By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter OAKLAND — Have you ever been so sad that it physically hurts inside? This was the feeling of most Americans the weekend of August 10-13, 2017. Football players like Colin Kaepernick, Oakland’s Marshawn Lynch, and Seattle’s Michael Bennett understand the battles of the common man and are making it […]Read more "SPORTS VS. POLITICS"
By Gary Norris Gray, BASN Staff Reporter IT IS TIME TO BOYCOTT THE NFL AND THEIR PRODUCTS…. THE GIANT MUST BE BROUGHT DOWN TO SIZE …PLAYERS SUFFERING FROM CTE, PLAYERS BREAKING THE LAW AND LEAGUE RULES. THIS YOUNG MAN WITH A CONSCIENCE STANDS UP OR TAKES A KNEE FOR JUSTICE. RESPONSIBILITIES When we were […]Read more "TRUTH"
LOS ANGELES — Urban Policy Roundtable President Earl Ofari Hutchinson and other civil rights leaders have called on Mayor Eric Garcetti and the L.A. City Council to declare Saturday, August 12 a Day of Recognition in Los Angeles for Colin Kaepernick. August 12 is the pre-season opening game for the L.A. Rams. Kaepernick’s personal, dignified, […]Read more "A Day of Recognition in L.A. for Colin Kaepernick"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter OAKLAND — Who does America hate more? The United States of America created the inequities with its Black population and compounded the problem with white supremacy, racism, and white male privilege. Every decade there is a new list of Black American men that this country despises. This decade […]Read more "HATE IS A POWERFUL EMOTION"
BLACKLISTED, NOT BLACKBALLED, PT I By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor – in- Chief BASN PHILADELPHIA (BASN/BASN NEWSROOM) Before I carry on, let’s consider what we already know: These are the career records of every current starting and backup quarterback in the No Head/No Backstage Pass World of the NFL as of the end […]Read more "BLACKLISTED, NOT BLACKBALLED, PT I"
NFL HOT READS By Anthony McClean, Editor – in – Chief Emeritus BASN NEW HAVEN (BASN?BASN NEWSROOM): That silent murmur you hear in the background are the nation’s football legions awakening from their long hibernation. It’s that time of the year when the familiar terms like controlled scrimmages, two-a-days, first-team reps, […]Read more "BASN’S NFL HOT READS 2014"
Harbaugh Let Kaepernick Down – Again! By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter BASN OAKLAND, CA (BASN/BASN NEWSROOM) STOP IT – JUST STOP IT. The San Francisco 49ers have gone home after another great 12-4 season. They are home after being in their third straight championship game. They are going home because […]Read more "Harbaugh Let Kaepernick Down – Again!"
Indelible INK By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor BASN PHILADELPHIA (BASN/STR – ITR) If ignorance is blissful, arrogance must embrace a disdainful attitude which arouses only the most pathetic of men. A shining example of this was revealed recently by an anal wart named David Whitley, A misguided misanthrope masquerading as a […]Read more "Indelible INK (or Don’t Call Me NIGGER, Whitley)"