Mystics Win First Title

Doug Feinberg, Associated Press   Elena Delle Donne and the Washington Mystics capped an eventful WNBA season with the team's first championship. A year that began with the league missing some of its top players because of...

MSU Homecoming: We Are the Bears!

By Christel York, AFRO Staff There is nothing like an HBCU Homecoming and this past weekend there were three in the Baltimore and Washington D.C metropolitan area: Morgan State University (MSU), Bowie State University...

‘No Human is Limited’: Kipchoge Runs sub-2 Hour Marathon

By ERIC WILLEMSEN Associated Press VIENNA (AP) — Roger Bannister, 1954. Eliud Kipchoge, 2019? Like the sub-four minute mile, running a marathon in less than two hours had seemed impossible — until Saturday. But this time...

Eritrean Soccer Players who Defected say They Live in Fear

By JUSTIN LYNCH Associated Press PALERMO, Italy (AP) — Soccer gave Mewal Tesfai Yosief hope in an authoritarian nation, a job in a country of forced military conscription and, possibly, freedom at last. After scoring two...

BSU Marches On, Struggles Continue for Howard, Morgan

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] BSU Defense Keys Big CIAA Road Win On a day where the offense sputtered for most of the game, Bowie State’s defense was the difference in their 23-13 win at...

After Hurricane Devastation, Gardiner Wins World Championship Gold for Bahamas

By James Ellingworth and Pat Graham, AP Sports Writers A month after Hurricane Dorian destroyed houses and livelihoods, Steven Gardiner said he was hopeful his world championship victory could bring a little happiness to the Bahamas. Gardiner's...

Legendary Athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos to be Inducted into U.S. Olympic Hall...

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent Their raised fists were as legendary as they were controversial. Tommie Smith and John Carlos, known for their Black Power salute during the 1968 Olympics medal ceremonies, have earned entry...

Jaguars Owner Investing in National Black News Channel

By Brendan Farrington, The Associated Press Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan disclosed Oct. 2 that he will be the majority investor in the nation’s only 24-hour news network aimed at African-American viewers, giving the network a...

Newton Announces Plans To Transfer From Howard

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Howard University could be losing another all-American student- athlete with eligibility remaining. Sources close to the program tell the AFRO that junior quarterback Caylin Newton, the reigning Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference...

BSU Moves Up, Post Newton Era Begins At HU

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected] With the first month of college football season underway, the best team in the DMV is Bowie State, who remained undefeated after last week’s beatdown against St. Augustine’s in Prince...

Sports Journalists Stress STEAM Education

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] CBS broadcaster and host of NFL Today James Brown and NBC-4 news anchor Aaron Gilchrist joined a panel discussion that gave a group of students from D.C. Public Schools...

AFRO Exclusive: Legendary Coach Nat Frazier Passes at 84

By Jessica Dortch and Mark Gray, AFRO Staff Passionate, courageous, and inspiring are just a few words to describe Nathaniel “Nat” Frazier, former collegiate and professional basketball coach, who passed away on Sept. 22 at Howard...
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