Harlem’s Cole Sisters, 1911

Negro Basketball New York Girls Cole Sisters Harlem Repro POSTCARD#200The Negro Basketball New York Girls Cole Sisters was the sister team of the Black Fives Era men’s basketball teams, coached by Conrad Norman, Harlem, New York. 1911 Continue Reading →

Baller City Youth Day In Harlem!

baller basketballHarold Benjamin owner of Baller City Basketball a Non-For-Profit league in Harlem, NY. In June Baller City Basketball will have their 1st Annual Baller City Youth Day Fundraising event held in General Grant Housing in Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →

Satchel Paige And Goose Tatum, Harlem Stars Negro League, 1962

Satchel Paige & Goose Tatum Harlem Stars Negro League 8x10 B&W PhotoTwo baseball greats Satchel Paige and Goose Tatum posed together in this vintage photograph of as they wait for the game in Harlem, New York, 1962. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Richard Parsons Interim CEO Of The LA Clippers

Dick-ParsonsCrainsnewyork reports that Richard Parsons, a former chairman of Citigroup, Harlem business of Minton’s Playhouse and chief executive of Time Warner, has been named interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers. Continue Reading →

Basketball Slave: Racism in the Early History of the NBA

Basketball SlaveBy Mark Johnson

There is a whole history most NBA fans are unaware of. My father was able to share with me the stories of what it was like to be a professional black basketball player in the early days of the NBA, everything from the referees turning a blind eye, to hard fouls, to the long-time kinships black players shared with white players. In that era, the racial challenges they faced were almost unimaginable. Continue Reading →

NBA Bans Clippers Owner “For Life”

06f1a7a1-c489-43c0-843f-ebc1e972525b-460x276Yesterday we posted an article regarding Harlem’s Rev. Sharpton response to the racist remarks by Los Angele Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Rev Sharpton On LA Clippers Owner Donald Sterling (video)

0426-al-sharpton-tmz-landov-4Reverend Al Sharpton is calling for the NBA to investigate Donald Sterling ASAP — telling TMZ Sports, “No one should be allowed to own a team if they have in fact engaged in this kind of racial language.” Continue Reading →

Coors Light And Kenny Smith Teams Up To Refresh Community Basketball Courts

refresh the courts in harlemBlackGiveBack.com reports that Coors Light and television basketball analyst Kenny Smith teamed up to encourage basketball fans from Harlem to Hollywood to help refresh their community basketball courts. Continue Reading →

Knicks, Lamar Odom Near Deal

lamar-odom1Okay, you Harlem fans who love the New York Knicks, looks like after a seemingly endless uphill battle to work his way back into the NBA, Lamar Odom is finally seeing a light at the end of the (Lincoln) tunnel. Continue Reading →