Afro Briefs

Afro Briefs

    AUTOMOTIVE CENTRAL: 2015 Mazda6 Grand Touring

    DETROIT – Let’s get straight to it: the 2015 Mazda6 may be the best looking midsize family sedan around. Yes, the current generation has...

    More Questions Raised About Tenn. Arrests of Black Elementary School Kids

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A police commander in Tennessee has been placed on administrative leave as a new report raises even more questions about...

    Burlington, Vt. Moving Closer to Banning Assault Rifles

    Members of the Burlington, Vt. city council have taken the first steps to ban assault rifles in their town, a move causing division among...

    Holmes Norton to Mark 50th Anniversary of Mississippi Freedom Summer

    Fifty years after the Mississippi Freedom Summer, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) will return with the event’s other organizers to commemorate one of the...

    Olympic Medalist Carl Lewis Back on Ballot in NJ Senate Race

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis was ordered back on the ballot in a state Senate election by a federal appeals...

    Study: Black Women Falling Behind in STEM Fields

    Women of color—particularly Black women—are being left behind in the increasingly important fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, according a new...

    Man Who Shot Black Police Chief 4 Times Not Arrested

    An African-American police chief from Sentinel, Okla., was shot four times, but his assailant, a White "survivalist" has not been arrested. Police Chief Louis Ross...

    Hacking Coalition Takes Ferguson Protest to the Next Level

    Twitter has suspended a handle of Anonymous, the international hacking coalition that released the name and photo of the Ferguson, Mo. police officer it...

    Ohio Mom Accused of Decapitating Baby Rejects Plea Deal

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A woman accused of stabbing and decapitating her 3-month-old daughter has rejected a plea deal as she pursues an insanity defense...

    Tenn. Library Criticized for Black Americana Display

    A Tennessee library’s collection of Black Americana memorabilia displayed in honor of Black History Month is causing a stir among some visitors, who consider...

    Georgette Phillips to Head Lehigh University College of Business and Economics

    Georgette Chapman Phillips, a well-respected name in the business education community and vice dean of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, has...

    Man Indicted in Ferguson Rally Shooting that Injured Police

    LOUIS (AP) — A 20-year-old St. Louis man has been indicted on felony assault and weapons charges linked to a March shooting that wounded...