Afro Briefs

Afro Briefs

    Legal Groups File Brief: Free Tennessee Woman Sentenced to Life at 16

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than a dozen national advocacy groups want the release of a Tennessee woman imprisoned for life after she shot...

    Former Alabama Pastor Gets 20 Years for Rape of Church Member, 15-Yr-Old Minor

    DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama pastor who pleaded guilty in the rape of a 15-year-old female church member has been sentenced to...

    Oakland, California Jury Awards $4 Million to Ex-Black Panther Elaine Brown

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California jury awarded more than $4 million in punitive damages to a former leader of the Black Panthers...

    White Supremacist Faces Terror Charge after Nebraska Amtrak Train Stopped

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An armed man believed to have ties to White supremacist groups has been charged with terrorism after he stopped an...

    Man with Machete Attacks Woman Delivering Meals to Vermont Homeless

    SHELBURNE, Vt. (AP) — Police say a man in Vermont has used a machete to attack a woman in her 70s as she delivered...

    2 Men Arraigned on Murder Charges in Vicious Upstate NY Quadruple Homicide

    TROY, N.Y. (AP) — Two men have been arrested on murder charges in the deaths of two women and two children in their upstate...

    Texas Woman Accused in Fatal Shooting of Boyfriend’s Son

    DALLAS (AP) — A 7-year-old Texas boy died after his father's girlfriend opened fire as the man drove away with his son and two...

    Alabama Mother: “Troy police officers did this to my son While he was in...

    TROY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman said Friday that police officers severely beat her Black 17-year-old son while he was handcuffed and she...

    Police: Houston Man Nearly Decapitated Girlfriend with Samurai Sword

    HOUSTON (AP) — A 45-year-old Houston man is accused of nearly decapitating his girlfriend with a samurai sword. Police investigating a "cutting in progress" Wednesday...

    Judge Blocks Arizona Ban Against Ethnic Studies in Public Schools

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. judge has permanently blocked an ethnic studies ban in Arizona public schools that dismantled a popular Mexican-American studies program,...

    Attorney: Deadly Force Unnecessary in Black Kansas Man’s Fatal Shooting

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas police officers who fatally shot a Black man earlier this year did not need to use deadly force, a...

    Arkansas Woman Kidnapped, Reportedly Thrown off Bridge after Witnessing Murder

    A woman was kidnapped and reportedly thrown off a bridge after witnessing a murder. Two people were shot at a property in Scott, Arkansas, early...