TORRANCE, Calif. — A record number of votes helped select a dynamic lineup of marching bands from our nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to perform at the 16th Honda Battle of the Bands (HBOB) Invitational Showcase on January 27, 2018. The annual event is the culmination of the HBOB program and provides a national platform to […]Read more "Eight HBCU Bands “March On” to the 16th Annual Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase"
Nobody Here Named “TOBY!” By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor – in – Chief BASN Newsroom PHILADELPHIA (www.basnnewsroom.com) It has come to this: “I know this, we cannot … in the NFL in any way give the implication that we tolerate disrespecting the flag; we know that there is a serious debate in this […]Read more "Nobody Here Named “TOBY!”"
Johnny B. GREAT By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor – in – Chief basnnewsroom.com (Editor’s Note: in our ongoing NFL boycott’s seasonal effort, we at BASN Newsroom will make the argument for players worthy of gaining entrance into Canton, Ohio and The Pro Football Hall of Fame… The parameters are about presenting those ‘lost […]Read more "Johnny B. GREAT"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter OAKLAND — Who does America hate more? The United States of America created the inequities with its Black population and compounded the problem with white supremacy, racism, and white male privilege. Every decade there is a new list of Black American men that this country despises. This decade […]Read more "HATE IS A POWERFUL EMOTION"
Union Dues By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor -in-Chief basnnewsroom.com PHILADELPHIA (www.basnnewsroom.com) With less than three weeks before the National Football League’s exhibition season, the issue that will not go away continues to fester. Knowing there are not (in my humble opinion) 32 quarterbacks better than Colin Kaepernick playing in the NFL right […]Read more "UNION DUES"
NEW YORK — Below is the full list of the most valuable teams across all sports (51 this year thanks to a tie at $1.75 billion between the New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim). Values are based on Forbes Magazine valuations done over the past year for NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, F1, soccer, […]Read more "The 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams in 2017, according to Forbes Magazine"
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"