Archives for February 1, 2012

Don Cornelius (1936-2012) Tribute: Highlights from his life from ‘Soul Train’ and beyond

Southside Chicago native, Don Cornelius, who developed, hosted, wrote, and produced “Soul Train” a weekly dance show that would revolutionize pop culture has died this morning from an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound to the head. He was 75 years old. In this post, I present a cursory historical account of Cornelius’ entertainment career from the launch of “Soul Train” onward and some of the contributing factors to his death.

Jai Rodriguez speaks of guest role on ‘Are you there, Chelsea?’ and being an LGBT role model

Since starting my interview series with Jai Rodriguez, I had the honor of meeting him in person at the RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 4 Premiere Party…Continuing with the next installment of my interview series with Jai, we discussed his upcoming guest appearance on NBC’s new scripted comedy series “Are you there, Chelsea?”, his relationship status, and being a role model for the LGBT community.