Nobody Here Named “TOBY!” By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor – in – Chief BASN Newsroom PHILADELPHIA (www.basnnewsroom.com) It has come to this: “I know this, we cannot … in the NFL in any way give the implication that we tolerate disrespecting the flag; we know that there is a serious debate in this […]Read more "Nobody Here Named “TOBY!”"
By Gary Norris Gray, BASN Newsroom Staff Reporter OAKLAND — The ugly American has come forth in the form of Number 45. Agent Orange is forcing the United States of America to really look at themselves. It is not a pretty picture. America has a health care problem, a tax problem, and a brewing […]Read more "ON BENDED KNEE"
Lookie, Lookie…WHERE is Cookie? By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor -in-Chief BASN Newsroom (Editor’s Note: As part of our BASN Newsroom NFL Boycott Survival Kit, myself and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus Anthony McClean will provide smoke-filled room analysis for players we feel should be in the Pro Football Hall Of Fame. Because the book “FOUR QUARTERS […]Read more "Lookie, Lookie…WHERE is Cookie?"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter OAKLAND, CA.- The United States of America gave the answer on November 8, 2016. It gave the answer loud and clear with the 45th President of the United States. DONALD J. TRUMP This article was written two years ago and not much has changed. In fact, it has gotten […]Read more "STOP PLAYING GAMES WITH RACE"
EMBRACED…By The Dark Side! By Michael – Louis Ingram , Editor – in – Chief BASN Newsroom (www.basnnewsroom.com) THE BRONX, NY (www.basnnewsroom.com) Do you remember the exact moment – when you became a fan? Many can recall being at a sporting event young and wide-eyed to the spectacle of cheers and jeers-all while indulging […]Read more "EMBRACED…by the Dark Side!!!"
By Ameer Hasan Loggins On July 28, 1917, thousands of Black children, women, and men stoically marched in silence down Fifth Avenue in New York City in what was called the “Negro Silent Protest Parade.” The silent protest was in response to the ubiquitous horrors of Jim Crow terrorism, placing a spotlight on the horrifying reign […]Read more "Colin Kaepernick and the Power of Black Silent Protest"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter OAKLAND — Have you ever been so sad that it physically hurts inside? This was the feeling of most Americans the weekend of August 10-13, 2017. Football players like Colin Kaepernick, Oakland’s Marshawn Lynch, and Seattle’s Michael Bennett understand the battles of the common man and are making it […]Read more "SPORTS VS. POLITICS"