Afro Briefs

Afro Briefs

    Catholic Church Faces More Resignations

    Pope Benedict XVI accepted the resignation of the Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, James Moriarty, on April 22 according to the British Press Association....

    French Ban on Face Veils Stirs Concern

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s proposed legislation that would ban women from wearing Islamic veils – like the niqab or the burqa, that fully cover...

    Mississippi Freedom Ride Anniversary Set to be Tourist Draw

    The commemoration of the 1961 Mississippi Freedom Rides scheduled for next year may overshadow any other tourism event the state has ever seen, the...

    Patti LaBelle to be Honored by Temple University

    Legendary R&B singer Patti LaBelle will receive an honorary doctorate from Temple University at the school’s commencement ceremony in May. LaBelle, a Philadelphia native,...

    Civil Rights Organizations Urge South Carolina, Alabama to Stop Separating HIV-Positive Inmates

    The American Civil Liberties Union and the Human Rights Watch are calling on the state governments of South Carolina and Alabama to immediately end...

    Restraining Order Filed Against Actor Columbus Short

    A man has filed a restraining order against actor Columbus Short, claiming the “Stomp the Yard” star broke his jaw in a February fight. The...

    Atlanta Bar Accused of Forcing Black Men to Give Up Seats for White Women

    A discrimination lawsuit filed against a popular Atlanta restaurant by two customers, a former NBA player and a prominent local lawyer may soon go...

    EEOC Finds Racism at Turner Industries Texas Plant

    African-American employees at a Turner Industries plant in Paris, Texas were the subject of racial discrimination and were targeted by management if they complained,...

    Racist Letter Circulating at Okla. Businesses May Be Hoax

    A letter claiming to be from the United White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan which circulated to a number of businesses in Oklahoma...

    First Lady Makes Surprise Visit to Haiti

    First lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, arrived in earthquake-ravaged Port-au-Prince, Haiti, April 12. The two touched...

    Seattle Police Cleared in Stun Gun Attack on Pregnant Woman

    According to The Associated Press, three Seattle police officers have been cleared in a 2004 incident involving use of a stun gun on a...

    Notre Dame Names First Black Valedictorian

    In its 161-year history, an African-American student has never claimed the coveted valedictorian title at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. However, Katie...