Afro Briefs

Afro Briefs

    Fewer Blacks Believe Home Ownership is Attainable

    Many Blacks still see owning a home as a primary way to achieve the American dream. But a majority of Blacks believe that this...

    Birth Rates Among Women Show Surprising Shifts

    While the number of U.S. births fell in 2008, the birth rate among women in their 40s continued to rise. According to the Associated...

    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,...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Badu Charged for Video’s Nudity

    Erykah Badu has faced controversy for her video for the song “Window Seat,” but now she’ll face a criminal charge of disorderly conduct for...

    Black Ga. Attorney General Faces Calls for Impeachment

    Georgia lawmakers have called for the impeachment of state Attorney General Thurbert Baker for his refusal to join 14 other state attorneys general in...