Afro Briefs

Afro Briefs

    Report: Black Students Carry More Debt than White Peers

    Across the U.S., another group of Black students will earn their college degrees in May, and progress to the next stage in their lives....

    Study Shows: Dwindling Digital Divide, Blacks More Attracted to Twitter

    The social messaging service Twitter appears to attract a higher proportion of African-Americans, who make up 24 percent of the 17 million Americans “tweeting”....

    Houston Science Teacher Fired for Beating Student

    A Houston charter school science teacher has been fired for beating a teenage student in April. Sheri Lynn Davis, a 40-year-old instructor at Jamie’s House...

    Alabama State Students, Once Expelled, Receive Degrees 50 Years Later

    Nine students from Alabama State University were denied their academic degrees 50 years ago after they participated in a Montgomery County civil rights protest....

    Famed Black Models Face Long Roads to Recovery

    French model Noemie Lenoir, recognized for her advertisement campaigns with The Gap and Victoria’s Secret, was found unconscious May 9 after an apparent suicide...

    W.K. Kellogg Initiative to Assist Those Affected by Racism

    Youth organizations from 29 states and the District of Columbia will receive grants for vulnerable children, youth and their communities affected by racism through...

    April Private Sector Jobs Increase, High Minority Unemployment Rates Continue

    April produced the biggest spike in private sector jobs since 2008, according to a report released May 5. The private sector added 32,000 jobs last...

    Nigerian President Succumbs to Illness

    After a long history of kidney ailments and recently suffering from an inflamed heart, Nigerian President Umaru Yar’Adua died at the presidential villa on...

    First Lady Hosts Former Presidents’ Families, Military Moms for Mother’s Day Tea

    First lady Michelle Obama celebrated Mother’s Day early with a White House tea on May 7, according to USA Today. Guests were scheduled to include...

    Poll: Black Youth More Optimistic About Future Than Other Groups

    A total of 70 percent of African-American students ages 15 to 18 nationwide believe their standard of living will exceed that of their parents,...

    Ohio Man Exonerated After Nearly 30 Years in Prison

    A 52-year-old Ohio man was freed May 3 after spending close to 30 years in prison after DNA results revealed he did not rape...

    Newspaper Features the Obamas as ‘Sanford and Son’ Characters

      A New York weekly newspaper recently featured a political satire that depicted President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama as characters from the ‘70s...