Afro Briefs

Afro Briefs

    Attorney: Roof’s Mother Suffers Heart Attack During Charleston Church Shooting Trial

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Dylann Roof's mother suffered a heart attack not long after prosecutors described how her son planned a cold and calculated...

    Suspect in Georgia Police Shootings Dead, Likely by Own Hand

    A man wanted for killing a Georgia police officer and wounding another was found dead Thursday, apparently fatally shooting himself before a SWAT team...

    Police Investigating Racist Graffiti in Giants Player’s Home

    MOONACHIE, N.J. (AP) — Police are investigating a break-in and racist graffiti scrawled on the wall at the New Jersey home of an injured...

    ‘Stand Your Ground’ Defense Tested in Trial over Death of NFL’s Will Smith

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The man who shot former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith is a raging killer who first shot Smith's wife...

    Top Job Placement Firm Sued in Chicago Fed. Ct. for Alleged Bias Against Blacks

    CHICAGO (AP) — A lawsuit accuses a national job-placement company of systematically discriminating against Blacks in favor of Hispanic workers — often to comply...

    Man Arrested in Joe McKnight’s Death; Louisiana Sheriff Attempts to Defend Probe

    HARVEY, La. (AP)---The Louisiana man who fatally shot ex-NFL player Joe McKnight during a road rage dispute was jailed on a manslaughter charge as a sheriff angrily...

    Mistrial Declared in Walter Scott’s Fatal Shooting by White S.C. Officer

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina judge declared a mistrial Monday after a jury deadlocked in the murder trial of a White former...

    Lawsuit Settled over Black Man’s Death after Virginia Officers Repeatedly Used Stun Guns

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia police department has settled a lawsuit filed by the sister of a man who died in police custody...

    North Carolina Gov. McCrory Concedes He Lost Re-Election Bid

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory conceded the governor's race Monday, clearing the way for Democrat Roy Cooper to be declared...

    Road Rage Ends in McKnight’s Death; Criticism of Case Looms

    HARVEY, La. (AP) — A road rage incident possibly sparked by a driver cutting off another on a nearby bridge spiraled into a shooting...

    Fire Destroys Warehouse, Killing 9; Dozens More Feared Dead

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Fire tore through an Oakland warehouse converted into artist studios during a late night dance party, killing at least nine...

    White Suspect in McKnight Shooting Not Charged & Released, Still Investigating

    The man who shot former NFL player Joe McKnight was released from custody overnight, authorities said Friday, saying they'll be meeting with the district...