Famed Running-Back Jim Brown Said He Would Never Kneel For Anthem

By Malcom Lemmons, Special to the AFRO On Aug. 7, former NFL running-back and Hall of Famer Jim Brown stated in an interview on that he would never kneel for the national anthem. This interview took place...

Who Had the Worst Week? Maryland Terps or Washington Redskins?

By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley, AFRO Sports Writers If you’re a local football fan in the DMV then it’s been a bad week. Spare the Baltimore Ravens, but the Maryland Terrapins and the Washington...

Are New NCAA Rules Just a PR Stunt to Avoid Paying Players?

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor  The NCAA announced several major rule changes on college basketball recruiting and player eligibility on Aug. 8. The rule changes were made in an attempt to address the “play for...

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...

Convicted Rapist, and Ex-NFL Star, Sharper Requests Early Release

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor , [email protected] Former NFL star safety Darren Sharper is trying to get out of prison early after serving just two years of the 18-year sentence he received for drugging and raping...

Lewis Emerges as Face of Baltimore During Hall of Fame Speech

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO When the Baltimore Ravens needed a role model in their infancy, they drafted Jonathan Ogden and he became their first Hall of Famer. When the franchise needed a...

Better Hall of Fame Wideout: TO or Moss?

By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley, AFRO Sports Desk Terrell Owens and Randy Moss both offered different versions of the prototype late-90s wide receiver and they both crushed it. The lanky Moss was nicknamed ‘The...

Silence on Kaepernick Raises Outcry Over Madden ‘19

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO Despite no protest at the NFL Hall of Fame game August 2, a kneeling Colin Kaepernick still casts a shadow over the NFL brand off the field. A...

Randy Moss Wore a Tie with Names of Black People Killed by Police During...

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor Former star receiver Randy Moss was one of a small handful of legendary NFL players inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend. But Moss chose to make...

Remembering Mamie “Peanut” Johnson

By Tim Lacy, Special to the AFRO Negro Leagues legend Mamie “Peanut” Johnson has gone to play ball with that Heavenly baseball team, but her legacy lingers on. Before I warm your hearts with this story, let...

Trump Slams LeBron, NBA War Likely to Ensue?

By Stephen D. Riley, Special to AFRO United States president Donald Trump continues to single-handedly battle sporting leagues; this time taking aim at NBA face LeBron James on a Twitter attack. In an interview with popular...

Lewis Urges Togetherness and Love in Hall of Fame Speech

By BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer CANTON, Ohio (AP) — One of the great leaders football has seen, Ray Lewis used his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction speech to call for more enlightened...

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