BASN Focus On History

  • A View From The Shadows: Coach Mac

    By Professor Fred Whitted NORTH CAROLINA — One of the toughest, and touchiest, questions to ask great men is how they would like to be remembered. This is especially tough when...

  • BROKEN ARROW

    BROKEN ARROW Gary Norris Gray-BASN-Staff Reporter OAKLAND, CA.-My heart is breaking with the current events in the United States. It is breaking because Americans refuse to take action against racism, sexism,...

  • BASN Remembers: They Chose To Serve

    EDITOR’S NOTE: This story first appeared on BASN in May of 2006.   By Tony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus   NEW HAVEN, Ct. (BASN) — When it was all said and...

  • WHAT DOES THE FOURTH OF JULY MEAN TO A SLAVE?

    by Frederick Douglass Fellow citizens, pardon me, and allow me to ask, why am I called upon to speak here today? What have I or those I represent to do with your national...

  • Heritage or Hate: Viewing Charleston From Another Angle

    NORTH CAROLINA-(BASN)-Upon hearing about the terrible tragedy that struck the Charleston community, I was overwhelmed with grief. My second reaction emerged in the form of reflection, particularly upon the historical context...

  • The Political Football of Secession, Lincoln and Obama

     On this day in 1809, Abraham Lincoln is born in Hodgenville, Kentucky. As a result, we, at Blackathlete.net, decided to re-publish this excellent article by Eric D. Graham Some people think...

  • Obama-King Comparison

    By Eric Graham This article first appeared on Blackathlete.net on January 11th 2011. NORTH CAROLINA (BASN) — America needed President Barack Obama. And still needs him. His election was supposed to unite...

  • Malcolm X Gives a Great History Lesson & Breakdown on Zionism

    by Davey D During these troubled times where all eyes are focused on the ongoing assaults and massacres in Gaza via Israel,  there are some that like to run around and...

  • The Original Nexus of Blacks and Jews in Basketball Pt.8-9

    by Claude Johnson On the one hand, the Amateur Athletic Union was quick to boast about the size, scope, relevance and success of New York City’s innovative and progressive Evening Recreation...

  • What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?

    by Frederick Douglas Fellow citizens, pardon me, and allow me to ask, why am I called upon to speak here today? What have I or those I represent to do with your national...

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