BSU Moves Up, Post Newton Era Begins At HU

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected] With the first month of college football season underway, the best team in the DMV is Bowie State, who remained undefeated after last week’s beatdown against St. Augustine’s in Prince...

DMV HBCU Report: BSU & HU Win, MSU Pounded By Army

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Despite the struggles that accompany the start of the season with a new head coach, Howard took advantage of getting back to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference grind to pull...

Howard Beats Delaware State 24-9, Gives Prince First Victory

By The Associated Press Caylin Newton threw for two touchdowns, ran for another score, and Howard beat Delaware State 24-9 in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opener and gave Ron Prince his first victory as head coach...

Friendship and Carroll Win At DC Kickoff Classic

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] There was a pulse at RFK Stadium Sept. 14 as high school football took center stage at the venerable old site that holds so many memories to so many...

ESPN’S Rose Prepares To Fight For High School Sports

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Former NBA star turned broadcaster Jalen Rose can’t imagine a life without high school sports.  It was the platform that led him to the University of Michigan as the...

Howard’s Short Pay Day Is Long Afternoon

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The only good that came from Howard University’s visit to the University of Maryland on Aug. 31 was the size of the guaranteed pay day. Minus travel expenses, it...

Mystics Guard Honored for Leadership

By AFRO Staff Washington Mystics guard Natasha Cloud has earned the Dawn Staley Community Leadership Award for outstanding efforts in the community throughout the 2018 season and most recent offseason, the WNBA announced today. The award,...

A Time for Black QBs in D.C.

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] At some point this season there will be two Black starting quarterbacks on either side of the Baltimore Washington Parkway.  However, the Baltimore Ravens will start Lamar Jackson,...

Howard Trio Name To All-American Watch Lists

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] America’s college football experts have taken note of Howard University’s talented trio of offensive weapons as preseason training camp kicks off at Greene Stadium.  Quarterback Caylin Newton has...

Curry Supports HU’s New Golf Program

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Howard University’s athletic department recently accepted a monetary gift from three-time NBA champion and six-time all-star Steph Curry to help tee off a new version of their golf...

Another Viewpoint: Attention Golfers

By Tim Lacy, Special to the AFRO I just received news that a good friend has been put on life support. If you are an African-American male and you love golf and grew up in...

Tale of Two Teams as NFL Preseason Opens

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The glaring non-similarities of two NFL franchises on either side of the parkway were on display as the Baltimore Ravens and Washington’s franchise opened their exhibition schedules.  While...

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