Afro Briefs

Afro Briefs

    Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance Endorses Congressman Keith Ellison for DNC Chair

    Washington, DC – Today, the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO (APALA) announces its endorsement of Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN) for the Chair of...

    From Palm Pilots to Alexa & Google Home, the Evolution of Productivity

    The new year brings resolutions of being more organized and increased productivity. Busy professionals, stay-at-home moms, and budding entrepreneurs resolve to manage their time,...

    Man Pleads Guilty in Slayings of His 2 Kids, 2 Stepchildren

    DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit man who spent 16 years in prison for killing his first wife pleaded guilty Wednesday in...

    Yale Drops Slavery Proponent Calhoun from College Name

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — After years of debate, Yale University announced Saturday it will change the name of a residential college that honors...

    New Orleans Mayor: Half-Mile Wide Tornado Damaged 940 Homes

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dwight Powell lost his Lexus to the massive tornado that injured 33 people and destroyed or seriously damaged 940 properties...

    AP FACT CHECK: No Evidence that Media Ignores Terror Attacks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump made an unsupported assertion Monday that terrorist acts in Europe are going unreported. A look at the matter: TRUMP:...

    Providence, R.I. Police Face Complaints about ‘Third-Shift Terror Squad’

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A lawyer calls it the "third-shift terror squad": a band of White officers who patrol the South Side of Providence...

    Ga. Officials Apologize for 1940 Lynching of Black Teen

    On Sept. 8, 1940, a 16-year-old Negro boy was lynched in the town of LaGrange, Ga., with little to no fanfare, and certainly no...

    Union: Guard Killed at Prison a Hero, Saved Lives of His Co-Workers

    SMYRNA, Del. (AP) — Forced into a closet by inmates at Delaware's largest prison, Sgt. Steven Floyd called out to officers coming to his...

    Police Storm Prison, End Hostage Standoff; Guard Found Dead

    SMYRNA, Del. (AP) — Using a backhoe to smash through a barricade of footlockers, authorities stormed Delaware's largest prison early Thursday and ended a...

    Jury Convicts White Man Who Wounded Black Protesters in Minnesota

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A jury on Wednesday convicted a Minnesota man of assault for opening fire and wounding five men demonstrating against the fatal...

    Quebec Police Say Report Fatalities in Mosque Shooting

    QUEBEC CITY (AP) — People have died in a Sunday evening shooting at a mosque in the provincial capital of Quebec City, police say. Authorities...