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 […]Read more "THE R-WORD AND D.C. (PART TWO)"
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 […]Read more "THE R-WORD AND D.C. (PART ONE)"
DANIEL SNYDER AND HIS NASTY THRILLS By Arthur George Daniel Snyder is in bad company, with the National Football League, and happy about it. “Hebrew Hillbilly,” “Stinky Gringo,” “White Trash Cowboy,” “Yo’ Ass Face,” and “Tranny Surprise” are some of the cohorts that Snyder, owner of the NFL’s Washington football club and its “R-word” […]Read more "SNYDER & HIS NASTY THRILLS"
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Washington Redskins elevated former Grambling State quarterback Doug Williams to the role of senior vice president of player personnel. The team announced the move earlier on Tuesday. Williams has served as a personnel executive in the team’s front office since 2014. Prior to his tenure as with the Redskins, Williams led Grambling’s […]Read more "Williams named Redskins Senior VP of Player Personnel"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter OAKLAND (BASN) — California Governor Jerry Brown threw down the political gauntlet at the end of 2015 stating that the Golden State would no longer permit schools to use THE REDSKIN name as a mascot or logo.The law California Racial Mascot Act was passed in October 2015 with […]Read more "TIMES ARE CHANGING"
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"
The Categories Are… By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor BASN PHILADELPHIA (BASN/BASN NEWSROOM) As Sister ‘Reetha would say, “Let’s call this song exactly what it is.” Hail to the NIGGERS! Hail Victory! COONS on the Warpath! Fight for old D.C.! Run or pass and score — we want a […]Read more "“I’ll Take ‘Fight Songs’ For $1000, Alex!”"
NFL 2010 – Black and Fiction By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor BASN NEW YORK (BASN/BASN NEWSROOM) –Well, I have some good news…and some bad news. The good news is that football is on its way (actually it’s been here since July, but my Cable system won’t provide me with my Canadian Football […]Read more "NFL 2010 – Black and Fiction"