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 […]Read more "WHAT DO YOU ALL WANT?? (Part One)"
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 […]Read more "AMERICAN COURAGE OR SILENCE????"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter Thirty years ago on July 26, 1990, the President of the United States signed the (ADA) Americans with Disabilities Act. A civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on disabilities. It affords similar protections against discrimination to Americans with disabilities as a Civil Right. It should be a time […]Read more "THE ADA HAS AN ENEMY IN THE WHITE HOUSE"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter This team in Washington D.C. continues to flail at the winds of change. There is a history of sexual misconduct around the Burgundy and Gold for the last 15 years. Washington continues to deflect the name-logo-mascot issue with making league history with the first female radio broadcaster in the […]Read more "THE R-WORD IS DYING HARD"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter The NBA is showing how they really care about the WNBA, the female version of American professional basketball. The part-time owner of the Atlanta Dream has brought attention to the league. Ms. Kelly Loeffler took offense to her team wearing “Black Lives Matter,” and “Say Her Name,“on their warm-ups […]Read more "Atlanta’s dream is a nightmare for the WNBA"
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 […]Read more "BABY STEPS"
THE MISSING HALL OF FAMER By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor – in – Chief BASN NEWSROOM PHILADELPHIA (www.basnnewsroom.com) Nicknames – are cool. They imply inclusion, oft times encompassing a trait or quirk connected to that person. In my old neighborhood, there was a brother, John, nicknamed “Pie” because of his pie-faced pallor; a […]Read more "THE MISSING HALL OF FAMER"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter Returning the consequence of race abuse to the lap of the race abuser is the beginning of the end. The motivation to learn about racism becomes profound. The personal investment to avoid racism reaps a richer bounty. The urgency to end racism comes into sharp relief. It’s like that old […]Read more "JUNETEENTH 2020: SPORTS AND GRACE"
PADDOCK TO POST: TRIPLE CROWN 2020 – (OR: HOW TO BUILD ANOTHER SECRETARIAT) By Jennifer Thibodeaux Bourque and Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor – in – Chief LAFAYETTE, LA and PHILADELPHIA PA (www.basnnewsroom.com) The specter of the COVID -19 virus has altered our approach toward sports forever. For the things which have seemingly been […]Read more "PADDOCK TO POST – TRIPLE CROWN 2020 (OR: HOW TO BUILD ANOTHER SECRETARIAT)"
What we all witnessed regarding the vigilante death of George Floyd and what we have been subject to seeing far too often over the years pertaining to black men and boys is in direct alignment with the destruction of the black male image.Read more "We the People"