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Afro Briefs

    Jury Convicts Ex-Oklahoma Police Officer in 4th Murder Trial

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A White former Oklahoma police officer was convicted of first-degree manslaughter in the off-duty fatal shooting of his daughter's Black...

    Video of White Utah Teen Girls Shouting Racial Slur under Investigation

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A video that appears to show five teenagers shouting a racial slur and expletive while laughing is under investigation...

    Framingham State University Investigates Racial Slurs in Student Dorm

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Officials at a Massachusetts university where racial slurs were found written in a student dorm say they're investigating. Framingham State University...

    5 Whites Arrested in 1983 Georgia Murder of Black Man

    SUNNY SIDE, Ga. (AP) — After reopening a cold case, authorities in Georgia have arrested five people — including two law enforcement officials —...

    Police: Lockdown Lifted at Virginia State University

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — A lockdown has been lifted on Virginia State University campus following a shooting that left one person injured, authorities said...

    2 Employees Dead in Failed North Carolina Prison Breakout

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Inmates at a North Carolina prison plotted an escape bid knowing they would have to hurt some prison employees, ultimately...

    Utah Man Enters Not Guilty Pleas in Hate Crime Case

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man accused of yelling racial slurs at a Black man's young son and then shocking the father with...

    Black Parents Sue over White Teacher’s Hanging Threat

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Parents of a former student sued a central Mississippi school district Thursday, alleging a White substitute teacher made a racially...

    Black Man Beaten at Charlottesville White Supremacist Rally Turns Self in on Warrant

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Black man who was beaten at a White nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has turned himself in to police after...

    3rd Arrest Made in Beating of Black Man at Charlottesville White Nationalist Rally

    A third person has been arrested in the August beating of a Black man at a White nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, authorities said...

    Black Novelist Jesmyn Ward ‘Overjoyed’ by MacArthur Win

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An African-American novelist praised for her raw and powerful depictions of poor African-Americans confronting racial and economic inequalities in the...

    White Supremacists, Others Picked up in West Arkansas Fed Sweep

    RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say an indictment accuses dozens of people in west central Arkansas with drug and gun crimes, including members...