Afro Briefs

Afro Briefs

    Institute Receives Grant to Study Racism

    According to BlackAmericaWeb.com, the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education has received a $1.2 million, three-year grant from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation...

    HUD Adds New Civil Rights Requirements

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will require grant applicants seeking HUD funding to comply with their state’s anti-discriminations laws that...

    White House Hosts Summit on Black Men and HIV/AIDS

    In anticipation of the Obama administration’s plans to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS nationwide, the White House hosted a summit during the week of...

    Gay Malawi Couple Pardoned

    A gay Malawi couple previously sentenced to 14 years in prison for their sexual orientation was pardoned by that African country’s president on May...

    Two S.C. Governor Candidates Oppose Flying of Confederate Flag

    Only two of South Carolina’s seven gubernatorial candidates would consider moving the Confederate flag that flies in front of the South Carolina Statehouse. The flag...

    EBONY Magazine Welcomes New Editor-in-Chief

    Author and media executive Amy DuBois Barnett has been named the new editor-in-chief of the women’s lifestyle magazine EBONY, according to the publication’s parent...

    New Social Networking Site Targets Kids

    Parents who want to keep their children off of Facebook may have an alternative wth a new social networking site that captures many of...

    Study on Cell Phone Link to Cancer Inconclusive

    As mobile phones began to increase in popularity, concerns arose that long-term cell phone could cause brain tumors. But a major, decade-long international study...

    New Incision-Free Obesity Surgery Being Tested

    A new type of obesity surgery currently being tested is incision-free, entering through the mouth and throat to snap staples in the patient’s stomach. The...

    Former Temptations Lead Singer Dies

    Ali-Ollie Woodson, former lead singer of pioneering Motown quintet The Temptations, died May 30. He was 58. According to The Associated Press, the singer, whose...

    Naomi Campbell May Testify in Blood Diamonds Case

    According to BlackAmericaWeb.com, prosecutors in the war crimes trial against former Liberian leader Charles Taylor will call supermodel Naomi Campbell as a witness to...

    Coleman’s Estranged Family Seeks Answers

    After suffering a brain hemorrhage last week, Gary Coleman, 42, died at a Salt Lake City, Utah, hospital. His wife, Shannon Price, requested Coleman...