Mystics Make Run to WNBA Semi Final

By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO Normally when a team returns home after a split of the first two games in a playoff series it feels good about the chance to advance.  However, there...

Local Students Take A Knee

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Colin Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during the singing of the national anthem in response to police brutality has sparked a national conversation, controversy and trend among other players.  While...

MLB Off-Field Activities a Hit with DC

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] It would appear that Major League Baseball scored a home-run with District of Columbia residents and visitors during All-Star Fanfest, one of the many activities part of All-Star Week...

Strong Second Half Propels UMES to 73-63 Win Over Howard

University of Maryland-Eastern Shore junior Hillary Haley poured in 15 of his game-high 26 points in the second half and senior Freddie Obame Obame scored all eight of his points during a key stretch...

Former College Player Threatens to Sleep with Coaches’ Wives If He’s Not Signed

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] A Florida man had his house raided by a Police SWAT team after threatening to sleep with the wives of the Dallas Cowboys’ employee staff. According to TMZ, the Melbourne Police...

Wizards Rack Up Season-High Win Streak Before Falling to Bucks

John Wall, Bradley Beal and the rest of the Washington Wizards received a heavy dose of flak after dropping a lackadaisical road game to league-worst Atlanta last week. However, since that embarrassing 113-99 defeat,...

Missed Free Throws and Turnovers Doom Howard in Loss to Hampton

Howard University Bison missed key free throws and made several untimely turnovers down the stretch that allowed the Hampton University Pirates to escape with a 51-49 victory in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) men’s...

Hampton Lady Pirates Narrowly Defeat Coppin State in MEAC Championship Game

Nicole Hamilton scored a game-high 20 points to lead the Hampton Lady Pirates to a 50-47 win over Coppin State for their fifth straight Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) women’s basketball championship on March 15...

Howard Falls to N.C. Central; Skid Extends to Five Straight Losses

The Howard University Bison lost their fifth straight game as they fell to the North Carolina Central University Eagles, 30-21, on Nov. 12 in Durham, N.C. Howard slid to a 1-9 overall record, and 1-6...

Jamaican Team “Cool” Running at Sochi Olympics

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Everything's cool and running with Jamaica's bobsled team. They're back inside the Olympic rings, and back on the track. After their equipment was delayed in arriving to the Sochi Games, driver...

Another Viewpoint: ‘The Journey Continues for Jimmy Garvin’

These past few years I have had the privilege of chronicling the journey of a good friend, Jimmy Garvin. Jimmy came to the Washington, D.C. area from a small town in Florida. His reason for coming...

Muhammad Ali Back in Hospital for ‘Follow-Up Care’

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Muhammad Ali was back in the hospital Thursday for follow-up care related to a severe urinary tract infection, his second stint in the hospital in the last four weeks. The three-time former...

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