Mahershala Ali & John David Washington: Talk ‘Green Book’ & ‘True Detective’

  As part of Variety's Actors on Actors series, Academy award-winning actor Mahershala Ali sits down to chat with rising star John...

‘Say Her Name’: Sandra Bland Doc Debuts Tonight on HBO

Writing for The Guardian, Jamiles Lartey discusses the documentary, "Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland," which premieres...

Samuel Pollard Immortalizes Sammy Davis, Jr. in PBS Doc

Filmmaker and editor Samuel D. Pollard vividly remembers taking the subway from 96th Street to 72nd Street in his hometown, East...

Lerone Bennett Jr.: Legendary Journalist Dies

Journalist. Scholar. Game changer. The media world is reeling over the loss of legendary journalist and biographer Lerone Bennett, Jr. Bennett...

Tipping: ATTN Discloses Racist History Behind the Practice

ATTN released a video on the racist history of tipping on its social media platforms that has online audiences buzzing. Surprise,...

(VIDEO) If Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Had Sneezed

This video examines Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s last speech in which he talks about having been stabbed and learning had...

MLK DAY: Nsenga Burton Appears on WABE 90.1 FM

The Burton Wire's founder & editor-in-chief Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D. appeared today on WABE 90.1 FM's  "Closer Look with Rose Scott,"...

Seven Black Candidates Made History on Election Day 2017

Selena Hill of Black Enterprise is reporting seven black candidates made history in the 2017 November elections. The Burton Wire offers...

Michael Bennett: Posts Letter About Police Encounter

Fresh from our, "Must Read" file, NFL player and activist Michael Bennett writes a letter detailing his encounter with the Las...

Fourth of July: James Earl Jones Reads Frederick Douglass Speech

Democracy Now's Amy Goodman talks Frederick Douglass' July 5, 1852 address to the Rochester Ladies Antislavery Society entitled, " "The Meaning...

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