After Hurricane Devastation, Gardiner Wins World Championship Gold for Bahamas

By James Ellingworth and Pat Graham, AP Sports Writers A month after Hurricane Dorian destroyed houses and livelihoods, Steven Gardiner said he was hopeful his world championship victory could bring a little happiness to the Bahamas. Gardiner's...

Legendary Athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos to be Inducted into U.S. Olympic Hall...

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent Their raised fists were as legendary as they were controversial. Tommie Smith and John Carlos, known for their Black Power salute during the 1968 Olympics medal ceremonies, have earned entry...

Jaguars Owner Investing in National Black News Channel

By Brendan Farrington, The Associated Press Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan disclosed Oct. 2 that he will be the majority investor in the nation’s only 24-hour news network aimed at African-American viewers, giving the network a...

Newton Announces Plans To Transfer From Howard

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Howard University could be losing another all-American student- athlete with eligibility remaining. Sources close to the program tell the AFRO that junior quarterback Caylin Newton, the reigning Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference...

Sports Journalists Stress STEAM Education

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] CBS broadcaster and host of NFL Today James Brown and NBC-4 news anchor Aaron Gilchrist joined a panel discussion that gave a group of students from D.C. Public Schools...

AFRO Exclusive: Legendary Coach Nat Frazier Passes at 84

By Jessica Dortch and Mark Gray, AFRO Staff Passionate, courageous, and inspiring are just a few words to describe Nathaniel “Nat” Frazier, former collegiate and professional basketball coach, who passed away on Sept. 22 at Howard...

Another Viewpoint: Give Kaepernick A Job

By Tim Lacy, Special to the AFRO The NFL will get no rest as long as Colin Kaepernick is scratching at their door. Kap’s contract with the NFL was not renewed behind his efforts to...

Despite U.S. Open Loss, Serena Williams is Still the Greatest of All Time

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Serena Williams lost her bid for what would have been her sixth U.S. Open Singles title. It was the second straight year that Williams lost in the finals. But, with...

Wyoming University to Honor Black 14 in Weeklong Tribute

By The Associated Press LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming has announced plans to honor the Black 14 after they were cut from the school's football team for wanting to protest during the...

Jordan Kicks Off Head Coaching Career

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Lamont Jordan finds himself sampling from national radio personality and baseball coach, Aaron “Hercules” Jones, who won the Metropolitan Independent School Athletic League (MISAL) championship at Riverdale Baptist High...

HBCUs and Smaller Schools for Student-Athletes

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The powerball parent raises a pro athlete who becomes LeBron James or Dwayne Haskins. On the other hand, the parent who raises a lottery athlete doesn’t have to worry...

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...

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