Is DC’s Team Coming Home?

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] When the Washington football team moved from Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Stadium in the District of Columbia to what is now FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, some District of...

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...

High School Football Coming to RFK Stadium

By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO Without tenants RFK Stadium no longer rocks like it did when NFL, Major League Baseball, and Major League Soccer franchises called it home.  However, for one afternoon in...

Expectations High in Second Year for London at Howard

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO If there’s one Football Championship Series (Division I-AA) program that won’t sneak up on any Football Bowl Subdivision (Division I-A) team they face this season it’s the Howard...

GW Basketball Legend Is Back in DC to Run the Go-Go

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO A George Washington University basketball icon from England is back in DC to run the “Go-Go.”  Pops Mensah-Bonsu was named first general manager in the history of the...

Who Had the Worst Week? Maryland Terps or Washington Redskins?

By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley, AFRO Sports Writers If you’re a local football fan in the DMV then it’s been a bad week. Spare the Baltimore Ravens, but the Maryland Terrapins and the Washington...

Is a Happy Howard Ready to Lead the Wizards?

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO By all accounts NBA All-Star center Dwight Howard seems to finally be in his happy place. Howard said during his introductory press conference July 23 he is happy to...

Burgundy & Gold Curse Strikes Again

By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO For an instant we had a glimpse of what may have been, then boom it was gone. The hope and enthusiasm that came with the arrival of rookie tailback...

Washington’s Trea Turner Latest Player Exposed for Racist Tweets

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] Yet another White Major League Baseball player was exposed for tweeting racist and homophobic comments in the near past. Washington Nationals star shortstop Trea Turner released a statement on June 29...

Wall’s Goal is MVP; His Team’s Goal Needs to be 60-Plus Wins

By Stephen D. Riley, Special to AFRO Despite possibly the worst NBA photo ever taken this past week, the Washington Wizards’ John Wall has looked good this summer. Follow his Instagram page and a series of...

All-Black Little League Baseball Team Makes D.C. History

By Lauren E. Williams, Special to the AFRO It was more than three decades in the making, but it finally happened: The first Black baseball team won the D.C. Little League Championship. The team’s name is the...

Little Leaguers Make Big History

The Mamie Johnson Little League Majors team is the first all Black D.C. Little League team to win the championship. The team, named after legendary Negro League pitcher Mamie “Peanut Johnson, made history on July...

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