HBCU Standout Johnson Goes from the Bayou to the Big Time NFL in DC

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO Danny Johnson is living the NFL’s dream.  When he takes the field in Washington’s home opener against the Indianapolis Colts it will be as an undrafted free agent...

Mural Honors Negro Leagues Pioneers

By Brigette White, Special to the AFRO Just in time for the kickoff of All-Star Week (July 13-17), Major League Baseball unveiled a mural honoring the Negro Leagues, particularly trailblazing players Mamie “Peanut” Johnson and Josh...

Trotz Leaving Caps After Stanley Cup Not A Good Look For DC

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO By any measure, this is not a good look for the Washington Capitals.  It’s not unprecedented for a coach to ride off into the sunset after leading a...

Reimagining the Wizards with DeMarcus Cousins Next Season

By Stephen D. Riley, Special to AFRO The NBA rumor mill isn’t exactly spinning with DeMarcus Cousins-to-D.C. predictions but it is definitely moving. With no cap space available and a gaping hole in the middle of their roster...

H.D. Woodson Wins Fifth DCIAA Title in Overtime vs Ballou

By MARK F. GRAY, AFRO Staff Writer There were no surprises for the Ballou Black Knights or H.D. Woodson Warriors, as they met for the second consecutive year for the District of Columbia’s AAAA title, other...

Wizards Start Off 0-2 without Dwight Howard

By Stephen D. Riley, Special to the AFRO Adding Dwight Howard over the summer was supposed to remediate a lot of the things that ailed the Washington Wizards last season. Adding a defensive anchor, an athletic...

What Were the Wizards Seriously Thinking Signing Another Point Guard in Ty Lawson?

By Dion Johnson, Special to the AFRO In another installment of, “What in the world is Ernie Grunfeld thinking?,” the Washington Wizards have signed DMV native Ty Lawson to join the Wizards’ playoff roster. Now, these sort...

Why Black Fans Should Show No Shame In Celebrating the Capitals Bringing a Championship...

By Dion Johnson, Special to the AFRO We Washingtonians, if anything, are a prideful bunch. With all the tough losses and idiotic things that come our way as fans, we have never wavered. Nevermind that this...

Hogan Secretly Tries to Keep NFL Franchise in Prince George’s County

By Mark Gray, AFRO Staff Writer,  [email protected] With the District of Columbia ready to make a strong run at luring the professional football franchise back to the place it represents, Gov. Larry Hogan appears ready to call...

Is DC’s New NBA G League Team “Washington Go-Go” Appreciating or Appropriating DC’s Black...

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor The Washington Wizards’ new NBA G League team, the Capital City Go-Go, launched its inaugural season, Nov. 3, in a game against the Greensboro Swarm in D.C.’s New Entertainment and...

Washington Could Win NFC East This Year

By Stephen D. Riley, Special to AFRO Don’t blink but the Washington football team could actually win the NFC East this year, and that’s crazy. Behind the 33-year-old Adrian Peterson, who added 160 total yards and...

Wall Scores 30 Points, Wizards Handed Nets 6th Straight Loss

By RICH DUBROFF, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Since starting the season with seven losses in eight games, the Washington Wizards have stabilized. They've gone 8-7 since then, but haven't been able to make up ground...
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