The Burton Wire’s Top News Stories of 2013

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

Akosua Report: Alain Locke

"Negro life is not only establishing new contacts and founding new centers, it is finding a new soul. There is a...

Akosua Report: Joel Augustus Rogers

"Intellect, whether of civilized or uncivilized humanity, as you know, sir, is elastic in quality. That is, primitive man when transplanted...

Akosua Report: Francis L. Cardozo

“e have been cheated out of our rights for two centuries, and . . . I want to fix them in...

Akosua Report: Louis Jordan

“...Rock and Roll music was simply rhythm and blues music played by white performers." Louis Jordan Born on July 8, 1908 in...

Akosua Report: Stokely Carmichael

“…black people in this country unite, recognize their heritage, and build a sense of community." - Stokley Carmichael Kwame Ture born...

Akosua Report: Paul Yaw Boateng

“…young people -- who all too often are not heard in our society-- young people at risk and young people in...

Akosua Report: Marcus Garvey

"Our success educationally, industrially and politically is based upon the protection of a nation founded by ourselves. And the nation can...

Akosua Report: Remembering Bibliophile Vivian G. Harsh

VIVIAN G. HARSH, Bibliophile “As a Black bibliophile and collector, Vivian Harsh’s achievements compliment the work of Arthur Schomburg, Jesse Moorland, and...

Akosua Report: Pickney Benton Stewart Pinchback

"I am groping about through this American forest of prejudice and proscription, determined to find some form of civilization where all...

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