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 […]Read more "MR. PRESIDENT"
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. […]Read more "ALL LIVES MATTER????"
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 […]Read more "TIMES ARE CHANGING"
Gary Norris Gray-BASN- Newsroom Staff Reporter The United States is trying to turn that big gray political battleship around from the left to the right in 100 days. Battleship captains know that it takes a long time to turn his or her ship in a different direction. Mr. Trump has yet to receive this […]Read more "BATTLE STATIONS, BATTLE STATIONS"
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 […]Read more "JWB* (Jubilation While Black)"
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 […]Read more "Saturday Morning Cartoon"
Playlist Against Plutocracy, Volume VI By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor BASN PHILADELPHIA (BASN/BASN NEWSROOM): You know how Back in The Day radio stations would play the top 100 (or so) songs from the previous year? Well, there were so many disharmonious chords struck that 1000 songs couldn’t properly encapsulate the melody of […]Read more "Playlist Against Plutocracy, Volume VI: Deployment of The Bop Gun"