Akosua Report: Stokely Carmichael

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“…black people in this country unite, recognize their heritage, and build a sense of community." - Stokley Carmichael Kwame Ture born...

Black Filmmakers That Changed the Game

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Writing for The Root, The Burton Wire's editor-in-chief Nsenga K. Burton highlights black filmmakers that changed the game for blacks in...

Pulitzer Prize Winner Tracy K. Smith Talks ‘Life on Mars’ and the Future

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Tracy K. Smith is one of modern literature’s leading African American poets and creative writing instructors. In 2012, the Falmouth, MA...

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

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

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...

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom is A Short Walk to the Oscars

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Based on an autobiography of the same name, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom chronicles familial and historic events in the life...

Akosua Report: Joel Augustus Rogers

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"Intellect, whether of civilized or uncivilized humanity, as you know, sir, is elastic in quality. That is, primitive man when transplanted...

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...

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...

Akosua Report: Richard Wright

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“I would hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo, and if an echo sounded, no matter how faintly,...

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