Jenifer Lewis: Actress Fights Social Media Misinformation with

Jenifer Lewis is a name that is synonymous with Black excellence in theater, film and television. The Essence Magazine Black Women...

London: Legendary Reggae DJ Roberto Allen Dies

The blogosphere is mourning the loss of London's DJ Roberto Allen of Vibes FM, one of London's leading community radio stations....

Kwanzaa: Zawadis (Gifts) That Reflect Our African Heritage

Contemporary psychological literature is overflowing with empirical evidence (originating in or based on observation or experience) indicating the importance of active...

Barbados: How We Stifle Our Creativity and Innovation (Op-Ed)

Numbers don’t lie. Barbados’ ranking on the Human Development Index is now at number 38. Though this is still quite an...

Social Media Week NYC 2014: Black Disparities Continue

Started in February 2009 by founder and executive director Toby Daniels, Social Media Week (SMW)takes place in February and September across...

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....

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...

‘I’m Sorry I’m Not Idris Elba’ Poem Spurs Comedic Tweets

Fraser McAlpine of the BBC is reporting that a poem entitled, "I'm Sorry I'm Not Idris Elba' has spurred many Tweets...

STEM: The White House’s Dr. John P. Holdren Visits Spelman’s Spelbots

President Obama’s Science and Technology Advisor, Dr. John P. Holdren, gets excited anytime he interacts with youth from underrepresented populations that...

Usher’s New Look: Spark Lab Empowers Through STEAM

The kids from Usher's New Look (UNL) have a chance to tap into their hidden talents using STEAM education exercises through...

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