Afro Briefs

Afro Briefs

    Republican Fundraising Document Depicts Democrats as “Evil”

    Democrats spoke out sharply against a document created by the Republican National Committee that depicted President Obama as the comic book supervillain The Joker,...

    Teachers Suspended For Honoring O.J., Others

    Three Los Angeles teachers have been suspended after they gave their students pictures of Dennis Rodman, O.J. Simpson, and RuPaul to carry in a...

    Naomi Campbell Hosts “Fashion for Relief” for Haiti

    Superstar runway model Naomi Campbell recently rallied the fashion world with a charity fashion show for Haitian relief efforts, her latest effort to support...

    Senate’s Jobs Bill

    While the Jobs Bill passed by the Senate on Feb. 24 could potentially open over 1 million new jobs, Marc H. Morial, CEO and...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    “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...