Afro Briefs

Afro Briefs

    Supreme Court Says Alabama Can Move Ahead with Execution

    ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday night that Alabama can execute a man convicted of killing a police officer two...

    Jury Convicts Ex-Oklahoma Police Officer in 4th Murder Trial

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A White former Oklahoma police officer was convicted of first-degree manslaughter in the off-duty fatal shooting of his daughter's Black...

    Video of White Utah Teen Girls Shouting Racial Slur under Investigation

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A video that appears to show five teenagers shouting a racial slur and expletive while laughing is under investigation...

    325-Pound Woman Charged with Killing Girl by Sitting on Her

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A 325-pound (150-kilogram) Florida woman is charged with killing her 9-year-old cousin by sitting on the child as punishment. Veronica Green...

    Framingham State University Investigates Racial Slurs in Student Dorm

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Officials at a Massachusetts university where racial slurs were found written in a student dorm say they're investigating. Framingham State University...

    5 Whites Arrested in 1983 Georgia Murder of Black Man

    SUNNY SIDE, Ga. (AP) — After reopening a cold case, authorities in Georgia have arrested five people — including two law enforcement officials —...

    Police: Lockdown Lifted at Virginia State University

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — A lockdown has been lifted on Virginia State University campus following a shooting that left one person injured, authorities said...

    2 Employees Dead in Failed North Carolina Prison Breakout

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Inmates at a North Carolina prison plotted an escape bid knowing they would have to hurt some prison employees, ultimately...

    Utah Man Enters Not Guilty Pleas in Hate Crime Case

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man accused of yelling racial slurs at a Black man's young son and then shocking the father with...

    Black Parents Sue over White Teacher’s Hanging Threat

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Parents of a former student sued a central Mississippi school district Thursday, alleging a White substitute teacher made a racially...

    Black Man Beaten at Charlottesville White Supremacist Rally Turns Self in on Warrant

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Black man who was beaten at a White nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has turned himself in to police after...

    3rd Arrest Made in Beating of Black Man at Charlottesville White Nationalist Rally

    A third person has been arrested in the August beating of a Black man at a White nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, authorities said...