AFRICAN AMERICAN ATHLETES ARE TOO BLACK By Gary Norris Gray BASN NEWSROOM STAFF REPORTER As we move into the National Football League’s third season of civil rights protest. Black players on many teams are kneeling or raising their fist, again, when our National Anthem is being played. These current players want America to have a […]Read more "AFRICAN AMERICAN ATHLETES ARE TOO BLACK"
EDITOR’S NOTE: This story first appeared on BASN in August of 2008 By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN, Ct. — In the early years of the Negro Leagues, standout players like shortstop John Henry “Pop” Lloyd, pitcher Rube Foster, and outfielder Spotswood Poles were part of the league’s showcase. However, like any […]Read more "The “Teacher” Of The Negro Leagues"
ATLANTA – The Black College Football Hall of Fame (BCFHOF) has announced the 2018 Watch List for the Black College Football Player of the Year Award. The Award is presented annually to the most outstanding football player from a Historically Black College & University. Former North Carolina A&T, and current Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen was selected […]Read more "Black College Football Hall of Fame Announces 2018 Black College Football Player of the Year Award Watch List"
By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter NEW YORK — Is he really only 29 years old? Doesn’t seem possible. Donald Young of Atlanta has been playing professional tennis since the tender age 15. The 6-0 American lefty has won eight singles and three doubles tournaments and made it to the French Open semis in doubles in […]Read more "Young Re-Sets Sights On NYC, U.S. Open"
By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter NEW YORK — Ok, how many people can name the U.S. Open women’s champion of 2017? Probably not that many. No, it wasn’t Serena Williams. Nor Venus. It was the child prodigy, American, Sloane Stephens. The 5-foot-7 Stephens was born to a father who was a Pro Bowl running back […]Read more "Stephens Seeks To Repeat In Flushing"
By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter NEW YORK — Many have talked about Roger Federer still going strong at the tender age of 37. Well, there is a player on the WTA Tour who is still going strong at age 38. Venus Williams is incredibly ranked no. 14 in the world and is still competing at […]Read more "Venus is still rising heading to NYC"
CHARLOTTE – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) has announced that LIQUID SOUL, the award-winning marketing & promotions firm, has been named its Agency of Record. The multi-year assignment marks a new approach for the CIAA and includes strategic planning, advertising, digital marketing, social media, public relations, and partnership development for the organization across all […]Read more "CIAA Names LIQUID SOUL Agency of Record"