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Former NBA player turned business mogul Magic Johnson is trying his damnedest to top himself. After purchasing the Los Angeles Dodgers, Johnson has set his sights on an African-American entertainment institution. Magic Johnson has purchased “Soul Train” and plans on bringing it back to television. Another thing Johnson will be developing out of the “Soul […]

Memorial Day is traditionally a time to remember and honor those who have given their lives in military service to their country. However, anyone who has spent any time in the entertainment business knows that it’s a unique battle of its own with many casualties. Like on Facebook to stay updated with the latest […]

It’s been almost two months since the passing of music legend Don Cornelius. The autopsy report is now being announced. By now, we all know Cornelius died of a self inflicted gun shot wound to the head, but the autopsy report uncovered the Soul Train creator suffered from seizures for nearly fifteen years. The seizures […]

The Los Angeles County Department of Coroner has ruled the death of Soul Train creator and host Don Cornelius as a suicide. The coroner officials issued the ruling on Tuesday, nearly a week after the television pioneer reportedly killed himself with a fatal gunshot to the head. The agency made the determination following an autopsy of […]

Saturday afternoon, a  flash mob took over Times Square in New York City to honor the memory of “Soul Train” creator Don Cornelius.  Playing 70’s classics like The Jackson Five’s “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough”, some fans really got into the spirit by donning Afro wigs and roller skates and grooved down the now […]

If you’ve ever heard of The Roots, you know their drummer, Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson, is a huge Soul Train fanatic. Questlove went on Okay Player and remembered his first non-musical or blood related hero, Don Cornelius. In the piece, ?uestlove says, his bag of hard drives of Soul Train episodes have caused trouble for him […]

The passing of Don Cornelius has hit the music community hard. Eddie F., who was the DJ for Heavy D & The Boyz, called into Atlanta’s Majic 107.5/97.5 radio station yesterday. He shared some memories of the two legends. “Don Cornelius was one of the original pioneers of music on television,” Eddie F commented, “He created […]

Don Cornelius and his ex-wife, Viktoria Chapman Cornelius, did not end their union on good terms. Towards the end of their marriage, the late television icon was convicted of domestic abuse. She was also believed to have pepper sprayed him multiple times. Though the two finalized their divorce in 2009, Chapman will be the one […]

In a recent interview with TheUrbandaily about his new album Groovy People, legendary songwriter and producer Leon Huff shared how he and his partner Kenny Gamble came to create the “Soul Train” theme song: Exploring The Sound Of Philadelphia ..It was a dance show and he[Don Cornelius] was very excited about it. He had everything […]

Don Cornelius brought us “Soul Train.” A movement dedicated to “our black music, fashion and dancing.” This morning he was found dead in his California home after an apparent suicide. The television and music icon leaves behind a deep legacy including the famous “Soul Train line” and “Soul Train scramble board.” Artists such as Michael […]

The death of Don Cornelius is sending shock waves through black America. As we mourn the loss of a true legend and pioneer in the entertainment business, The Urban Daily wanted to look back at some of the moments that made us turn on our televisions every Saturday morning. Check out some of our favorite […]

On February 1st the entertainment world was rocked by the news that “Soul Train” founder Don Cornelius was dead. The 75-year- old TV legend died of a gunshot wound to the head. Police are saying it was possibly a suicide. has gathered reactions from those who benefited from the work and life of Mr. […]