From Raising a Fist to Taking a Knee

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO For over 50 years Black athletes have been despised and revered for taking a stance – or these days a knee – to express their displeasure in a...

DC Girls Joined Street Child World Cup in Moscow

By Tyra Wilkes, Special to the AFRO Caption: Children playing at Tubman Elementary Soccer Field, a soccer camp site. Nine DC SCORES alumni were honored with a D.C. Council proclamation for their participation in the Street Child...

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...

St. Frances Football Team Calls Racial Foul Play as Three Different Schools Refuse to...

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] The principal of St. Frances Academy in Baltimore has accused its fellow neighboring private schools of racism after at least three schools recently announced their refusal to play St. Frances’...

Pro Day Gives Hall One Last Time to Shine At Bowie State

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Bowie State’s pro day on March 27 was more than just a chance for their seniors to work out before a group of football scouts.  It was a time...

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...

Terps Players Plan to Honor Jordan McNair

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] The Maryland Terrapins football team announced Monday its plans to honor Jordan McNair, redshirt-freshman offensive lineman who died after suffering from heat exhaustion during a May team workout. Maryland players told...

Money Games Mean Big Losses as Bowie St. Salvages Weekend

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO Howard and Morgan got big checks and paid with blowout road losses to FBS Division I opponents while Bowie State got back on track with a big win...

Coppin State Baseball Receives 2019 ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award

By Coppin State University Department of Athletics  GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Coppin State baseball team was one of 51 NCAA Division I baseball programs to receive the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Team Academic Excellence Award, it...

Charm City `Olympics’ Coming in July

By AFRO Staff This summer, young people in Baltimore will have the opportunity to pour their energy into the city’s first ever Olympic-style sports tournament. On June 5, Baltimore Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young and the Baltimore...

Watkins Award Honors Nation’s Top Black HS Players

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] 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...

HBCUs and Smaller Schools for Student-Athletes

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The powerball parent raises a pro athlete who becomes LeBron James or Dwayne Haskins. On the other hand, the parent who raises a lottery athlete doesn’t have to worry...

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