Where is the Outrage Over Race-Based Achievement Standards?

Opinion by Dr. Alton C. Strange One of the things that sets our public education system apart from the rest of the...

Blacks in Cuba Are Still Waiting for the Revolution

In an op-ed for the New York Times, Afro-Cuban Roberto Zurbano discusses the ongoing struggle with being black in Cuba. In...

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...

2014 SAG Awards: Lupita Nyong’o Wins Best Actress Award

Jevon Phillips of the Los Angeles Times is reporting that Lupita Nyong'o won the Screen Actors Guild award for female actor...

Darren Seals: Ferguson Protest Leader Found Dead in Burned Vehicle

The Twitterverse if in an uproar over reports that Ferguson, Mo. social justice activist and protester Darren Seals has been found...

The Burton Wire’s Top News Stories of 2013

As 2013 comes to a close, The Burton Wire brings you our top news stories from the African Diaspora in 2013....

Trump: Why Do So Many Agree with Him?

America is unhinged. It began with that monumental failure of predatory economics, aka the financial collapse, and the subsequent election of...

Illinois Legislation Would Make Recording Police a Felony

The Grio is reporting that the Illinois House Senate has passed legislation that would make it a crime to record any...

Beating Black Kids: We Turned Out Fine?

"Spanking" children has been a topic of discussion in the world community, especially when it comes to the use of what...

Prince Paul: Hip-Hop Legend’s Star is Still Rising

Prince Paul is about two years shy of celebrating the 30th anniversary of his dynamic music career. As somebody that has...

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