By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter Former San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick stated five years ago America had to change the paradigm on race relations, justice, and equality. African American athletes took the lead last week in the recent work stoppage because of Kaepernick’s true statements years ago. The Baltimore Ravens backed up Kaepernick’s […]Read more "WHAT DO YOU ALL WANT?? (Part One)"
AMERICAN COURAGE OR SILENCE???? Gary Norris Gray- Staff Reporter OAKLAND,CA. Are we ready to battle the ugly monster called racism with Christian eyes? As monuments to white supremacy are falling all across America, a great cloud of witnesses is gathering. African American citizens, and indeed the entire country, are waiting to see whether white Christians […]Read more "AMERICAN COURAGE OR SILENCE????"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter Thirty years ago on July 26, 1990, the President of the United States signed the (ADA) Americans with Disabilities Act. A civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on disabilities. It affords similar protections against discrimination to Americans with disabilities as a Civil Right. It should be a time […]Read more "THE ADA HAS AN ENEMY IN THE WHITE HOUSE"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter The NBA is showing how they really care about the WNBA, the female version of American professional basketball. The part-time owner of the Atlanta Dream has brought attention to the league. Ms. Kelly Loeffler took offense to her team wearing “Black Lives Matter,” and “Say Her Name,“on their warm-ups […]Read more "Atlanta’s dream is a nightmare for the WNBA"
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"