'Shadeism': Colorism in the Muslim Diaspora

Writing for Aquila Style, writer Fatimah Jackson-Best explores the complicated issue of 'shadeism', commonly known as 'colorism' in the Muslim Diaspora....

BET’s Hip-Hop Documentary ‘The Message’ Debuts Tonight at 10 p.m.

BET's highly anticipated four-part documentary on Hip-Hop, 'The Message' debuts tonight at 10 p.m. (EST). Narrated by rapper Joe Budden (LHHNY),...

2014 SAG Awards: Lupita Nyong’o Wins Best Actress Award

Jevon Phillips of the Los Angeles Times is reporting that Lupita Nyong'o won the Screen Actors Guild award for female actor...

Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to Five Years for Steenkamp Homicide

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

Akosua Report: Toni Morrison

written by Akosua Lowery "In this country American means white. Everybody else has to hyphenate." - Toni Morrison, The Guardian, Jan. 29, 1992 Toni...

EXCLUSIVE: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s ‘Americanah’: ‘When I’m Writing Fiction, I Feel Free”

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's latest novel, Americanah, started out as a fun project but evolved into a massive success. The...

AfroPunk: Jean Grae Continues The Story of the Assassin

Writing for AfroPunk, Niesha Miller chronicles hip-hop artist Jean Grae's latest project "Gotham Down: cycle 1: Love in Infinity (Lo-Fi)." The...

Jamaica: Sheckema Cunningham Makes Martial Arts History

Caribbean 360 is reporting that Sheckema Cunningham, a rising star in the world of martial arts, has made history. Jamaica’s sports...

Bananas Hurled at Italy’s First Black Minister of Integration

CNN.com is reporting that bananas were thrown at Cecile Kyenge, Italy's first black minister of integration. Holly Yan, Lauren Russell and...

Black Reality Television: The Rebirth of Fool

Writing for TheRoot.com, the BurtonWire's Editor-in-Chief Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D. discusses the horrible representations of blacks in the latest reality programming...

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