Crowdfunding: Three Black Women Filmmakers Making it Happen

From legendary filmmaker Spike Lee to self-made writer/director and YouTube Sensation Issa Rae to indie darling Lanre Olabisi, crowdfunding has been...

Happy Father's Day: Angie Stone's 'Brotha'

In celebration of Father's Day, The Burton Wire (TBW) is sending love to all of the fathers, grandfathers, father figures, uncles,...

August Wilson: ‘The Ground on Which I Stand’ PBS Doc Airs Tonight

Writing for The Root, the Burton Wire's founder & editor-in-chief Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D. reviews the new PBS documentary on legendary...

South Carolina: Confederate Flag Comes Down

CNN and other networks broadcast the removal of the Confederate flag from the state capit0l in Columbia, South Carolina today at...

AfroPunk: Jean Grae Continues The Story of the Assassin

Writing for AfroPunk, Niesha Miller chronicles hip-hop artist Jean Grae's latest project "Gotham Down: cycle 1: Love in Infinity (Lo-Fi)." The...

The Spinners' Original Lead Singer Dies

MSN is reporting that the former lead singer of the soul music group "The Spinners" has died in Orlando, Fla. Bobbie...

Last Member of 65,000-year-old Tribe Dies

Anny Shaw of the Daily Mail UK is reporting that Boa Sr, the last native of the Andaman Islands, has died....

Hunger Games Star Speaks On Cultural Appropriation

NBC is reporting that Amandla Stenberg, best known for her role as "Rue" in The Hunger Games, has been the cause...

Ivory Coast Bans Skin-Whitening Cream

The BBC is reporting that the Ivory Coast has banned skin-whitening or skin-lightening cream because of health concerns. The creams have...

Influx of Syrian Refugees Trouble Lebanese

Justin Salhani of The Los Angeles Times is reporting that tensions are brewing in Lebanon with the influx of Syrian refugees....

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