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    Another Mistrial in Keith Davis Case

    By AFRO Staff Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Althea Handy declared a second mistrial in the controversial third trial of Keith Davis in the death of a Pimlico security guard three years ago. Prosecutors alleged Keith Davis...

    DC Sniper Gets New Hearing

    By The Associated Press A sniper serving life in prison for terrorizing the Washington, D.C., region as a teenager must get new sentencing hearings in Virginia, a federal appeals court ruled June 21. The 3-0 decision...

    Suspect Arrested in Shooting Death of XXXTentacion

    By The Associated Press Florida authorities say they've arrested a man in the shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion. The Broward Sheriff's Office said in a news release sent June 21 morning that 22-year-old Dedrick Devonshay Williams...

    Attorney Faults Parole Process for MOVE Members Still Jailed

    By The Associated Press A defense attorney for three members of the radical group MOVE said June 19 he's confused why one was paroled and two others were denied parole despite having similar records and...

    Cleveland Restaurant Calls Police Over Black Patrons’ Bill Dispute

    By AFRO Staff Police were called to The Bahama Breeze Restaurant in Cleveland, Ohio after the manager said members of a group of Black women were refusing to pay their bill. The women were gathered on...

    Police Fatally Shoot 17-Year-Old Fleeing Traffic Stop

    By The Associated Press A police officer fatally shot a 17-year-old Black boy just seconds after he fled from a traffic stop June 19 in a confrontation partly captured on video from a nearby home. Investigators...

    Wizards Willing to Move Back in Draft, Botch Another Season

    By Stephen D. Riley, Special to AFRO On the heels of the Washington Capitals bringing home the Stanley Cup Trophy to the streets of Washington D.C., the Washington Wizards are on the clock. The 2018 NBA...

    Jay-Z Named Creative Director of Basketball for Puma

    By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter was named Creative Director for Puma’s Basketball apparel division. On June 18, Carter was initially reported by ESPN as the new “President of Basketball Operations,” but Puma later...

    No New Leaders for the District as Incumbents Slide to Victory

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Tuesday June 19 at 8 p.m. was the last moment District residents had to exercise their civic duties by getting out and voting in the 2018 D.C. primaries. In the...

    Funeral For UM Football Player McNair Wednesday

    By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] The viewing for Jordan McNair, whose promising collegiate football career at the University of Maryland was cut short when he collapsed suddenly during practice and later died, is today and...

    Bucks’ Sterling Brown Sues Milwaukee Over Stun-Gun Arrest

    By The Associated Press Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown filed a lawsuit June 19 against the city of Milwaukee and its police department, claiming unlawful arrest and excessive force when officers used a stun gun...

    Busboys and Poets Owner Speaks Out On Controversial DC Initiative 77

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] On June 19 Washingtonian voters will get to exercise their civic duties by voting on leaders and issues affecting the city, such as the battle surrounding Initiative 77. While people...

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