By Danny Haiphong BOSTON — Colin Kaepernick’s struggle with the NFL corporation continues to make headlines. In recent weeks, the 29-year-old quarterback came close to signing with the Baltimore Ravens. Retired linebacker Ray Lewis obstructed the signing in consultation with Raven ownership. Lewis advised Kaepernick to keep his activism “private.” The most publicized example of employment discrimination appears […]Read more "Kaepernick Shows Why Black Lives Will Never Matter under US imperialism"
By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES – Tommy Hawkins, the first black basketball player to earn All-America honors at Notre Dame and who played for the Los Angeles Lakers during a 10-year NBA career, died Wednesday. He was 80. Hawkins died in his sleep at home in Malibu, son Kevin told The Associated Press. He had […]Read more "Hawkins, 10-year NBA vet, dies at 80"
Atlanta, Georgia – The Black College Football Hall of Fame (BCFHOF) has announced today the 2017 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 State University, and current Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen […]Read more "Black College Football Hall Of Fame Announces 2017 Watch List for Black College Football Player Of The Year"
By Southern Poverty Law Center The so-called “Unite The Right” rally organized by white nationalist Jason Kessler in Charlottesville, Virginia, has succeeded in drawing out a diversity of far-right groups ranging from white nationalists to armed “Patriot” groups. What follows is a guide to some of the flags and symbols as spotted by Hatewatch analysts: […]Read more "Flags and Other Symbols Used By Far-Right Groups in Charlottesville"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter OAKLAND — Have you ever been so sad that it physically hurts inside? This was the feeling of most Americans the weekend of August 10-13, 2017. Football players like Colin Kaepernick, Oakland’s Marshawn Lynch, and Seattle’s Michael Bennett understand the battles of the common man and are making it […]Read more "SPORTS VS. POLITICS"
By Gary Norris Gray, BASN Staff Reporter IT IS TIME TO BOYCOTT THE NFL AND THEIR PRODUCTS…. THE GIANT MUST BE BROUGHT DOWN TO SIZE …PLAYERS SUFFERING FROM CTE, PLAYERS BREAKING THE LAW AND LEAGUE RULES. THIS YOUNG MAN WITH A CONSCIENCE STANDS UP OR TAKES A KNEE FOR JUSTICE. RESPONSIBILITIES When we were […]Read more "TRUTH"
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — USA Today recently published a full-page story in the USA Today Sports Weekly magazine about a Jacksonville-based non-profit Foundation – Minor league ballpark signs raise awareness on missing kids. Founded by former minor league pitcher Dennis Bair in 2010, the nonprofit features more than 1,000 missing children every night on its concourse stadium signs in minor league ballparks. “It is […]Read more "The behind-the-scenes story of a simple outdoor advertising sign that has helped locate 334 missing children (and counting)"