Why the Uproar Over Abducted Nigerian School Girls Now

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

Uganda: Is Anti-Pornography Law Causing Mini-Skirt Harassment?

On AllAfrica.com, reporting for Radio Netherlands Worldwide, Joseph Elunya is examining the possible link between Uganda's recent passage of an anti-pornography...

HBO’s ‘Looking’: Multicultural Cast Talks Representation of Race and Sexuality on TV

The HBO dramedy Looking takes a look into the lives of three tight-knit gay friends living in San Francisco. The indie...

EXCLUSIVE: Audra McDonald Talks Fighting for Love Without Boundaries

Actress and vocalist Audra McDonald is an exceptional five-time Tony Award-winning sensation. The trailblazing star, alongside Julie Harris, holds the record...

U.S.: Obama to Award Medal of Honor to 19 Victims of Discrimination

The Washington Post is reporting that United States President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest commendation...

Former Congressman Mel Reynolds Arrested in Zimbabwe

Reuters is reporting that former congressman Mel Reynolds has been arrested in Zimbabwe, an immigration official said on Tuesday, after state...

Sochi 2014: Sochi Mayor Says No Gay People Here

BBC News is reporting that Anatoly Pakhomov, mayor of Sochi, site of the 2014 Winter Olympics, has said that no gay...

Africa: Kenyan Author Binyavanga Wainaina Comes Out

Tristan McConnell of Globalpost.com is reporting that Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina has come out as a gay man amid the increasing...

Uganda President Refuses to Sign Anti-Gay Law? Says Gays Are ‘Sick’

Faith Karimi of CNN International is reporting that Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has refused to sign a bill that would punish...

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....

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