SOUL Newspaper was a Los Angeles based publication that published from 1966 to 1982. Founded by Ken and Regina Jones, it featured articles and photographs of some of the most innovative African-American musicians and entertainers of the time, including: James Brown, The Supremes, Ray Charles, Nancy Wilson, The Jackson 5, Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye, Kim Weston, Diahann Carroll, Stevie Wonder and Tina Turner. 

Former contributors to SOUL’s success to have gone on to become highly recognizable names, writer, syndicated columnist, Pulitzer Prize recipient Leonard Pitts, Jr., writer editor Steven Ivory, Los Angeles Times writers Mike Terry, Connie Johnson, Rochelle Smith, J. Randy Taraborrelli, photographers Bruce Talamon, Bobby Holland, Erik Whitaker, and Howard Bingham who believed in SOUL and took Ken and Regina under his wing and provided them photos to run in the paper for free while he freelanced for other publications.