DMV HBCU Report: Howard and Bowie State Keep Title Hopes Alive

By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO Howard Escapes Morgan with Tough Road Win There’s always a battle of cultures when Howard faces Morgan State in one of the understated HBCU sports rivalries.  When the blue...

Reaching Souls One Bun at a Time.

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO It was the first Friday night in October and the Northwestern High School Wildcats would normally be playing another 4A opponent somewhere under the lights in the Maryland...

Local Students Take A Knee

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Colin Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during the singing of the national anthem in response to police brutality has sparked a national conversation, controversy and trend among other players.  While...

DMV HBCU Report: Bowie and Morgan State Hold on While Howard Rolls

By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO The races in the MEAC and CIAA have entered the stretch drive and Bowie State, Howard, and Morgan State needed white-knuckle victories to keep their championship chances alive. ...

Morgan Alum’s Hall of Fame Journey to Be Chronicled By ESPN

By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO For almost 20 years there’s been one basketball jersey on the wall of Hill Field House at the Morgan State campus. In honor of the player who led...

DMV HBCU Report: Defensive Woes Derail Teams In Conference Defeats

By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO The common theme that binds Howard, Morgan State, and Bowie State is there’s no D being played in DMV when it matters most. Defense cost all three, leaving...

MD Crab Bowl Will Showcase Underclass Talent Starting This Year

By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO After 11 years the Maryland Crab Bowl high school all star football weekend has become one of the nation’s top showcases for talented players that continue to make...

DMV HBCU Report: Hall Rallies Bulldogs to Beat WSSU in Last Minute Thriller

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO There are moments that define an entire season and players are defined in it. On the road to a championship there are often games that are won that...

Kendley Gets NBA Shot After Starring At Morgan State

By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO ​From the last seat at the end of the Washington Wizards bench Tiwian Kendley waited patiently for the call that never came as the New York Knicks visited...

MSU Beats A&T; Howard Wins Classic & Bowie St. Rolls On

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO Three conference-opening wins were highlighted in a stunning upset of the defending HBCU National Champion and fourth ranked team in FCS (Division I-AA) football. Morgan St. Ends NC&T Run...

UMD Outlines Faults, as Durkin Awaits Fate

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO When damning information is released to the public, a professional public relations strategy has always been able to make the announcement on a late Friday afternoon heading into...

From Raising a Fist to Taking a Knee

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO For over 50 years Black athletes have been despised and revered for taking a stance – or these days a knee – to express their displeasure in a...

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