No Charges after Black Texas Girl Suffers Rope Burns to Neck

WACO, Texas (AP) — Investigators say no one will be charged after a 12-year-old Black girl suffered rope burns to her neck during a...

Mom of Slain Florida Teen Warned Son of Nightclub Shootings

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — With the Orlando massacre still fresh on everyone's mind, the mother of a young man who was slain at...

2 Teens Dead in Shooting at Florida Nightclub’s ‘Teen’ Party

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Gunfire erupted at a nightclub hosting a swimsuit-themed party for teens in Florida, leaving two teens dead and at...

Tentative Deal in New Jersey Police Shooting of Black Man

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The family of a Black man killed by police in southern New Jersey in 2014 has reached a tentative settlement...

AFRO Coverage of 2016 Neighborhood Awards

Steve Harvey is scheduled to host the 14th annual Neighborhood Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday night July 23. The awards presentation with...

Herman Felton Jr. Named President of Ohio’s Wilberforce University

Herman Felton Jr. has been selected the 21st president of Wilberforce University located in Wilberforce, Ohio, the country’s oldest private HBCU. Felton, the former senior...

Quadruple Murder Case Dismissed Against Detroit 23-Yr.-Old Man Who Served 8 years

DETROIT (AP) — A judge dismissed charges Tuesday and closed a murder case against a young Detroit man who went to prison as a...

Killer of Baton Rouge Law Officers a Man of Mixed Messages

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gavin Long was a man of mixed messages. He peddled self-published books with abstract themes about self-empowerment and spiritual...

Robert J. Jones: New Chancellor for University of Illinois’ Flagship Campus

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois has chosen a new chancellor for the flagship Urbana-Champaign campus. A written statement from the university on...

Georgia Man Accused of Urging People to Kill White Police

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Police say a Georgia man has been charged after he urged people to kill White police officers. An arrest warrant states...

Few Hundred Attend Rapper’s Gang Summit in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper The Game said he was moved to call together gang members for an anti-violence summit Sunday after the recent...

Yale Worker Destroys Stained-Glass Window Depicting Slaves

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A former Yale University dining services worker facing criminal charges for destroying a stained-glass window depicting slaves in a...