Afro Briefs

Afro Briefs

    Former US Rep. Gus Savage of Chicago Dies at Age 90

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gus Savage, a civil rights activist and journalist who represented a South Side Chicago district for 12 years in the U.S. House, died...

    Man Killed in Shootout with Chicago Cops ID’d as Gang Member

    CHICAGO (AP) — A man fatally wounded during a shootout with Chicago police was identified Tuesday as a gang member and convicted felon with...

    Eighth-Grader’s Death Marks Chicago’s Deadliest Month

    The family of a 14-year-old boy shot Oct. 29 in Chicago pleaded this week with the public to help catch his killer. Demarco Webster Jr.,...

    Nevada Assembly Ousts Embattled Black Assemblyman

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A troubled lawmaker whose erratic behavior dominated headlines for weeks will go down in Nevada history as the first...

    Sterling Can’t Pay Debt without Clippers Sale

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling's properties says the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of...

    5 FAMU Hazing Defendants to go on Trial June 24

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The five remaining defendants charged in the hazing death of a Florida A&M drum major are headed for trial. Judge Renee...

    Alabama State U under fire; so is President Boyd

    The historic presidency of Alabama State University’s first female chief continues to be shrouded in controversy. ASU’s accrediting body, The Southern Association of Colleges and...

    Single-Father Households on the Rise in U.S., Data Shows

    The number of households headed by single fathers in the United States has increased nine-fold over the past half-century, demographers say. In 1960, there were...

    Ex-head of Chicago Schools Pleads Guilty in Kickbacks Scheme

    CHICAGO (AP) — The former head of Chicago Public Schools pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges in an alleged scheme to steer $23 million in...

    Detroit Mom Says She Wants to Plead Guilty to Killing 2 Kids

    DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit woman accused of killing two of her children and storing their bodies in a freezer at her home was...

    DEA Sends Out Calls for Ebonics Translators

    The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), in an effort to increase the success rate of criminal cases, is considering the possible use of Ebonics experts...

    Ohio Kidnap Hero, Charles Ramsey Rejects Offers of Free Burgers, Endorsements

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A man who put aside his Big Mac to help rescue three women held captive in a Cleveland house says he's...