Afro Briefs

Afro Briefs

    New Podcast Focuses on 2 Klan Killings in 1964 Mississippi

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A new podcast examines the 1964 killings of two young Black men by Ku Klux Klan members in Mississippi. The Canadian...

    Georgia Slaying That Haunted Family for Decades Now Linked to Racism

    GRIFFIN, Ga. (AP) — When 23-year-old Timothy Coggins was found dead and disfigured beside a Georgia highway in 1983, the young Black man's family...

    Kansas State Stepping up Patrols after Racist Incident

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State University is stepping up police patrols and taking other safety measures following a spate of racial incidents that...

    Black Students Voice Concerns after K-State Racist Incidents

    MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Black students at Kansas State University voiced concerns about recent racist incidents at a meeting with top school officials on...

    8 Killed by Driver on Bike Path in ‘Cowardly Act of Terror’

    NEW YORK (AP) — A man in a rented pickup truck mowed down pedestrians and cyclists along a busy bike path near the World...

    Driver Dead, Officer Shot after Police Chase on Mississippi Interstate

    SENATOBIA, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say a Tennessee man shot dead after a high-speed chase in Mississippi was wanted following his wife's death last...

    Federal Judge: Louisiana Jury Must Decide If Handcuffed Man Killed Himself

    Black Lives Do Matter! BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A jury must decide whether the shooting death of a handcuffed man in the rear of...

    NAACP Legal Defense Fund Seeks Investigation of Alleged St. Louis Police Misconduct

    LOUIS (AP) — Civil rights advocates asked the new U.S. attorney in St. Louis on Friday to investigate allegations of police misconduct at recent...

    Va. School Bearing Name of Confederate General Renamed Justice High

    The Fairfax County, Va. School Board voted Oct. 26 to rename a high school that previously bore the name of a Confederate army major...

    Police: Suspect Arrested in Deadly Grambling State Shootings

    GRAMBLING, La. (AP) — A suspect was arrested Thursday in a shooting that killed a Grambling State University student and his friend after a...

    Black Firefighter Awarded over $350K in Discrimination Suit

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Black Kansas City firefighter who alleged he wasn't promoted because of his race has been awarded more than...

    Fatal Shootings at Grambling State Not Random, Sheriff Says

    GRAMBLING, La. (AP) — Authorities searched Wednesday for a suspect in a shooting that killed a Grambling State University student and his friend after...