Video of New Jersey of High School Wrestler’s Dreadlocks Being Cut Goes Viral

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Correspondent In New Jersey, Andrew Johnson, an African American wrestler with dreadlocks was told he had to cut his dreadlocks or forfeit a wrestling match. Under pressure, the teenage...

James Sorry For Posting Rapper’s ‘Jewish Money’ Lyric

By The Associated Press LeBron James is sorry for posting a lyric that referenced "Jewish money." The Los Angeles Lakers star says he simply got caught up in the music, thought the lyric was a...

Jermall Charlo Keeps Title, Twin Jermell Loses His

By BARRY WILNER, AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Jermall Charlo had every reason to be distracted when he entered the ring to defend his WBC interim middleweight championship. Minutes before his bout with Matt Korobov,...

2 Black Idaho State Football Players Sue Idaho, Utah Police

By The Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two Black Idaho State University football players are suing law enforcement in Idaho and Utah, saying they were illegally detained and arrested, and victims of excessive force...

Jackson Leads Surging Ravens to 22-10 Victory Over Chargers

By JOE REEDY, AP Sports Writer CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Just like that, the Baltimore Ravens have gone from a midseason swoon to the brink of their first playoff trip in four years. The resurgent Ravens...

Olympian Slams Ref Who Told Teen Wrestler to Cut Dreadlocks

By The Associated Press BUENA, N.J. (AP) — An Olympic champion wrestler has reached out to a New Jersey high school wrestler who had his dreadlocks cut off minutes before his match after a referee...

Another Viewpoint: The NFL Running Back

By Tim Lacy, Special to the AFRO THE NFL RUNNING BACK issue was thrown up for debate once again.  This time I have to take a shot at the choices.  The top 10 backs to...

Redskins’ Nicholson Arrested, Charged with Assault & Battery

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Redskins safety Montae Nicholson was arrested early Tuesday morning and charged with assault and battery and being drunk in public stemming from a fight at a restaurant...

Ray Rice: ‘I’m Done With Football,’ Talks Domestic Violence

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice says he's not speaking out against domestic violence as a way to rejoin the NFL. Appearing Tuesday in a "CBS This...

Daughter Tells of Dad’s Unlikely Bond with Charles Barkley

By The Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — A chance meeting in a hotel lobby sparked an unlikely friendship between former NBA star Charles Barkley and a cat litter scientist in Iowa. The story has been shared...

Howard Names Prince as New Coach

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer,  [email protected] Two years ago, it would’ve been hard to imagine any prominent FBS coach would be interested in the Howard University head-coaching job.  The program was beginning its recovery from...

Shaquille O’Neal Bringing Shaq’s Fun House to Super Bowl

By The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Shaquille O'Neal has been to enough parties before Super Bowls to know that he can do much better. "I've been to a million Super Bowl parties the past 15...

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