Rudy’s World: Harlem Week’s Children’s Festival

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By Rudy Collins

Harlem Week’s Saturday’s Children’s Festival on 135th Street was a win-win situation for this young man with The Harlem Globe Trotter’s Bobby Hunter, who won $50.00 in a 2 shot chance elimination. 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 →

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 →

Black Fives History Of Basketball At The New York Historical Society

The Black Fives exhibition (on view at the New-York Historical Society March 14 — July 20, 2014) will explore the pioneering history of the African American basketball teams that existed in New York City and elsewhere from the early 1900s through 1950, the year the National Basketball Association became racially integrated. Continue Reading →

The Harlem Chic’s And The Harlem Queens Basketball Team, 1958-1960

The Dempsey Hovland‘s who managed the House of David basketball team in the 1930s, also created the New York Harlem Chic’s basketball team the first all female African-American basketball team in the USA, the female version of the Harlem Globetrotters. Continue Reading →