Africa: New Chief of UN Women Says Girls Education Will Help End Poverty

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AllAfrica.com is reporting that Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the new Executive Director of the UN Entity for Gender Equity and the Empowerment of...

EXCLUSIVE: Sergio Mendes Talks 'A Night in Rio', Duke Ellington and will.i.am

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After five decades, the legendary Sergio Mendes happily remains on the cutting edge of music. The proud Brazilian attributes his sound...

Thanksgiving: What Are We Really Celebrating?

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Writing for Creative Loafing in 2007, the Burton Wire's founder & editor-in-chief Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D. discusses the myth of Thanksgiving...

Janet Jackson Joins Billionaire Club

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Slide over Oprah, there's a new billionaire in town. Singer/Actress Janet Jackson has recently joined the ranks of celebrities who have...

Gabonian Footballer Banned for Responding to Fans Racist Abuse

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BBC Sports is reporting that Gabon midfielder Guelor Kanga, 24,  has been banned for three matches by the Russian Football Union...

Tamir Rice: Victim’s 14-Year-Old Sister Tackled and Handcuffed After Shooting

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Eliott C. McLaughlin of CNN is reporting that the 14-year-old sister of Tamir Rice, 12, who was shot and killed by...

Gene Mutation Leads to Higher Risk for Alzheimer's in African Americans

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Janice Lloyd of USA Today is reporting that a new gene mutation has been found that increases African Americans' risks for...

NAAAOM Files $10B Lawsuit Against AT&T and DirectTV

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The National Association of African American Owned Media (NAAAOM) has filed a $10 billion lawsuit against AT&T and DirecTV for race...

U.S.: Minority Snubs May Lead to Revision of Rooney Rule

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Jarrett Bell of USA Today is reporting that eight NFL head coaching jobs and seven general manager positions have been filled...

Buzzfeed: 31 Signs You’re a Third Culture Kid

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According to Ruth Van Reken, the sociologist who coined the term, "Third Culture Kid": “A third culture kid is a person who...

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