Ray Rice and Oscar Pistorius: The Tie That Binds

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This week has been a heavy one for the sports world. Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson is selling his team after...

Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to Five Years for Steenkamp Homicide

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The BBC is reporting that Judge Thokozile Masipa has sentenced legendary paralympian Oscar Pistorius to serve five years in jail for...

First Afro Latino Festival of New York Held in Brooklyn

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On Saturday, June 29, 2013, the first Afro Latino Festival of New York: Listen to the Echo of the Drums in...

Nelson Rholihlahla Mandela: A 'Troublemaker' for Freedom

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Nelson Rholihlahla Mandela, a man who committed most of his adult life to the pursuit of freedom for all South Africans...

Black Filmmakers That Changed the Game

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Writing for The Root, The Burton Wire's editor-in-chief Nsenga K. Burton highlights black filmmakers that changed the game for blacks in...

Nicholas Kristof on ‘Half the Sky,’ Impact of Women on Development

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As a storyteller—in his journalism as well as in his books—it would be unfitting if Nicholas Kristof, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning New...

Shadow and Act's Tambay Obenson is Not Impressed

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If you haven't gotten the memo yet, please stop sending Shadow and Act's founder and editor-in-chief Tambay A. Obenson articles about...

Nelson Mandela in Critical Condition

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Media outlets are reporting that former South African President and anti-Apartheid activist Nelson Mandela is in critical condition. President Jacob Zuma,...

Carnival and Jouvert: A Repository of Spirit, Community and Culture

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It was a beautiful crisp day. A perfect sky absent of clouds and filled to the brim with the deepest blues....

Nelson Rholihlahla Mandela: A ‘Troublemaker’ for Freedom

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Nelson Rholihlahla Mandela, a man who committed most of his adult life to the pursuit of freedom for all South Africans...

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