Afro Briefs

Afro Briefs

    Federal Judge: Louisiana Jury Must Decide If Handcuffed Man Killed Himself

    Black Lives Do Matter! BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A jury must decide whether the shooting death of a handcuffed man in the rear of...

    NAACP Legal Defense Fund Seeks Investigation of Alleged St. Louis Police Misconduct

    LOUIS (AP) — Civil rights advocates asked the new U.S. attorney in St. Louis on Friday to investigate allegations of police misconduct at recent...

    Va. School Bearing Name of Confederate General Renamed Justice High

    The Fairfax County, Va. School Board voted Oct. 26 to rename a high school that previously bore the name of a Confederate army major...

    Police: Suspect Arrested in Deadly Grambling State Shootings

    GRAMBLING, La. (AP) — A suspect was arrested Thursday in a shooting that killed a Grambling State University student and his friend after a...

    Black Firefighter Awarded over $350K in Discrimination Suit

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Black Kansas City firefighter who alleged he wasn't promoted because of his race has been awarded more than...

    Fatal Shootings at Grambling State Not Random, Sheriff Says

    GRAMBLING, La. (AP) — Authorities searched Wednesday for a suspect in a shooting that killed a Grambling State University student and his friend after...

    This grandmother is serving a life sentence for a nonviolent offense

    Alice Marie Johnson is a 62-year-old mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. In 1996, after a jury trial, Johnson was convicted of nonviolent drug conspiracy charges...

    Cleveland Prosecutors: Mom Went to Cops after Son Boasted about Murder

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The mother of a man charged with killing a teenage girl he'd recruited to rob a bank contacted police after learning...

    Ex-Philadelphia District Attorney, Seth Williams, Gets 5-Year Prison Term for Bribe

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former District Attorney Seth Williams, a career prosecutor who chased down municipal corruption but whose tenure as Philadelphia's first Black DA...

    Sheriff’s Spokesman: 2 Fatally Shot on Grambling State Campus

    GRAMBLING, La. (AP) — A sheriff's spokesman said a student and his friend were fatally shot at a Louisiana university after an altercation that...

    Black Kansas Mother Refuses Advances from White Detective, Son Imprisoned for 23 Yrs. for...

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Rose McIntyre says she wonders whether her refusal to grant regular sexual favors to a White detective prompted him to...

    Alabama Inmate Defiant before His Execution for Killing Cop

    ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — A convicted cop killer who sued Alabama over its lethal injection method was put to death, but not before he...