By Eric D. Graham, Staff Columnist NORTH CAROLINA — While Hollywood actors and directors ritualistically dressed in all black at the Golden Globe Awards Sunday night in order to show their alliance and solidarity for the #MeTooMovement, which was sparked by the alleged sexual harassment, groping, and rape charges against disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, who allegedly […]Read more "The REST Of The Story: Black Dresses, Red Carpets, and Golden Globes"
By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN — As 2017 comes to a close and 2018 sits in waiting, another college basketball season has begun. It comes with its predictable storylines and outcomes both on and off the court. Whether it’s the scandalous nature of some head and assistant coaches across the country or […]Read more "Beyond Hoops: Mikol’s Story"
The THIRD Most Iconic Song In Motown History!! By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor – in – Chief basnnewsroom.com VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada (www.basnnewsroom.com) On January 12, 1959, Berry Gordy Jr. founded the company which would be revealed to the world as Motown Record Corporation on April 14, 1960. Gordy Jr.’s calling in […]Read more "The THIRD Most Iconic Song in Motown History!!"
Nobody Here Named “TOBY!” By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor – in – Chief BASN Newsroom (Editor’s Note: The irony of this archived piece has never left, and is even more important now… Here’s a REAL look at what is driving the League through “America’s Team” from Back In The Day!) […]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"