Afro Briefs

Afro Briefs

    Jesse Jackson Comes to Defense of James’ Activism

    On Monday, the Rev. Jesse Jackson came out in support of Lebron James' activism in the face of criticism from a conservative personality. He told the Associated...

    Toveet Radcliffe Added to Heartbreaking #SayHerName

    #SayHerName is a hashtag that remembers Black women who were killed by either by police or in police custody. It is populated with names like...

    Baltimore `Nation’s Most Dangerous City’

    USA Today tagged Baltimore with a dubious distinction many of the city’s residents probably believe has been valid for several years; the “nation’s most...

    Oprah Top of Mind for Trump

    Satirically referred to as the tweeter-in-chief, President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter yet again to belittle and challenge his one time friend, media...

    Madaleno Taps Former O’Malley Operative as Running Mate

    Sen. Richard Madaleno Jr., described by some as one of the more progressive politicians in the state, selected Luwanda Jenkins, a former aide to...

    Surprise: White House Continues to Nominate Mainly White Men

    From the day he announced that he was running for president, Donald Trump has made clear his feelings about people who are not White....

    White Nationalist Appears to Disavow Connection with Shooter

    PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A white nationalist appears to have lied to The Associated Press and other news organizations when he claimed that Florida...

    McDonald’s Slims Down Happy Meal by Banishing Cheeseburgers

    McDonald's will soon banish cheeseburgers and chocolate milk from its Happy Meal menu in an effort to cut down on the calories, sodium, saturated...

    Man Charged in Indiana Drunken-Driving Crash that Killed Colts Linebacker Edwin Jackson

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors filed felony charges on Wednesday against an immigrant illegally living in the U.S. who is suspected in a drunken-driving crash...

    Cops: Massachusetts Woman Says Voodoo Ritual Led Her to Kill Sons, 5 and 8

    BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman used a kitchen knife to stab two of her children to death and later told police it...

    Texas Executes Dallas Man for Killing Ex-Girlfriend in 1999

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Dallas man was executed Tuesday for the 1999 slaying of his ex-girlfriend while he already was on parole for...

    Louisiana Jury: Man Guilty of Manslaughter in Death of Joe McKnight, Ex-NFL Running Back

    GRETNA, La. (AP) — The man who killed NFL running back Joe McKnight in a December 2016 road-rage confrontation was found guilty of manslaughter...