Harlem Fave Charlie Sifford, He Came Before Tiger

By Marc Rasbury

Being that we are in the midst of Black History Month, I felt that we should speak on the career of one Charlie Sifford, who past away last week. Continue Reading →

USA Track & Field Champion Hurdler Kristi Castlin At The Armory

Kristi-RunJumpThrow, a partnership between USA Track & Field and The Hershey Company, is a hands-on learning program that gets kids excited about physical activity by introducing them to the basic running, jumping and throwing skills through track and field — the foundation of nearly every sport.  Continue Reading →

The 21st Annual EmblemHealth Hispanic Games 2015 Continues

track at the armoryIt’s the count down! The 21st Annual EmblemHealth Hispanic Games – the largest indoor high school meet in the country with over 7,000 student athletes – continues Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the Armory’s New Balance Track and Field Center, Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

Kareem Campbell, Harlem Skate Boarder

Kareem_CampbellKareem Campbell was born in Harlem, NYC and was raised in Los Angeles, California. He first started skating when he was 16 years old at Venice Beach, CA. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Carmelo Anthony In New NickSports Lineup

Carmelo AnthonyForging programming relationships with the NFL, MLS and NASCAR, Nickelodeon is celebrating kids’ love for the action and excitement of the game with the launch of NickSports–a brand-new primetime programming block debuting Wednesday, Sept. 3, on NicktoonsContinue Reading →

Harlem’s Althea Gibson First Black Women to Win a Championship At Wimbledon

640px-Althea_Gibson_NYWTSAlthea Gibson (August 25, 1927 – September 28, 2003) was an American tennis player and professional golfer, and the first black athlete of either gender to cross the color line of international tennis. Continue Reading →

Rudy’s World: Harlem Week Swings On Great Day in Harlem

rudy tne2On Sunday, August17th, Harlem Week brought tennis lessons to Harlem youth, with Congressman Charles Rangel, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, performers and others on hand to the festivities on 135th Street for another Great Day in Harlem!

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Harlem Purple Heart Amputee To Make Wrestling Debut

chris melendez from harlemChris Melendez lost a leg in the battlefield in Iraq. The war hero from East Harlem is now preparing for a different kind of “fight,” taking to the ring for “TNA Impact Wrestling” in New York this week. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: The Negro National And Eastern Colored Leagues

harlem starsThe New York History Blog posts that the companion volume to Black Baseball Entrepreneurs, 1860–1901: Operating by Any Means Necessary, Michael E. Lomax’s new book, Black Baseball Entrepreneurs, 1902-1931: The Negro National and Eastern Colored Leagues (Syracuse Univ. Press, 2014), continues to chronicle the history of black baseball in Harlem and the United States. Continue Reading →