BLACK MONDAY 2018 Gary Norris Gray-BASN- Staff Reporter OAKLAND, CA.-At the end of the season the coaching carousel began to turn with 32 teams with only one Black General Manager Chris Grier of the Miami Dolphins and two surviving Black head coaches, Pittsburgh Steeler Mike Tomlin and Los Angeles Chargers Anthony Lynn . Successful and […]Read more "THE NFL’s BLACK MONDAY: 2018"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter Pokey Chatman played then coached at Louisiana State University. She was ousted after allegedly dating one of her players. This was one of the most disappointing moments in college women’s basketball. This issue raised its head again at Penn State University and divided the team Rene Portland had a […]Read more "BLACK WOMEN IN BASKETBALL PT. IV"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter OAKLAND, CA.- History was made when C. Vivian Stringer became the first Black female coach to win 1,000 games with Cheyney State-HBCU, Iowa and Rutgers. Stringer is the third female coach to achieve this goal. The current head coach of Rutgers University can be called the Queen of the women’s […]Read more "BLACK WOMEN IN BASKETBALL PT. III"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter OAKLAND – These are the ladies that have taken the second half in hand and guided young women in the sport that they love with leadership. They will carry on the tradition of C. Vivian Stringer, Dawn Staley, Carolyn Peck, and Marion Washington. Michelle Clark – Heard of the Western Kentucky […]Read more "BLACK WOMEN IN BASKETBALL PT. II"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter OAKLAND — In the basketball world, African American females are still having a difficult time acquiring or keeping head coaching jobs. Head Coaches have to be perfect to stay in one spot. These women have to do their jobs on the floor and raise a family too. They have […]Read more "BLACK WOMEN IN BASKETBALL PT. I"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter America continues to play the Chinese philosophy of Yin-Yang with African Americans, the love-hate game continues in the United States. This country loves African American music, food, clothes, culture, and athletic skills but America still wants to fight Black people for civil rights, equal pay, and basic respect. The […]Read more "ENOUGH, ALREADY, ENOUGH"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter “The disabled moment” is a flashpoint in time, when disabled African-Americans become self-aware of their oppression and wake up to what they must do to overcome that oppression. That moment occurred for Willie O’Ree, Wilma Rudolph, and Shaquem Griffin. It also happened for Curtis John Pride and a historical […]Read more "HISTORY OF BLACK DISABLED IN SPORTS"