WHAT DO YOU ALL WANT?? (Part One)

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 […]

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AMERICAN COURAGE OR SILENCE????

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 […]

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BABY STEPS

By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter The current Black Lives Matter movement has awakened this nation to its mounting racial problems but it has left Native Americans behind and the Washington Football Club is a glaring example. African Americans will have to help our Native Brothers and Sisters in this political battle. The team recently […]

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CAN YOU FEEL IT?

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 […]

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

WHO STOLE THE SOUL? THE DEATH OF RHYTHM AND BLUES IN VANCOUVER By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor -in-Chief BASN Newsroom   PHILADELPHIA PA and VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA (www.basnnewsroom.com) Approximately a year ago, Emily Chambers performed at a venue on Hastings Street in East Vancouver. Over 150 well-wishers crammed the venue to cheer for […]

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