Ghana: Former President Jerry ‘J.J.’ Rawlings Dies

BBC is reporting Ghana's former president Jerry "J.J. Rawlings has died after a brief illness at a hospital in Accra. Rumors...

NewsOne: The Burton Wire Named to 2014 Top 15 Most Share-Worthy Black Blogs List

The Burton Wire is excited to report that TV One's NewsOne has named The Burton Wire as one of the top...

Akosua Report: Joseph Hayne Rainey

“If the colored people of South Carolina had been accorded the same advantages—if they had had the same wealth and surroundings...

Uganda: NewzBeat Raps News in Luganda and English

Amy Fallon of Inter Press Service is reporting the NewzBeat, a news segment that airs on Uganda's free-to air channel NTV,...

Agnes Tirop: World Champion Kenyan Runner Stabbed to Death

The international sports world is reeling over the murder of world-renowned Kenyan runner Agness Tirop. In what police are calling a...

Okonjo-Iweala First Woman & African to Head WTO

Nigerian economist Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is shattering global glass ceilings. Okonjo-Iweala has been named to head the World Trade Organization (WTO),...

Meet Phyllis Omido: Kenya’s ‘Erin Brokovich’

Emma Daly of Human Rights Watch is profiling the activism of Phyllis Omido, a Kenyan woman who led the fight against...

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius Arrested for Girlfriend’s Death

CNN is reporting that celebrated paralympian athlete Oscar Pistorius has been arrested for the murder of his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. CNN's...

The Burton Wire’s Top News Stories of 2013

As 2013 comes to a close, The Burton Wire brings you our top news stories from the African Diaspora in 2013....

Akosua Report: Stokely Carmichael

“…black people in this country unite, recognize their heritage, and build a sense of community." - Stokley Carmichael Kwame Ture born...

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