Tropical Storm Isaac: Heads for Gulf Coast on Katrina Anniversary

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CNN is reporting that residents of the Gulf Coast are preparing for the arrival of Tropical Storm Isaac on the anniversary...

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...

ACLU Names First Black President in 101-Year History

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The ACLU has appointed Deborah Archer, a New York University (NYU) law professor and former assistant counsel at the NAACP Legal...

DNC 2012: When Clinton Speaks…

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OPINION by Jasper Alexander In 48 minutes, former president Bill Clinton reminded the country of why he is considered by many to be one...

Cicely Tyson Dies: Watch Interview with Gayle King

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The internet is reeling from news acting legend Cicely Tyson has died at age 96. Tyson recently appeared on "Talk of...

NewsOne: The Burton Wire Named to 2014 Top 15 Most Share-Worthy Black Blogs List

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The Burton Wire is excited to report that TV One's NewsOne has named The Burton Wire as one of the top...

Insurrection – Are We Living Up to Our Pledge?

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NB: Last week's insurrection at the United States Capitol has led many to ponder just who we are as a nation...

Ghana: Defeated NPP Presidential Candidate Akufo-Addo Speaks

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by Rose Afriyie In an exclusive interview for The Burton Wire, Ghanaian journalist Rose Afriyie speaks with defeated NPP presidential candidate Nana...

We Can’t Let Star Athletes Like Oscar Pistorius and Ray Rice Off the Hook

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Writing for The Root, The Burton Wire's founder & editor-in-chief Dr. Nsenga Burton discusses the prevalence of violence against women in...

Dear Black People: Election Day is Coming – Vote!

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As Election Day approaches there is an unusual hush over the nation. It is not the hush of productivity though; it...

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