Afro Briefs

Afro Briefs

    White Supremacist Heads Mostly Minority School

    The principal of a predominantly Black and Latino Catholic school in the Bronx is facing criticism after it was discovered that he had authored...

    Funeral Held for Disabled Man Who Drowned as Teens Laughed & Recorded Death

    COCOA, Fla. (AP) — Hundreds of people filled a Florida church for the funeral of a disabled man who drowned while a group of...

    Wells Fargo Accused of Discriminatory Lending

    Discrimination allegations continue to swirl around Wells Fargo, the country’s leading home mortgage lender, as the firm tries to head off the Justice Department...

    Police Reopen Investigation into Virginia Tech Fraternity

    BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Blacksburg police said they have reopened a criminal investigation into hazing allegations against Virginia Tech's first Black Greek organization after...

    Famed Tuskegee Airman Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. Dies at 94

    NEW YORK - "I pulled up at him in a fifteen degree climb and fired three long bursts at him from 2,000 feet at...

    Parole Denied Former Alabama KKK Killer of 4 Little Black Girls in 16th St....

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's parole board decided Wednesday against freeing a one-time Ku Klux Klansman convicted in a church bombing that killed four...

    Former Ala. KKK Member Convicted of 16th St. Baptist Church Bombing Killing 4 Little...

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Thomas Edwin Blanton Jr. was a young Ku Klux Klansman with a reputation for hating blacks in 1963, when a...

    Michigan Attorney General Sues 2 Companies over Flint Water

    FLINT, Michigan (AP) — Michigan's attorney general filed a lawsuit Wednesday against two companies, saying they caused and exacerbated Flint's lead-tainted water crisis. Attorney General...

    Girl, Daughter of NBC Vice President, Killed; Dad Arrested

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York man has been accused of suffocating his 7-year-old daughter, whose mother is an NBC vice...

    Tenn. Candidate’s Billboard Promises to “Make America White Again”

    An independent candidate running for Congress in Tennessee has ignited a firestorm with controversial billboards, including one that promises to “Make America White Again.” The...

    College Denounces Black Student’s Non-White Roommate Request

    CLAREMONT, Calif. (AP) — A small liberal arts college near Los Angeles is denouncing a Facebook post made by a Black student who was...

    Jury Convicts New Orleans Gang Leader in Case Involving Vast Number of Murders

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A gang leader once described as one of the city's most dangerous criminals was convicted of three murders and drug...