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Dear Celebrities: Twitter Is Really Not That Hard to Figure Out

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 04.06.2014 | Media
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Dear God, Famous People, what is so challenging about being aware of what comes out of your mouths via your brains via Twitter? What's so elusive about the obligation to be thoughtful about the 140-character comments you make online?

Reading Black History, Aloud

LeVar Burton | Posted 04.06.2014 | Black Voices
LeVar Burton

Mother Nature, the power of a nascent storytelling art form in the televised mini-series, and a nation largely ignorant of and reluctant to come to terms with the horrors of its slave-owning past conspired to create a 'perfect storm' of enlightenment in America.

As an Actor, Bringing the Spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. to Life

LeVar Burton | Posted 03.22.2014 | Black Voices
LeVar Burton

I was the only African-American boy in the 5th Grade. There was no other choice, it had to be me!

The Dangerous First Descent of the Zambezi

Richard Bangs | Posted 03.18.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

Some 350 feet below the bridge we were driving over, a mighty river coiled and cursed through a dark basalt gorge. I could see two rapids interrupting the otherwise peaceful stretch. They were pieces of effervescence, feather-white, inviting.

LeVar Burton Talks 'Star Trek,' Google Glass, and His Reading Rainbow App at CES 2014

Shira Lazar | Posted 03.11.2014 | Technology
Shira Lazar

LeVar Burton drops by the Samsung Smart Lounge to tell us about his Reading Rainbow app and how it's changed childrens' lives over the past 18 month...

LeVar Burton Calls 'Bullshit' On Tarantino

Posted 11.21.2013 | Black Voices

As critics continue to praise Steve McQueen’s masterful film, “12 Years A Slave,” LeVar Burton recently shared his thoughts with New York Magazi...

Seeding the Next Generation of Great Minds

Bryan Elliott | Posted 11.11.2013 | Entertainment
Bryan Elliott

LeVar Burton is a geek and proud of it, but he's also helping to seed the next generation of great minds through literacy and his brand, Reading Rainbow.

Dear CNN, This Is Not OK

Posted 07.08.2013 | Comedy

Deon Cole, star of "Deon Cole's Black Box" and "Conan," can barely wrap his head around CNN's debate over the N-word. For starters: Why does LeVar Bur...

What the 'N-Word' Means to Me

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 09.01.2013 | Media
Molly Alexander Darden

As I watched Don Lemon's program, "The N-Word," Monday evening, I was tremendously moved, and so glad I watched.

LeVar Burton's Favorite Children's Books

Posted 06.17.2013 | Books

Reading Rainbow presenter LeVar Burton stopped by the HuffPost Live studio recently to share his favorite children's books. Check it out above!...

LeVar Burton Teaches Colbert & Carey Mulligan About 'Gatsby'

Posted 05.10.2013 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert probably shouldn't have dedicated an entire episode of "The Colbert Report" to the book "The Great Gatsby," considering he's never rea...

Interview: Checking in With Veteran Seymour Cassel

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.22.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Actor Seymour Cassel is on the phone and, when asked what he's been doing, says, "Well, I'm looking for work."

WATCH: 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' Gag Reel

Posted 03.03.2013 | TV

A new "Star Trek: The Next Generation" gag reel proves it wasn't all serious business aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise. In the 10-minute video below --...

A Television Classic Meets the Digital Age

Earl Martin Phalen | Posted 02.13.2013 | Books
Earl Martin Phalen

Although the show went off the air in 2009, Reading Rainbow lives on -- in digital form. In June, Burton launched the Reading Rainbow app through Apple. The interactive app brings high-quality books, videos, and animation to children in a format that mimics the classic television show.

WATCH: You've Never Seen 'Reading Rainbow' Like This

Posted 02.03.2013 | Comedy

PBS continues their series of remixing classic shows with this great songification of LeVar Burton from "Reading Rainbow." If you liked the "Mister...

WATCH: Former 'Reading Rainbow' Host 'Outraged' At Romney

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 10.05.2012 | Media

LeVar Burton, former host of "Reading Rainbow," slammed Mitt Romney for vowing to cut federal funding for PBS on Friday. Romney caused a bit of a ...

Ex-Astronaut Spotlights Key Obstacle To Interstellar Travel

Posted 09.24.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 09/24/2012 07:59 AM EDT on The biggest challenge in mounting a space mission to another star may not b...

LeVar Burton Appifies Reading Rainbow for the Next Generation (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.18.2012 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Since the '80s, Burton has been bringing the joy of reading to young kids through engaging television programs, and now he's making the move to mobile devices.

Scientists, Visionaries Gather To Plan Ambitious Space Program

Posted 09.10.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 09/10/2012 10:14 AM EDT on Scientists, visionaries, entertainers and the public will gather in Houston th...

Remember This TV Show? Reading Rainbow Comes To The iPad

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 06.22.2012 | Technology

Beloved kids' TV series "Reading Rainbow" is back -- but this time it's on a tablet, not a television set. The popular children's show has "reimagi...

Syfy Renews 'Face Off'

Posted 02.07.2012 | TV

Syfy has renewed its hit reality competition "Face Off." The show, now in its second season, features make-up artists competing for $100,000 in seed m...

LeVar Burton Can Do Anything, Especially On Twitter

Posted 02.01.2012 | Celebrity

Everyone's favorite storyteller LeVar Burton has finally claimed the @ReadingRainbow Twitter account Tuesday night in a heartwarming tale of shocking ...

Community's Back!

Sean Campbell | Posted 11.22.2011 | Black Voices
Sean Campbell

The PostBourgie collective is kind of obsessed with NBC's "Community."

Will There Be Another Knuffle Scuffle at the Children's Choice Book Awards?

Rocco Staino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rocco Staino

One would think that a Taylor Swift - Kanye West drama would never occur at a celebration of children's authors and illustrators. However, last year there was what some people call the Knuffle Scuffle.

WATCH: 'Reading Rainbow' Host Freaks Out Troy On 'Community'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Last night's "Community" was an interesting one for all characters involved. When Pierce feels rejected by the study group after his latest "injury," ...