Afro Briefs

Afro Briefs

    Federal Fourth Circuit. Ct. of Appeals gets Another Black Judge

    U.S. District (Maryland) Judge Andre M. Davis was officially sworn in as judge to the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on April 30,...

    Lawmakers Call for National Guard to Quell Chicago Violence

    Illinois state officials are calling for the National Guard to be deployed to Chicago in hopes of quelling ongoing violence there. Illinois State Reps. John...

    Ousted Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick Refuses Subpoena in Whistleblower Trial

    Former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has found himself in more hot water for refusing to testify in a civil suit brought by a former...

    African Union Under Fire over Alleged War Atrocities in Somalia

    The African Union (AU) and its supporters are denying any role in ongoing fighting in Somalia, with the AU saying it is not circumventing...

    Afeni Shakur Arrested For Marijuana Possession

    The mother of late rapper and actor Tupac Shakur faces charges of felony possession of marijuana in North Carolina. Afeni Shakur, 63, is also charged...

    Prominent Black Ga. Democrat Challenging GOP Senator

    Three-term Georgia Commissioner of Labor Michael Thurmond has filed to run for U.S. Senate, and will challenge incumbent Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson. Thurmond is one...

    President Obama Signs Debt Relief Bill for Haiti

    President Obama on April 26 signed into law a bill calling for the United States to take the lead in forgiving debt owed to...

    Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Case on Violent Video Games

    The Supreme Court said on April 26 that it will hear a challenge to a California state law prohibiting the rental or sale of...

    New Arizona Law Draws Fire from Black Leaders

    Several Black civil rights leaders and elected officials are publicly condemning Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s decision to sign into a law an immigration bill...

    Sandra Bullock Adopts Black Son

    In the midst of divorce from husband Jesse James, Sandra Bullock is welcoming a new man in her life—an adopted Black baby from New...

    GM, Chrysler Rebound from Bailout

    General Motors (GM) and Chrysler both announced encouraging news after the two American auto giants were bailed out by the U.S. government. Chrysler, after losing...

    Guards Not Charged in Beating Death of 14 Yr. Old Inmate

    Federal officials will not file charges against seven guards and a nurse in the Florida boot camp death of 14-year-old Martin Lee Anderson. Anderson died...