By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN, Ct. — For the first time in my life, I’ll be experiencing Father’s Day this weekend without my father. Clifton McClean Sr. passed away just less than a month ago at the age of 85. He had been ailing for over a year, so it was […]Read more "Dad, Baseball, And The “Black” Yankees"
By Samantha Markley and Razmig Messerian of Loza & Loza LLP LOS ANGELES — On May 4, 2017, LaVar Ball made headlines by releasing Lonzo Ball’s first signature shoe, the ZO2 Prime. The now infamous sneaker has stirred controversy mainly for its price, which starts at $495 and tops out at just under a cool grand for the autographed version. Putting aside its price, […]Read more "Is Ball’s Big Baller Brand Fouling Out?"
By R. Thomas Umstead, Multichannel.com Comcast has pledged to launch two African-American owned and targeted networks in 2019, bringing to eight the number of multicultural services it will have supported as part of conditions the MSO agreed to in its 2011 acquisition of NBCUniversal. Throwing its name into the mix for one of the two […]Read more "Making the Case for HBCUX on Comcast"
Valley Pride in Kansas By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter BASN OAKLAND, CA (BASN/BASN NEWSROOM) With basketball’s March Madness around the corner, the Wichita State Wheat Shockers and The Lady Shockers have emerged from the mid-west. They are among mid-major teams that shocked the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) which is […]Read more "Valley Pride In Kansas"
HBCUs Must Tell Their Own Story By Fred Whitted, Columnist BASN A recent report placed four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) on an ominous list that none of them want to be on. Even worse, none of them can afford to be on a list that state that they […]Read more "HBCUs Must Tell Their Own Story"
Indelible INK By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor BASN PHILADELPHIA (BASN/STR – ITR) If ignorance is blissful, arrogance must embrace a disdainful attitude which arouses only the most pathetic of men. A shining example of this was revealed recently by an anal wart named David Whitley, A misguided misanthrope masquerading as a […]Read more "Indelible INK (or Don’t Call Me NIGGER, Whitley)"
World Cup Diary By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor BASN PHILADELPHIA (BASN/BASN NEWSROOM) — As the first World Cup to be held on African soil continues, an intriguing subplot has emerged. With the defeat of Ghana’s noble Black Stars in the loss to Uruguay, Africa gained a measure of respect — and, […]Read more "Stoppage Time: World Cup Diary"