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

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, mgray@afro.com 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...

Brown Turns Flowers Into Baseball Powerhouse

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO When Charles Herbert Flowers High School claimed their second Prince George’s County baseball championship it was only the beginning of their journey. As the team visited Eleanor Roosevelt,...

Watkins Award Honors Nation’s Top Black HS Players

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, mgray@afro.com For 30 years the National Alliance of African American Athletes has created a movement amongst young high school football talent who buy into being a part of the legacy...

Kendley Gets NBA Shot After Starring At Morgan State

By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO ​From the last seat at the end of the Washington Wizards bench Tiwian Kendley waited patiently for the call that never came as the New York Knicks visited...

Garvin Rebuilds Career and Black Owned Golf Course in PG County

By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO Each day African American Golf Hall of Famer Jimmy Garvin walks nine holes at Marlton Golf Course in Upper Marlboro.  It is a personal tradition that began when...

High School Football Playoffs: Wise Advances, Surprising WCAC Final, Ballou & Wilson To Meet...

By MARK F. GRAY, Staff Writer, mgray@afro.com DeMATHA FACES GONZAGA IN WCAC CHAMPIONSHIP DeMatha earned its way back to the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) championship by stopping Good Counsel 30-14 at Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex. The...

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

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, pgreen@afro.com 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...

Jones Plans To Run In Hopes of Rebuilding Morgan Football

BY MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO Morgan State’s interim head coach Ernest Jones plans to run into the challenge of rebuilding the football program.  In an era of run pass option (RPO) offense Jones...

Povich Sports Symposium Addresses Race and Sports Issues

By MARK F. GRAY, Staff Writer, mgray@afro.com Sports and race are constantly intersecting on all media platforms with athletes expressing their political and social views against the backdrop of patriotism. From the “shut up and dribble” comments...

Morgan Alum’s Hall of Fame Journey to Be Chronicled By ESPN

By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO For almost 20 years there’s been one basketball jersey on the wall of Hill Field House at the Morgan State campus. In honor of the player who led...

Highlighting BSU 2019 HOF Class

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, mgray@afro.com Two former NFL players, a two-time championship winning basketball  coach, a three time CIAA Track Coach of The Year, and a championship team headlined the Bowie State...

DMV HBCU Report: Howard Peaks at the Right Time Ending the Regular Season

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, mgray@afro.com As the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference basketball season prepares for next week’s tournament in Norfolk, VA, it could be time for one of the most enigmatic teams in Division I...

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