Nsenga Burton with Staff, At The Burton Wire
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The Burton Wire is a team effort. The editorial staff meets regularly to decide on the stories that speak to our audiences and our core values – truthfulness, honesty and diversity. In addition to our editorial staff, we rely on contributions from writers and thinkers who add value to our editorial voice. The Burton Wire is committed to working together to bring voices from the margins to the center in a way that is thoughtful, informed and compelling.

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Founder and Editor-in-Chief – Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D.

Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D. is founder & editor-in-chief of the award-winning news site the Burton Wire. She is a media scholar who focuses on issues of race, class, gender and sexuality. Nsenga is also editor-at-large for The Root and a regular contributor to the Huffington Post.  She has appeared on numerous radio, television and new media outlets as an expert on related topics. Dr. Burton is currently a Visiting Professor of New Media and Journalism at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta. The award-winning writer holds degrees from Northwestern University, New York University, University of Pennsylvania and the University of Southern California. Follow her on Twitter @Ntellectual or @TheBurtonWire.

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Pop Culture and Music Contributor – Christopher A. Daniel

Christopher A. Daniel is the pop cultural critic and music editor for The Burton Wire. He is also a contributing writer for Urban Lux Magazine and Blues & Soul Magazine and has been featured on HuffPost Live. Christopher is also the Internship coordinator for the Department of Mass Media Arts at Clark Atlanta University. The award-winning journalist holds degrees from Johnson C. Smith University and the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. Follow Christopher @Journalistorian on Twitter.


Culture Contributor – Chetachi A. Egwu, Ph.D.

Chetachi A. Egwu, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Humanities at Nova Southeastern University. Her scholarship focuses on Black Internet Usage and the African image in film, with an emphasis in documentary. The Howard University alumna is the owner of Conscious Thoughts Media. Dr. Egwu is a regular contributor to The Grio and The Burton Wire. Follow her on Twitter @Tachiada.

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Brand Manager – Patrick Mamou

Patrick Nolan Mamou heads The Marketing Group, LLC (TMG). Recently, Patrick served as an Organizing Fellow for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, Organizing For America. He is also founder of the Williamsburg Jazz & Wine Festival, Fest Fridays and Black Alumni Network. His areas of expertise are branding, event marketing and business development.

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Editorial Assistant – Reginald Calhoun

Reginald Calhoun is an editorial assistant for The Burton Wire. Reginald, a Richmond, CA, native is a junior Mass Media Arts major at Clark Atlanta University. He is a budding Public Relations professional and aspiring author who is passionate about online and print journalism. Follow him on Twitter @IRMarsean.

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Editorial Assistant – Gianna Rosetta Smith

Gianna Rosetta Smith is a singer-songwriter, entertainment blogger and editorial assistant for The Burton Wire. Raised in Queens, New York and currently enrolled at Clark Atlanta University with a major in Print Journalism and a minor in Fashion Merchandising, Gianna is pursuing a career in editorial direction and content curation. Her current writing samples can be found on her site Follow her on Twitter @goodtoxins.

If you are interested in writing for The Burton Wire, please send pitches and submissions (350 to 500 words in Microsoft word format) to Please include a resume with embedded links to writing samples and contact information for two references.