Goombay Brings More Than Just Games

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] During their annual “Player Appreciation Day,” the Goombay coed spring kickball league took over Tucker Road sports park in Fort Washington for war games.  However, the only...

Serena Williams Aces Deal

By The Associated Press Wheaties announced today that Serena Williams, one of the world’s top and most decorated tennis players, will be the next athlete to adorn the cover of Wheaties iconic orange box. Serena Williams,...

Working Mom: McDonald Balances World Cup, 7-Year-Old Son

By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer PARIS (AP) — Jessica McDonald quickly was put in her place by Jeremiah, her 7-year-old son. "I tried to explain to him: 'Buddy, we're going to the World Cup,'" the...

Miller Earns NBA Championship With Raptors

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Heading into the 2019 NBA Finals, there was a certainty that once again a player from the D.M.V. would be crowned a champion.  The best odds were on...

Dominican Officials Arrest 11th Suspect in David Ortiz Case

By Associated Press/AFRO Staff Authorities in the Dominican Republic on Tuesday announced the arrest of an 11th suspect in the attempted killing of former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz. An official identified the suspect as...

Dodd Found Not Guilty on All Rape Charges

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Former University of Maryland basketball player Damonte Dodd was found not guilty on all four counts of rape and sexual assault charges in a 2017 Halloween incident...

Uppercut Boxing Opens in Park Heights

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Recently, the Uppercut Boxing Gym of Maryland, opened at 4408 Park Heights in northwest Baltimore, and will serve as a vital resource for young people far beyond the boxing ring....

Cook’s Resilience Leads To Shot on NBA’s Biggest Stage

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Golden State Warriors guard Quinn Cook has already become something of a legend in Prince George’s County.  There is a story that he caught the eye of a...

2019 DCSAA Hall of Fame

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Two former high school stars who participated in the Super Bowl, a Major League Baseball legend, and one of the youngest athletes in the history of USA Track...

Durant Injures Achilles in Golden State’s Game Five Win

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] After scoring 11 points in 12 minutes of what looked to be an epic comeback in the NBA Finals, Kevin Durant’s series and perhaps next season ended in...

David Ortiz Making ‘Progress’ After Shooting

By The Associated Press The wife of former Red Sox star David Ortiz says her husband is recuperating at a hospital in Boston after being shot at a bar in his native Dominican Republic. Tiffany Ortiz...

OJ Simpson says ‘Life is Fine’ After Prison

By LINDA DEUTSCH Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Twenty-five years after the grisly killings that transformed him from Hall of Fame football hero to murder suspect, 71-year-old O.J. Simpson says he is happy and...

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