PLAY TO WIN?

By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter   OAKLAND — Four years ago a young man from the University of Nevada stood — Oh, excuse me — kneeled for justice, equality, and freedom at the start of each game. He took a knee for those who could not. This created a firestorm throughout the country. The league […]

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THE R-WORD AND D.C. (PART TWO)

By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter  THE RESULTS  Ms. Harjo one of the plaintiffs in the trademark case makes it clear. “The name brings up a painful history for Native Americans and keeps that history alive by characterizing them by skin color, which carries a deeper societal implication, If it’s permissible to call us bad […]

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2019 HBCU NFL Draft Capsules

Here’s a capsule look at the four HBCU football players who were taken during last weekend’s NFL Draft in Nashville. OL Tytus Howard (Alabama State) PICK: Houston Texans, 1st Round (23rd overall) CREDENTIALS: The four-time All-American has grown from a high school quarterback and basketball star into an NFL prospect on the offensive line. He […]

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THE R-WORD AND D.C. (PART ONE)

By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter  OAKLAND, CA.– American high schools across this great nation never taught you this. “A white man and an elderly Native man became pretty good friends, so the white guy decided to ask him: “What do you think about Indian mascots?” The Native elder responded, “Here’s what you’ve got to […]

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THE NFL’s BLACK MONDAY: 2018

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 […]

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