Don Cornelius

Happy Birthday, Don Cornelius!

It’s that time of year, everyone! It’s time to celebrate the birth of late Soul Train creator, Don Cornelius! Born Donald Cortez Cornelius in Chicago, IL on September 27, 1936, the former Marine and radio news reporter brought Soul Train […]

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Diary of an Ex-Soul Train Dancer:  Leonard Jones

Leonard Jones was one of the standout seventies dancers on Soul Train with his wide smile and together dance moves as well as those

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Soul Train History Book: Afro-Sheen and Ultra Sheen Commercials

When Soul Train began airing nationally, its creator and host Don Cornelius scored a major sponsorship deal with the Johnson Products Company. Because

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Diary of an Ex-Soul Train Dancer: Paula Willhite

Everyone who ever danced on Soul Train has a very unique and special story to tell. Paula Willhite, who danced on Soul

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Soul Train History Book:  Soul Train’s Premiere

On August 17, 1970, a new local dance show in Chicago entitled Soul Train made its debut on UHF station WCIU Channel 26.


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The 2015 Ford Neighborhood Awards: A Community Celebration

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Celebrity meets community was the consistent theme of the 13th annual Steve Harvey 2015 Ford


Q&A: Charlie Wilson

With a string of chart-toppers including “Yearning for Your Love,” “Outstanding,” and “Burn Rubber (Why You Wanna Hurt Me),” The GAP Band solidified its

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Diary of an Ex-Soul Train Dancer: Tony GoGo

Anthony Foster, aka Tony GoGo, is one of the pioneers of locking. As a co-founding member of the original GoGo Brothers dance group, he

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Soul Train History Book: Soul Train’s Theme Songs

Over Soul Train’s 36 year history, the program has had various theme songs, some of which were original compositions and others which were not.

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Q&A: Rain Pryor—“Richard,” Race & Reality

Rain Pryor, an established and talented artist in her own right, is the daughter of one of the world’s greatest entertainers,

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