By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter Returning the consequence of race abuse to the lap of the race abuser is the beginning of the end. The motivation to learn about racism becomes profound. The personal investment to avoid racism reaps a richer bounty. The urgency to end racism comes into sharp relief. It’s like that old […]Read more "JUNETEENTH 2020: SPORTS AND GRACE"
What we all witnessed regarding the vigilante death of George Floyd and what we have been subject to seeing far too often over the years pertaining to black men and boys is in direct alignment with the destruction of the black male image.Read more "We the People"
It has been 30 years since the arrest of Rodney Glen King on the freeways of Los Angeles County by five police officers. These officers used teasers, batons, and nightsticks to impede Mr. King. It has happened again, this time in the Midwest.Read more "30 YEARS OF NOTHING LEARNED"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter The Native American Ten Commandments Treat the earth an all that dwell thereon with respect Remain close to the Great Spirit Show great respect for your fellow beings Work together for the benefit of all humankind Give assistance and kindness wherever needed Do what you know to be right […]Read more "COVID-19: A MORAL ISSUE"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter As the Jackson Five sang many years ago, “Can you feel it?” they sang about the world coming together. Instead this world is falling apart under the current leadership in Washington D.C. Where is the empathy? Where is the sorrow or the grief? Can You Feel It? The Jackson 5 […]Read more "CAN YOU FEEL IT?"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter The Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl 31-20 over the San Francisco 49ers and once again the fans of the midwest team appropriated Native American dress, tradition, and culture. The Tomahawk Chop filled Hard Rock Stadium all afternoon. Fans dressed in Native dress, wore face paint, and donned […]Read more "STOP THE CHOP"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter The United States is currently in political crisis with the impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump. This is not about right or left, it is about being correct or incorrect. It is about being a human being who cares for others. The contrast between the last two Presidents is […]Read more "REFLECTIONS OF !!!!!"
Monsters from the Id: The Old Heads’ Chronicles, Volume I By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor – in – Chief BASN NEWSROOM (Editor’s Note: There are times when we as Black folks are our own worst enemies; with that we present this gem from our archives…) “Morbius was too close to the […]Read more "MONSTERS FROM THE ID!!!"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter Any system or practice that separates people according to color, ethnicity, caste, etc. This is definition of apartheid and the United States is slowly creeping toward this ugly South African historic political and social system. Americans are being selective when they practice this nasty racial political system. Our current President, Trump picks and chooses his time and place to implicate apartheid. […]Read more "AMERICA HAS SELECTED APARTHEID"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter Michelle Wie OAKLAND – The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) came out swinging this week as Hank Haney professional caddy and golf trainer tried to disparage a number of Korean golfers. Korean-American professional golfer Michelle Wie would have none of it and challenged Haney. This man still has not […]Read more "TIME’S UP"