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...

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...

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