MINNEAPOLIS — Be The Match®, the organization that operates the world’s largest and most diverse donor registry, and Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley, have teamed up on a new public service announcement campaign, Heritage Holds the Cure, to urge Blacks and African Americans to register as potential marrow donors. Heritage Holds the Cure celebrates the […]Read more "Marrow donor registry teams up with Grizzlies’ Conley to launch new campaign"
NOTE: On this date in 1970, Curt Flood lost his lawsuit against Major League Baseball challenging the reserve clause. Today, we take a look back at the back story surrounding Flood’s courageous stand. This feature was first published on BASN in February of 2006. By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN, Ct. — When […]Read more "A BASN Remix: The Plight of Curt Flood"
By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN, Ct. — For the first time in my life, I’ll be experiencing Father’s Day this weekend without my father. Clifton McClean Sr. passed away just less than a month ago at the age of 85. He had been ailing for over a year, so it was […]Read more "Dad, Baseball, And The “Black” Yankees"
LOS ANGELES — In the wake of the Philando Castile verdict, OneUnited Bank invites America to join a FacebookLIVE discussion with Sybrina Fulton, mother of murdered teen Trayvon Martin, Melina Abdullah, founding member, Black Lives Matter and Teri Williams, President & Owner, OneUnited Bank, the largest black-owned bank in the country. The already planned #WeOut Facebook LIVE event, to celebrate Juneteenth, the […]Read more "Juneteenth and One Year Anniversary of the #BankBlack Movement Take On New Meaning"
NEW YORK — EVERFI and Major League Baseball have announced the national launch of Summer Slugger, a free baseball-themed educational course aimed at preventing students from losing critical math and literacy skills during the summer months. MLB worked with EVERFI, a digital learning innovator, to create the interactive course that targets 4th and 5th graders. Summer Slugger is a […]Read more "MLB, EVERFI to Launches “Summer Slugger”"
ATLANTA — Brown Sugar, the new subscription-video-on-demand service featuring the biggest collection of the baddest African-American movies of all-time, is now available in the Amazon Appstore for Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. Kindle Fire users can now watch Brown Sugar‘s extensive and one-of-a-kind library of iconic black movies, all unedited and commercial-free as they were originally seen in theaters. Kindle […]Read more "Brown Sugar Now Available in Amazon Appstore for Kindle Fire Tablets"
INDIANAPOLIS – She is one of the greatest women’s basketball players of all time, and after 16 seasons as the face of the Indiana Fever franchise, fittingly, Tamika Catchings’ No. 24 jersey will be retired to the Bankers Life Fieldhouse rafters. The only player in club history to wear No. 24, Catchings becomes the first […]Read more "Indiana Fever to host Catchings’ No. 24 Jersey Retirement Celebration on June 24th"