Karen Pittman: ‘Disgraced’ Breakout Star Talks Art & Life

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Karen Pittman is a star. Not a star like Viola Davis, Meryl Streep or Julia Roberts, yet, but a star in...

Blackbird’s Julian Walker: ‘Everyone Deserves Love, So Stop Judging.’

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Atlanta’s premier LGBT film festival, Out on Film, kicked off this year’s festivities with two highly-anticipated screenings of director Patrik-Ian Polk's...

‘Nas: Time is Illmatic’ Documentary Explores Tragedy and Triumph

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Nas: Time is Illmatic is a feature documentary that chronicles the preconditions and circumstances leading up to the making of the...

HBCUs Fight for Student Enrollment

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HBCU Digest is reporting that financial hurdles for low-income first generation college students,  increases in admissions standards, and outdated recruitment practices are causing...

Dr. Maya Angelou’s Work to Become Hip-Hop Album

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The Grio is reporting that excerpts from  Maya Angelou's book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings will be incorporated into...

The Burton Wire’s Christopher A. Daniel Featured on HuffPost Live

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The Burton Wire's Deputy Editor Christopher A. Daniel recently had the opportunity to chat with talk show host/activist Tavis Smiley on HUFFPost...

Author James Hardy: 20th Anniversary of ‘B-Boy Blues’ Makes ATL Stage Debut

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of author James Earl Hardy releasing his debut literary masterpiece, B-Boy Blues. His groundbreaking, best-selling novel...

Playwright Darren Canady: ‘Right On’ Reflects Art & Community

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Playwright and University of Kansas professor Darren Canady knows there’s an art to transforming communities. His semi-autobiographical dramatic writing centers on...

Buzz: The Kenyan ‘Erin Brokovich’ & Beyoncé Drops $7M to House Homeless

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These two ladies are making it happen in their communities. Read about environmental activist Phyllis Omido, who faced death threats to tackle...

PHOTO GALLERY: Legendary Actress and Activist Ruby Dee Dies

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The world is mourning the loss of legendary stage and screen actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee who died on Wednesday...

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