Can You Count on Black Quarterbacks?

By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley AFRO Sports Writers Despite Bluetooth technology, the microwave and the Internet, there are still some people who appear to be living in the Dark Ages and Texas superintendent Lynn...

Is Lonzo Ball a Bust?

Shooting 30 percent from the field, 22 percent from deep and just 46 percent from the free throw line, Los Angeles Lakers lottery pick point guard Lonzo Ball hasn’t resembled the sure-fire superstar his...

Another Viewpoint: “PatriotGate – Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire”

I have had the good fortune of having my father, Sam Lacy, as both my mentor and my boss. One piece of advice he gave me was, "When you sit behind a typewriter to report...

Should the Washington NFL Team Think QB With the No. 5 Pick?

The 2015 NFL Draft kicks off later this month as the NFL offseason rages on. The annual hoopla surrounding the draft is always appropriate considering the draft remains the foundation upon which teams improve...

Thanks for Nothing, Loyola-Chicago

By Stephen D. Riley, Special to the AFRO Thanks for all the bracket-busting and Cinderella Story specials but the postseason dance for the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers is officially over. The Ramblers became a quick darling after...

Summer Sensation: Guessing the Next Big Team from the NBA Summer League?

The NBA Summer League is all about vision and the future. With participating teams stocked full of rookies, early NBA players and dispersed veterans just trying to land a roster spot, summer play doesn't...

What Does Earl Thomas’ Middle Finger Gesture Mean?

By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley, AFRO Sports Desk  Seattle Seahawks super safety Earl Thomas had a unique way of thanking his soon-to-be former team for their loyalty last Sunday as he exited the field...

‘Catch 22’

Before I get started, I would like to thank the folks who were following “He Made a Difference,” and I promise I will get back on task in my next effort. If you caught my...

Should Texans Players Demand Owner Sell Team After Racist Comment?

Houston Texans owner Bob McNair had a Freudian slip which has landed him into hot water with several NFL players, including his own team. Speaking at an NFL owners meeting last week, McNair said “we can’t have the inmates running the prison,”...

Can the Wizards Make a Legitimate Title Run Now that John Wall is Back?

It’s funny how your perception of something or someone can change drastically in a short matter of time, especially during the current era of social media, which fuels instant hot takes. Just a few weeks...

Another Viewpoint: ‘Larger than life’

Some people who have had the opportunity to interact with Sam Lacy see him as a man with a special talent, and others see him as larger than life.  I have to admit that...

Will Jameis Winston Succeed in the NFL?

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston wasted no time in deciding whether to return to school next season. The 2013 Heisman Trophy winner announced in early January that he will declare for the NFL Draft...

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