Soul Train

Nu Skool Sings Old School Hosts Holiday Sneakers Ball

Nu Skool Sings Old School hosted its annual toy and gift drive party, Sneakers Ball, on Sunday, December 10, at the LA Crystal Hotel and Casino in Compton. Children from ages 7-17 modeled fashions on the runway, including those of an 8-year-old designer, Charlie LeRoy. The toys and gifts borne by attendees will be distributed to inner city children in need this holiday season.

Freeman’s New Memoir Traces Her Time as Soul Train Dancer

In November 1971 Damita Jo Freeman and her dance partner, Don Campbell, were having fun at clubs like Maverick Flats in Los Angeles  when she and Campbell auditioned for a new show called Soul Train, created by Don Cornelius, that would forever change their lives.  Damita has written a book titled “Are You That Girl on Soul Train?!”

Soul Train Awards headed to Apollo for the first time

The annual Soul Train Awards will be presented for the first time at New York City’s Apollo Theater, the legendary Harlem performance venue, as two icons of Black culture team up.

The 2021 awards show, which honors the year’s best in soul, hip-hop and R&B, will be taped and debut on BET and BET Her on Nov. 28 at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific. BET has aired the show since 2009, taping in Las Vegas in recent years.

National Museum of African American Music Opens in Nashville 

From rock and roll to blues, jazz, and hip-hop, music is as much the African American way of life as the afro was Black people’s style in the 1970s. Finally honoring that history, the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) has opened in Nashville, Tenn. 

WATCH: American Soul the Upcoming BET Series about Soul Train

Jesse Collins, who produced The New Edition Story, and The Bobby Brown Story recently posted the American Soul trailer which will premiere during Black History Month in February 2019 on BET. The series tells the back story of the hippest trip in American the iconic Soul Train. The series is executive produced by Tony Cornelius, Don’s son. The 10 episode series will star Kelly Rowlands, Kelly Price and Sinqua Walls, best known for his roles in Power and The Breaks, stars as the unforgettable Soul Train host Don Cornelius.  You can expect to see some more familiar faces.

The History of Black Television

This week the Los Angeles Sentinel celebrates Black History month and Black culture by taking a look back at the evolution of African American television and sitcoms.

BET Acquires Soul Train

BET Networks on April 4 announced its acquisition of Soul Train from InterMedia Partners and The Yucaipa Companies.

The acquisition brings together two important African American brands and further strengthens BET’s investment in urban content across all mediums,” said a spokesperson for BET via a recently released statement.