DMV HBCU Report: Bowie and Morgan State Hold on While Howard Rolls

By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO The races in the MEAC and CIAA have entered the stretch drive and Bowie State, Howard, and Morgan State needed white-knuckle victories to keep their championship chances alive. ...

UDC Icon Earl Jones to be Inducted into Small College Basketball Hall of Fame

By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO It was the best of times and the worst of times during the early 1980s when Earl Jones stepped onto the campus of the University of the District...

Motivation Is Different for DCSAA Division Leaders Heading Towards Playoffs

By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO ​It never takes much to motivate teams for a run at the city championship.  This season the motivation to play in Thanksgiving Day’s Turkey Bowl for Bell and...

49ers Apologize After Leaving Kaepernick Out of Greatest Memories Tribute

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor The San Francisco 49ers issued a statement to the media over the weekend, apologizing for omitting Colin Kaepernick from a photo gallery recently posted on the team’s website that was...

He’s Young, He’s Black and He’s the Best Quarterback in the NFL

By Stephen D. Riley, Special to AFRO I can’t remember the last time a Black quarterback was tops at his position but welcome to the future. Kansas City Chiefs signal caller Patrick Mahomes II is the...

Is Jimmy Butler Right or Wrong for Antics?

By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley, Special to AFRO Minnesota Timberwolves swingman Jimmy Butler is fed up and ready to go. The four-time NBA all-star has made his demands to be traded public since the...

Butler Practices Again With Wolves, as Opener Nears

By DAVE CAMPBELL, AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jimmy Butler is still suiting up for the Minnesota Timberwolves, with the opener three days away. Despite his preference to play elsewhere, signs have begun to point...

Another Viewpoint: Godspeed, George Taliaferro

By Tim Lacy, Special to the AFRO George Taliaferro is a name known and revered by some, and cause for others to utter,"who?" Whether you knew him, knew of him or didn't, his legacy should be showcased...

Jim Brown Says He and Kanye Were Treated “Beautifully” At Their Meeting With Trump

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor Kanye West visited the White House Thursday to meet with President Donald Trump, and he brought Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown along with him. West and Brown’s “lunch...

Morgan Alum’s Hall of Fame Journey to Be Chronicled By ESPN

By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO For almost 20 years there’s been one basketball jersey on the wall of Hill Field House at the Morgan State campus. In honor of the player who led...

Serena Williams Talks Motherhood, Insecurities at Conference

By The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Serena Williams has opened up about parenting, motherhood and her own insecurities during a women's conference in Philadelphia. The tennis star was one of a number of speakers Friday...

George Taliaferro, 1st Black Drafted by NFL Team, Dies at 91

By The Associated Press BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — George Taliaferro, the star Indiana running back who in 1949 became the first Black player drafted in the NFL when George Halas and the Chicago Bears took...

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