Afro Briefs

Afro Briefs

    Former S.C. Gov. Sanford Wins Congressional Primary

    Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor whose political ascent was derailed by an extramarital affair, is making a comeback. On April 2, Sanford...

    U.N. Lifts Embargo on Sierra Leone

    The United Nations Security Council lifted the last remaining sanctions against Sierra Leone during the week that ended Oct. 1, clearing the way for...

    Psychologist’s Rants Trigger Federal Discrimination Complaint

    The racially incendiary postings of a New Orleans school psychologist are symptomatic of a prejudicial attitude toward Black and special needs students in Louisiana’s...

    Judge Rules Bonds’ ‘Hostile’ Voicemails to Mistress Cannot Be Used in Trial

    The AP reports that a U.S. District Court Judge in San Francisco has ruled that federal prosecutors cannot use transcripts and recordings of voicemails...

    How the Georgia Southern — Armstrong State Consolidation Will Kill Savannah State

    Latest round of Georgia college consolidations will create strain for state’s oldest public HBCU…But the new school will have a class on OutKast tho… Armstrong State...

    Black Woman Celebrates 65 Years of Service in Federal Government

    May Smith, a 85 year-old Black woman from Texas, will celebrate 65 years of service as a federal employee this year, one of the...

    Atlanta Cops Kill Woman who Fired at Them from Inside Patrol Car

    ATLANTA (AP) — Police officers in Atlanta fatally shot a woman who first fired at them while sitting in the back of a patrol...

    Cameroonian Olympic Boxers Cite Threats, Want to Stay in London

    Five Cameroonian boxers who disappeared from their Olympic Village quarters in London last week have surfaced saying they were threatened by their country’s officials. Blaise...

    California Votes to Keep Death Penalty

    California voters were asked on Election Day if they wanted to end the death penalty. They voted to continue to punish by execution despite...

    Nevada Assembly Ousts Embattled Black Assemblyman

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A troubled lawmaker whose erratic behavior dominated headlines for weeks will go down in Nevada history as the first...

    State Fights to Keep Last of ‘Angola 3’ in Prison

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Prosecutors sought to keep the last of the "Angola Three," Albert Woodfox, behind bars Tuesday despite a federal judge's order...

    Former Vanderbilt Player Sentenced to 15 Years for Dorm Rape

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Vanderbilt football player was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison after he was convicted of taking part...