Veteran Journalist and Trailblazer Ray Boone Laid to Rest

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  The Richmond Times-Dispatch is reporting that veteran journalist Raymond H. Boone has been laid to rest. Boone, founder of weekly newspaper the Richmond...

Ne-Yo’s Giving Tour: R&B Whiz Gives Children Education and More

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The Compound Foundation (TCF), co-founded by singer/songwriter Ne-Yo, recently completed a four-city, four-day Giving Tour. The nonprofit organization’s tour stops gave...

'Deception' and 'Soul Food Junkies': Must-See TV

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http://youtu.be/5FNFOOe0wgU by Nsenga K. Burton Must-see Thursdays has turned into Must-see Mondays for the African Diaspora. NBC's 'Deception' starring Meagan Good and Laz...

Hugo Chavez: Venezuelan President Dies

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The New York Times and CNN are reporting that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has died. Vice President Nicolas Maduro just made...

Holiday Gifts That Give Back

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Writing for The Root, TheBurtonWire.com's Editor-in-Chief Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D. offers some examples of six groups that are working to make...

United States: Check out PBS' Africa

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A joint venture between Thirteen/WNET New York's NATURE and National Geographic Television, AFRICA is an eight-part series, shot in widescreen, super...

Aunt Jemima: Heirs Seek Pancake Money

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Reporting for the Courier-Journal, Jere Downs is reporting that the heirs of Nancy Green, the black woman that appeared as Aunt...

Chuck Stone: Veteran Journalist and NABJ Founder Dies

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WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC) is reporting that veteran journalist and National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) founder Chuck Stone has died. According...

Australia Passes Bill to Officially Recognize Indigenous Population

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BBC  News UK is reporting that Australia's lower house has unanimously passed a bill recognizing Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples...

Nigerian Teen Girls Create Urine-Powered Generator

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Forbes is reporting that four teenage girls have invented a generator that converts one liter of urine into six hours of...

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