By PATRICK FREEMAN AND MICHAEL – LOUIS INGRAM, Editor – in – Chief BASN NEWSROOM / BMN BUFFALO, NY AND PHILADELPHIA, PA (www.basnnewsroom.com) The headline generated more buzz than the damn game – one of the least watched in Super Bowl era history. “PATRIOTS OWNER ROBERT KRAFT ARRESTED IN SEX STING” Audio and […]Read more "THE ART – OF VENDETTA!"
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"
By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor – in – Chief BASN NEWSROOM “While I am incredibly appreciative of this opportunity, I have made the decision to publicly decline my invitation to attend the induction ceremony in Canton (Ohio). After visiting Canton earlier this year, I came to the realization that I wish to celebrate […]Read more "Tuned Out: Why Terrell Owens is RIGHT! (Part One)"
LOS ANGELES — National Research Group (NRG), a leading global entertainment strategy and polling firm providing data and insights to a wide range of FORTUNE 500 companies, conducted the first major poll on how attitudes are changing on the key issue of legalized gambling and how gambling could change the consumption of televised sports in the United States. […]Read more "NRG Conducts First Major Poll On Changing Attitudes Towards Legalized Sports Gambling In The U.S."