Goombay Brings More Than Just Games

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] 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...

Miller Earns NBA Championship With Raptors

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Heading into the 2019 NBA Finals, there was a certainty that once again a player from the D.M.V. would be crowned a champion.  The best odds were on...

Dodd Found Not Guilty on All Rape Charges

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Former University of Maryland basketball player Damonte Dodd was found not guilty on all four counts of rape and sexual assault charges in a 2017 Halloween incident...

Uppercut Boxing Opens in Park Heights

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Recently, the Uppercut Boxing Gym of Maryland, opened at 4408 Park Heights in northwest Baltimore, and will serve as a vital resource for young people far beyond the boxing ring....

Cook’s Resilience Leads To Shot on NBA’s Biggest Stage

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Golden State Warriors guard Quinn Cook has already become something of a legend in Prince George’s County.  There is a story that he caught the eye of a...

Durant, Cook, Jenkins Team Up for Documentary

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Kevin Durant may be on the sidelines of the NBA Finals at this point, but he and his D.M.V. teammate Quinn Cook are still carrying the mantle for...

Title IX Impact Felt On Local High School Sports

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

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...

UMD Athletics Makes Healthcare Changes

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Reforms continue in the University of Maryland athletics department, regarding medical care for student athletes.  For the first time the university will employ health care personnel who are not...

Pigskin Club’s Spring Awards Banquet Set

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

Murphy Chooses NJIT

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Jason Kemp Murphy, the big man from St. Frances High School in Baltimore, highly sought by several major division I men’s collegiate basketball programs across the nation, made his college...
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