Wasn’t It Sweet Watching Ozzie Newsome Use His Last Ever First-Round Pick on a...

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor  Isn’t it fitting that Ozzie Newsome would use his last ever first-round draft pick on Lamar Jackson? Just think about it: The very first African-American general manager in NFL history used...

Should the Ravens Start Lamar Jackson on Day One?

By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley, AFRO Sports Desk With former Louisville signal caller Lamar Jackson in tow, the unofficial stopwatch is on Joe Flacco’s tenure as the Baltimore Ravens starter. After the Ravens’ failed to make...

Gary Russell, Jr. Set to Defend WBC Title at Home Again

By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO From the start WBC Featherweight Champion Gary Russell, Jr. has meticulously crafted his ascent to the world championship. Under shrewd leadership from the patriarch of Team Gary Russell...

St. Anselm’s Abbey School Dominates Sandy Springs Friends HS

By Daniel Kucin Jr., Special to the AFRO St. Anselm's Abbey School’s baseball team notched an 11-1 victory over Sandy Springs Friends High School located in Sandy Springs, Maryland April 5. Panthers juniors Carlo Pizzano and...

Athlete Turned Photographer Hopes to Change Urban Perceptions

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO J.J. McQueen has spent most of his adult life looking at life through the prism of a camera’s lens. Whether he’s on assignment in the heat of the...

Baltimore’s Phil Booth Joins Rare Company After Leading Villanova to Two National Championships

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] Baltimore native Phil Booth just etched his place amongst College Basketball’s immortality after helping lead the Villanova Wildcats to a 79-62 victory over the Michigan Wolverines in the NCAA Men’s Basketball...

TMT CEO Leonard Ellerbe Calls Gervonta Davis ‘The Next Biggest Star’

AFRO special contributor Mike Wright recently sat down with The Money Team CEO and Washington, D.C. native Leonard Ellerbe on the “FSP Crew Show” to talk about Baltimore’s rising boxing star Gervonta “Tank” Davis...

Spring Sports Kickoff for Local High Schools and Colleges

As Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) athletics gets ready for regular season competition, many baseball teams such as Fort Washington, Md.-based Friendly High School are scrimmaging until the games count, while private and...

Former DeMatha Guard is the Catalyst of UMBC’s Cinderella Run

With the entire season on the line in the waning seconds of the American East Conference Championship game against the University of Vermont, former DeMatha standout and University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) junior...

Is UMBC’s Upset over UVA the Greatest Upset in Sports Ever?

Never has a No. 1 seed lost in the opening week of the NCAA Tournament. Never. Until last Friday when UMBC issued a convincing 74-54 thrashing over top-seeded Virginia. There was nothing fluke about...

UMBC Ruins Everyone’s Bracket By Becoming First Ever No. 16 Seed to Upset a...

You can consider pretty much everyone’s bracket for the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament officially destroyed after the No. 16 seed University of Maryland Baltimore County Retrievers shocked the world by knocking off the...

P.G. Schools Fall to Baltimore Foes in State Championships

Fairmont Heights High School (23-6) located in Capitol Heights, MD fell to Baltimore, MD-based Dunbar High School 59-48 on March 10 at the Xfinity Center in College Park, MD during the Maryland Public Secondary...

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