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Levar Burton's New Project Blows 'Reading Rainbow' Away

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.08.2014 | Comedy

This video definitely deserves a Retweet. Levar Burton already surpassed the Kickstarter goals for his "Reading Rainbow" app, and now he's setting ...

How To Make The World a Better Place: 4 Lessons on Founding a Non-Profit

Christopher Molaro | Posted 08.04.2014 | Small Business
Christopher Molaro

To be sure, there are many ways one can try to change and help their community, big or small. Admittedly, there are more effective and less effectiv...

LeVar Burton Just Restored Our Faith In Humanity

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 07.08.2014 | Entertainment

The show that taught us all how to read just made history. When LeVar Burton announced he'd be launching a Kickstarter campaign to bring his belov...

LeVar Burton Just Made Our 'Star Trek' Dreams Come True

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 06.13.2014 | Entertainment

Beaming all Trekkies: We have some exciting news for you! LeVar Burton can do no wrong when it comes to the Internet, and the latest "Reading Rain...

Levar Burton's New Reading Rainbow Kickstarter Perks and Stretch Goals!

Shira Lazar | Posted 08.09.2014 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

The "Reading Rainbow" Kickstarter reached it's one million dollar goal on its FIRST DAY! When we asked Levar what has been some of the most surpris...

The One Author LeVar Burton Most Regrets Not Having Met

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 06.06.2014 | Books

As host and executive producer of the classic children's show "Reading Rainbow," LeVar Burton has become a literary hero for countless young readers. ...

LeVar Burton: 'Reading Rainbow' Was The 'Best Gig I've Ever Had'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 06.07.2014 | Entertainment

LeVar Burton, the man who's been blowing up the Internet lately with his wildly successful Kickstarter campaign to bring back "Reading Rainbow" sat do...

LeVar Burton Calls 'Bullshit' On 'Reading Rainbow' Critics

Posted 06.12.2014 | Black Voices

In recent weeks many Americans were transported back to their childhood, with the announcement of PBS’ Emmy Award-winning children’s program “Re...

'Reading Rainbow' Just Got Weird

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 06.04.2014 | Entertainment

Bringing "Reading Rainbow" back might not be a good thing after all. LeVar Burton's Kickstarter campaign to revive his beloved children's show has...

This Kids Show Is Coming Back To Life

The Huffington post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 05.30.2014 | TV

You're about to come down with a severe case of childhood nostalgia. UPDATE: The Kickstarter campaign reached and then exceeded its goal in half a...

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...