Ed Reed Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer,  [email protected] In the 1989 hit movie “Harlem Nights,” the character Sugar Ray, played by Richard Pryor, was almost shot after a card game until a little kid stepped up to...

DMV HBCU REPORT: Honors For DMV QBs & History Made By HU’S Cole

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer,  [email protected] HU’s NEWTON EARN ALL-AMERICAN and MEAC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Despite a season where they didn’t meet expectations, Howard University   quarterback Caylin Newton was named to the first team...

UMD Outlines Faults, as Durkin Awaits Fate

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO When damning information is released to the public, a professional public relations strategy has always been able to make the announcement on a late Friday afternoon heading into...

DMV HBCU REPORT: BSU Gets Big CIAA Wins as HU Loses MEAC Opener

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected] BOWIE STATE BOUNCES BACK FOR CIAA WIN Bowie State ended a two-game losing streak by stopping Johnson C. Smith. This was a critical early win as the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association...

Durant Establishes Education Program in Prince George’s County

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected] Golden State Warriors all star and two time NBA champion Kevin Durant defies all logic when it comes to the perception of what role he should play on the basketball...

Morgan Hires Wheatley But Is It For the Long Term

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] When announcing former NFL running back Tyrone Wheatley as their new head football coach, Morgan State pushed all the chips into the center of the table.  Great poker players...

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...

DMV HBCU Report: Bowie and Morgan State Hold on While Howard Rolls

By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO The races in the MEAC and CIAA have entered the stretch drive and Bowie State, Howard, and Morgan State needed white-knuckle victories to keep their championship chances alive. ...

University Head Warned of Backlash if Maryland Coach Stayed

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press University of Maryland President Wallace Loh said Thursday that he told the school's governing body that "all hell will break loose" if DJ Durkin was retained as head coach of its...

Community Mourns Murdered Prince George’s Football Coach

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Football coach and go-go sound engineer Andre Young was murdered in Southeast on Monday, July 30th leaving the community lost and mourning and police searching for answers and the murderer. The father...

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...

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...

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