Afro Briefs

Afro Briefs

    8 Dead in Shooting Rampage in Mississippi; Suspect Arrested

    BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A man who apparently got into a dispute with his wife and in-laws was arrested in a house-to-house shooting rampage...

    Virginia Officer Slain by Convicted Felon in Richmond Public Housing Complex

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia State Police special agent fatally shot by a convicted felon in a Richmond public housing complex was a...

    Police: Suspect in Portland Stabbings Ranted about Muslims

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man who police say fatally stabbed two people who tried to stop him from yelling anti-Islamic slurs on a...

    Federal Judge Tosses Out Life Sentences for DC Sniper Malvo

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday tossed out two life sentences for one of Virginia's most notorious criminals, sniper Lee Boyd...

    Former Mississippi Prison Chief Sentenced to Nearly 20 Years

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Christopher Epps once called himself the "tallest hog at the trough," but he was cut down to size Wednesday when...

    Condemned Church Shooter Roof Seeks Appellate Court Mercy

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A White supremacist petitioned a court for mercy, asking the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday to overturn...

    Tampa Police: Man Slays Neo-Nazi Roommates over Islam Disrespect

    A man told police he killed his two roommates because they were neo-Nazis who disrespected his recent conversion to Islam, and investigators found bomb-making...

    Mississippi Lawmaker Apologizes for Calling for Lynching

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi lawmaker has apologized for saying Louisiana leaders should be lynched for removing Confederate monuments, only after his comment...

    Authorities: Stabbing of Black Bowie State University Student Now a Possible Hate Crime

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The FBI is investigating the fatal stabbing of a Black student visiting the University of Maryland as a possible...

    Suspect in Deadly Times Square Mayhem Charged with Murder

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Times Square motorist accused of steering his car onto one of the busiest sidewalks in the U.S. and mowing...

    Official: 6-Year-Old Mississippi Boy Found Shot Dead in Car Stolen from Parking Lot, 3...

    GLUCKSTADT, Miss. (AP) — Three young Mississippi men were arrested hours after a 6-year-old boy was found shot dead Thursday in his mother's stolen...

    Harvard Student Submits Rap Album as His Senior Thesis

    BOSTON (AP) — While other Harvard University students were writing papers for their senior theses, Obasi Shaw was busy rapping his. Shaw is the first...