BLACK MONDAY 2018 Gary Norris Gray-BASN- Staff Reporter OAKLAND, CA.-At the end of the season the coaching carousel began to turn with 32 teams with only one Black General Manager Chris Grier of the Miami Dolphins and two surviving Black head coaches, Pittsburgh Steeler Mike Tomlin and Los Angeles Chargers Anthony Lynn . Successful and […]Read more "THE NFL’s BLACK MONDAY: 2018"
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 […]Read more "NFL Expands Rooney Rule Requirements"
EDITOR’S NOTE: When O.J. Simpson became the first running back in NFL history to rush for over 2,000 yards in 1973 (2,003 yards in 14 games), he set an incredible standard for all future backs in the NFL. Since then, six other players would eclipse the 2,000-yard mark in one season. Over the course of […]Read more "The Simpson Six: Eric Dickerson"
I CAN’T…AND YOU WON’T by Patrick Freeman Buffalo Criterion BUFFALO, NY (BASN/Buffalo Criterion) The most recent Buffalo Bills game had more sub plots than The Haves and the Have Nots, a popular series on the OWN Network by Tyler Perry. The beginning of the Josh Allen era as the quarterback for the Buffalo Bills was […]Read more "“I CAN’T…AND YOU WON’T”"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter OAKLAND, CA.- — If the Oakland Raiders believe the return of head coach Jon Gruden will restore a dream already as old as the turn of the century, they may be awakening instead to the return of an unending nightmare. With the turmoil on the field and […]Read more "Chucky Dismantles The Raiders"
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?"
I BET YOU! (A BASN Black Paper, continued) By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor – in – Chief BASN Newsroom PHILADELPHIA (www.basnnewsroom.com) Over two years ago, rows of betting machines were lying dormant in parts of Central and Southern New Jersey. After much arm twisting, the road to legal sports betting outside of Las Vegas […]Read more "I BET YOU! (A BASN Black Paper, continued)"