Antonio ‘L.A.’ Reid: ASCAP Honors Visionary Leader

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Veteran musician-turned-record label executive Antonio "L.A." Reid strives to bring out excellence in anything and everyone with whom he comes in...

Nsenga Burton, Ph.D. Appears on Dr. Phil to Discuss ‘Karen Phenomenon’

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The Burton Wire's Nsenga Burton, Ph.D. appeared on the Dr. Phil Show to discuss the, "Karen Phenomenon." Karen is a term...

We Can’t Let Star Athletes Like Oscar Pistorius and Ray Rice Off the Hook

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Writing for The Root, The Burton Wire's founder & editor-in-chief Dr. Nsenga Burton discusses the prevalence of violence against women in...

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

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

Inauguration: Reflections of a Mother Watching Herstory

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The 2021 presidential inauguration was historic in many ways, one of which the inauguration of Kamala Harris, the nation's first Black,...

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...

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...

NBJC and SBA Urge LGBT Community to Build Businesses

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The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) stopped through Atlanta Aug. 11-13 to encourage the black...

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...

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