Reaction to the Death of Retired NBA Superstar Kobe Bryant

By The Associated Press Reaction from the basketball world and beyond on the death of retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant in a helicopter crash on Sunday at age 41: “Kobe was not only an icon in...

Retired NBA Star Kobe Bryant Dies in Helicopter Crash

By The Associated Press (Updated 01/26/2020) - LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year...

NFL Initiative Yields PSA on Man Killed by Dallas Officer

By The Associated Press A public service announcement honoring the life of a Black man killed in his living room by a White Dallas police officer who said she mistook his apartment as her own...

Youth Served: Gauff Wins, Serena Loses at Australian Open

By Howard Fendrich AP Tennis Writer Perhaps Serena Williams, now 38, will win a 24th Grand Slam title someday. And maybe Coco Gauff, still just 15, never will earn her first major championship. Sure felt, though, as if...

Editorial Commentary: ‘Thank You’ Baltimore Ravens!

By N. D. B. Special to AFRO If you ever watch The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, then you know that he does a segment where he writes random thank you cards about any and everything....

Another Viewpoint

By Tim Lacy The Baltimore Ravens provided local fans with a season to be talked about for a long time.  Lamar Jackson sent thrills that could be felt through your TV. A purple jersey for...

Jackson’s Dream Season Ends In Nightmare

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] In one unseasonably warm January night the paradigm of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson’s career took a seismic shift.  The NFL’s most valuable player and most marketable commodity, who...

Former NBA Star Charles Barkley Donates $1M to HBCU

By The Associated Press Charles Barkley has donated $1 million to historically Black Miles College. The Basketball Hall of Famer and former Auburn star told interim president Bobbie Knight about the donation on Jan. 8, news...

All Eyes On Lamar

By Mark F. Gray Staff Writer [email protected] Until the Baltimore Ravens are eliminated from the NFL Playoffs or win another Super Bowl, Lamar Jackson is the hottest player on earth.  Jackson’s stage this weekend is one that...

Another Viewpoint

By Tim Lacy, Special to he AFRO In my last effort, I told you the NFL has got us under a spell. Now, they are starting to mess with my health. I am sure all...

Sports Update: Hope Iglesias Provides Defense, Leadership

By David Ginsburg Associated Press When it came time to find a new shortstop for the rebuilding Baltimore Orioles, General Manager Mike Elias looked no further than José Iglesias. Iglesias and Baltimore finalized a $3 million, one-year...

Sudan’s Women Pursue Soccer Dream, Challenging Conservatives

By MARIAM FAM Associated Press OMDURMAN, Sudan (AP) — All her life, Elham Balatone wanted to play soccer — like her brothers, like the boys on her street. But in the Sudan where she grew...

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