Afro Briefs

Afro Briefs

    Pennsylvania City Settles Black Student’s Stun Gun Case for $95,000

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania city has paid $95,000 to settle a lawsuit by a Black college student who said he was wrongly...

    Man Gets 4 Life Terms Plus 280 Years for Rockford Murders

    ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois man was sentenced Friday to four life terms plus 280 years in prison in the 2014 killings...

    Discrimination Suit Against Delaware Historically Black School Tossed

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a racial discrimination lawsuit filed by a White man who lost his job at historically...

    Starbucks Just Named Alpha Kappa Alpha Soror Rosalind Brewer as Its New Chief Operating...

    Starbucks just named Alpha Kappa Alpha soror Rosalind Brewer, the former president and CEO of  Sam’s Club and one of the most prominent Black...

    Virginia U.S. Senators Urge Measure Condemning White Nationalists

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Virginia's two Democratic senators joined with two Republican senators to sponsor a resolution condemning White nationalists, neo-Nazis and other hate groups...

    Harvard Law Memorial Honors Slaves Owned by School’s Founder

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard Law School has installed a memorial honoring slaves who were owned by one of the school's founders. The large stone...

    Ex-sheriff Clarke to Join Pro-Trump PAC Focused on Steering Republican Lawmakers

    Former Milwaukee sheriff David Clarke is taking a position with the America First Action Network, a conservative-leaning super political action committee targeting GOP lawmakers...

    Central Indiana High School Bans Confederate Flag Clothing

    LAPEL, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana high school has banned students from wearing the Confederate flag after it led to verbal altercations in...

    NY Caribbean Fest Revels Amid Security; Some Violence Nearby

    NEW YORK (AP) — Revelry, cultural pride and newly tightened security mixed Monday at one of the largest U.S. celebrations of Caribbean communities,...

    College Student Accidentally Gets $1 Million In Financial Aid, Balls Outta Control, And Here’s...

    The costs of higher education have reached  epic proportions. Most students have to take out loans and work just to pay for tuition, books,...

    3 Florida Teens Charged in MMA Fighter’s Shooting Death

    Three people accused in the murder of MMA fighter “The Matzoh Brawler” – including a 16-year-old girl – were denied bail Saturday after being...

    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...