Wasn’t It Sweet Watching Ozzie Newsome Use His Last Ever First-Round Pick on a...

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor  Isn’t it fitting that Ozzie Newsome would use his last ever first-round draft pick on Lamar Jackson? Just think about it: The very first African-American general manager in NFL history used...

Should the Ravens Start Lamar Jackson on Day One?

By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley, AFRO Sports Desk With former Louisville signal caller Lamar Jackson in tow, the unofficial stopwatch is on Joe Flacco’s tenure as the Baltimore Ravens starter. After the Ravens’ failed to make...

Another Viewpoint: Jim Crow Is Still Alive on the Golf Course

By Tim Lacy, Special to the AFRO Jim Crow is alive and well and stalking the fairways of America's golf courses. Recently a foursome of Black women were attempting to enjoy a round of golf at Grandview...

Washington NFL Team Actually Got Better with 2018 NFL Draft

By Dion Johnson, Special to the AFRO As a lifelong fan of the Washington Football Team, it is hard as hell to offer any sort of praise for a franchise that has continued to deliver mediocrity...

From Shazier to Shaquem, NFL Draft Full of Headlines

By Stephen D. Riley, Special to AFRO The NFL has been under so much scrutiny the past few years for health concerns, domestic violence accusations and social issues that it feels almost unfair to pile on...

Does the Secret Audio of NFL Owners Meeting Prove Kaepernick’s Alleged Collusion Suit?

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor  A secret audio recording from an October 2017 meeting between NFL owners, executives and players was revealed by The New York Times (https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/04/25/sports/nfl-owners-kaepernick.html) April 25. A lot of interesting comments made by some...

Gary Russell, Jr. Set to Defend WBC Title at Home Again

By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO From the start WBC Featherweight Champion Gary Russell, Jr. has meticulously crafted his ascent to the world championship. Under shrewd leadership from the patriarch of Team Gary Russell...

Did a Sports Reporter Steal a Jacket at Warriors Practice?

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] Former NFL player and current sports anchor Mike Shumann was caught stealing the jacket of the Director of Team Security for the Golden State Warriors, according to reports. According to The...

Club Owner Apologizes After Calling Police on Black Women Golfers

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Five Black women out for a round of golf at a club in the midst of what some describe as “Trump country,” claim they were discriminated against by White members...

Ex-Players Open Up About Marijuana and the NFL

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] More and more ex-NFL players are opening up about using marijuana during their playing careers. Recently retired tight end Martellus Bennett told reporters just a week ago that he estimates about...

Should Jack Johnson be Pardoned?

By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley, AFRO Sports Desk  Laws change and people change. The fact that society still holds a criminal conviction over the head of famed boxer Jack Johnson just doesn’t sit right...

Broner Continues to Embarrass Himself, Ekes Out Majority Draw with Vargas

By Dion Johnson, Special to the AFRO At this point, what is there left to say about Adrien Broner? The self-proclaimed “Problem” is only a problem to the easily-duped boxing public who continues to waste time and...

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