President Donald J. Trump 1600 Pennsylvania Ave N.W. Washington, D.C. 20500 May 30, 2017 Dear Mr. President, My name is Gary Norris Gray; I’m a writer, historian, New York sports fan, disabled, African American, and Native American with Cerebral Palsy since the age of two. My father came from a poor farm family in North […]

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ALL LIVES MATTER????? Gary Norris Gray-BASN-Newsroom Staff Reporter These are the following nine reason African Americans are still slaves in the United States, yet some people say ALL LIVES MATTER. If that were true, everybody would be working to change the criminal justice system. This justice system only reinforces institutional racism: propping up white supremacy. […]

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  By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter OAKLAND (BASN) — California Governor Jerry Brown threw down the political gauntlet at the end of 2015 stating that the Golden State would no longer permit schools to use THE REDSKIN name as a mascot or logo.The law California Racial Mascot Act was passed in October 2015 with […]


JWB* (Jubilation While Black)

Jubilation While Black  By Michael -Louis Ingram, Editor BASN       PHILADELPHIA (BASN – STR/ITR): Traditionally, June has been known as the month for brides, dads – and grads. The sight of a parent seeing their child take the next step toward adulthood via graduation is always a signature moment; seeing folks and loved […]

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Saturday Morning Cartoon

Saturday Morning Cartoon  By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor BASN       PHILADELPHIA, PA (BASN/BASN NEWSROOM)—What was supposed to be a prime time debate was summed up by the actions and inaction of Mitt Romney to say anything of substance. Here’s one writer’s view – and a reminder to vote.: A Soul Tree Radio […]

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