National Alliance of African-American Athletes 


Established in 1989, the vision of The Alliance is to be the preeminent organization helping youth achieve academic excellence and reach their highest potential.

The mission of The Alliance is to uplift and mentor youth, focusing on African American males, through programs that prepare students for college; leveraging athletes as catalysts to inspire leadership, while recognizing and rewarding academic, athletic, and community excellence.

Congratulation to Donovan Peoples-Jones, Franklin D. Watkins class of 2017. The Michigan standout ready to take his talent to the next level.

Watkins Hometown Luncheon Schedule

Terrell " Tonka" Hemingway, Conway, SC*

April 25th 2020, 1PM

Cody Simon, Jersey City, NJ*

May 16th 2020, 1PM

Kourt Williams, Harbor City, CA*

May 23rd 2020, 1PM

Christopher Thompson, Dallas, TX*

May 29th 2020, 6PM

Vernon Broughton, Houston, TX*

May 30th 2020, 1PM

​* Due to Covid 19, Dates shown will change.

Kourt Williams

Will represent the 2020

 Franklin D. Watkins Class.

​ Enrolled early at The Ohio State University

Kourt has a 3.8 GPA

 Franklin D. Watkins Award Standard Bearer 2020

Up Close, with Mark Gray and Kourt Williams

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Josh Dobbs meets Jameis Winton

National Alliance of African-American Athletes

Donavan Peoples-Jones Draft by the Cleveland Browns