Should NFL Tweak Helmet Rules?

By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley, AFRO Sports Writers New helmet rules in the NFL has players in the preseason puzzled. Unsure of where or how to take down incoming opponents coming at full speed,...

Olympian Slams Ref Who Told Teen Wrestler to Cut Dreadlocks

By The Associated Press BUENA, N.J. (AP) — An Olympic champion wrestler has reached out to a New Jersey high school wrestler who had his dreadlocks cut off minutes before his match after a referee...

From Shazier to Shaquem, NFL Draft Full of Headlines

By Stephen D. Riley, Special to AFRO The NFL has been under so much scrutiny the past few years for health concerns, domestic violence accusations and social issues that it feels almost unfair to pile on...

Black Capitals Player Says He’s Not Visiting White House After Winning Stanley Cup

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor NBA champions Kevin Durant and Steph Curry have Long made it clear they won’t be attending the White House so long as President Donald Trump is in office. But they’re...

Five African American NFL Head Coaches Fired

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Correspondent Five of the NFL’s seven African American head coaches were fired on December 31st. Arizona Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks was fired after just one season. The Cardinals’...

LeBron’s New School to Serve At-Risk Youths

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] NBA superstar LeBron James may be heading to Los Angeles to play with the Lakers next season, but he won’t be leaving his home state of Ohio without blessing it...

Future Begins Now with Jackson At QB For Ravens

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer,  [email protected] It has been well chronicled that Ozzie Newsome’s first two drafts defined his legacy well before the Baltimore Ravens ever won a Super Bowl.  He anchored the offense with...

25 years After Spurning NBA Jam, Jordan Invests in Esports

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A quarter century after being famously excluded from the cult favorite video game NBA Jam, Michael Jordan is investing in esports. Jordan on Thursday was announced as an...

Stephen A. Smith Says Kaepernick Compares More to Donald Trump than Jackie Robinson

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] Colin Kaepernick dominated headlines last weekend when he posted on Instagram a photo of Jackie Robinson along with a direct quote from the sports icon that read, “I cannot stand...

Ciara and Russell Wilson Looking to Buy Major League Baseball Team

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor  Major League Baseball may soon be adding a little more color to its owners’ suites. According to ESPN, Seattle Seahawks star quarterback Russell Wilson and his wife, star R&B/pop singer Ciara, have joined...

Russell, Jr. Retains WBC Featherweight Title as Family Goes 3-0 In Home Fight Card

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO Team Gary Russell finished their second fight card with another undefeated performance before a partisan home crowd at the MGM National Harbor Theatre May 19. With a champion in...

‘Discombobulating’ Jones Teams with Holyfield on Bowie Fight

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO To those who know the boxing scene in the DMV, Henry “Discombobulating” Jones is a man who needs no introduction.  However, if Jones needs someone to introduce him,...

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