'Invisible Universe' Documentary Explores Blackness and Science-Fiction

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Akosua Report: Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

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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

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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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