Another Viewpoint: Attention Golfers

By Tim Lacy, Special to the AFRO I just received news that a good friend has been put on life support. If you are an African-American male and you love golf and grew up in...

Tale of Two Teams as NFL Preseason Opens

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, mgray@afro.com The glaring non-similarities of two NFL franchises on either side of the parkway were on display as the Baltimore Ravens and Washington’s franchise opened their exhibition schedules.  While...

HU and Morgan Not Threatening MEAC

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, mgray@afro.com During the 2019 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) football media day in Norfolk, VA, it was clear the league’s coaches and sports information directors had a great deal of...

Coco Comes to D.C.

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.com Rising tennis sensation Cori “Coco” Gauff is coming off her Wimbledon high, where she wowed the world when she defeated legendary player Venus Williams, and keeping up momentum at...

Bethea Starts Season with NY Giants

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, mgray@afro.com New York Giants safety Antoine Bethea is getting a chance to live out his dreams.  In 2015 Bethea went undrafted and signed as a free agent with...

Washington Cornerback Josh Norman Leaps over Bulls in Spain

By AFRO Staff It is the challenge of a lifetime: Running with the bulls at the annual San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain. Washington NFL team member Josh Norman amped up the danger level on July...

Howard Basketball Heads To Spain For Tour

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, mgray@afro.com When the fall semester begins and students at Howard University ask their men’s basketball team how they spent summer vacation, they will pull out a passport.  The Bison will...

Goombay Brings More Than Just Games

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, mgray@afro.com During their annual “Player Appreciation Day,” the Goombay coed spring kickball league took over Tucker Road sports park in Fort Washington for war games.  However, the only...

2019 DCSAA Hall of Fame

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, mgray@afro.com Two former high school stars who participated in the Super Bowl, a Major League Baseball legend, and one of the youngest athletes in the history of USA Track...

Title IX Impact Felt On Local High School Sports

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, mgray@afro.com If there was any doubt about the impact that Title IX is having on women in sports, the number of girls who won D.C. Pigskin Club Spring Awards and their...

Pigskin Club Honors Swing Sports Athletes

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, mgray@afro.com In the shadows of FedEx Field a new array of sports were recognized at the second annual Pigskin Club of Washington Spring Awards Banquet at the original First...

Pigskin Club’s Spring Awards Banquet Set

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, mgray@afro.com The Pigskin Club of D.C. is synonymous with honoring excellence in athletics in the D.C. metropolitan area for more than eight decades. Most athletes and their supporters recognize the...

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