Simone Biles Soars to 6th US Gymnastics Title

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The choice was entirely hers. Only there really wasn't of one for Simone Biles to make. Sure, she could have taken her triple-twisting double-flip (aka...

Reed Enters Pro Football Hall of Fame

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] In the movie Harlem Nights Sugar Ray and young Quick were inseparable. They took down a rival crew of gangsters, saved the community, and became legends to...

Another Viewpoint

By Tim Lacy, Special to the AFRO "ALL ATHLETES ARE DUMB'' is a stigma carried by jocks for generations. I decided to try and dispel the myth or reinforce the stereotype. You decide. We all...

Law, Reed, Mawae, Bowlen, Brandt, Robinson, Bailey in Hall

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer CANTON, Ohio (AP) — What a defensive backfield in gold jackets: Ed Reed , Ty Law and Champ Bailey. And what a challenge they had throughout their careers, trying...

O’Rourke Debate Guests are Black Men who Kneeled for Anthem

By ERRIN HAINES WHACK AP National Writer When Democrat Beto O'Rourke takes the stage in the second round of presidential primary debates on Tuesday, three young Black men from Michigan who were inspired by ex-NFL...

HU and Morgan Not Threatening MEAC

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] During the 2019 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) football media day in Norfolk, VA, it was clear the league’s coaches and sports information directors had a great deal of...

Fighter Dies After Fight Card At MGM 

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] A damaging blow may have been dealt to major boxing matches coming to Maryland after the death of a fighter during a nationally televised card at MGM National Harbor.   Junior...

Coco Comes to D.C.

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Rising tennis sensation Cori “Coco” Gauff is coming off her Wimbledon high, where she wowed the world when she defeated legendary player Venus Williams, and keeping up momentum at...

Bethea Starts Season with NY Giants

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] New York Giants safety Antoine Bethea is getting a chance to live out his dreams.  In 2015 Bethea went undrafted and signed as a free agent with...

The Champ Is Here!

By AFRO Staff The Pride of Baltimore, Gervonta “Tank” Davis defended his WBA Super Featherweight title at downtown’s Royal Farms Arena on July 27. Davis defeated Ricardo Nunez of Panama, with a sensational technical knockout...

Bowie State Picked To Win CIAA Football Title

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Conference media day is the time when wolf tickets are sold and targets are placed on teams who are on top even when evidence suggests there figures...

Maryland’s Baines Enters Hall

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Former Baltimore Oriole Harold Baines, one of the deadliest clutch hitters in the history of Major League Baseball and a native of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, was inducted into the National...
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