Afro Briefs

Afro Briefs

    Affirmative Action Challenge Filed Against Harvard and UNC

    BOSTON (AP) — Lawsuits filed Monday against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill argue that affirmative action policies should...

    Univ. of Oklahoma President: Frat Members ‘Disgraceful’

    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The president of the University of Oklahoma chastised members of a fraternity on Monday who participated in a racist chant...

    Black Children Most Likely to Live in Poverty, Study Shows

    The number of Black children in poverty may have outpaced Whites for the first time since the U.S. Census began collecting this data in...

    N.C. Legislative Black Caucus Foundation Presents Check to State HBCUs

    The North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus Foundation recently presented participating North Carolina Historically Black Colleges and Universities with a symbolic check for $110,000 during...

    Nine-year-old Ga. Girl Loses Leg Saving Younger Sister

    On a foggy morning last month, nine-year-old Anaiah Rucker and her five-year-old sister Camry Harden decided to cross a street near their Madison, Ga....

    Black-White Wealth Gap Wider than Ever Before, New Study Finds

    The wealth gap between Black families and their White counterparts is now the biggest it has ever been, a recent Pew Research Center study...

    Patriots Tight End Aaron Hernandez Charged with Murder

    ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — Police have charged Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez with murder and weapons counts in connection with the slaying of a...

    Black Parents Sue over White Teacher’s Hanging Threat

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Parents of a former student sued a central Mississippi school district Thursday, alleging a White substitute teacher made a racially...

    Phoenix Police Fatal Shooting of Unarmed Black Man is Latest to Ignite Outcry

    PHOENIX (AP) — The deadly shooting of a Black, unarmed drug suspect by a White Phoenix police officer who mistook a pill bottle...

    Utah Minor League Baseball Team Cancels ‘Caucasian Heritage Night’

    The Orem Owlz, a minor league baseball team in Orem, Utah, has pulled an Aug. 10 promotion billed as “Caucasian Heritage Night” after an...

    Video Shows Black Man Injured by St. Paul Officer, Dog

    PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Two police officers in Minnesota have been disciplined for a June incident in which a Black man was kicked by...

    Women Win Big in Judicial Appointments

    Gov. Martin O’Malley July 3 named Shirley M. Watts to the Maryland Court of Appeals making her the first African-American female appeals court judge. O’Malley...