Afro Briefs

Afro Briefs

    FDA Mulls Sale of Genetically Altered Salmon

    As the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) debates whether genetically modified (GM) Atlantic salmon should be distributed for human consumption, many media outlets and...

    D.C. Woman Sentenced to Three Years for Conspiracy to Steal $1.3M From Baltimore Housing...

    A Washington, D.C. woman was sentenced Nov. 1 to three years in prison for her role in a plot to steal more than $1.3...

    Fox News: Most Americans Support Voter ID Laws, Skeptics: Maybe Not!

    A majority of Americans support voter identification laws, according to a recent Fox News poll. In the wake of the 2010 mid-term elections, during which...

    Prosecutor Clears 2 St. Louis Officers in Fatal Shooting of Black Teen

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The prosecutor for St. Louis said Thursday she won't be charging two officers in the fatal shooting of a Black 18-year-old last year, concluding that no evidence disproves claims by police that...

    Arkansas Rush: Why the State Wants to Execute So Quickly

    The execution of Ledell Lee in Little Rock, Ark., was the latest in an effort by the state to pursue several executions in the...

    Morgan & U of Md Students Dig for Proof of Nation’s 1st Free Black...

    EASTON, Md. (AP) — Archaeology students have been sifting through a little patch of ground on Maryland's Eastern Shore this summer, seeking evidence that...

    King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” to Receive Commemorative Marker

    On April 16, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. sat in a Birmingham, Ala., jail, penning words that would stir the nation’s conscience and...

    Obama Administration Reverses Inclusion of End-of-Life Planning in Health Care Reform

    The Obama administration has reversed a rule that would have included end-of-life counseling in annual Medicare checkups under the new Affordable Health Care law....

    Department of Justice: Mississippi County, Miss. Continues Segregated Schools

    A public school district in Mississippi continues to operate predominately single-raced schools, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, which has filed a motion...

    Beloved President of New Orleans’ Xavier University Announces Retirement

    Norman Francis, 83, the nation’s longest-tenured university president, has announced he is retiring from the helm of Xavier University, a historically Black Catholic institution...

    Obama Moves Gulf Recovery Plan Forward

    The Obama administration unveiled plans Sept. 28 for a large-scale Gulf Coast recovery effort, aimed at providing long-term financial assistance, to improve the regions...

    In Minneapolis, Distrust Flares after Officers Cleared

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Activists from Minneapolis' Black community spent four months demanding the release of videos and other evidence after a Black man was...