Afro Briefs

  • Ferguson’s Flashpoint Sparks National Outrage

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — They were killed in Wisconsin, New York and California. Some were shot on the street. One was killed in a Wal-Mart. Another died after being placed in a chokehold. All died at the hands of police and all have been united by one thing: the killing of Michael Brown. Details may ...

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  • Ferguson Slowly Starting to Make Comeback

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The unmistakable signs of healing are beginning to dot Ferguson, even the small area of this St. Louis-area suburb that was the center of attention for three weeks. But those in the community know they’ve got a long way to go. Some merchants say business hasn’t ...

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  • 2014 Audi A7 TDI

    DETROIT – It is still hard to believe looking at the 2014 Audi A7 that it is a hatchback with its fastback roof. Audi does not use the term when talking about the A7 but technically the four-door coupe qualifies. The car had 24.7 cu. ft. of cargo space and that was with the rear […]

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  • Lawyer: Rosa Parks Artifacts Sold for $4.5M

    DETROIT (AP) — The purchase price for hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks was $4.5 million, a lawyer said Friday, a day after the deal was confirmed by the son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett. Howard G. Buffett declined to reveal the amount his foundation paid ...

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  • Rosa Parks’ Archive Bought by Warren Buffett’s Son

    DETROIT (AP) — Hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks and have been sitting unseen for years in a New York warehouse were sold to a foundation run by the son of billionaire investment guru Warren Buffett, the younger Buffett said Thursday. Howard G. Buffett told The ...

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  • Chicago Police Kill Allegedly Unarmed Black Teenager

    The police-involved killing of a Chicago teenager has unleashed a wave of protests in that city, with locals questioning the official version of events. Chicago police officers shot and killed teenager Roshad McIntosh on Aug. 24 after he attempted to flee police who were investigating a report ...

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  • Mourners Urge Black Americans to Take Action

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The mourners filled an enormous church to remember Michael Brown — recalling him as a “gentle giant,” aspiring rapper and recent high school graduate on his way to a technical college. But the funeral that unfolded Monday was about much more than the Black ...

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  • Mourners Gather in St. Louis for Brown Funeral

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hundreds of people lined up in sweltering heat Monday to say goodbye to Michael Brown, the 18-year-old shot and killed earlier this month in a confrontation with a police officer that fueled almost two weeks of street protests. More than an hour before Brown’s funeral was ...

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