President Obama Meets First Black Miss Israel

Daniel Estrin of PRI's The World is reporting that during President Obama's visit to Israel, the United States' first black president...

Top 10 Most Liveable Cities in Africa

Yolaan Begbie of has compiled a list of cities in various countries in Africa that would be great for people...

Battling Over Black Hair

OPINION by Cindy Barnes-Thomas Kids these days with their cornrows, tattoos, sagging pants and piercings—how will they ever get a job if they don’t...

Mixed-Race Miss France Gets Racist Threats on Social Media

The Voice (UK) is reporting that the 2014 Miss France Flora Coquerel, 19, has been receiving racist threats via social media...

Namibia: Reactions to Ban on Mini-Skirts

written by Kaitlin Higgins  Margreth Nunuhe of New Era is reporting that, in Namibia, women will soon be arrested for wearing skirts...

Akosua Report: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Burton Wire is proud to announce the addition of The Akosua Report: Facts on The African Diaspora, written by Akosua...

Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution

OPINION by Christopher A. Daniel While a great deal of society and their social media accounts overwhelmingly praised First Lady Michelle Obama’s address at...

Bill Duke's 'Dark Girls' Documentary on OWN Tonight

Seminal actor/director Bill Duke's documentary Dark Girls will premiere on OWN, Oprah Winfrey's Network tonight at 10 p.m. EST. Dark Girls...

Viola Davis Response to NYT Shade is “Classically Beautiful”

The Root is reporting that Viola Davis responded to being called "less classically beautiful", by Alessandra Stanley of The New York Times, during an appearance...

Phillip Terrill: The Man Behind the Burks & Bailey Brand

With your youth still ahead of you, best friend at your side, and access to many of the fashion industry's elite,...

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