Fire Ernie! Wizards Use First Rounder on Third String Forward

By Stephen D. Riley, Special to AFRO Despite handing an already athletically-challenged small forward $100-million-plus last summer, the Washington Wizards decided to dive back into the small forward pile and draft Troy Brown Jr. with the...

Who Will Win Super Bowl XLIX: Patriots or Seahawks?

Perhaps the ultimate football faceoff of all time takes place this weekend in warm Arizona. The New England Patriots (14-4) and Seattle Seahawks (14-4) enter Super Bowl Sunday with a lot on the line. Seattle...

Should Texans Owner Bob McNair Be Pressured to Sell Team after Racially Offensive Remarks?

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] Houston Texans owner Bob McNair just can’t seem to keep his foot out of his mouth, especially when it comes to talking about race.   McNair made headlines March 25 for...

Another Viewpoint: ‘Upset Versus Angry with Sam Lacy’

Most of the AFRO’s readers are familiar with Sam Lacy in one way or the other.  But, far away from that Hall of Fame writer is the human side. I once heard it mentioned...

Does the Frequently Viewed Ryan Shazier Injury Make You Reconsider Dangers of Football?

The NFL is under fire nationwide. Social issues and domestic violence problems aside, injuries this season have taken a toll on players and viewers alike. The popularity the sport proudly enjoyed through a media boom...

Another Viewpoint: “Wrong Answer”

Colin Kaepernick must have his head buzzing right about now. He started life with a mixed bag of luck. He was born to a 19-year-old White woman and an unknown Black father. Fortune stepped in...

Is Jimmy Butler Right or Wrong for Antics?

By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley, Special to AFRO Minnesota Timberwolves swingman Jimmy Butler is fed up and ready to go. The four-time NBA all-star has made his demands to be traded public since the...

Is Ben Simmons the Next Magic Johnson?

By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley, AFRO Sports Desk During Magic Johnson’s playing days he was labeled with several definitions and monikers that defined his career. For much of the prime of his career, Johnson...

Wizards End Regular Season with Losses, Start Playoffs with Win

The Washington Wizards wrapped up the last week of the regular season with a 1-2 record to close out a 46-36 campaign, their most regular season wins since 1979. It was a busy week for the Wizards,...

Another Viewpoint: Negro League Day in Maryland

I have made it clear that I am enjoying my recliner, my TV, and Ms. L’s cooking. I was deep in this mode a few weeks ago when the phone shook me out of my...

Serena Continues to Impress, Continues to be on Backburner

By Stephen D. Riley, Special to AFRO It shouldn’t matter that Serena Williams is a woman. And it shouldn’t matter that she’s Black. She’s probably in the top five of best athletes of all time and...

Redskins Should Tank for No. 1 Pick In 2019

Goodbye Kirk Cousins; hello 3-13 in the NFC East. Washington Redskins fans watched one of the better quarterbacks in the league walk away over Jedi mind games and, instead, management picks up longtime average...

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