STOP THE CHOP

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 […]

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REFLECTIONS OF !!!!!

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 […]

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MONSTERS FROM THE ID!!!

  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 […]

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AMERICA HAS SELECTED APARTHEID

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. […]

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TIME’S UP

  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 […]

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THE UN-HOLY SIX

By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter   There are six flags that fly on six state capitols across this great land that reminds many of the racial past. These six state flags remind us that we are still not a perfect union. This country has been fighting for the morality of its soul for the […]

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WHO STOLE THE SOUL? THE DEATH OF RHYTHM AND BLUES IN VANCOUVER, PART III

WHO STOLE THE SOUL? THE DEATH OF RHYTHM OF BLUES IN VANCOUVER, PART III By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor – in – Chief BASN NEWSROOM   VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA (www.basnnewsroom.com) As the page turned into 1967, it was becoming apparent that some of the youthful energy had begun to convert…to Soul Power! The kind […]

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