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

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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

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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

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“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

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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

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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

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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’

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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

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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

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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

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

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