Afro Briefs

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    Survivor of Newark, N.J. Attacks Graduates College

    The lone survivor of the 2007 brutal attack that claimed the lives of three Newark, N.J., natives recently graduated from college, Blackvoices.com reported. Natasha Aeriel...

    Twin Teens Charged for Murdering Their Mother

    Authorities have charged 16-year-old twin girls for the murder of their mother, CBSnews.com reported. Tasmiyah and Jasmiyah Whitehead were arrested on May 21 following an...

    Malawi Gay Couple Sentencing Draws Ire of International Community

    A gay Malawi couple was sentenced to 14 years of hard labor in prison for committing “unnatural acts and gross indecency.” Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge...

    Alleged White House Gatecrashers Seek Apology

    Tareq and Michaele Salahi, the couple who allegedly crashed a White House state dinner last November, are asking for an apology from the White...

    New Texas School Curriculum Re-Writes History

    The Texas Board of Education on May 21 voted to change the state curriculum of social studies and history classes to reflect a more...

    Black Seattle-Based Radio Station Takes to the Internet

    SonVision Entertainment recently announced the launch of a new radio station, “KLSL LIQUID SOUL-Seattle, Tacoma and the World.” The Seattle-based Internet radio station plans...

    Metropolitan A.M.E. in D.C. on List of Most Endangered Historic Landmarks

    More than a century and a half after it’s founding, Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. has landed on a list of...

    Prosecutor: N.J. Schoolyard Slayings Were Gang Tests

    Gang members killed three young adults and attempted to murder a fourth in an attempt to find out whether one gang member “had heart,”...

    Obama’s Aunt Granted Asylum, Preventing Deportation

    President Obama’s Kenyan aunt was granted asylum by a U.S. immigration court on May 17, according to the Associated Press. Under the asylum, she...

    Detroit Child Killed During Police Raid

    Aiyana Jones, a 7-year-old Detroit girl with a head full of pigtails and bright eyes, was sleeping on the couch of a relative’s home...

    Country’s First Muslim Miss USA Crowned

    Rima Fakih, an Arab American from Dearborn, Mich., was crowned Miss USA May 16 and is believed to be the first Muslim to win...

    Black Film Director’s Credit Cards Stolen, Thousands Spent

    Tyler Perry, the film director/actor popular for his Madea and Why Did I Get Married series, was a recent victim of identity theft. The...