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Resilient Washington Football Team reaches postseason

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By Daniel Kucin Jr. Special to the AFRO The Washington Football Team's entire season rested on winning one game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Jan. 3- in a win or go home scenario to reach the postseason for the first time...

Distractions lead to downfall vs Panthers with title on the line

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com Washington was lethargic and uninspired to open a game where they had a chance to clinch the NFC East championship.  With a young team that was collectively playing in the biggest professional game in...

Henry’s Soul Cafe feeds thousands

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com When Bernard Brooks and Jermaine Smith teamed up to open Henry’s Soul Cafe in 1997 they had a good idea and a lot of passion.  Twenty-three years later, that passion has led to their restaurant...

NFL stars joined students in virtual chats about racism

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By Rob Maadi AP Pro Football Writer For several NFL stars, speaking out against social injustice meant speaking to youngsters about racism.  Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, Titans running back Derrick Henry, Seahawks receiver Tyler Lockett and Ravens defensive end Calais Campbell...

Washington falls to Seattle with new look

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By Mark Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com NFL players truly believe that you play better when you look good. Players routinely spend thousands of dollars in fines for breaking league wardrobe protocols to feel special and in their minds play better. It...

Howard beats Hampton for second straight win

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By Mark Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com Even without an entirely healthy roster, Head Coach Kenny Blakeney’s Howard Bison basketball team delivered, in what may be, a program changing victory with an 81-76 win over the Hampton Pirates. Blakeney has already established...

CIAA 2021 basketball season tournament canceled

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@AFRO.com Despite the announcement of a COVID-19 vaccine, the pandemic has forced the cancellation of yet another major HBCU sporting event. The 2021 CIAA Basketball will not be played in Baltimore in February. This would...

Wall leaves greatest impact away from the court

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By Mark Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com John Wall was more than just an NBA All-Star and the face of the Washington Wizards for the last decade.  While he wasn’t able to bring the franchise a championship, Wall’s quiet impact on the...

Washington ends Steelers perfect season, now tied with Giants

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com An NFL weekend of upsets continued with nothing short of an improbable victory by the Washington Football Team in Pittsburgh on Monday night.  Montez Sweat’s deflection and John Bostic’s interception put the finishing touches...

Washington Sweeps Dallas Setting Up Division Title Chase

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer A fourth win on Thanksgiving is nothing to hang a championship run on. Nonetheless, for the Washington Football Team it was the ultimate giant leap forward in a rebuilding process toward respectability.  However, to...

CIAA announces basketball plans, HU shuts down Maker

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com The CIAA announced its plans for a 16-game conference only scheduled to begin in early January and there are partially confirmed reports that only two rounds of the tournament will be played in Baltimore...

Twyman returns home bringing Thanksgiving to residents of Ward 7

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By Mark Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com There were plenty of reasons for Jaylen Twyman to stay in Florida for the holidays.  Twyman, a former Walter Camp high school football all-American at H.D. Woodson High School, should’ve been basking in the glow...

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