• THE NBA HALL OF SHAME TEAM ! DON’T PUT ON THAT DRESS !

    The NBA Hall of Shame Team! Don’t Put On That Dress!  Gary Norris Gray-BASN-Staff Reporter  OAKLAND, CA.- Why does this nation, the American media, and Hollywood take the tallest, strongest, wealthiest, and...

  • Colorless at Indy 500 PART THREE

    OAKLAND, CA-–When television viewers looked into the large sun drenched stadium, something was missing on Memorial Day 2011. The absence of COLOR. Few African Americans attended this yearly event or even...

  • Straight No Chaser: We are all born brave

    “We are all born brave, trusting, and greedy, and most of us remain greedy.” — Mignon McLaughlin. DENVER — Like most , I’ve never been a fan of the NFL’s preseason...

  • Does the NCAA Pillage Black America?

    NEW YORK — People often say that the opportunity to receive a free education is enough compensation for college athletes. What’s wrong with that argument? A free education is valuable, no...

  • The Old Heads’ Chronicles: Volume VII

    PHILADELPHIA — Just a couple of days ago, an investment wizard named Bernie Madoff was escorted from his penthouse in Oz to the hoosegow, having completed the circle in the most...

  • Straight No Chaser: Thinking Out Loud

    DENVER — I got to thinking, I do that sometimes. Since the Chief Executive Officer of these United States , President Obama is curtailing the nonsense of “Voodoo Economics” and capping...

  • Making Money Or Making Grades??

    “A March report from the NCAA concludes what many have long feared about the real costs of college sports: The vast majority of athletics departments operate in the red.” — The...

  • Straight No Chaser: Head Of The ‘Class’

    DENVER — Rich people are better than poor people. That’s the American hierarchy, a cast system which dominates all aspects of life beyond the realm of skin-color. An absolute given; clearly...

  • Street agents continue to take toll on kids

    HOUSTON — One of the top five players in the country is about to take a trip with her basketball team. Because of her status, the team was invited to attend,...

  • Players produce money for all but themselves

    NEW YORK — Last year, I engaged in a short campaign on CNN, CBS Sports, ESPN and the Los Angeles Times to highlight major problems with “big-time” college athletics. It is...

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