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"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter OAKLAND — Major league sports just cannot get this right. On Columbus Day or Indigenous People’s Day, all three professional teams played with Native American connections. The Cleveland Indians, The Atlanta Braves, and the Washington Football Club all played on Monday, October 8th. Some Americans would state that this […]Read more "THE ANCESTORS ARE NOT HAPPY"
‘BASKETBALL’ THIS!! – POPSICLE BROTHERS NHL 2018 -19 By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor – in – Chief BASN Newsroom PHILADELPHIA PA, OAKLAND CA and NEW HAVEN, CT (www.basnnewsroom.com) There’s an old saying that ‘one picture is worth a thousand words’ – however I prefer the more obscure translation, “every picture tells a story, […]Read more "“BASKETBALL” THIS!!"
I CAN’T…AND YOU WON’T by Patrick Freeman Buffalo Criterion BUFFALO, NY (BASN/Buffalo Criterion) The most recent Buffalo Bills game had more sub plots than The Haves and the Have Nots, a popular series on the OWN Network by Tyler Perry. The beginning of the Josh Allen era as the quarterback for the Buffalo Bills was […]Read more "“I CAN’T…AND YOU WON’T”"
By Eric D. Graham, Staff Reporter NORTH CAROLINA — Is the new Nike commercial featuring Colin Kaepernick a Big Deal or a Big Deal? Why? Because my brother Dr. Umar Johnson says “What they can NOT stop; they co-op.” What do I mean by this? By definition co-opting means to divert or use in a role […]Read more "The Kap Ad: Big Deal Or No Big Deal?"
I BET YOU! (A BASN Black Paper, continued) By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor – in – Chief BASN Newsroom PHILADELPHIA (www.basnnewsroom.com) Over two years ago, rows of betting machines were lying dormant in parts of Central and Southern New Jersey. After much arm twisting, the road to legal sports betting outside of Las Vegas […]Read more "I BET YOU! (A BASN Black Paper, continued)"
By Gary Norris Gray STAFF REPORTER As we move into the National Football League’s third season of civil rights protest. Black players on many teams are kneeling or raising their fist, again, when our National Anthem is being played. These current players want America to have a conversation about race in the United States, a […]Read more "AFRICAN AMERICAN ATHLETES ARE TOO BLACK"