Afro Briefs

Afro Briefs

    D.C. Students Gain Entrance to College

    Nearly 150 D.C. students, parents and school faculty embarked on the annual College Round-Up in Tarboro, N.C., led by Councilmember Kwame R. Brown.  This marks...

    Senate Passes Bill Extending Unemployment Benefits

    The U.S. Senate passed a $140 billion extension on unemployment benefits on March 9 by a vote of 66-34. The bill would also extend cuts...

    Ohio State Univ. Employee Kills over Evaluation

    An Ohio State University janitor allegedly gunned down two people, killing one, before taking his own life in an on-campus maintenance facility in the...

    African American Man Held in Yemen

    A N.J. man is in custody in Yemen for allegedly killing a bodyguard and having ties to al-Qaeda, Newsone.com reported. Sharif Mobley, 26, is suspected...

    Tiger Woods Hires Former Bush P.R. Chief For Comeback

    Tiger Woods has hired Ari Fleischer, former press secretary for George W. Bush, to help organize his comeback. According to the New York Post, Woods...

    U.S. Troops Withdraw from Haiti in Large Numbers

    American troops are leaving Haiti while the capital city, and much of the surrounding areas, still remains in ruins, according to The Associated Press....

    Vick Protested at Ed Block Courage Awards

    Some of the more high-profile players of the National Football League visited Baltimore March 9 to be honored in the 32nd annual Ed Block...

    U.S. Postal Service Considers Cutting Saturday Mail Delivery

    While Americans may be accustomed to Saturday mail delivery and being able to frequent post offices close to their homes, massive deficits could strip...

    Bank of America to Help Customers Avoid Overdraft Fees

    Bank of America announced this week its intentions to help customers avoid overdraft fees on debit card purchases. Starting this summer, the Charlotte, N.C.-based...

    Hometown Hero: Mo’Nique Goes for Gold at Oscars

    Dressed in a ruched royal blue gown with a delicate white gardenia adorning her upswept tresses, actress/comedienne Mo’Nique embodied old-school glamour at the 2010...

    Education Secretary to Enforce Civil Rights Laws

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced this week that his agency will increase enforcement of civil rights laws in colleges and schools, according to a...

    Tourism Industry Climbs Despite Recession

    MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — The international tourism industry has been traveling full-speed ahead as one of the fastest growing economic sectors in the world...