D.C Sports

Friendship Collegiate Wins DCSAA 2-A Title Again

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By Mark F. Gray Staff Writer [email protected] The difference between the D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association Championship and the perennial D.C. State Champions from Friendship Collegiate is equivalent to varsity beating up on JV annually.  This year’s D.C. State Athletic Association (DCSAA) championship...

Dunbar Upsets Woodson To Win Turkey Bowl

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By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Eastern High School’s football field may have held the 50th anniversary of D.C.’s Turkey Bowl, but it was really contested at another place.  Somewhere at the intersection of Destiny Boulevard and Dynasty Place, perhaps...

Woodson and Dunbar Will Meet In 50th ‘Turkey Bowl’

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] For the 50th time, the District’s biggest high school football game of the year will kickoff on Thanksgiving. Two of the city’s hallowed programs will take center stage for the District of Columbia Interscholastic...

Any Given Saturday: Children’s Football

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By Ori Shabazz Special to AFRO The weekend of Oct. 12 was a huge celebratory day throughout Maryland and Washington D.C. Morgan State University, Bowie State University, and Howard University all celebrated Homecoming throughout the week, and all three universities played...

MSU Upsets NC A&T as BSU Caps Perfect Regular Season

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By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] It was going to take a seismic event if Morgan State was to share the headlines with Bowie State after a season that went to the dogs. The Bears shocked the Black college football...

Howard Vetting Process Questioned After Suspending Football Coach

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By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Howard University football coach Ron Prince has been placed on administrative leave, while he is under an internal investigation regarding verbal abuse and intimidation of players.  Director of Football Operations Aaron Kelton is serving...

DMV HBCU Review: Bowie State Passes Last Major Test, MSU & HU Fall Again

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By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] BOWIE STATE CLINCHES CIAA NORTH Each year Bowie State sets its goals and the first is always to win the CIAA North Division, which puts them in the conference championship game.  The mission was accomplished...

Nationals Championship Celebration Brings Love To an Ailing City

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By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] For a few hours in the shadow of the Canadian Embassy and the United States Capitol, the Washington Nationals World Series championship celebration personified what makes America great. Fans representing every demographic that makes...

Another View Point

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By Tim Lacy, Special to the AFRO Everybody in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area, whether you’re a baseball fan or not, are aware that the Washington Nationals are participating in the World Series for the first time in 95 years....

Nationals Bring Black Baseball Back To D.C.

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] Major League Baseball has been trying to diversify its clubhouse, front offices, and fan base, so the 2019 World Series did as much to gentrify the game as the demographics of Southeast, D.C.  Among...

Bowie State Passes Last Major Test, MSU & HU Fall Again

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] Bowie State may have passed their final test on the road to the CIAA Championship Game and left no doubt who the best team is in the North Division and their conference.  The Bulldogs,...

Ballpark Boos A Rarity For Shielded President

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By JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The boos were loud. And for President Donald Trump, they may have felt unfamiliar. Trump was showered with jeers, boos and chants (as well as some cheers) when he attended a World Series game...

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