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 →

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 →