Afro Briefs

Afro Briefs

    Baton Rouge Police: 3 Arrested in ‘Credible Threat’ to Harm Officers

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Police arrested three suspects and were seeking a possible fourth suspect accused of stealing several handguns as part of...

    Appeals Court Strikes Down Citizenship Requirement for Arizona’s Voters

    A federal appeals court has rejected an element of Arizona’s controversial citizenship law, a decision civil rights advocates called a significant victory against fast-growing...

    Houston Day Care Provider Reportedly Flees to Nigeria After Fire Kills Four Children, Injures...

    Manslaughter charges have been filed against a Nigerian woman who allegedly left a Houston, Texas day care center unattended that was the scene of...

    Family Conflicted: Should Walter Scott’s Killer Get Life-or-is Admission of Guilt Enough?

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Relatives of Walter Scott differ on how much time a White former officer should spend in federal prison for gunning...

    Missouri Cop Put on Leave for Role in Racially Charged Video

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A White Missouri police officer has been placed on unpaid leave after he appeared in a racially charged music...

    Clown Directs Racist Comments at Tenn. Fair Attendee

    A clown entertaining fairgoers at a Memphis event was fired for racial comments he made toward an attendee. According to Memphis NBC affiliate WMC, Tanya...

    Sonic, Burger King, U.S. Outlets Add Alcohol to Menus

    Loyal customers of popular fast-food chains Sonic and Burger King will now be able to order beer or wine to wash down burgers and...

    MLK Jr.’s Bible, Nobel medal to be Released to His Estate

    ATLANTA (AP) — A judge on Monday signed an order ending an ownership dispute over the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s traveling Bible and...

    Condoleezza Rice: America Will Never Be “Race Blind”

    Condoleezza Rice spent part of Thanksgiving Day counting her blessings on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” but not among them was a belief that America...

    Harlem Renaissance Artist Elizabeth Catlett Dies at 96

    Power exudes from the raised fists in the sculptures “Homage to My Young Black Sisters.” Endurance and dignity from the stark simplicity of the...

    Olympic Gold Medalist Dominique Dawes Talks Diabetes

    WASHINGTON -- Olympic gold medalist and the only African-American woman to win a medal in a single gymnastic event, Dominique Dawes will be at...

    Murder of Hampton University Student Still Unsolved

    It’s been one year since the murder of Hampton University student Joseph Bose, and police still have not found any updates surrounding the case....