Super Bowl Planners: Shutdown Brings ‘Uncharted Territory’

By JEFF MARTIN,  Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — A day after travelers waited nearly 90 minutes in snail-speed security lines at the world's busiest airport, Atlanta's mayor is concerned about the waits that could result...

Bryson Starts Youth Sports Coalition to Improve PG County Athletics

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected]ro.com Dr. Rick Bryson has long been an advocate for youth sports and participatory activities in Prince George’s County. Bryson has put his money where his money mouth is by...

DMV HBCU REPORT: BSU Gets Big CIAA Wins as HU Loses MEAC Opener

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected] BOWIE STATE BOUNCES BACK FOR CIAA WIN Bowie State ended a two-game losing streak by stopping Johnson C. Smith. This was a critical early win as the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association...

The CIAA to Move to Baltimore

By J. K. Schmid, AFRO Baltimore Staff The country’s oldest African-American athletic conference announced it will be moving during an event at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Jan. 8. The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) is coming...

Jackson Not All to Blame as Ravens Season Ends in NFL Playoffs

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected] Before Lamar Jackson becomes the face of the NFL’s next generation of quarterbacks, he had to endure games like his first start in the playoffs. That Jackson was able to...

3, Thanking 3: Bradley Beal Calls Dwyane Wade An ‘idol’

By TIM REYNOLDS , AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) — Bradley Beal has been keeping a secret from Dwyane Wade all of these years. Beal wears No. 3 for one reason. It's a tribute to his idol. After...

Another Viewpoint

By Tim Lacy, Special to the AFRO For all of you football, baseball, basketball and hockey fans, this an opportunity to rest your minds and take a break from yelling at the TV because it...

DMV HBCU Report: Howard Guards Play Big in Loss to Georgetown

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer,  [email protected] Georgetown’s men’s basketball program has been as benevolent as any philanthropist when it comes to supporting Historically Black Colleges and Universities.  Under John Thompson, Sr. the Hoyas began a tradition...

Five African American NFL Head Coaches Fired

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Correspondent Five of the NFL’s seven African American head coaches were fired on December 31st. Arizona Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks was fired after just one season. The Cardinals’...

Ravens Enter Playoffs As One Of The League’s Hottest Teams

By TODD KARPOVICH , Associated Press OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — John Harbaugh was still fired up one day after the Baltimore Ravens finally ended a three-year NFL playoff drought. Over the course of this whirlwind...

COMMENTARY: Allen Can’t Run from Mismanagement Failures with Burgundy and Gold

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer,  [email protected] Following another dismal 4-12 season in 2014 Bruce Allen, the president and general manager of the NFL’s franchise in Washington, D.C. uttered the phrase that continues to define his legacy. “We’re...

UConn Asks Court to Dismiss Complaint by Black Ex Coach

By Pat Eaton-Robb, AP Sports Writer The University of Connecticut asked a judge Dec. 28 to dismiss a complaint filed by former basketball coach Kevin Ollie, who contends his firing was in part racially motivated. The school...

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