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    2016: The Mean Season

    By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus   NEW HAVEN (BASN) — After looking back at the last 11 months, many of us are letting out a collective sign of relief...

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    ‘Trotters to retire jerseys of Harrison, Ausbie

    By BASN Wire Services   ATLANTA — The Harlem Globetrotters will honor two of its most famous players during the upcoming 2017 world tour, by retiring the numbers of both Tex...

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    Let’s Make Black History A Team Sport

    By Professor Fred Whitted   NORTH CAROLINA (BASN) — The title above is taken from the motto being used on my new business cards for the Quiz Bowl Challenge. Not every...

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    Medgar Evers: Civil Rights Martyr

    By Professor Fred Whitted   NORTH CAROLINA – When Americans refer to the shot heard around the world, the usually mean the shot fired that sparked the American Revolution. Looking back, there...

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    Ed Temple: A Life Worthy of Gold

    NOTE: Remembering the life of Legendary Track and Field Coach Ed Temple: Coach Temple passed away late Thursday evening at the age of 89. He led the Tigerbelles from 1953 to 1994 and...

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    New York, New York: Big City of Dreams

    New York, New York Big city of dreams Everything in New York Ain’t all what it seems You might get fooled If you come from out of town. But I’m down...

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    STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES

    By Gary Norris Gray BASN Staff Reporter  This sports web site “Rant Sports” – The Clubhouse, continues to play games with the idea of white supremacy in female sports. Question why...

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    The King-Obama Comparison

    NORTH CAROLINA (BASN) — America needed President Barack Obama. And still needs him. His election was supposed to unite a divided nation. His unique background…., life.., story, and education, was suppose...

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    Cookie Gilchrist: 1935-2011

    BUFFALO, N.Y. — Cookie Gilchrist’s nickname gave the false impression of a man who might easily crumble. One of the American Football League’s first marquee players, Gilchrist died of cancer Monday...

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    Season’s Greetings

    BOSTON (BASN) — A couple of weeks ago my wife and I were sitting on the couch watching a college basketball game. When one of the athletes took a charge and...

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