Afro Briefs

Afro Briefs

    Pioneering Black Businessman J. Bruce Llewellyn Dies at 82

    J. Bruce Llewellyn, a Black businessman who made a name for himself in banking, broadcasting, bottling and groceries, died April 7 at the age...

    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...

    European Union Pulls Observers out of Darfur

    The European Union (EU) on April 7 pulled its election observers from Darfur amid security concerns. Sudan is on the cusp of its first multi-party...

    Louisiana Considers “Drug Offender” Driver’s Licenses

    Louisiana state legislators are considering a special driver’s license for drug offenders. The bill would apply to drivers who have multiple felony drug convictions and...

    Washington D.C.’s Newseum Gets Simpson Trial Clothing

    The suit that former NFL star O.J. Simpson wore when he was acquitted of the murder of his ex-wife was rejected by the Smithsonian...

    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...

    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...