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Teens Make History With 3rd Consecutive Win at Harvard Debate Competition

Nationwide via Blacknews.com — For the third year in a row, a team of African American students known as The Atlanta Great Debaters, defended and won the championship title for the international Harvard debate competition. Held virtually this year...

Wallace Announces Independent Campaign for Mayor

By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor syoes@54.204.251.142 The process of counting the votes to determine who the Democratic nominee to be the next Mayor of Baltimore officially begins with the primary election on June 2. But, earlier this week a Maryland businessman...

DCIAA Review: Gonzaga Beats Wilson For DC State Title

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@54.204.251.142 The D.C. State Athletic Association Class AA boys’ basketball championship game gave Wilson High School a chance to erase the memory of a heartbreaking loss in the DCIAA championship game to Theodore Roosevelt a...

Poly Teams Win City Titles

By Demetrius Dillard Special to the AFRO After its boys and girls basketball teams were once again victorious in the city championships, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute continues to reign as a basketball powerhouse. Engineers’ forward Justin Lewis, a nationally ranked prospect, finished with...

High School Basketball: This Season at a Glimpse

By Demetrius Dillard Special to the AFRO The 2019-20 basketball season proved that Baltimore City is home to one of the richest sports cultures in the region, and the highly competitive atmosphere between programs has led to yet another exhilarating year....

Oblate Sisters of Providence

By Ralph E. Moore, Jr., Special to the AFRO The Oblate Sisters of Providence are celebrating 190 years of service this year and are still going strong. I first met them in 1957, and I am proud to be associated with...

Riverdale Baptist Wins Another Baseball Championship

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, mgray@54.204.251.142 For as much success as the Riverdale Baptist high school baseball program has enjoyed over the past 40 years, this year’s championship may have been its most significant.  Their 7-4 win over...

Graves Blends Teams At Riverdale Baptist

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, mgray@54.204.251.142 In an alternate universe, Riverdale Baptist first-year baseball coach Aaron “Hercules” Graves has made a name for himself mixing beats as a national satellite radio host.  But now as the leader of a famed program...

37 D.M.V. High School Students Receive $2,500 UNCF Scholarship

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) continued to celebrate its 75th anniversary this week by giving away 37 scholarships, worth $2,500 each, to D.M.V. students who will be attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities...

Baltimore Students March Against Gun Violence

Hundreds of students from area high schools walked out of their classrooms today and took to the streets of East Baltimore to protest gun violence. Students from schools including Paul Laurence Dunbar High School and Baltimore Polytechnic Institute marched down...

St. Johns, Georgetown Visitation Take Home Washington D.C. High School Titles

With just under than five minutes left in the D.C. State Athletic Association (DCSAA) boys’ basketball championship game, and St. John’s trailing Gonzaga by two points, Jeffrey Dowtin Jr.  knew something big needed to happen. The St. John’s junior guard...

Anacostia Takes Home DCIAA Girls Basketball Title

The Anacostia Lady Indians defeated the Wilson Lady Tigers, 58-45, to win the D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association (DCIAA) girls’ basketball championship on Feb. 27 in Washington, D.C. However, for Anacostia head coach Dwayne Shackleford, the win was about more than...

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