Archive for "Soul Train"

News From Around the Web: Feb. 8 Edition

February 8th, 2012

In today’s top news, Nicki Minaj is slated to debut a new song at the Grammys, Obama decides to accept super PAC donations and coroner rules Don Cornelius’s death a suicide.

Nicki Minaj to debut new song at the Grammys. [BET]

Obama decides to accept super PAC donations. [BET]

Coroner rules Don Cornelius’s death a suicide. [CNN]

Black woman becomes first “big city” fire chief. [BET]

Emergency contraception pills offered in a vending machine on Pennsylvania college campus. [AP]

Red Tails producer George Lucas to be honored at NAACP Image Awards. [BET]

Concerns grow over allowing drones over U.S. skies. [MSNBC]

World Bank says Africa losing out on billions of dollars in trade. [AFP]

Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill is on the table again. [AFP]

Bob Marley documentary gets distribution deal. [BET]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 6 Edition

February 6th, 2012

In today’s top news, rapper M.I.A. gives the Super Bowl the finger, a Soul Train flash mob takes over Times Square and a Brown University student uncovers a lost Malcolm X speech.

M.I.A. flips middle finger at halftime Super Bowl show. [BET]

Soul Train flash mob takes over Times Square. [BET]

Brown U. student finds lost Malcolm X speech. [Sun Herald.com]

Talib Kweli talks to BET.com about The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975. [BET]

The Schomburg Center gears up for Black History Month. [BET]

Arizona lawmaker proposes “White Appreciation Day.” [CBS5]

Report: Increasing risk of STD transmission among adults over 50. [DailyMail]

Mos Def returns to the big screen. [BET]

3,200 slave identities uncovered in Virginia. [CNN]

Bishop Eddie Long apologizes to Jewish group over “king” ceremony using the Torah. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 3 Edition

February 3rd, 2012

In today’s top news, January’s Black unemployment numbers show signs of an economic thaw, a study finds that Southern Blacks have more opportunity and Don Cornelius’s son says his dad was ‘unhappy.’

Black unemployment finally took a dive in January. [BET]

Study finds there are greater opportunities for Blacks in the South. [BET]

Obama says Jesus would back his tax policy. [CNN]

Don Cornelius’s son says his dad was “unhappy.” [BET]

BET gets Common and Maya Angelou to sit down and discuss the N-word. [BET]

Attorney General Eric Holder denies “fast and furious” cover-up. [FOX]

Chris Rock agrees that he should pay more taxes than less wealthy Americans. [EurWeb]

Rev. Jesse Jackson is worried that the recent Obama slams could turn into violence. [BET]

Google scholarship helping minorities attend college. [BlackWeb2.0]

Study: Successful Black women see less backlash. [News-Record]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 2 Edition

February 2nd, 2012

In today’s top news, celebrities remember the life and contributions of Soul Train’s Don Cornelius, a trove of previously unseen Malcolm X artifacts have been discovered and Raven-Symoné is headed to Broadway.

Celebs remember Soul Train’s Don Cornelius. [BET]

New Malcolm X artifacts discovered. [AP]

Raven-Symoné is headed to Broadway. [BET]

Somali-born rapper K’Naan is mad Mitt Romney used his song and is seeking legal action. [WSJ]

Reggae star Elephant Man is charged with rape. [BET]

National Urban League and the U.S. Census Bureau host forum on Blacks. [BET]

GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney says he’s not worried about the poor. [CNN]

Study: Racism, prejudice and conservatism linked to low IQ. [LiveScience]

London landlords are evicting tenants to cash in big on Olympics tourists. [MSNBC]

The number of names on the government’s no-fly list has doubled in the past year. [AP]

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“Soul Train” Legend Could Serve Five Years

November 17th, 2008

Don Cornelius

 

“Soul Train” legend could serve five years. The host and creator of TV’s most popular Black music and dance show could go to prison for five years after a dispute with his wife last month. “Soul Train” legend Don Cornelius is charged with spousal abuse, dissuading a witness from filing a police report and assault with a deadly weapon after cops were called to his Hollywood Hills home. Cornelius, 72, faces three counts of abusing his wife Victoria, following the L.A. City Attorney’s filing last week. In the 1970s and 1980s, “Soul Train helped launch the careers of dozens of Black recording artists.

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