Social Media Week NYC 2014: Black Disparities Continue

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Started in February 2009 by founder and executive director Toby Daniels, Social Media Week (SMW)takes place in February and September across...

The Burton Wire’s Top News Stories of 2013

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As 2013 comes to a close, The Burton Wire brings you our top news stories from the African Diaspora in 2013....

Jenifer Lewis: Actress Fights Social Media Misinformation with TheTruthCheck.org

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Jenifer Lewis is a name that is synonymous with Black excellence in theater, film and television. The Essence Magazine Black Women...

Young Guru Talks Music: 'Era of the Engineer'

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The digital age has led many people to think it only takes a MacBook and GarageBand to make quality sound recordings. Young...

STEM: The White House’s Dr. John P. Holdren Visits Spelman’s Spelbots

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President Obama’s Science and Technology Advisor, Dr. John P. Holdren, gets excited anytime he interacts with youth from underrepresented populations that...

Kwanzaa: Zawadis (Gifts) That Reflect Our African Heritage

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Contemporary psychological literature is overflowing with empirical evidence (originating in or based on observation or experience) indicating the importance of active...

Obama Names New Leader of White House HBCU Initiative

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Ebony.com is reporting that U.S. President Barack Obama has named new leadership for the White House's HBCU initiative. Former South Carolina...

Atlanta’s Center for Civil and Human Rights: A Special Place

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After nine years of strategic planning and construction, downtown Atlanta’s Center for Civil and Human Rights (CCHR) opened its doors to...

Usher’s New Look: Spark Lab Empowers Through STEAM

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The kids from Usher's New Look (UNL) have a chance to tap into their hidden talents using STEAM education exercises through...

Usher, Microsoft, Emory U & Code.org Partner to Teach Kids Tech Code

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Usher's New Look Foundation (UNLF) recently partnered with Code.org and Microsoft to host an Hour of Code tutorial at Emory University...

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