Another Viewpoint

By Tim Lacy, Special to the AFRO The great NFL no call travesty isn't going away anytime soon. If you are a football fan,you were tuned in to the Saints vs Rams to decide who...

DeCosta: Former Ravens Intern Lands Dream Job as Team’s GM

By DAVID GINSBURG ,  AP Sports Writer OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — In his new role as general manager of the Baltimore Ravens, Eric DeCosta has no intention of filling the shoes of his highly successful...

DMV HBCU Report

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer,  [email protected] Bowie State University Perhaps Bowie State got the wake up call they needed from their fiercest CIAA rivals after an extended win streak.  Just when it appeared the Bulldogs had...

Hard Rock Casino Testing Online Sports Betting in New Jersey

By WAYNE PARRY,  Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's Hard Rock casino has begun offering online sports betting just over a week before the Super Bowl. The casino received permission late Friday from...

Naomi Osaka Wins Australian Open for 2nd Major, Top Ranking

By HOWARD FENDRICH ,  AP Tennis Writer MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — So close to victory, Naomi Osaka suddenly was letting the Australian Open final slip away. Three championship points? Gone. A sizable lead? Soon all gone,...

Curry Accent: Brothers Steph, Seth Curry in 3-Point Contest

By STEVE REED ,  AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The NBA's All-Star weekend is shaping up to be quite the family affair, with the Curry brothers facing each other in the 3-point contest. Stephen Curry...

DMV HBCU Report: MLK Weekend Starts Conference Stretch Run

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected] Now that winter break is over the march toward college basketball tournament time is on at Howard, Bowie and Morgan State.  Inexperience and injuries have caused inconsistency for all...

MLK Justice Fighters: Gary Russell, Sr.

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected] What’s in a name?  If you’re Gary Russell it means a “bloodline of royalty.”  However, in real world vernacular it means raising world champions who are leaders in their community. The...

MLK Justice Fighters: Jimmy Garvin

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected] “Golf is the carat, but education is the key.” That is the mantra that continues to fuel the life of community service, which drives Marlton Golf Course general manager and African...

Former Wizard Star Promotes New Book at Frederick Douglass High School

By J. K. Schmid, AFRO Baltimore Staff “When the police stop you, there are different rules that you have,” Etan Thomas told the AFRO. “That’s just the way that it is.” Thomas, a retired 9-year Washington Wizard...

1 Point Away, Serena Stunned by Pliskova at Australian Open

By HOWARD FENDRICH , AP Tennis Writer MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Four times, Serena Williams was only one point — a single point — from closing out a victory in the Australian Open quarterfinals. On the...

Meek Mill, Jay-Z and Sports Owners Back Justice Reforms

By DEEPTI HAJELA , Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A coalition of big names in sports and entertainment is taking on criminal justice reform. Rappers Meek Mill and Jay-Z and the owners of the Philadelphia...

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