Afro Briefs

Afro Briefs

    Texas Man Indicted on Terrorism Charges

    A Texas man has been accused of trying to deliver money, GPS devices, cell phone chips and other supplies to a sect of Al-Qaeda...

    Boot Camp Proposed for Kwame Kilpatrick

    The Michigan Department of Corrections has recommended that former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick enrolls in boot camp as a sentence for violating terms of...

    Great-Granddaughter of Nelson Mandela Dies in Car Crash

    It was supposed to be one of his greatest moments of joy. Instead, it turned out to be a day of sorrow for former...

    Passenger Attacks Man with Scissors on Philadelphia Subway

    Passengers on a Philadelphia SEPTA subway car looked on in terror as a male passenger repeatedly stabbed another man with a pair of scissors. According...

    New Activist Group Calls for Boycott of Comcast

    For years, cable service provider Comcast has opted not to carry African-American owned channels on its nationwide platforms, and Stanley E. Washington has had...

    Proposed Bill May Require Prepaid Cell Phone Buyers to Show I.D.

    The anonymity of buying prepaid cellular phones may soon come to an end, as a proposed federal law would require buyers to show identification,...

    N.Y. Students Learn Financial Skills Through Student-Operated Banking Center

    Money management may be learned by students in their classrooms or later in life, but Capital One Bank hopes to give New York students...

    Southern Christian Leadership Conference Splits Over Embezzlement Allegations

    Since June 3, warring factions of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference have been in Fulton County Superior Court in Atlanta, disputing claims of control...

    ESPN Zone Closes its Doors

    Walt Disney will close five locations of its ESPN Zone on June 16 as the company found it increasingly difficult to operate the restaurants,...

    Isley Brothers Member Dies at 56

    Marvin Isley, bass guitarist and the youngest member of the legendary group The Isley Brothers, died June 6 in Chicago from complications of diabetes....

    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...

    Aretha Franklin Receives Honorary Degree

    On May 24, legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin received an honorary doctorate of music degree from Yale University, according to a press release. During...