LeBron Says It Took Him a While to Embrace White People and that Black...

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor Most Black folks could probably relate to having to adjust to being around White folks regularly. NBA superstar LeBron admitted to it during his new HBO show, “The Shop,” a “spirited,...

Mainstream Media’s Coverage of LeBron’s “The Shop” Is Why We Need to Control the...

By Dion Johnson, Special to the AFRO Lately, I have been in a writing stupor: Writer’s block. All it took was the inevitable and sad idiocy of mainstream media to irk my last nerve, for me to...

Usain Bolt Makes Soccer Debut for Central Coast Mariners

By The Associated Press GOSFORD, Australia (AP) — Usain Bolt's soccer debut for the Central Coast Mariners on Friday lasted about 20 minutes against an amateur local team and with almost 10,000 people in the...

Aaron Donald Ends Holdout With Record Deal From LA Rams

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald agreed to a massive new contract with the Los Angeles Rams on Friday, ending his second consecutive preseason holdout as...

Mystics Make Run to WNBA Semi Final

By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO Normally when a team returns home after a split of the first two games in a playoff series it feels good about the chance to advance.  However, there...

Ex-NBA Star Roy Hibbert Hints at a Lack of Gun Control as Reason Behind...

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] A Madden video game tournament located in Florida dominated headlines over the weekend after a shooting occurred there, resulting in two people being killed and the gunman taking his own...

Tiger Woods Explains His Unusual Relationship with Trump

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor , [email protected] Most prominent Black pro athletes don’t like President Donald Trump, for obvious reasons.  Since he began his campaign for the presidency, Trump has used his platform to fuel racism...

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,...

Late Summer Football-Related Shootings a Growing Concern

By Stephen D. Riley, Special to AFRO Shootings across the country on the opening week of football season headlined a sour weekend. Two people were injured and one person died in a high school shooting in Jacksonville...

Ravens’ Weddle Questions Jimmy Smith’s Suspension Because He Never Hit Ex-Girlfriend

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor Baltimore Ravens star cornerback Jimmy Smith will miss the first four games of the season on a suspension for allegations of domestic abuse made by Smith’s former girlfriend. But Smith’s teammate,...

Woman Who Falsely Accused Black Athletes of Rape Gets 1-Year Sentence

The Associated Press A woman who police say had a sexual encounter with two college football players in Connecticut and later made false rape allegations so she wouldn't lose a potential boyfriend was sentenced Aug....

Ravens Adjusts after Smith Suspension on Domestic Violence Claims

By David Ginsburg, AP Sports Writer The Baltimore Ravens have started to put together a defense without cornerback Jimmy Smith, who practiced Aug. 22 but won't be eligible to play in a game until October. Smith has...

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