Afro Briefs

Afro Briefs

    Obama’s Aunt Granted Asylum, Preventing Deportation

    President Obama’s Kenyan aunt was granted asylum by a U.S. immigration court on May 17, according to the Associated Press. Under the asylum, she...

    Black Seattle-Based Radio Station Takes to the Internet

    SonVision Entertainment recently announced the launch of a new radio station, “KLSL LIQUID SOUL-Seattle, Tacoma and the World.” The Seattle-based Internet radio station plans...

    Detroit Child Killed During Police Raid

    Aiyana Jones, a 7-year-old Detroit girl with a head full of pigtails and bright eyes, was sleeping on the couch of a relative’s home...

    Country’s First Muslim Miss USA Crowned

    Rima Fakih, an Arab American from Dearborn, Mich., was crowned Miss USA May 16 and is believed to be the first Muslim to win...

    Black Film Director’s Credit Cards Stolen, Thousands Spent

    Tyler Perry, the film director/actor popular for his Madea and Why Did I Get Married series, was a recent victim of identity theft. The...

    Ariz. Governor Signs Bill Banning Ethnic Studies Programs

    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has again stirred the ire of civil rights proponents with her recent signing into law of a bill that prohibits...

    Harlem’s Apollo Theater Unveils Walk of Fame

    The famed Apollo Theater in Harlem unveiled its brand new Walk of Fame on May 10, honoring artists Smokey Robinson, Ella Fitzgerald and James...

    Philly Police Officer Lied About Being Shot by Black Man

    A 21-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department has admitted to fabricating a story about being shot by a Black man, but his reasons...

    White House Unveils Plan to Address Childhood Obesity

    Led by first lady Michelle Obama, the White House Childhood Obesity Task Force on May 11 unveiled an action plan to target and solve...

    Report: Black Students Carry More Debt than White Peers

    Across the U.S., another group of Black students will earn their college degrees in May, and progress to the next stage in their lives....

    Study Shows: Dwindling Digital Divide, Blacks More Attracted to Twitter

    The social messaging service Twitter appears to attract a higher proportion of African-Americans, who make up 24 percent of the 17 million Americans “tweeting”....

    Houston Science Teacher Fired for Beating Student

    A Houston charter school science teacher has been fired for beating a teenage student in April. Sheri Lynn Davis, a 40-year-old instructor at Jamie’s House...