Afro Briefs

Afro Briefs

    High School Dropout Problem No Longer Being Ignored

    On Feb. 25, representatives of the National Guard Youth Challenge Program, an initiative that provides structure and discipline to young adults who’ve dropped out...

    Elderly Haitians Receiving Makeshift Assistance

    Among the hardest-hit victims of the Haitian earthquake in January were elderly residents of Port-au-Prince, but conditions are improving for individuals at one nursing...

    Earthquake Cripples Chile

    An 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck Chile on the morning of February 27, destroying buildings, highways and killing 708 people according to Chilean President Michelle Bachelet. The...

    GOP, Dems Remain Gridlocked After Health Care Summit

    President Obama’s bipartisan health care reform summit on February 25 failed to provoke any Republican converts, forcing Democrats to turn to a political process...

    “Freaknik” Threatens to Return in 2010

    The once-popular Black college spring break event “Freaknik” is nearing a possible return to Atlanta. “The Official Atlanta Freaknic Site” is claiming the return of...

    Jay-Z’s Casino Deal Questioned by Simmons and Feds

    Rapper Jay-Z’s business dealings with a New York-based promotion company are under federal investigation over possible ethics violations. Aqueduct Entertainment Group was awarded a multi-million...

    Nation’s Health Ranked County-by-County in New Study

    According to a study released by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which ranks the nation’s health county-by-county across the country, many of the counties...

    Study: Middle and Upper-class Minorities Adopting Broadband

    Middle and upper-class African-Americans and Hispanics are narrowing the digital divide, according to a new study conducted by the Joint Center for Political and...

    New York Governor Will Not Seek Election

    After months of controversy and scathing criticism from his political colleagues, New York Gov. David Paterson announced Feb. 26 that he would not seek...

    White House Social Secretary to Step Down

    White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers will step down from her post at the end of the month amid controversy surrounding the infamous White...

    Fan Sentenced for Sending Harassing Text Messages to Ashanti’s Mother

    A delusional fan was given two years jail time after sending strange and explicit text messages to R&B singer Ashanti’s Mother, theGrio.com reported. Devar Hurd,...

    Conservatives: Constitutional Principles are Under Attack

    Several conservative groups recently united to sign a document they called an act of recommitment to America’s founding principles. The Mount Vernon Statement claimed to...