Nationals Championship Celebration Brings Love To an Ailing City

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] For a few hours in the shadow of the Canadian Embassy and the United States Capitol, the Washington Nationals World Series championship celebration personified what makes America great. Fans...

Tiger Woods Ties PGA Record for Most Wins

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Tiger Woods’ fantastic year continued in Japan, where he set another record. The 43-year-old captured the Zozo Championship in Japan with a dominating wire-to-wire victory and tying Hall...

Kenyans Take Men’s, Women’s NYC Marathons

By Jake Seiner, AP Sports Writer Joyciline Jepkosgei arrived in New York with a modest goal for her first marathon ever. "My focus was to finish the race," she said, a gold medal hanging around her neck. Not...

2nd Sister of NBA Player Killed in Baltimore

By The Associated Press The second sister of NBA player Reggie Bullock was shot and killed in Baltimore, five years after his first sister was stabbed to death in the city. News sources report Baltimore police say...

Another View Point

By Tim Lacy, Special to the AFRO Everybody in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area, whether you’re a baseball fan or not, are aware that the Washington Nationals are participating in the World Series for the...

Nationals Bring Black Baseball Back To D.C.

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] Major League Baseball has been trying to diversify its clubhouse, front offices, and fan base, so the 2019 World Series did as much to gentrify the game as the...

NFL Earns Lowest Score For Racial, Gender Hiring In 15 Years

By Steve Reed, AP Sports Writer The NFL received its lowest overall score in racial and gender hiring practices in 15 years, according a new diversity report. The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport released its...

Former MLB Umpire, Meriwether, Dead at 63

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Former Major League Baseball Umpire Chuck Meriwether was a statesman among those who keep the law for America’s National Pastime.   Meriwhether, 63, passed away after a battle with cancer.  It...

NBA Legend Shaquille O’Neal Partners with HBCU’s Miles College for Campus Venture

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia A new partnership between NBA great Shaquille O’Neal and Miles College will help bring a Papa John’s Pizzeria to every Historically Black College and University Campus in the...

Jets Release Osemele Day After He has Non-Approved Surgery

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets have released guard Kelechi Osemele a day after he had shoulder surgery without the team's approval. The move Saturday is...

From Athlete to Sales Rep.

By Nyame-kye Kondo Special to the AFRO A native Washingtonian and sales representative for the Washington Nationals Baseball team, Aaron Inman, is no stranger to the revitalization of the game in the nation's capital.  Born and raised...

Kendrick Earns NLCS MVP as Nats Win Pennant

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Once upon a time Howie Kendrick was a top prospect on a World Series contender.   He was expected to be a cornerstone on the dynasty that was to...

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