Afro Briefs

Afro Briefs

    Statue of Black Female Icon to be Displayed at US Capitol

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall Collection is on the cusp of receiving its first statue of an African-American woman. The Florida...

    Report: KKK chapters drop steeply despite ‘hate group’ surge

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The number of Ku Klux Klan chapters in the U.S. is plummeting as a new generation of khaki-clad racists...

    White Homeowner Gets Life Sentence for Shooting Unarmed Black Man

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A White homeowner who shot and killed an unarmed Black man after reporting "hoodlums" in his neighborhood was sentenced Feb....

    Mary J. Blige, Andra Day, Miguel, Common among Oscars Music Performers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Several African-American entertainers are among the original singers of the year's five Oscar-nominated songs that will be reprised live on...

    Panthers Closing In On New Owner And It’s Not Diddy

    Remember when so many Black folks thought business tycoon Sean “P. Diddy” Combs would be the perfect candidate to buy the Carolina Panthers? Well,...

    De Sousa Confirmation Moves Forward

    Baltimore Police Commissioner Designate Darryl De Sousa took one step closer to officially taking perhaps the most challenging job in American law enforcement; commissioner...

    Woman Called Racial Slur at Maryland Gas Station

    It’s not a secret that racism is alive and well.  Yet, when someone is the victim of blatant discrimination, the pervasive problem of prejudice...

    Prosecutorial Misconduct Focus of Hearing

    The Maryland Court of Special Appeals grilled the State’s top prosecutor during an appeal hearing over the controversial misconduct conviction of Pocomoke City’s first...

    NYU Served ‘Kool-Aid and Watermelon Water’ During Black History Month

    New York University is under fire after it served “Kool-Aid and watermelon water” during Black History Month. Nia Ashari Harris, a sophomore, noticed the stereotypically...

    Players Blast NCAA for Forcing Louisville to Forfeit Championship

    The University of Louisville’s men’s basketball program will have to forfeit its 2013 NCAA championship after losing its appeal to penalties sanctioned by the...

    Tavis Smiley Sues PBS for Breach of Conduct

    Talk-show host Tavis Smiley is suing his former employer, the Public Broadcasting Service, for breach of contract after he was fired over sexual harassment...

    Following Health Scare, Serena Williams Advocates for Black Mothers

    Celebrated professional tennis player Serena Williams almost died after giving birth in September of last year.  Now she is using her platform to spread...