Afro Briefs

Afro Briefs

    Suspect in 5 Killings Made 2014 Threat to Kill White People

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Black man suspected of fatally shooting five White men, all but one of them along south Kansas City...

    North Carolina Redistricting Maps Headed to Panel of Federal Judges

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina legislators finished redrawing House and Senate district maps Wednesday, beating a court-ordered deadline later this week. Now Republicans...

    Mayor in South Carolina Proposes African-American Monument

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The mayor of a major South Carolina city is calling for an African-American monument and new plaques to be erected...

    Federal Report Slams Milwaukee Police for Traffic Stops

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police traffic stops disproportionately involve African-Americans and the department lacks diversity in its ranks, according to a draft report from...

    Charlottesville White Nationalist Rally Suspect Arrested in Georgia to be Extradited

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A man wanted in connection with the beating of a Black man in Charlottesville on the day of a White...

    White Cleveland Area Officer Who Killed Black Driver Won’t Face Charges

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A White policeman who fatally shot an unarmed Black driver in a Cleveland suburb will not face charges. A grand jury on...

    Charlottesville Death Stirs Reaction in North Dakota Village

    LEITH, N.D. (AP) — It has been four years since this Grant County village of about 20 people was briefly and ingloriously home to...

    Florida Executes 1st White Man for Killing a Black Man

    STARKE, Fla. (AP) — Florida on Thursday put a man to death with an anesthetic never used before in a U.S. lethal injection, carrying...

    Ex-York. Pa. Mayor Acquitted of 1969 Race Riot Murder of Black Woman, Dies at...

    A former Pennsylvania mayor who was acquitted of murder in the killing of a Black woman during racial unrest in 1969 died early Thursday,...

    Florida to Execute First White Man Convicted of Killing a Black Man

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The drug etomidate has never before been used in any U.S. execution, but the state of Florida hopes that won't...

    Maine Governor: I was Threatened after Confederate-9/11 Comparison

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage says he received death threats after comparing the removal of Confederate statues to the removal of...

    Jones County N.C.: Settlement Could Help Black Candidates for All White County Commission

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A rural North Carolina county could elect Black candidates to serve on its governing board for the first time in...