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D.C.’s NFL Team Succumbs To Pressure, Will Change Name

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com After 87 years, the National Football League (NFL) franchise in Washington, D.C. will change its name.  With sponsors threatening to end their relationships and a social movement against racism sweeping the nation, one of...

DMV HBCU Report: MSU Sign Top Basketball Prospects

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com Following the George Floyd killing, elite prospects have expressed a renewed interest in competing at Black Colleges.  It was only a matter of time before one transcendent blue chip high school basketball player would...

Letter To The Editor: RETIRE THE REDSKINS”

By Jake Pickering The Washington Redskins National Football League franchise is a disgrace!  In the year 2020, Washington team owner Daniel Snyder cannot possibly continue to rationalize keeping his ridiculously racist team name in the face of widespread, righteous public...

Legendary NBA Star Wes Unseld Dies at 74

By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor syoes@afro.com Wes Unseld was one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history and a world champion with the Washington Bullets. But, he was also known as a man of great integrity, who became a vital...

Collegiate Coaches Moving Forward Through Coronavirus Concerns

By Alex Murphy Capital News Service VOORHEES, N.J. — Athlete eligibility and scholarship availability are two of the biggest questions college coaches are now tasked with moving forward as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the United States. On March 12, the National...

Cancellation of Spring Sports a Tough Call for Student-Athletes

By Alex Murphy Capital News Service VOORHEES, N.J. — Student-athletes across the college sports landscape are faced with tough realizations and a new challenge amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic as seasons have been stripped away and preparations begin for next season,...

HBCU Sports Report: HU Mourns Fallen Bison

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com Howard University (HU) Athletics announced the passing of former football player Sean Boynes, who passed away on April 2, from complications of the novel coronavirus. Before becoming a Bison, Boynes fostered his football career in the...


By AFRO.COM / BE INSPIRED GLOBAL Host Micha Green talks the passing of Washington Redskins' Legend Bobby Mitchell and the trending topics in the AFRO American Newspaper.

Players Scoff at Major League Baseball’s Plans to Return to Action

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Major League Baseball is batting around plans to start its 2020 season next month despite the struggle by health officials to blunt the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel...

Mitchell, Washington Football Activist Dies At 84

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com Bobby Mitchell always managed to rise to the moment with grace and splendor.  When he was acquired from the Cleveland Browns in 1962, Washington became the final team in the NFL to integrate, although...

Williams Duo Leaves HU As Greats

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com This week’s Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference will mark the end of an era for two of the most accomplished players in the history of Howard University’s basketball program. Ayonna and Charles Williams, who aren’t related,...

DCIAA Review: Gonzaga Beats Wilson For DC State Title

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com 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...