Another Viewpoint – Like Kaepernick, Serena Williams Exposed An Ugly Prejudice Still Exists In...

By Tim Lacy, Special to the AFRO Colin Kaepernick and Serena Williams have something in common: They both have recently used their platform at the top of the world of sports to fight injustice. Colin has...

Louisiana City Mayor Backtracks on Citywide Nike Ban After Facing Criticism

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor A Louisiana city mayor who banned the purchase and use of all Nike products after Colin Kaepernick was signed to a Nike endorsement deal retracted his order after facing widespread...

Celtics Jabari Bird Domestic Violence Troubles

By Malcolm Lemmons, Special to the AFRO Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird just signed his first full-time NBA contract. Unfortunately, he might not be seeing the floor anytime soon. Bird was arraigned in Brighton District Court this...

Mack Off to Good Start, Bears Try to Rebound Against Seattle

By ANDREW SELIGMAN, AP Sports Writer LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Khalil Mack sat out offseason workouts and the preseason, had just one week to learn a new system following a blockbuster trade, and still...

Serena Williams Talks Fashion, Not Fouls at Las Vegas Event

By KEN RITTER, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Serena Williams talked about her fashion business and her family, but not tennis fouls during a Friday appearance before a business trade group in Las Vegas. The...

Saints’ Onyemata Fined $40.1K for 2 Roughing Passer Calls

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Two illegal hits cost David Onyemata more than he made for playing in New Orleans' season opener. The Saints defensive tackle was fined $40,108 by the NFL on...

Anchor Who Called Trump a White Supremacist Leaving ESPN

By PAT EATON-ROBB, AP Sports Writer BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Outspoken ESPN personality Jemele Hill announced Friday that she is leaving the company after 12 years as a commentator, anchor, reporter and writer. Hill attracted attention...

Milwaukee Officer Involved in NBA Player’s Arrest Fired

By IVAN MORENO, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee officer involved in the stun gun arrest of Bucks' player Sterling Brown has been fired because of social media posts mocking the incident, the city's...

HBCU Standout Johnson Goes from the Bayou to the Big Time NFL in DC

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO Danny Johnson is living the NFL’s dream.  When he takes the field in Washington’s home opener against the Indianapolis Colts it will be as an undrafted free agent...

Cartoonist Doubles Down on Racist Drawing of Serena Williams While Umpires Consider Boycotting Her...

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] An Australian cartoonist has faced heavy criticism after depicting tennis superstar Serena Williams in what some have described as a racially offensive illustration. Mark Knight, a cartoonist for the Herald Sun...

Washington Could Win NFC East This Year

By Stephen D. Riley, Special to AFRO Don’t blink but the Washington football team could actually win the NFC East this year, and that’s crazy. Behind the 33-year-old Adrian Peterson, who added 160 total yards and...

Will Steelers’ Le’Veon Bell Play this Season?

By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley, AFRO Sports Desk The heated drama between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Le’Veon Bell reached a boiling point this weekend when Bell skipped the team’s opening game against Cleveland. Bell appears content...

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