resonated deeply

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Diary of an Ex-Soul Train Dancer: Alina Bell

Alina Bell was one of the prettiest and sexiest Soul Train dancers of the 1980s and early ‘90s. Indeed, she had a look and

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Recap: HipHop 4 Flint

On Saturday, March 19, 2016, 52 cities around the world—including Toronto, Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, New York City, Los Angeles, and Detroit—participated in

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The ‘80s: Tears For Fears’ ‘The Seeds Of Love’

The year was 1989, the last year of a decade that went extremely well for the group Tears For Fears. Just six


The ‘80s: Karyn White’s Self-Titled Debut

Los Angeles native Karyn White began her musical journey like many other singers, singing in church and eventually working


Book Review: L.A. Reid’s ‘Sing to Me: My Story of Making Music, Finding Magic, and Searching for Who’s Next’

When it comes to the music industry, Antonio “L.A.” Reid has carved out a career so amazingly impressive that few

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Music and the Movement: Justice for Flint Benefit Concert

Each month, SoulTrain.com highlights musicians and artists who use their platform to bring greater awareness to a social issue. In a music and entertainment


The ‘80s: Crowded House’s ‘Crowded House’

Neil Finn, Paul Hester, and Nick Seymour left their former bands in the mid1980s and formed the band Crowded House, a

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FUSION NY’s Armory Week Includes Talks on Diversity and Basquiat

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On the “A” w/Souleo

Identity politics within the art world was one of the central

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