Afro Briefs

Afro Briefs

    East Tennessee State University White Student Arrested for Wearing Gorilla Mask at Black Lives...

    An East Tennessee State University White student was arrested this week after he wore a gorilla mask, carried rope and tried to pass out...

    New Signage Stolen on Trailhead Named after Black Cowboy

    MOAB, Utah (AP) — New trailhead signs with a less controversial name for eastern Utah's Negro Bill Canyon have been stolen. The Deseret News reports...

    Parents of Trayvon Martin Have Book Coming in January 2017

    NEW YORK (AP) — The parents of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen fatally shot in 2012 by a neighborhood watch volunteer, have a book...

    Rapper Gets 15-Year Sentence in Child Porn, Music Video Case

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio rapper who federal authorities say recorded sexually explicit footage of teen girls and edited the footage into music...

    Houston Transit Police Officer Accused in Beating Resigns

    DALLAS (AP) — A Houston transit police officer resigned this week following the release of a surveillance video that shows him using a baton to...

    Prosecutor: No Federal Charges in Police Killing in Memphis

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A prosecutor says a White Memphis police officer won't face federal civil rights criminal charges in the shooting death of...

    William Garth Sr., Black Press Pioneering Publisher of Chicago Citizen Newspaper Group, Dies at...

    (Updated 9/28/2016) William Garth Sr., who for more than three decades was the chief executive and publisher of the Citizen Newspaper Chain, died on...

    Protest Held in Columbus over Fatal Police Shooting of Black Teen

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Dozens of demonstrators protesting the fatal police shooting of a 13-year-old Black boy brought a city council meeting to a...

    N.C. Teacher Suspended Over First Amendment Lesson

    Students at Massey Hill Classical High School in Fayetteville, N.C., received an unforgettable history lesson Sept. 19 when their teacher Lee Francis stomped on...

    Tulsa, Oklahoma, Police Officer Charged in Black Man’s Death

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Prosecutors charged a White Oklahoma police officer with first-degree manslaughter Thursday, less than a week after she fatally shot an...

    The Importance of the African American Museum

    The National Museum of African American History and Culture opens its doors to the public on Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. The opening weekend,...

    Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Tackles Protester Who Blind Sided Him with Pie

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man took a coconut cream pie from a grocery bag, grabbed Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson from behind and smacked...