Are the Wizards Better Without John Wall?

The more the Washington Wizards play without John Wall, the easier it is to forget his impact on the team. “Everybody eats” has been the team slogan since Bradley Beal infamously announced it to the...

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...

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...

DMV College Basketball Roundup

Howard University (10-23) fell to Florida A&M 88-78 in the opening round of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Tournament in Norfolk, VA at Norfolk Scope Arena on March 6. Howard freshman guard RJ Cole led...

DMV High School Baseball Roundup

By Daniel Kucin Jr., Special to the AFRO Washington, D.C.-based School Without Walls (3-1) dismantled Paul International High School (Washington, D.C.) 12-3 on March 31. Penguins freshman pitcher Riley Marsh got the win and had...

Why Black Fans Should Show No Shame In Celebrating the Capitals Bringing a Championship...

By Dion Johnson, Special to the AFRO We Washingtonians, if anything, are a prideful bunch. With all the tough losses and idiotic things that come our way as fans, we have never wavered. Nevermind that this...

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...

D.C. Girls Represent America In Street Child World Cup in Moscow

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO FIFA World Cup frenzy may be fading for male stars after the tournament ends next weekend; but it’s just heating up for nine teenage girls from D.C....

DC Girls Joined Street Child World Cup in Moscow

By Tyra Wilkes, Special to the AFRO Caption: Children playing at Tubman Elementary Soccer Field, a soccer camp site. Nine DC SCORES alumni were honored with a D.C. Council proclamation for their participation in the Street Child...

Reimagining the Wizards with DeMarcus Cousins Next Season

By Stephen D. Riley, Special to AFRO The NBA rumor mill isn’t exactly spinning with DeMarcus Cousins-to-D.C. predictions but it is definitely moving. With no cap space available and a gaping hole in the middle of their roster...

Nationals Hold Steady, Increase Divisional Lead

In a pretty eventful week in Natstown, the team had to endure a myriad of questions and deliver the answers.  On Aug. 13, General Manager Mike Rizzo released former closer and known malcontent Jonathan...

DMV’s Reed to Play in MLB Futures Game

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO San Diego Padres minor league outfield prospect Buddy Reed is the personification of Major League Baseball’s urban initiative.  He is a former three-sport athlete who gravitated to baseball...

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