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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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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SNYDER & HIS NASTY THRILLS

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” […]

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TIMES ARE CHANGING

  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 […]

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BASN’S NFL HOT READS 2014

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, […]

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