By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter The United States of America has had an issue with race ever since its beginning in the late 1600’s when Blacks were considered as property and or slaves, Native-Americans were savages, Asians and Latinos just did not count. This country has had some radical racial swings from right wing […]Read more "AMERICA IS IN A RACIAL QUANDARY — AGAIN"
By Eric D. Graham, Staff Reporter NORTH CAROLINA — Is the new Nike commercial featuring Colin Kaepernick a Big Deal or a Big Deal? Why? Because my brother Dr. Umar Johnson says “What they can NOT stop; they co-op.” What do I mean by this? By definition co-opting means to divert or use in a role […]Read more "The Kap Ad: Big Deal Or No Big Deal?"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter OAKLAND, CA.-The United States of America two years ago began a nightmare that has swallowed up and preoccupied this great nation. Americans have lost their moral compass. They have lost their common decency and humanity. This attitude can be witnessed in the parking lots, in the shopping […]Read more "WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO US?"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter OAKLAND, CA.-The President of the United States of America is trying to continue the perceived conflict between the National Football League, the league fans, the league players, and the military. Former Forty Niner quarterback Colin Kaepernick will not back down off of his collusion grievance against the National Football […]Read more "BEWARE OF WHAT YOU ASK FOR"
By Gary Norris Gray, BASN Staff Reporter This president denies that he sent sexist, bigoted, and racist tweets on social media just as he has denied that he used the word S***hole nations, while the National Football League silently denies tampering with Colin Kaepernick’s football career. The NFL and the 45th President of the […]Read more "S***HOLE COUNTRIES AND THE NFL’S SHAME"
By Gary Norris Gray, BASN Newsroom Staff Reporter OAKLAND — The ugly American has come forth in the form of Number 45. Agent Orange is forcing the United States of America to really look at themselves. It is not a pretty picture. America has a health care problem, a tax problem, and a brewing […]Read more "ON BENDED KNEE"
By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN — History, whether it be sports, politics, or entertainment, always has a way of repeating itself. For better or worse, what seems to be new to one person is really the same thing packaged just a bit differently. For example, let’s step in the way back […]Read more "Owners to Drumpf: Those are OUR NEGROS, not yours!!"
By Earl Ofari Hutchinson CALIFORNIA — Just in case you thought that Trump went way off the reservation in virtually calling former San Francisco Quarterback Colin Kaepernick an S.O.B. to loud crowd hoots at a campaign rally for Alabama Senate Republican candidate Luther Strange, he didn’t. The truth is that Trump has kept a vengeful close […]Read more "Here’s Why Trump Can Call Kaepernick an S.O.B."
BY GARY NORRIS GRAY, STAFF REPORTER Hip Hop artist Cardi B makes it clear.” Colin Kaepernick, as long as you kneel with us, we’re gonna stand for you.” The movement has grown and has taken a life of its own. OAKLAND, CA.- Colin Kaepernick is becoming a bigger thorn for the National Football League with […]Read more "BOYCOTT THE NFL IN 2017"
By Ameer Hasan Loggins On July 28, 1917, thousands of Black children, women, and men stoically marched in silence down Fifth Avenue in New York City in what was called the “Negro Silent Protest Parade.” The silent protest was in response to the ubiquitous horrors of Jim Crow terrorism, placing a spotlight on the horrifying reign […]Read more "Colin Kaepernick and the Power of Black Silent Protest"