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....

Danielle Brooks: ‘OITNB’ Star Heads to Broadway

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Variety is reporting that Danielle Brooks, best known for her role as Taystee in Orange is the New Black (OITNB), will be making...

Quincy Jones Curates Concert to Help Cure Cancer

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From the African village and church to juke joints and neighborhood parks, people of color have been privileged historically with producing...

South Africa: Mandela’s Family Denies Barring ANC Visitors

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The Mail & Guardian (South Africa) is denying reports that former South African president Nelson Mandela's family has barred the African...

Why the Uproar Over Abducted Nigerian School Girls Now

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In the most recent episode of “Where’s the Outrage When Horrible Things Happen to Black Girls” 234 school girls were kidnapped...

Somalia's First Formal Musical Event in 25 Years

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Phil Moore of Al Jazeera is reporting that Somalia held its first formal musical performances in more than 25 years last week....

Chinua Achebe: African Literary Giant Dies at 82

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Jonathan Kandell of the New York Times is reporting that literary great Chinua Achebe has died after a brief illness. Kandell...

Watch: Being Black in the United States and France

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The Green Space has posted a video of a discussion about being black in the United States and France that is timely...

‘Dear White People’: Director Justin Simien Has More Stories to Tell

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Dear White People is the clever feature debut of Houston native-now-Los Angeles-based writer, producer and director Justin Simien. The winner of...

'Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley': Doc Celebrates Iconic Performer

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HBO's long awaited documentary, Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley premieres tonight. Produced, narrated and directed by Academy award-winning actress/comedienne Goldberg, the...

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