PLAY TO WIN?

By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter   OAKLAND — Four years ago a young man from the University of Nevada stood — Oh, excuse me — kneeled for justice, equality, and freedom at the start of each game. He took a knee for those who could not. This created a firestorm throughout the country. The league […]

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THE R-WORD AND D.C. (PART TWO)

By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter  THE RESULTS  Ms. Harjo one of the plaintiffs in the trademark case makes it clear. “The name brings up a painful history for Native Americans and keeps that history alive by characterizing them by skin color, which carries a deeper societal implication, If it’s permissible to call us bad […]

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2019 HBCU NFL Draft Capsules

Here’s a capsule look at the four HBCU football players who were taken during last weekend’s NFL Draft in Nashville. OL Tytus Howard (Alabama State) PICK: Houston Texans, 1st Round (23rd overall) CREDENTIALS: The four-time All-American has grown from a high school quarterback and basketball star into an NFL prospect on the offensive line. He […]

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THE R-WORD AND D.C. (PART ONE)

By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter  OAKLAND, CA.– American high schools across this great nation never taught you this. “A white man and an elderly Native man became pretty good friends, so the white guy decided to ask him: “What do you think about Indian mascots?” The Native elder responded, “Here’s what you’ve got to […]

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THE HOMELESS RAIDERS

By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter OAKLAND, CA. (BASN) — The Oakland Raiders are a ship lost at sea looking for a port to dock and play the game they love, football. The autumn wind is a Raider Pillaging just for fun He’ll knock you ’round And upside down And laugh when he’s conquered and won. […]

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CROSSHAIRS AND AFROS

CROSSHAIRS and AFROS By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor-in-Chief BASN NEWSROOM   PHILADELPHIA (www,basnnewsroom.com) As soon as it was revealed that former San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid had successfully proven their collusion case in court and were awarded for the NFL’s bullshit, muthafuckas come crawling out of the woodwork screaming how Kaepernick […]

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