'Invisible Universe' Documentary Explores Blackness and Science-Fiction

M. Asli Dukan's documentary 'Invisible Universe: A History of Blackness in Speculative Fiction' explores the relationship between the Black body and...

Junot Diaz Wins Sunday Times Short Story Award

Charlotte Williams of TheBookseller.com is reporting that Dominican writer Junot Diaz has added yet another accolade to his dossier. The Pulitzer...

VIDEO: Chinua Achebe Discusses Colonization and Africa

African literary legend Chinua Achebe died last week at the age of 82. While re-reading, re-imagining  and revisiting his work, we...

Chinua Achebe: African Literary Giant Dies at 82

Jonathan Kandell of the New York Times is reporting that literary great Chinua Achebe has died after a brief illness. Kandell...

Knowledge is Power; Not Knowing is Privilege

It has long since been understood that knowledge is power. Women and other subjugated voices have recognized that those who control...

Black Filmmakers That Changed the Game

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

Akosua Report: Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

written by Akosua Lowery  "We want more soul, a higher cultivation of all spiritual faculties. We need more unselfishness, earnestness, and integrity....

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...

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