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...

Black Capitals Player Says He’s Not Visiting White House After Winning Stanley Cup

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor NBA champions Kevin Durant and Steph Curry have Long made it clear they won’t be attending the White House so long as President Donald Trump is in office. But they’re...

Toliver, Bench Lead Mystics to Comeback Win Over Lynx, 90-78

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Kristi Toliver had 19 points, including five 3-pointers, and Washington' backups scored 58 points to help the Mystics overcome an 18-point deficit and beat the Minnesota Lynx 90-78...

District Sports Teams Living up to ‘Scandal’ Series

By Stephen D. Riley, Special to AFRO Sex, bigotry and racism—Washington, D.C., has it all, and I’m not even talking about politics. If you’re a sports fan trapped in the District I don’t know who you’re...

Washington NFL Team Expresses Concern about Cheerleader Allegations

The Associated Press The Washington NFL Team said it is concerned by allegations made by cheerleaders in a New York Times article about a trip to Costa Rica for a photo shoot in 2013. Team president...

Washington NFL Team Actually Got Better with 2018 NFL Draft

By Dion Johnson, Special to the AFRO As a lifelong fan of the Washington Football Team, it is hard as hell to offer any sort of praise for a franchise that has continued to deliver mediocrity...

What Were the Wizards Seriously Thinking Signing Another Point Guard in Ty Lawson?

By Dion Johnson, Special to the AFRO In another installment of, “What in the world is Ernie Grunfeld thinking?,” the Washington Wizards have signed DMV native Ty Lawson to join the Wizards’ playoff roster. Now, these sort...

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