Washington’s NFL franchise team President Bruce Allen shoulders more blame for the disappointment of another failed season. (Courtesy Photo)

Allen Can’t Run from Mismanagement Failures with Burgundy and Gold

THE AFRO — Allen’s dubious public relations snafus have been compounded by mediocrity on the field over the past two seasons and destroyed whatever credibility the organization had with its fan base. […read more]


Where Will DeSean Jackson Land?

AFRO Sports Desk Face-off by Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley Special to the NNPA from The Afro-American Newspaper After an abrupt exile from the Philadelphia Eagles, diminutive but explosive receiver DeSean Jackson is looking for a new home. Released last week due to multiple Read More


Cowboys are in Rebuilding Mode

[ESPN] As we enter the weekend, the Dallas Cowboys are acting as if they know something we don’t. Maybe letting go of star defensive end DeMarcus Ware and productive defensive tackle Jason Hatcher in the last 48 hours isn’t an indication of a franchise that doesn’t know what it’s doing. Maybe Read More


Broncos Release CB Champ Bailey

PAT GRAHAM, AP Sports Writer DENVER (AP) — Champ Bailey spent a decade with the Denver Broncos, making eight Pro Bowls and picking off 34 passes even with quarterbacks only reluctantly glancing his way. This number was hard to overlook: $10 million. In a salary-cap Read More


Redskins’ Trent Williams Says Official Cursed at Him

[NFL.com] Washington Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams has accused NFL umpire Roy Ellison of swearing at him during Sunday’s disappointing 24-16 loss in Philadelphia. An NFL spokesperson confirmed that the league is looking into the matter.Williams said that Ellison called him a “a garbage ass disrespectful mother(expletive),” according to Grant Paulsen of Read More


Redskins: More Than a Name

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist I was once told that the only bad thing about being a good sport is that you have to lose to prove it. So it is with democracy; you have to have the freedom to disagree to prove that it Read More


Business Exchange: The Debate Over the Redskins’ Name

by William Reed NNPA Columnist President Barack Obama recently said that if he were the football team’s owner, he’d think about changing the Washington team’s name. The normally non-committal president’s comments fueled a debate over the top sports team in the nation’s capital. The debate Read More


Black Democrats Miss the Big Picture

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist   I was having a discussion with this friend about the latest goings on in D.C.  This person is a very prominent White political operative and he was asking me to help him understand what he called “the peculiarity of Read More

No Picture

New Football Season, Same Offensive Names

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist   I cannot let a football season open without raising the question of the names of sports teams generally and the Washington “Redskins” in particular.  I continue to be absolutely amazed at the resistance on the part of team Read More


Fred Smoot: ‘Nobody Likes Emmitt Smith’

[The Washington Post] Fred Smoot is fairly unusual among modern-era Redskins, in that the hate he spews toward the Cowboys mirrors that spewed by his burgundy-and-gold predecessors. “We hate Dallas,” he once told me. “We hate Dallas. It’s just been like that, and it’s always gonna Read More


Accepting Racist Insults Without Reservation

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist I was struck when I opened the Washington Post the other day and saw the headline on a front-page story:  “Poll:  Area residents want Redskins to keep name.” Approximately 61 percent of area sports fans feel that the Washington Redskins should Read More


RG3 Says Knee Surgery Rehab on Track, He’s ‘Doing Great’

[The Washington Times] Robert Griffin III’s right knee rehabilitation continues to progress well at the halfway point between the ACL revision surgery he had in January and the Redskins’ regular-season opener. “I’m doing great,” Griffin said Wednesday. “The knee feels fine. It’s just about taking it slow. Read More