Afro Briefs

Afro Briefs

    AKAs Induct Honorary Members

    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, one of the largest women’s organizations in the world, recently inducted several high-profile honorary members at a private ceremony. According...

    Obama to Host Africa Independence Celebration

    President Barack Obama, the son of a Kenyan man and White American woman, will host a 50th anniversary celebration of 18 African nations’ independence...

    BET Founder Brings Business to Haiti

    With the rainy season creating additional strife in earthquake-ravaged Haiti, BET founder and business mogul Bob Johnson is bringing new hope to the Caribbean...

    Black Caucuses, Mayors Push for Federal Action on Clean Energy Policies

    On June 29, members of the Congressional Black Caucus, Hip Hop Caucus and National Conference of Black Mayors converged in Washington, D.C., to push...

    Vick’s Co-defendant Shot at Virginia Beach Night Club

    A co-defendant of the infamous dog fighting case that sent NFL quarterback Michael Vick to prison two years ago was shot June 24 while...

    Dallas Police Chief’s Son Killed in Shootout

    Dallas Police Chief David Brown is dealing with personal tragedy after his son was killed in a shootout with police on June 20 after...

    Judge Dismisses Viacom Copyright Infringment Suit Against YouTube

    A federal judge dismissed Media giant Viacom’s $1 billion lawsuit against Google on June 23 after in a ruling that Viacom did not prove...

    McChrystal Fired as Top U.S. Commander in Afghanistan

    President Obama removed Gen. Stanley McChrystal on June 23 from his position as top war commander in Afghanistan following disparaging remarks the general made...

    BP Worker: Oil Disaster Could Have Been Prevented

    The explosion of a BP oil rig which has resulted in the biggest oil spill in U.S. history over the last two months could...

    University of Texas Considers New Name for Building Named After KKK Member

    The University of Texas is mulling whether to rename one of the campus’ buildings which was named for a prominent KKK member. Simkins Hall, one...

    Obama Administration Launches Ambitious Plan to End Homelessness

    Obama administration Cabinet members and officials from the U.S Interagency Council on Homelessness on June 22 unveiled “Opening Doors: The Federal Strategic Plan to...

    Famed Ensemble Fights Ariz. Immigration Laws with Song

    On June 22, award-winning a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock released the song “Are We a Nation” in response to Arizona’s controversial...