Afro Briefs

Afro Briefs

    Houston Transit Police Officer Accused in Beating Resigns

    DALLAS (AP) — A Houston transit police officer resigned this week following the release of a surveillance video that shows him using a baton to...

    Prosecutor: No Federal Charges in Police Killing in Memphis

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A prosecutor says a White Memphis police officer won't face federal civil rights criminal charges in the shooting death of...

    William Garth Sr., Black Press Pioneering Publisher of Chicago Citizen Newspaper Group, Dies at...

    (Updated 9/27/2016) William Garth Sr., who for more than three decades was the chief executive and publisher of the Citizen Newspaper Chain, died on...

    Protest Held in Columbus over Fatal Police Shooting of Black Teen

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Dozens of demonstrators protesting the fatal police shooting of a 13-year-old Black boy brought a city council meeting to a...

    N.C. Teacher Suspended Over First Amendment Lesson

    Students at Massey Hill Classical High School in Fayetteville, N.C., received an unforgettable history lesson Sept. 19 when their teacher Lee Francis stomped on...

    Tulsa, Oklahoma, Police Officer Charged in Black Man’s Death

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Prosecutors charged a White Oklahoma police officer with first-degree manslaughter Thursday, less than a week after she fatally shot an...

    The Importance of the African American Museum

    The National Museum of African American History and Culture opens its doors to the public on Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. The opening weekend,...

    Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Tackles Protester Who Blind Sided Him with Pie

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man took a coconut cream pie from a grocery bag, grabbed Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson from behind and smacked...

    Family: Tulsa Shooting Victim was Turning His Life Around

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An unarmed Black man shot dead in the middle of a Tulsa street last week by a White police officer...

    Pastor: Video of Police Shooting Shows Black Man’s Hands Were Up

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Video of the fatal police shooting of a Black man in Tulsa shows that the man's "hands were in the...

    Police, Following a Shootout, Capture Immigrant Sought in New York-Area Bombings

    NEW YORK (AP) — An Afghan immigrant wanted for questioning in the bombings that rocked a New York City neighborhood and a New Jersey...

    Driver, 10-Year-Old Child Among 4 Dead in NC Bus Crash Carrying Clinton College Students

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The bus driver and a 10-year-old child are among the four people killed after a bus carrying a South Carolina...