Afro Briefs

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    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...

    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...

    HBCU Students Win Trip to South Africa

    After winning Coca-Cola’s Open Happiness Tour, a creative video contest, 21 students from 12 historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) will travel to South...

    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...

    Jamaican Tourism Suffers Amid Violence in Capital

    With news reports from Jamaica showing widespread violence in the country’s capital city, the Caribbean nation’s event and tourism industries are beginning to feel...

    Tuskegee University Names Interim President, First Female Leader

    Dr. Charlotte P. Morris, a 25-year member of the Tuskegee University staff, has been appointed interim president of the historic Alabama school. According to...

    Musiq Soulchild Salutes Musical Greats in ‘Silky Soul’

    Soulful R&B singer Musiq Soulchild salutes some of the music’s greatest artist in his latest music video “Silky Soul,” which has been on heavy...

    Celebrities Awarded Stars on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame

    According to a press release issued by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s Walk of Fame Committee, talk show host Oprah Winfrey and Black Eyed...

    Uncle Tom’s Cabin May Become A Museum

    Montgomery County, Md. planning officials want to hear from county residents about whether to convert the Josiah Henson site, formerly known as Uncle Tom’s...

    World Cup Stadiums Face Strike by Security Guards

    A strike by World Cup stadium security guards in South Africa has forced World Cup organizers to turn to local police to guarantee safety...

    Ex-NBA Star and Humanitarian Manute Bol Dead at 47

    Humanitarian activist and 10-year National Basketball Association veteran Manute Bol died June 20 at the age of 47. Bol, a Sudan native well-known for his...