COLUMBIA, S.C. — The first-ever mobile travel guide to S.C. African American cultural sites, the Green Book of South Carolina, has been launched by the South Carolina African American Heritage Commission, offering residents and visitors from around the world a user-friendly guide to discovering and celebrating enriching cultural experiences across the state at http://www.GreenBookofSC.com. . […]Read more "The “Green Book of South Carolina” Launches as First-Ever Mobile Travel Guide to S.C. African American Cultural Sites"
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Stephen A. Tillett, Anne Arundel County NAACP Branch President, political activist, and interfaith clergy leader, has just released his first book, Stop Falling for the Okeydoke: How the Lie of “Race” Continues to Undermine Our Country [iUniverse; May 25, 2017; 978-1-5320-1-9; $15.99; paperback] for sale at http://www.iUniverse.com. As a new featured […]Read more "“Stop Falling for the Okeydoke”"
AUSTIN, Texas — Hellas Construction is installing new turf for Eddie G. Robinson Memorial Stadium at Grambling State University. Excitement is growing about the new possibilities that artificial turf brings. Paul “Tiger” Bryant was hired in January as director of athletics and one top priority was stadium renovations. Out of five turf companies that submitted proposals, Hellas […]Read more "HBCU National Champion Grambling State Installing New Turf In Historic Robinson Memorial Stadium"
From The BASN Newswire ATLANTA — 70% of African Americans do not know how to swim,* and African-American children drown at 5.5 times the rate of other children.** To help educate parents and children on the importance of water, pool and swimming safety, Bounce, the first and only over-the-air broadcast television network for African Americans, is joining […]Read more "Bounce, The YMCA and Black Kids Swim Team For New Water Safety Public Service Initiative"
By Michael Coker, Black College Nines Bethune-Cookman University, in the “large school” division and Winston-Salem State University, in the “small school” division wraps up a tremendous regular season on the baseball diamond by being crowned Historically Black College and University (HBCU) National Champions by the polling committee at Black College Nines. Bethune-Cookman topped the final poll for […]Read more "Bethune-Cookman, WSSU declared HBCU National Champs in final baseball polls"
Paddock To Post – The 2017 Preakness By Jennifer Thibodeaux Bourque and Michael – Louis Ingram BASN Newsroom LAFAYETTE, LA and PHILADELPHIA (BASN/basnnewsroom.com) With one Jewel in the Crown in tow, the eyes of the thoroughbred racing world turn to Maryland and Pimlico Race Course to see if Always Dreaming gets to wake up with […]Read more "Paddock To Post – The 2017 Preakness"
By Samantha Markley and Razmig Messerian of Loza & Loza LLP LOS ANGELES — On May 4, 2017, LaVar Ball made headlines by releasing Lonzo Ball’s first signature shoe, the ZO2 Prime. The now infamous sneaker has stirred controversy mainly for its price, which starts at $495 and tops out at just under a cool grand for the autographed version. Putting aside its price, […]Read more "Is Ball’s Big Baller Brand Fouling Out?"