Our Harlem Riverside Hawks Named #1 Basketball Team in the Country

2014 National Championship-3rd GradeThe third grade boys basketball team of the Riverside Hawks, a youth basketball program based in Harlem, New York, captured the elusive National Title at the AAU National Championships held in Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Continue Reading →

Johnny Manziel, A Harlem Globetrotter (video)?

manziel__donovan_draft_jerseysIf the NFL or MLB do not work out for Johnny Manziel, he can always try basketball. Two days before the 2014 NBA draft, the Harlem Globetrotters announce Tuesday they have “drafted” the former Heisman Trophy winner. Continue Reading →

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 →