Afro Briefs

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    Celebrities Re-ignite Fight to Free Tennessee Alleged Former Child Sex Slave, in Prison for...

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Celebrities have reignited the fight to free a Tennessee woman serving a life sentence for fatally shooting a man, saying...

    Suspect Arrested after Texas Trooper Killed on the Job

    FAIRFIELD, Texas (AP) — A Texas state trooper was shot and killed during a Thanksgiving traffic stop in East Texas. The Texas Department of Public...

    Suspect Arrested in Pennsylvania Police Officer Shooting

    NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (AP) — The man accused of fatally shooting a rookie police officer in western Pennsylvania was taken into custody Tuesday, the...

    Buffalo Man Opens Fire on a Dollar General Store, Wounding One Man Before Being...

    CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (AP) — Police called it a miracle that more people weren't hurt when a man wearing body armor and armed with two...

    Ex-Football Player Charged with Utah Murder in Wife’s Death

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former professional football player sliced his wife's neck and then crawled on the ground outside their rented Utah...

    Black Prosecutor Wants Probe of White Retired Kansas Detective in Wrongful Conviction of Black...

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas prosecutor has asked for help in investigating a retired White police detective accused of preying on Black women...

    White Dallas Ex-Officer Who Shot Unarmed Black Teen had History of Aggression

    DALLAS (AP) — A White former suburban Dallas police officer fired and charged with murder after killing an unarmed Black teen has a long...

    Attorney: O.J. Simpson Banned from Las Vegas Hotel-Casino

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson's attorney says the former football star has been banned from The Cosmopolitan hotel-casino in Las Vegas. Attorney Malcolm LaVergne...

    Jury Deliberates Child Rape Counts vs. Nicki Minaj’s Brother

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A jury on Wednesday began deliberating child rape allegations against the brother of superstar rapper Nicki Minaj. Jelani Maraj, 38, faces...

    Judge Ignores Recommendation, Sends Meek Mill to Prison

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rapper Meek Mill was sentenced to two to four years in prison on probation violations Monday by a Philadelphia judge who...

    New Podcast Focuses on 2 Klan Killings in 1964 Mississippi

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A new podcast examines the 1964 killings of two young Black men by Ku Klux Klan members in Mississippi. The Canadian...

    Georgia Slaying That Haunted Family for Decades Now Linked to Racism

    GRIFFIN, Ga. (AP) — When 23-year-old Timothy Coggins was found dead and disfigured beside a Georgia highway in 1983, the young Black man's family...