Bowie State Women Head Back to NCAA Women’s Tournament

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] For the second consecutive season the women of Bowie State will extend the basketball season by making the NCAA Division II Tournament.  The Lady Bulldogs, who were upset in...

UGA Prospect Wins 2019 Watkins Award as Top Black HS Scholar Athlete

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The toughest part of University of Georgia football prospect Nakobe Dean’s moment to make African American sports history was navigating through the road blocks head coach Kirby Smart set...

AP Source: Redskins to Sign Collins to $84M, 6-year Deal

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Sports Writer ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the move says the Washington Redskins have agreed to sign safety Landon Collins to an $84 million, six-year deal with...

AP Source: Adam Jones, Diamondbacks Agree to $3M, 1-year Deal

By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer (Updated 03/11/2019) Outfielder Adam Jones and the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a $3 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on...

DMV HBCU Report

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] By the time the CIAA Tournament shifted from the preliminary rounds at the Bojangles Center to the Spectrum Center it had already ended for Bowie State.  The Bulldogs and...

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...

DMV HBCU Report: Howard Peaks at the Right Time Ending the Regular Season

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] As the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference basketball season prepares for next week’s tournament in Norfolk, VA, it could be time for one of the most enigmatic teams in Division I...

Champion Boxer Accused of Assault at DC-area Shopping Mall

By The Associated Press MCLEAN, Va. (AP) — A Baltimore boxer who's the World Boxing Association champion in the 130-pound (58.9-kilogram) category is accused of assaulting someone at a shopping mall near Washington. News outlets report...

NBA Legend Abdul-Jabbar Talks Auction to Help Kids in STEM

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia When Kareem Abdul-Jabbar left the NBA in 1989 at age 42, no NBA player had ever scored more points, blocked more shots, won more Most Valuable Player Awards,...

Clelin Ferrell Out to Shoot Down Mispronunciations

By ARNIE STAPLETON, AP Pro Football Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Many prospects use the NFL scouting combine as a chance to clear their good name, rectifying misconceptions about their game or skillset or any misperceptions...

UMD Community Comes Together for McNair Foundation Fundraiser

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] As the University of Maryland (UMD) prepares for its first spring football practice since the passing of Jordan McNair, the students in College Park continued to honor their fallen...

CIAA Tournament Opens Postseason March For BSU as HU Streaks on Road

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The madness of college basketball’s postseason begins with the CIAA’s penultimate tournament in Charlotte with Bowie State right in the middle of it.  However, when it comes to...

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