CIAA Tournament Opens Postseason March For BSU as HU Streaks on Road

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The madness of college basketball’s postseason begins with the CIAA’s penultimate tournament in Charlotte with Bowie State right in the middle of it.  However, when it comes to...

D.C.’s XFL Names Former HU QB Head Coach, GM

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Pep Hamilton’s football odyssey has returned to where it started as he tries to build a championship franchise from the start.  The former Howard University quarterback is the first...

Hogan Punts on Maryland Bid to Keep D.C.’s NFL Team in MD

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected] Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has punted on his hopes to keep Washington D.C.’s NFL franchise in Prince George’s County.  The governor at least temporarily ended conversations with the team about...

DMV HBCU Report: Howard Looks For Answers As BSU March Toward CIAA Tourney

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] With two weeks left in the regular season, teams are hoping to peak and ride the momentum into the conference tournaments that will set them up for a potential...

DMV HBCU Report

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Sometimes there’s a change in scenery or the need for something other than home cooking that can be a swing moment in the fortune of a school’s season. ...

DMV HBCU Report: Mele at The Mecca as Howard Falls to Norfolk St After...

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer,  [email protected] The mastery of Virginia’s HBCU basketball programs continued as Norfolk State and Virginia State left the D.M.V. with impressive MEAC and CIAA wins respectively.  While Bowie State went back rebounded...

Magic Johnson Inspires During Visit to Ballou

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Whether its business or basketball, Hall of Famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson has a special touch when motivating those in his presence.  That presence transcends the sports world and the...

DMV HBCU Report

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer,  [email protected] Bowie State University Perhaps Bowie State got the wake up call they needed from their fiercest CIAA rivals after an extended win streak.  Just when it appeared the Bulldogs had...

DMV HBCU Report: MLK Weekend Starts Conference Stretch Run

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected] Now that winter break is over the march toward college basketball tournament time is on at Howard, Bowie and Morgan State.  Inexperience and injuries have caused inconsistency for all...

Former Wizard Star Promotes New Book at Frederick Douglass High School

By J. K. Schmid, AFRO Baltimore Staff “When the police stop you, there are different rules that you have,” Etan Thomas told the AFRO. “That’s just the way that it is.” Thomas, a retired 9-year Washington Wizard...

DMV HBCU Report

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected] BOWIE STATE MEN AND WOMEN ROUNDING INTO FORM Bowie State finds itself creeping up the CIAA standings after winning their fifth consecutive game to conclude a three game road trip against...

DMV HBCU REPORT: BSU Gets Big CIAA Wins as HU Loses MEAC Opener

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected] BOWIE STATE BOUNCES BACK FOR CIAA WIN Bowie State ended a two-game losing streak by stopping Johnson C. Smith. This was a critical early win as the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association...

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