Afro Briefs

Afro Briefs

    Attorney: Officer Threatened Black Man Before Fatal Shooting

    The White police officer who shot a Black man to death outside of a convenience store pointed a gun at the man's head and...

    Race Issues Loom over Dallas Suburb after Police Killing of Black Teen

    BALCH SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — The Dallas suburb where a White police officer shot and killed a Black teenager as he left a party...

    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...

    Police Officer Who Fatally Shot Black Texas Teen is Fired

    BALCH SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — Police in suburban Dallas fired the officer Tuesday who shot and killed a Black 15-year-old boy riding in a...

    Mother of 3 Killed in Mass Shooting at San Diego Pool Party

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 35-year-old mother of three children was the lone person killed by a despondent gunman who police said shot seven...

    White Ex-South Carolina Cop Pleads Guilty in Unarmed Black Man’s Slaying

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A White former police officer whose killing of an unarmed Black man running from a traffic stop was captured on...

    White Man Opens Fire at San Diego Pool Party; Shoots 4 Black Women, 2...

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A man gunned down seven people at a birthday pool party in an apartment complex near the University of California,...

    Street Gang MS-13 Grips Long Island Suburbs in Violence

    BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — Late at night, when helicopters thrum overhead and spotlights beam down onto lawns, many people here know exactly what's going...

    New Scrutiny of Timeline after Arkansas Executes 3rd Black Inmate in 8 Days

    VARNER, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas wrapped up an accelerated executions schedule with a lethal injection that left the condemned inmate lurching and convulsing...

    Victim Family Buys Plane Tickets for Condemned Arkansas Inmate’s Daughter

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Family members of a man whose death was caused by Arkansas condemned killer Kenneth Williams said they've forgiven him —...

    Questions Persist in Death of First Black Woman to Serve on New York’s Highest...

    NEW YORK (AP) — When Sheila Abdus-Salaam agreed to speak this month at an alumni gathering at Columbia Law School, it was business as...

    Arizona Man Convicted of Killing Best Friend, Woman, 4 Kids

    YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona prisoner was convicted Tuesday of the gruesome killings of his best friend, the man's girlfriend and her four...