Afro Briefs

Afro Briefs

    White Alabama Officer’s Murder Trial Paused Due to Judge’s Facebook Post

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday temporarily paused the murder trial of a White police officer accused of killing a...

    Library of Congress to Hold National Book Festival in D.C.

    The Library of Congress continues its “Celebration of the Book” with the 2013 National Book Festival, scheduled for Sept. 21 and 22, between Ninth...

    US Cable: Cuba to be Insolvent Within 2-3 years

    HAVANA (AP) — A newly released confidential U.S. diplomatic cable predicted Cuba's economic situation could become "fatal'' within two to three years, and detailed...

    BGE Announces Calvin Butler Appointment

    Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE)’s new senior vice president for regulatory and external affairs is Calvin G. Butler Jr. effective March 1, the...

    Black Catholics Get Sneak Peek at MLK Memorial

    Nuns and priests from the National Black Catholic Clergy Joint Conference recently got a first-hand look at the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial on...

    NSA Sued by Wikimedia over Surveillance Program

    Wikimedia has sued the U.S. National Security Agency and the Department of Justice over the NSA’s Internet spying program. The lawsuit, filed March 10 by...

    Black Ex-BP CFO Claims Dismissal Due to Braided Hair & Dashikis

    A former top official of a British Petroleum Oil Co. division headquartered in California says she was fired after being warned to reserve dashikis...

    5th Black Woman Dies in Police Custody in July

    A New York mother of eight is the fifth Black woman to die while in police custody in the month of July. Raynette Turner, 43,...

    Notable Portrait of Freed Slave Sold in Philly

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An early portrait of a freed slave has been sold to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the 1819...

    Eric Garner’s Death Ruled a Homicide

    NEW YORK (AP) — A chokehold used by a White police officer on a Black New York City man during his arrest for selling untaxed,...

    Kemba Smith Pradia Joins Drive to Restore Ex-Felon Voting Rights

    For Blacks in the United States, the journey to the ballot box has always been a challenging one. And for millions of African Americans,...

    Morgan & U of Md Students Dig for Proof of Nation’s 1st Free Black...

    EASTON, Md. (AP) — Archaeology students have been sifting through a little patch of ground on Maryland's Eastern Shore this summer, seeking evidence that...