Afro Briefs

Afro Briefs

    Fire Chief Placed on Leave Amid Racial Insensitivity Probe

    NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut fire chief has been placed on paid leave after an investigation faulted him for racial insensitivity and...

    Man Recounts Pushing Fiancée Away from Car During Protest

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — With tires screeching and bodies flying, Marcus Martin shoved his fiancée out of the way of a car charging through...

    Prosecutor: Police Justified in Shooting of Arkansas Teen

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Black teenager pointed a BB gun that looked like a handgun at police before he was fatally shot...

    Texas Man Convicted of Notorious Dragging Death of Black Man Gets Court Review

    HOUSTON (AP) — A man on death row for the notorious slaying nearly 20 years ago of a Black man chained to the back...

    Prosecutors Release Black Boston Man Imprisoned for 38 Years for Slaying He Didn’t Commit

    BOSTON (AP) — A Boston man who spent 38 years in prison in the killing of a cab driver was released Tuesday after a...

    Florida Mom Drove to West Virginia with Daughter’s Body

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A woman drove for two days with her dead 11-year-old daughter in her truck before hitting a guard rail in...

    Entrenched Poverty Tough to Shake in the Mississippi Delta

    JONESTOWN, Miss. (AP) — Otibehia Allen is a single mother who lives in a rented mobile home in the same isolated, poor community where...

    Father of Philando Castile, Serving Life Term for Drug Trafficking, Wants a Portion of...

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The father of Philando Castile, a motorist fatally shot by a suburban Minneapolis police officer last summer, wants a portion of...

    HIV-Positive Maryland Public School Coach Charged with Abusing Dozens of Schoolboys

    WALDORF, Md. (AP) — An HIV-positive former teachers' aide and track coach described as a "predator" by a Maryland prosecutor is facing more than...

    Prosecutor: White St. Louis Officer ‘Executed’ Black Suspect

    LOUIS (AP) — A White former St. Louis police officer charged with killing a Black man "executed" him after a car chase, then planted...

    Texas Executes TaiChin Preyor for Woman’s 2004 Killing

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the execution scheduled in Texas for a man who killed a San Antonio woman in 2004 (all...

    Funeral Held for Disabled Man Who Drowned as Teens Laughed & Recorded Death

    COCOA, Fla. (AP) — Hundreds of people filled a Florida church for the funeral of a disabled man who drowned while a group of...