What Does Earl Thomas’ Middle Finger Gesture Mean?

By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley, AFRO Sports Desk  Seattle Seahawks super safety Earl Thomas had a unique way of thanking his soon-to-be former team for their loyalty last Sunday as he exited the field...

Another Viewpoint: “Wrong Answer”

Colin Kaepernick must have his head buzzing right about now. He started life with a mixed bag of luck. He was born to a 19-year-old White woman and an unknown Black father. Fortune stepped in...

Experience Has Wizards off to 5-2 Start

Despite the early season losses of Bradley Beal and Martell Webster, the Washington Wizards are off to their best start since 2005. Elevated play from John Wall (19 points, 9.5 rebounds per night) and...

Are the Wizards the NBA’s Biggest Disappointment?

ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith doesn’t hold back in terms of the viciousness of his critiques. Earlier in the week, he addressed national television, claiming the Washington Wizards were the league’s biggest disappointment at...

Wizards Coach Calls Players Selfish A Week Before Playoffs

By Stephen D. Riley, Special to AFRO It is common for teams to gel in time for the playoffs. It’s rare that teams fall apart a week before the postseason begins. But, what better place or...

Reimagining the Wizards with DeMarcus Cousins Next Season

By Stephen D. Riley, Special to AFRO The NBA rumor mill isn’t exactly spinning with DeMarcus Cousins-to-D.C. predictions but it is definitely moving. With no cap space available and a gaping hole in the middle of their roster...

Which NBA Team Had the Best Draft?

With the “deepest” draft in years now complete, the 2014 NBA Draft represented a huge step forward for many teams. With three highly rated prospects that could have each been taken first overall, several...

Washington NFL Off to Familiar Start

At 1-3, the Washington NFL team finds itself in familiar territory: down at the bottom of the NFC East, underperforming and coming unglued. Thursday night's 45-14 demolishing at the hands of the New York...

Thanks for Nothing, Loyola-Chicago

By Stephen D. Riley, Special to the AFRO Thanks for all the bracket-busting and Cinderella Story specials but the postseason dance for the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers is officially over. The Ramblers became a quick darling after...

Randy Moss Wore a Tie with Names of Black People Killed by Police During...

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor Former star receiver Randy Moss was one of a small handful of legendary NFL players inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend. But Moss chose to make...

Will Jameis Winston Succeed in the NFL?

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston wasted no time in deciding whether to return to school next season. The 2013 Heisman Trophy winner announced in early January that he will declare for the NFL Draft...

Who Faces More Pressure? LeBron James or LeBron James Jr.?

By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley, AFRO Sports Desk LeBron James didn’t let out any groundbreaking news this week when he admitted he regrets handing his name down to his oldest son, who now faces...

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