Carnival and Jouvert: A Repository of Spirit, Community and Culture

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It was a beautiful crisp day. A perfect sky absent of clouds and filled to the brim with the deepest blues....

Nicholas Kristof on ‘Half the Sky,’ Impact of Women on Development

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As a storyteller—in his journalism as well as in his books—it would be unfitting if Nicholas Kristof, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning New...

‘Moment of Truth’ 5-Part Docuseries Debuts

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"Moment of Truth," a five-part docuseries, examines the story behind the story of the murder of James Jordan, the father of...

Akosua Report: James Brown

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“I've outdone anyone you can name - Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Strauss. Irving Berlin, he wrote 1,001 tunes. I wrote 5,500.” James Brown On...

Kendrick Johnson: New Footage Released in the Case

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CNN's Victor Blackwell is reporting that new surveillance video released Wednesday in the case of Kendrick Johnson, a Georgia teen found...

Tropical Storm Isaac: Heads for Gulf Coast on Katrina Anniversary

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CNN is reporting that residents of the Gulf Coast are preparing for the arrival of Tropical Storm Isaac on the anniversary...

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Single Ladies’ Harold ‘House’ Moore: ‘It Didn’t Get Canceled Because of Ratings’

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For three seasons, primarily black female viewers flocked to their television sets on Monday nights to catch sexy actor and model...

Mahalia Biopic Premieres Easter Weekend on Lifetime

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Robin Roberts is internationally known for her work in sports broadcasting at ESPN and then as the anchor of ABC's Good...

Yamiche Alcindor: Named Host of ‘Washington Week’

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The internet is buzzing about the announcement Haitian-American journalist Yamiche Alcindor has been named host of PBS's 'Washington Week," a political...

The Burton Wire’s Top News Stories of 2013

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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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