NFL Expands Rooney Rule Requirements

At the Special League Meeting in Dallas, the NFL’s Workplace Diversity Committee presented modifications to strengthen and enhance the effectiveness of the NFL’s Rooney Rule. These policy enhancements are part of the League’s ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion. “Since the inception of the Rooney Rule, we have seen the rule adopted across business sectors […]

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ENOUGH, ALREADY, ENOUGH

By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter America continues to play the Chinese philosophy of Yin-Yang with African Americans, the love-hate game continues in the United States. This country loves African American music, food, clothes, culture, and athletic skills but America still wants to fight Black people for civil rights, equal pay, and basic respect. The […]

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HBCU Coaching Legends Casem, Cooley honored by NCFAA

ATLANTA — Former Alcorn State University football coach Marino Casem and former Mississippi Valley State University coach Archie “Gunslinger” Cooley were honored by the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA) on behalf of HBCU institutions for their impact on college football.Football Awards from the Chick-Fil-A College Football Hall of Fame. It highlights coaches, athletes, and writers as […]

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BASN Newsroom and The Batchelor Pad Radio Network Announces Their 2018 HBCU Football Players of The Year

During the entire HBCU football campaign, BASN Newsroom and the Batchelor Pad Radio Network have collaborated on choosing who we thought were the peak performers of the week this year. As we enter the final few games of the year, BASN and the Pad are now collaborating to choose our peak performers of the year. […]

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HISTORY OF BLACK DISABLED IN SPORTS

By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter  “The disabled moment” is a flashpoint in time, when disabled African-Americans become self-aware of their oppression and wake up to what they must do to overcome that oppression. That moment occurred for Willie O’Ree, Wilma Rudolph, and Shaquem Griffin. It also happened for Curtis John Pride and a historical […]

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HBCU Football Spotlight: Jags, Braves battle for SWAC title and a trip to Atlanta

By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus All season long, the Braves of Alcorn State have proved to be true road warriors as they’ve spoiled Homecoming for three teams including their SWAC Championship game opponent on Saturday — the Southern Jaguars. Following a 56-20 win at Mississippi Valley State in late September, Fred McNair’s crew […]

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