Defenders Win Over New York

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] Despite taking the field with heavy hearts, the DC Defenders found their will and imposed it on the New York Guardians to become the first 2-0 in the XFL...

Shame on College Football for Lack of Black Coaches

By PAUL NEWBERRY, AP Sports Columnist Colleges around the country wrapped up their football signing classes this week, proudly touting scores of African-American athletes as the next big stars.  It's a whole different situation on the...

BSU Sports Review: Men Lose, Women Continue Winning

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] When Bowie State hit the road for its last major road trip of the regular season, coach Darrell Brooks knew his Bulldogs would face its toughest challenge to date...

Willie Wood Dies at 83

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] If you ask Willie Wood, Jr. about what it was like growing up with a Pro Football Hall of Fame dad, he would often quip that it wasn’t any...

Former Local HBCU Stars Lead Defenders To First XFL Win

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] In a town used to inauguration days, the dawn of a new beginning for professional football’s attempt at a spring league kicked off at Audi Field.  Unlike the predecessors...

Kobe Bryant Memorial Slated for Feb. 24 at Staples Center

By AFRO Staff NBA icon Kobe Bryant will be memorialized Jan. 24 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, according to the Los Angeles Times. The public memorial, organized after discussions between the city, Bryant’s widow,...

BSU Honors Bryant at Home Games

By Mark F. Gray Staff Writer [email protected] Normally the basketball court is a therapeutic sanctuary for players and coaches alike.  However, four days after the tragic death of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others in...

HU Football: Reports Say Larry Scott Will Succeed Ron Prince

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] For the third time in four years, Howard University will take the field with a new football coach this fall.  Multiple reports say University of Florida’s tight end coach...

Another Viewpoint

By Tim Lacy The Superbowl is behind us and a new champion has been crowned. There is a mixed bag of fans out there wearing the results of the game like a cloak of joy...

Adidas Collaborates with Run-DMC for Commemorative Sneaker

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Adidas Originals announced it has collaborated with Run DMC to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Superstar silhouette sneakers famously worn by the Hall of Famers throughout their career. By Stacy M....

Rick Ross, Lil Wayne Join DJ Khaled at Miami EA Sports Bowl

By KELLI KENNEDY, Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — The Dolphins may not be playing in the Super Bowl, but it was all about Miami's home-court advantage as local DJ Khaled performed Thursday night, surprising fans...

‘Hair Love’ Director Wants to Win Oscar in Honor of Kobe

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Matthew A. Cherry became an Oscar nominee, that was initially good enough for him, until he heard about the death of Kobe Bryant,...

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