THE UN-HOLY SIX

By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter   There are six flags that fly on six state capitols across this great land that reminds many of the racial past. These six state flags remind us that we are still not a perfect union. This country has been fighting for the morality of its soul for the […]

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PLAY TO WIN?

By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter   OAKLAND — Four years ago a young man from the University of Nevada stood — Oh, excuse me — kneeled for justice, equality, and freedom at the start of each game. He took a knee for those who could not. This created a firestorm throughout the country. The league […]

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THE R-WORD AND D.C. (PART TWO)

By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter  THE RESULTS  Ms. Harjo one of the plaintiffs in the trademark case makes it clear. “The name brings up a painful history for Native Americans and keeps that history alive by characterizing them by skin color, which carries a deeper societal implication, If it’s permissible to call us bad […]

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THE R-WORD AND D.C. (PART ONE)

By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter  OAKLAND, CA.– American high schools across this great nation never taught you this. “A white man and an elderly Native man became pretty good friends, so the white guy decided to ask him: “What do you think about Indian mascots?” The Native elder responded, “Here’s what you’ve got to […]

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