Howard’s Short Pay Day Is Long Afternoon

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The only good that came from Howard University’s visit to the University of Maryland on Aug. 31 was the size of the guaranteed pay day. Minus travel expenses, it...

Mystics Guard Honored for Leadership

By AFRO Staff Washington Mystics guard Natasha Cloud has earned the Dawn Staley Community Leadership Award for outstanding efforts in the community throughout the 2018 season and most recent offseason, the WNBA announced today. The award,...

A Time for Black QBs in D.C.

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] At some point this season there will be two Black starting quarterbacks on either side of the Baltimore Washington Parkway.  However, the Baltimore Ravens will start Lamar Jackson,...

Howard Trio Name To All-American Watch Lists

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] America’s college football experts have taken note of Howard University’s talented trio of offensive weapons as preseason training camp kicks off at Greene Stadium.  Quarterback Caylin Newton has...

Curry Supports HU’s New Golf Program

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Howard University’s athletic department recently accepted a monetary gift from three-time NBA champion and six-time all-star Steph Curry to help tee off a new version of their golf...

Another Viewpoint: Attention Golfers

By Tim Lacy, Special to the AFRO I just received news that a good friend has been put on life support. If you are an African-American male and you love golf and grew up in...

Tale of Two Teams as NFL Preseason Opens

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The glaring non-similarities of two NFL franchises on either side of the parkway were on display as the Baltimore Ravens and Washington’s franchise opened their exhibition schedules.  While...

HU and Morgan Not Threatening MEAC

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] During the 2019 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) football media day in Norfolk, VA, it was clear the league’s coaches and sports information directors had a great deal of...

Coco Comes to D.C.

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Rising tennis sensation Cori “Coco” Gauff is coming off her Wimbledon high, where she wowed the world when she defeated legendary player Venus Williams, and keeping up momentum at...

Bethea Starts Season with NY Giants

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] New York Giants safety Antoine Bethea is getting a chance to live out his dreams.  In 2015 Bethea went undrafted and signed as a free agent with...

Washington Cornerback Josh Norman Leaps over Bulls in Spain

By AFRO Staff It is the challenge of a lifetime: Running with the bulls at the annual San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain. Washington NFL team member Josh Norman amped up the danger level on July...

Howard Basketball Heads To Spain For Tour

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] When the fall semester begins and students at Howard University ask their men’s basketball team how they spent summer vacation, they will pull out a passport.  The Bison will...
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