By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter The current Black Lives Matter movement has awakened this nation to its mounting racial problems but it has left Native Americans behind and the Washington Football Club is a glaring example. African Americans will have to help our Native Brothers and Sisters in this political battle. The team recently […]Read more "BABY STEPS"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter Returning the consequence of race abuse to the lap of the race abuser is the beginning of the end. The motivation to learn about racism becomes profound. The personal investment to avoid racism reaps a richer bounty. The urgency to end racism comes into sharp relief. It’s like that old […]Read more "JUNETEENTH 2020: SPORTS AND GRACE"
It has been 30 years since the arrest of Rodney Glen King on the freeways of Los Angeles County by five police officers. These officers used teasers, batons, and nightsticks to impede Mr. King. It has happened again, this time in the Midwest.Read more "30 YEARS OF NOTHING LEARNED"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter The Native American Ten Commandments Treat the earth an all that dwell thereon with respect Remain close to the Great Spirit Show great respect for your fellow beings Work together for the benefit of all humankind Give assistance and kindness wherever needed Do what you know to be right […]Read more "COVID-19: A MORAL ISSUE"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter As the Jackson Five sang many years ago, “Can you feel it?” they sang about the world coming together. Instead this world is falling apart under the current leadership in Washington D.C. Where is the empathy? Where is the sorrow or the grief? Can You Feel It? The Jackson 5 […]Read more "CAN YOU FEEL IT?"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter Growing up in South Central New Jersey, my parents sent me to summer camp for disabled children in Hackettstown, New Jersey. In the camp there were two groups the North Jersey kids, and the South Jersey kids, and we would get into it at lunch time because we just did […]Read more "STOP THE FOOD FIGHT AND LEAD THIS NATION"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter In a time of national crisis the President of the United States is supposed to lead his/her people out of the danger. The President is the one the American people look for guidance. This guy at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is just not it… This man is too busy trying […]Read more "SICKNESS OF LEADERSHIP IN A TIME OF CRISIS"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter Here are more examples of how Black athletes changed the games and continue to show their greatness under fire. Now think about the mental and physical issues white players and athletics never understand and never have to go through to play the game they love. BASEBALL Major League […]Read more "The Rules Have Changed, Again (Part Two)"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter Sports used to be a safe haven for Black athletes, not anymore. African Americans athletes mastered and continue to master the game or position; they improved their skills with each passing year in spite of the racial overtones. These athletes once again had to be better than average, better […]Read more "THE RULES HAVE CHANGED, AGAIN (Part One)"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter The Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl 31-20 over the San Francisco 49ers and once again the fans of the midwest team appropriated Native American dress, tradition, and culture. The Tomahawk Chop filled Hard Rock Stadium all afternoon. Fans dressed in Native dress, wore face paint, and donned […]Read more "STOP THE CHOP"