Afro Briefs

Afro Briefs

    Chicago Teen Dies in Attempt to Save Twin from Armed Assailants

    Demario and Demacio Bailey are 15-year-old twin brothers, but, after an altercation, they are now forever separated. The Bailey brothers were on their way to...

    Death of Black Daughter Underscores Thurmond Hypocrisy

    Essie Mae Washington-Williams died this month without ever publicly being acknowledged by her father, the infamous South Carolina Sen. Strom Thurmond. Yet, after his...

    Emory African-American Studies Scholar Rudolph Byrd dies at 58

    ATLANTA (AP) — Rudolph Byrd was known among academic colleagues as an excellent scholar who believed that the key to change was education. The Emory...

    Ex-NFL Star Darren Sharper Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former NFL star Darren Sharper has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in a case where he was accused of drugging and...

    Police Believe Baby Zara Found

    The body of an infant was found on April 24 by people walking at the Raritan River bank in Sayreville, N.J., according to the...

    Mother of Slain Pa. Girl, 10, Facing Cocaine Charges

    The mother of a 10-year-old southwestern Pennsylvania girl who was fatally shot in an apparent home invasion attempt is awaiting trial on charges she...

    FBI Releases Sketch of Man Seen at Blast Near NAACP Office

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities on Friday released a composite sketch of the man they believe detonated an explosive near the offices of...

    GOP Turns Spotlight on Democrat-Turned-Republican Artur Davis

    (August 17, 2012) Political turncoat Artur Davis, who was once an Obama surrogate and supporter, will be a “headliner” at this year’s Republican convention...

    Va. Company Settles Rasta-Hair Discrimination Suit

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Roanoke-based moving company will pay $30,000 as part of a settlement with a Waynesboro-area man who says he was...

    University of California, San Diego Debut Statue of Sojourner Truth

    The University of California San Diego is now home to a life-size bronze sculpture of abolitionist and women’s rights activist Sojourner Truth. The statue was...

    AFRO Captures 10 Press Assoc. Awards

    The AFRO American Newspapers brought home 10 Maryland, D.C., Delaware, (MDDC) Press Association awards April 22. Sports journalist Stephen Riley led the AFRO award recipients...

    Manhunt Underway for Man Who Live-Streamed Homicide

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A manhunt is underway for a suspect who police say killed a man on the street Sunday while streaming it live...