DMV HBCU Report: Mele at The Mecca as Howard Falls to Norfolk St After...

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer,  [email protected] The mastery of Virginia’s HBCU basketball programs continued as Norfolk State and Virginia State left the D.M.V. with impressive MEAC and CIAA wins respectively.  While Bowie State went back rebounded...

Magic Johnson Inspires During Visit to Ballou

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Whether its business or basketball, Hall of Famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson has a special touch when motivating those in his presence.  That presence transcends the sports world and the...

DMV HBCU Report

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer,  [email protected] Bowie State University Perhaps Bowie State got the wake up call they needed from their fiercest CIAA rivals after an extended win streak.  Just when it appeared the Bulldogs had...

DMV HBCU Report: MLK Weekend Starts Conference Stretch Run

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected] Now that winter break is over the march toward college basketball tournament time is on at Howard, Bowie and Morgan State.  Inexperience and injuries have caused inconsistency for all...

Former Wizard Star Promotes New Book at Frederick Douglass High School

By J. K. Schmid, AFRO Baltimore Staff “When the police stop you, there are different rules that you have,” Etan Thomas told the AFRO. “That’s just the way that it is.” Thomas, a retired 9-year Washington Wizard...

DMV HBCU Report

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected] BOWIE STATE MEN AND WOMEN ROUNDING INTO FORM Bowie State finds itself creeping up the CIAA standings after winning their fifth consecutive game to conclude a three game road trip against...

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...

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...

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...

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...

DMV HBCU REPORT: Honors For DMV QBs & History Made By HU’S Cole

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer,  [email protected] HU’s NEWTON EARN ALL-AMERICAN and MEAC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Despite a season where they didn’t meet expectations, Howard University   quarterback Caylin Newton was named to the first team...

Wilson Restores Credibility To DCIAA Basketball

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer,  [email protected] DCIAA basketball has taken a backseat to the WCAC and the prep school conferences in this area because of the proliferation of travel and summer league talent that is...
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