Afro Briefs

Afro Briefs

    Millennials Face Tough Job Market

    Today, 50 million Americans are 18-29 years-old. Often referred to as Generation Next or the “millennials,” this generation is the most diverse in American...

    Federal Prosecutors Won’t Charge S.C. Deputy Who Tossed Student

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal prosecutors won't charge a deputy who was recorded tossing a student out of a desk at a South Carolina high school...

    Relatives: Maryland Man, Seven Children Died from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) — A man and his seven children found dead in their Maryland home Monday were poisoned by carbon monoxide from...

    19-Year-Old Girl Becomes Uganda’s Youngest Parliament Rep. Ever

    Mixed emotions flowed through Uganda as a 19 year old recent high school graduate occupied the vacancy in that country’s parliament left by her...

    Commemoration of March on Washington Brings In Thousands By Bus

    Yvonne Leonard was only 15 years old when she decided she would be attending the March on Washington on an August day in 1963. Along...

    New York: Bank Didn’t Lend to Blacks in Buffalo

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's attorney general is accusing a mortgage lender of refusing to offer financing to African-Americans living in Buffalo. Eric Schneiderman...

    Monday Ferguson Protest–Nearly 20 Arrested

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Pounding rain and tornado watches didn't deter hundreds of protesters who stayed outside Ferguson police headquarters for more than four...

    Black Barbershop Health Outreach Program Continues 50-City Tour

    The Diabetic Amputation Prevention (DAP) Foundation recently announced it will continue its 50-city tour, the Black Barbershop Health Outreach Program, in New York. The program...

    Aunt of Men Accused in Terror Plot: They’re ‘Not Monsters’

    CHICAGO (AP) — An aunt of two suburban Chicago men accused of plotting a terrorist attack on a military facility in northern Illinois said...

    U.S. Supreme Court to Consider Another Challenge to Voting Rights Act

    WASHINGTON, D.C.--The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Nov. 9 to hear a challenge to the Voting Rights Act (VRA). The court will hear arguments relating to...

    Starbucks Just Named Alpha Kappa Alpha Soror Rosalind Brewer as Its New Chief Operating...

    Starbucks just named Alpha Kappa Alpha soror Rosalind Brewer, the former president and CEO of  Sam’s Club and one of the most prominent Black...

    Achievement Gap in High School Graduation Rates Shrinks

    High school students in the United States are graduating at higher rates than ever before, according to new data from the U.S. Department of...