Afro Briefs

Afro Briefs

    Ex-Vanderbilt Football Player Gets Minimum 15 Years for Rape

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Vanderbilt University football player received the minimum sentence of 15 years in prison on Friday for the dorm...

    Fire Chief Placed on Leave Amid Racial Insensitivity Probe

    NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut fire chief has been placed on paid leave after an investigation faulted him for racial insensitivity and...

    Man Recounts Pushing Fiancée Away from Car During Protest

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — With tires screeching and bodies flying, Marcus Martin shoved his fiancée out of the way of a car charging through...

    Protesters Topple Confederate Statue in North Carolina

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Protesters in North Carolina toppled a nearly century-old statue of a Confederate soldier Monday at a rally against racism. Activists in...

    Prosecutor: Police Justified in Shooting of Arkansas Teen

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Black teenager pointed a BB gun that looked like a handgun at police before he was fatally shot...

    Texas Man Convicted of Notorious Dragging Death of Black Man Gets Court Review

    HOUSTON (AP) — A man on death row for the notorious slaying nearly 20 years ago of a Black man chained to the back...

    Prosecutors Release Black Boston Man Imprisoned for 38 Years for Slaying He Didn’t Commit

    BOSTON (AP) — A Boston man who spent 38 years in prison in the killing of a cab driver was released Tuesday after a...

    Florida Mom Drove to West Virginia with Daughter’s Body

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A woman drove for two days with her dead 11-year-old daughter in her truck before hitting a guard rail in...

    Entrenched Poverty Tough to Shake in the Mississippi Delta

    JONESTOWN, Miss. (AP) — Otibehia Allen is a single mother who lives in a rented mobile home in the same isolated, poor community where...

    Father of Philando Castile, Serving Life Term for Drug Trafficking, Wants a Portion of...

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The father of Philando Castile, a motorist fatally shot by a suburban Minneapolis police officer last summer, wants a portion of...

    HIV-Positive Maryland Public School Coach Charged with Abusing Dozens of Schoolboys

    WALDORF, Md. (AP) — An HIV-positive former teachers' aide and track coach described as a "predator" by a Maryland prosecutor is facing more than...

    Prosecutor: White St. Louis Officer ‘Executed’ Black Suspect

    LOUIS (AP) — A White former St. Louis police officer charged with killing a Black man "executed" him after a car chase, then planted...