Garvin Rebuilds Career and Black Owned Golf Course in PG County

By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO Each day African American Golf Hall of Famer Jimmy Garvin walks nine holes at Marlton Golf Course in Upper Marlboro.  It is a personal tradition that began when...

5 Bowie Bulldogs Named All-CIAA in Preseason Football Poll

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO The days of disrespect and surprising the rest of the conference are past for Bowie State.  What was a basketball school, which played a football season for homecoming...

Baltimore’s Phil Booth Joins Rare Company After Leading Villanova to Two National Championships

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] Baltimore native Phil Booth just etched his place amongst College Basketball’s immortality after helping lead the Villanova Wildcats to a 79-62 victory over the Michigan Wolverines in the NCAA Men’s Basketball...

Jones Plans To Run In Hopes of Rebuilding Morgan Football

BY MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO Morgan State’s interim head coach Ernest Jones plans to run into the challenge of rebuilding the football program.  In an era of run pass option (RPO) offense Jones...

Funeral For UM Football Player McNair Wednesday

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] The viewing for Jordan McNair, whose promising collegiate football career at the University of Maryland was cut short when he collapsed suddenly during practice and later died, is today and...

Should the Ravens Start Lamar Jackson on Day One?

By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley, AFRO Sports Desk With former Louisville signal caller Lamar Jackson in tow, the unofficial stopwatch is on Joe Flacco’s tenure as the Baltimore Ravens starter. After the Ravens’ failed to make...

Wasn’t It Sweet Watching Ozzie Newsome Use His Last Ever First-Round Pick on a...

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor  Isn’t it fitting that Ozzie Newsome would use his last ever first-round draft pick on Lamar Jackson? Just think about it: The very first African-American general manager in NFL history used...

Community Mourns Murdered Prince George’s Football Coach

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Football coach and go-go sound engineer Andre Young was murdered in Southeast on Monday, July 30th leaving the community lost and mourning and police searching for answers and the murderer. The father...

FBI Investigation Proves Maryland’s Not Ready for Big Time

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO The University of Maryland’s basketball program was supposed to have landed a gem when highly recruited prospect Diamond Stone chose to play for the Terps.  But after his...

TMT CEO Leonard Ellerbe Calls Gervonta Davis ‘The Next Biggest Star’

AFRO special contributor Mike Wright recently sat down with The Money Team CEO and Washington, D.C. native Leonard Ellerbe on the “FSP Crew Show” to talk about Baltimore’s rising boxing star Gervonta “Tank” Davis...

Athlete Turned Photographer Hopes to Change Urban Perceptions

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO J.J. McQueen has spent most of his adult life looking at life through the prism of a camera’s lens. Whether he’s on assignment in the heat of the...

Gary Russell, Jr. Set to Defend WBC Title at Home Again

By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO From the start WBC Featherweight Champion Gary Russell, Jr. has meticulously crafted his ascent to the world championship. Under shrewd leadership from the patriarch of Team Gary Russell...

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