Dr. Boyce: Five Things Black People Learned from Don Cornelius

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Like the rest of America, I was distraught over the death of the great Don Cornelius, creator of the legendary show, “Soul Train.”  There will never be another one like him, for he truly changed the black entertainment landscape for all eternity.   I thought about Cornelius for a bit this morning and wanted to share five things that black people can learn from the master of soul:

1) How to start and build a business: Soul Train was not a show that some big corporation gave to Don Cornelius. It was his baby. Don started off in Chicago with a hot local show and eventually took the show to national syndication.  He saw a void in entertainment and filled it.  He carried his dream to the national level and now his vision remains a perpetual piece of black entertainment history.   Most of us have dreams, but most of those dreams die. Find your dream, learn how to create your dream and then put your heart into building that dream.  You’ll be amazed at what you can do.

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  1. Loved this entry about dreams and success. I’m still in shock at his passing.

  2. I loved Soul Train! RIP Cornelius. I’ve been watching the old videos on youtube, doing a little dancing. Thanks for the memories!

  3. I remember back in the day in the 70’s and me and my brothers and sisters and our friends would be out playing and some one would holler out, it’s Soul Train was getting ready to come on, and boy everyone would clear the streets and head home to watch Don’s show. That was back in the day when the Afro was comb out with dignity and style. thanks for the memories, to Don’s family!

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