Bass gives George Wythe its aerial game

George Wythe High School football is committed to traveling via the airways. It’s just as committed to Emontre Bass as its pilot. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound junior quarterback known as “E” has earned his wings in second-year Coach Jerome Jeter’s air-oriented ...

Jackson helps VSU clinch first win

Andre Jackson won the Virginia high-jump championship his senior year at Hampton’s Phoebus High School. Considering that, it’s no wonder he has quickly hopped into the spotlight as a redshirt freshman receiver and kick returner for Virginia State University.

Taylor scores 3 TDs as Panthers spring to victory

Virginia Union University tailback Tabyus Taylor has the size of a lineman but the speed of a sprinter. That rare combination of physical gifts has made him the CIAA’s most feared running back at this juncture.

Cleveland Browns one of 1st NFL teams to add African-American players

It’s a major surprise now when the Cleveland Browns win a football game. Winless in 2017, the Browns defeated the New York Jets Sept. 17 for its first win since December 2016.

NFL black power: NFL starts season with 7 African-American coaches

Virginia native Mike Tomlin is on pace to become the winningest African-American coach in NFL history. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ 46-year-old coach started this season with 116 career, regular season victories against just 60 losses.

NFL black power: Mahomes among 6 African-American quarterbacks

Patrick Mahomes II has gone from substitute to superstar with the Kansas City Chiefs. The latest addition to the NFL’s African-American quarterbacks club has passed for 10 touchdowns in Kansas City’s opening wins over the Los Angeles Chargers and Pittsburgh ...

VUU, VSU games back on schedule this Saturday

CIAA football has weathered the storm. After hitting the pause button last week as Hurricane Florence left a path of destruction through North Carolina, the historically black athletic conference will resume activities Saturday, Sept. 22, with seven games to be ...

Mookie Betts, Lorenzo Cain leading candidates for MLB MVPs

African-Americans are short in numbers but large on impact in Major League Baseball. Only about 10 percent of big leaguers are African-American, born in the United States, but they are getting noticed.

Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge breaks world marathon record

Kenya’s Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge pulverized the marathon world record with a blistering run last Sunday, slicing a staggering 78 seconds off the previous best to land the one major running crown that had eluded him.

Serena loses U.S. Open to Naomi Osaka after challenging umpire

Serena Williams’ behavior in last Saturday’s U.S. Open final divided the tennis world after she called the chair umpire a “liar” and a “thief” and said he treated her differently than male players during her loss to 20-year-old Naomi Osaka.

Panthers on the prowl for win in N.C.

Two weeks into the Alvin Parker coaching era at Virginia Union University, it’s apparent the Panthers are committed to a powerful running attack.

VSU Trojans have more losses now than last season

The journey continues. The third leg of what has been a disappointing Virginia State University opening, four-game football road trip now leads to Raleigh, N.C.

Several RPS athletic facilities slated for upgrades

Some long overdue improvements to athletic facilities are coming soon to Richmond Public Schools. “We’re making a dent; it’s called progress,” said Dr. Stefanie Ramsey, RPS Instructional Specialist. “Like they say, slow and steady wins the race.”

Boxing champ Ray ‘Boom Boom’ Mancini coming to Richmond

Former world boxing champion Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini is coming to the Richmond area.

VUL looking to grow

Virginia University of Lynchburg has a new football coach but an old problem — trying to succeed against far more established programs.