Afro Briefs

Afro Briefs

    Senate Seeks to Lessen Crack, Cocaine Conviction Disparities

    The U.S. Senate approved a bill to reduce the disparities in sentences given to people convicted of crack and powder cocaine charges last week....

    Dorothy Height Celebrates 98th Birthday in D.C. Hospital

    Civil rights legend Dorothy L. Height celebrated her 98th birthday on March 24 while recovering from a brief illness at Howard University Hospital in...

    Protestors Hurl Racial Epithets at CBC Members

    Self-proclaimed tea party demonstrators, infuriated by President Barack Obama’ health care legislation, shouted “nigger” at Georgia Congressman John Lewis as he walked into the...

    Howard Student Drowns While On Spring Break

    The Howard University family is mourning the death a 22-year-old student from Baltimore who drowned last weekend. According to a statement issued by the...

    Study: Blacks, Latinos at Higher Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

    According to a new study released by the Alzheimer’ Association, African Americans and Hispanics are at a higher risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. However,...

    D.C. Students Gain Entrance to College

    Nearly 150 D.C. students, parents and school faculty embarked on the annual College Round-Up in Tarboro, N.C., led by Councilmember Kwame R. Brown.  This marks...

    Senate Passes Bill Extending Unemployment Benefits

    The U.S. Senate passed a $140 billion extension on unemployment benefits on March 9 by a vote of 66-34. The bill would also extend cuts...

    Ohio State Univ. Employee Kills over Evaluation

    An Ohio State University janitor allegedly gunned down two people, killing one, before taking his own life in an on-campus maintenance facility in the...

    African American Man Held in Yemen

    A N.J. man is in custody in Yemen for allegedly killing a bodyguard and having ties to al-Qaeda, Newsone.com reported. Sharif Mobley, 26, is suspected...

    Tiger Woods Hires Former Bush P.R. Chief For Comeback

    Tiger Woods has hired Ari Fleischer, former press secretary for George W. Bush, to help organize his comeback. According to the New York Post, Woods...

    Hometown Hero: Mo’Nique Goes for Gold at Oscars

    Dressed in a ruched royal blue gown with a delicate white gardenia adorning her upswept tresses, actress/comedienne Mo’Nique embodied old-school glamour at the 2010...

    Education Secretary to Enforce Civil Rights Laws

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced this week that his agency will increase enforcement of civil rights laws in colleges and schools, according to a...