Afro Briefs

Afro Briefs

    Serena Slams Tennis Star’s Racist Comment about Unborn Child

    Serena Williams hasn’t yet given birth and she’s already having to defend her unborn child. After Romanian tennis legend Ilie Nastase reportedly made a racist comment about...

    Arkansas Completes Second Monday Execution

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas inmate who was executed Monday night was taken out of the death chamber temporarily after a...

    US Judge Temporarily Blocks Marcel Williams, the 2nd Monday Arkansas execution

    VARNER, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge temporarily blocked Arkansas from executing a second inmate Monday night after attorneys questioned whether the first...

    Arkansas Prepares for 1st Double Execution in US Since 2000

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two Arkansas killers set to die Monday in the nation's first double execution in more than 16 years acknowledge...

    Fresno Killings Suspect has 2-Decade History of Violence

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The suspect in this week's racially motivated shooting rampage in Fresno shouted Friday that natural disasters will increasingly hit the...

    Arkansas Rush: Why the State Wants to Execute So Quickly

    The execution of Ledell Lee in Little Rock, Ark., was the latest in an effort by the state to pursue several executions in the...

    Suspect in Fresno Killings Shouts Out in First Court Hearing

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The suspect in this week's racially motivated shooting rampage in Fresno entered a courtroom early Friday shouting that natural disasters...

    Arkansas Fails in Attempt to Execute 2 Black Men in 1 Day

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas suffered two more legal setbacks Wednesday in its bid to carry out multiple executions this month when the...

    Aaron Hernandez Commits Suicide in Prison

    BOSTON — Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder and was acquitted last week in a 2012...

    Shooter Targets Random White Men on Fresno Streets; Kills 3

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A man who shot and killed three people at random on the streets of downtown Fresno shouted "Allahu akbar" during...

    Katt Williams Pleads No Contest to Taking Camera

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian Katt Williams was sentenced to three years of probation after pleading no contest to stealing a celebrity photographer's camera. Los...

    Facebook Killer Takes his Own Life as Police Close in

    ERIE, Pa. (AP) — The man who randomly gunned down a Cleveland retiree and posted video of the crime on Facebook killed himself Tuesday...