Afro Briefs

Afro Briefs

    European Union Pulls Observers out of Darfur

    The European Union (EU) on April 7 pulled its election observers from Darfur amid security concerns. Sudan is on the cusp of its first multi-party...

    Louisiana Considers “Drug Offender” Driver’s Licenses

    Louisiana state legislators are considering a special driver’s license for drug offenders. The bill would apply to drivers who have multiple felony drug convictions and...

    Washington D.C.’s Newseum Gets Simpson Trial Clothing

    The suit that former NFL star O.J. Simpson wore when he was acquitted of the murder of his ex-wife was rejected by the Smithsonian...

    Pioneering Black Businessman J. Bruce Llewellyn Dies at 82

    J. Bruce Llewellyn, a Black businessman who made a name for himself in banking, broadcasting, bottling and groceries, died April 7 at the age...

    Va. Governor Blasted for Excluding Slavery History

    It was a declaration that sent shockwaves throughout Virginia and unearthed centuries-old enmity among African Americans. On April 6, Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonell...

    National Unemployment Rate Remain Steady

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s latest employment report, America’s unemployment rate did not fluctuate in March, remaining steadfast at 9.7 percent. However,...

    New York Lawmaker Fights to ‘Stop the Sag’

    A New York lawmaker has created his own campaign against the low-slung pants popular with many teenagers and young adults, according to The Associated...

    Five Charged in 7-Year-Old’s Rape

    Five men have been charged in the heinous gang rape of a 7-year-old New Jersey girl in a crime-ridden Trenton high-rise apartment, according to...

    Tuskegee University Celebrates President’s 28th Year

    Throughout the month, Tuskegee University will host several events to honor the legacy of Dr. Benjamin F. Payton, the school’s fifth president, who announced...

    Former Tuskegee Airman Willie E. Jenkins Dead at 85

    Willie E. Jenkins, a retired university administrator and former Tuskegee Airman, died March 30 at the age of 85. Jenkins had been hospitalized at Tallahassee...

    Fox and LL Cool J Feud over Palin’s Show Use of Interview

    Fox News and LL Cool J found themselves at odds during the week of March 29 over the cable channel’s use of the New...

    Black Mayor of St. Louis Suburb Murdered

    The mayor of Washington Park, Ill., a suburb of St. Louis, was found murdered in his car in the early morning hours of April...