by Bassey Ikpi onFebruary 2, 2012
Why Don Cornelius' death should start a much-needed dialogue about African Americans and suicide.
February 2, 2012
From Journal-isms: The news of Don Cornelius' death quickly consumed social media and expanded into the mainstream.
February 1, 2012
In a September 2010 segment from the Tavis Smiley show, Don Cornelius talks about how he viewed the competition.
by Henry Louis Gates Jr. onFebruary 1, 2012
Trace his rise to the top in this excerpt from Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s Life Upon These Shores.
by Monée Fields-White onFebruary 1, 2012
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
by Aisha I. Jefferson onNovember 25, 2011
The Root talked to celebrities about Heavy D, Soul Train memories and more on the red carpet.
June 30, 2011
The death of Don Cornelius, the face of the classic TV dance show, has us reminiscing about peace, love and soul. Check out our favorite memories, then share yours below.
July 2, 2010
This week on the Confab: The BET Awards and the black community's hypocritical treatment of domestic-abuse offenders. If Don Cornelius gets a pass, why can't Chris Brown? Plus, race-baiting at Elena Kagan's confirmation hearing, housekeeping headaches for Obama, and America's best black-owned bed and breakfasts. Join The Root's managing editor, Joel Dreyfuss, as he talks to staff writer Cord Jefferson, buzz editor Nsenga Burton and contributor to The Root Frank McCoy.
*Podcast production by Abdullah Rufus.
*Podcast theme music by Timothy Morrison.
by Nsenga Burton onJune 28, 2010
There was plenty of hypocrisy to spare at the BET Awards, but Chris Brown's breakdown during his tribute to Michael Jackson wasn't one of them.
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