CitySwing Makes Golf Accessible

By Brigette White, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Out of a love for golf and her own personal desire to play daily, Wellesley, Massachusetts native Tari Cash created CitySwing, a convenient place in Washington, D.C. to...

Will Baseball Ever Be as Big as Football in DC?

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO Major League’s Baseball’s commitment to diversity and inclusion of minorities and the next generation of urban fans gained unprecedented momentum during All-Star week in D.C.  The chance to...

Mural Honors Negro Leagues Pioneers

By Brigette White, Special to the AFRO Just in time for the kickoff of All-Star Week (July 13-17), Major League Baseball unveiled a mural honoring the Negro Leagues, particularly trailblazing players Mamie “Peanut” Johnson and Josh...

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...

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...

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...

All Star Weekend Showcases Next Generation

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO Two events designed to attract more African American youth participation to the national pastime will be played during the Major League Baseball’s All-Star weekend celebration around the District...

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....

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...

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...

Trotz Leaving Caps After Stanley Cup Not A Good Look For DC

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO By any measure, this is not a good look for the Washington Capitals.  It’s not unprecedented for a coach to ride off into the sunset after leading a...

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...

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