Little Known Black History Facts

The late Don Cornelius, with his distinctive baritone voice, was the creator and host of the long-running dance show, “Soul Train.” The Chicago native was born September 27, 1936. Donald Cortez Cornelius was born in the South Side and raised in the historic Bronzeville neighborhood. After serving in the Marines, Cornelius was honorably discharged after […]

Little Known Black History Facts

Many in the entertainment industry are joined in mourning after news that veteran stage and operations manager Reggie Rutherford has died. Included in his long list of credits and accomplishments, Rutherford also served as the operations manager of Soul Train. Rutherford was born June 15, 1952 in Carson, Calif. He owned a private security firm […]

Don Cornelius was the creator of Soul Train and he also hosted it for years. Now, his son Tony Cornelius is the producer of BET’s American Soul which tells the story of Soul Train. Tony says that the show is doing well and people are loving it, “especially with us.” When you turn things to […]

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Broadcast legend Joe Cobb is best known as the voice who calls out “Sooooooooul Train” on all branded content of the iconic music-dance television program. But now he claims Viacom is cheating him out of his royalties following the suicide of the program’s creator Don Cornelius. Cobb revealed to the ChicagoCrusader that he has not received royalties for nearly a […]

Actor Sinqua Walls was last seen as the ill-fated Shawn, Kanan (Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson) disappointing son on Power. But he’s risen again as Don Cornelius on the upcoming BET show American Soul which looks behind the scenes at the Soul Train show and its founder. Other actors already cast include Bobby Brown as Rufus […]

"American Soul," which stars Kelly Rowland and Kelly Price, debuts February 2019.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even Beyoncé needs to slow down every once in a while. Under doctor’s orders for vocal rest, the superstar singer has postponed the Sept. 7 MetLife Stadium stop of her Formation World Tour until Oct. 7, according to a statement released Monday. Fans in St. Louis, Los Angeles, Santa Clara, Houston, […]

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Bey-day is right around the corner and the queen plans to celebrate in true superstar fashion.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Soul Train is on track for acquisition by BET Networks, the company announced Monday. Assets acquired include one of the largest libraries of African-American, music-oriented content in the world, including over 1,100 television episodes and 40 television specials, the company said. Owning Soul Train’s intellectual property will allow BET to further […]

Neither Erykah Badu nor Iggy Azalea are strangers to Twitter beef, but they may have to duke it out for the title of clap-back queen.

Gone Viral!

Hey, it’s all about winning and yes, having some fun. Apparently LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers teammates know how to do both. OK, let’s talk about the team having some fun which comes in the form of their “Soul Train” parody video called, what else, “Cavs Train.” In case you’re wondering, the vid was […]