Afro Briefs

Afro Briefs

    Louisiana Supreme Court Justice, CNN Receive Civil Rights Awards

    The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law will honor CNN and Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Bernette Johnson with its Distinguished Civil Rights Advocate...

    Black Firefighters Launch New Program to Save Young Lives

    According to the United States Fire Administration (USFA), African-American children are at increased risk of death during home fires. A 2008 report found 38...

    New CDC Report Shows Strong Link Between Poverty and HIV Infection

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently issued a first-of-its-kind analysis showing that 2.1 percent of heterosexuals living in urban areas with high...

    North Carolina NAACP President Arrested Amid Protest at Re-segregation Hearing

    Rev. William Barber, president of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP, was among 19 people arrested at a July 20 hearing in Wake...

    Detroit Police Chief Evans Resigns Following Reality Video, Office Relationship Controversies

    Detroit Police Chief Warren Evans resigned on July 21, according to city officials, amid dual controversies over his appearance on a reality show and...

    CDC Study Links Food Poisoning Cases to Salsa and Guacamole

    The next time you go to your favorite restaurant and order those specialty nachos, you might want to think twice before trying the dip....

    Mayor of Upstate N.Y. Town Quits over Racial Slur

    The mayor of an upstate New York town resigned July 20 after he was secretly recorded using a racial slur mocking President Obama’s campaign...

    New Black Panthers, S.C. Officials at Odds Over “Hate Crime”

    The June 2 dragging death of Anthony Hill is without a doubt a hate crime, according to the New Black Panther Party. But the...

    Top USDA Employee Resigns After Remarks are Considered Racist

    Shirley Sherrod, a Black USDA official announced her resignation on July 19. Sherrod, the former USDA Georgia Director of Rural Development said the White...

    AKAs Reward Formerly Homeless Scholar

    Quiana Childress, a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Arkansas, has lived a life many would describe as difficult. The Alpha Kappa...

    ‘Blacula,’ ‘Shaft’ Actress Vonetta McGee Dies

    Vonetta McGee, a leading actress in popular 1970s films Blacula and Shaft died at a hospital in Berkeley, Calif., on July 9 after suffering...

    Advertising ‘Boot Camp’ Trains Future Minority Advertising Leaders

    The Marcus Graham Project’s iCR8 boot camp, a 10-week initiative providing exposure and training to aspiring advertising and marketing leaders, has teamed with AT&T...