Don Cornelius gave us Soul Train, a musical showcase that promoted Black culture, dance, and style from 1971 to 2006. In its 35-year history, the show primarily featured performances by R&B, soul, and hip hop artists. The Soul Train line is still an active phenomenon. We rarely see African Americans dancing and enjoying themselves like this on public television today. Is there a modern Soul Train equivalent? Don Conrnelius ended each Soul Train show wishing us all:
“A man wants peace in his house and in his relationships. Intimacy is important, too. However without peace, intimacy becomes a challenge and that is when the man’s mind and eyes start to wander. In the spirit of keeping it real, if a woman of any age desires to have and build a relationship with a good man, be prepared to listen and hear/see/feel/ your man. Once you commit to doing that, a good (and intelligent) man will do all that he can to fulfill all of your needs and desires. It’s really that simple.”
Harold “Heru” Williams
Being in love gives us a natural high. It has now been confirmed that being in love relieves pain in a way that is as powerful as morphine. In a recent Stanford University study, 15 study participants were asked to hold a temperature probe while looking at a picture of their lovers. The participants who looked at someone they were in love with had a 45% reduction in their perception of moderate pain and a 12% reduction in their feeling of severe pain.