Howard U: School of Communications to Be Named for Cathy Hughes

The Hilltop Online is reporting Howard University's School of Communications will change its name to honor legendary broadcaster Cathy Hughes. The...

Omar Sykes: Memorial Held for Slain Howard University Student

A memorial service was held in the memory of Howard University student Omar Sykes, who was shot and killed during a...

My Story of Being a Black Girl Assaulted in a Classroom

Writing for The Root, The Burton Wire's founder & editor-in-chief Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D. discusses what it feels like to be...

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...

Akosua Report: Dr. Jacob H. Carruthers

written by Akosua Lowery “No one is alarmed when white scholars become experts on black thought because whites are generally considered qualified...

Remembering Stuart Hall: Scholarship Underscored Black Experience

Google search for 'Stuart' and it's interesting what appears. Stuart Weitzman, Stuart, Florida, Stuart Little -- even a nod to the...

America, You're Killing Me: Media Coverage Must Improve

written by Devona Walker While CNN ran 24-hour coverage of the “Bags of Poop” boat stuck in the ocean, MSNBC obsessed over...

Christian Prof Suspended for Supporting Islam?

Christine Hauser of The New York Times is reporting Wheaton College, an evangelical Christian institution, has disciplined a professor who put...

Akosua Report: Percy Julian

“…may I humbly submit to you, the only thing that has enabled me to do the creative work, was the constant...

‘Dear White People’: Director Justin Simien Has More Stories to Tell

Dear White People is the clever feature debut of Houston native-now-Los Angeles-based writer, producer and director Justin Simien. The winner of...

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