LISTEN: A Voice Message from the White House

On July 10, 2014, in Audio, Community, Education, Exhibition, by Black Fives Foundation

A while ago we wrote a letter to President Barack Obama inviting him for a personal tour of the Black Fives exhibit at the New-York Historical Society.

The Original Nexus of Blacks and Jews in Basketball (Parts 8-9 of 9)

On July 10, 2014, in Community, Culture, Descendants, Goodwill, Long Reads, NBA, Race, Religion, Venues, Youth, by Claude Johnson

During the 1910s, a Lower East Side basketball coach brought Jewish Americans and African Americans together in the sport for the first time. Who was he? What did he do? Was he Jewish?

Doing a 360 at the Renaissance Ballroom in Harlem

On June 15, 2014, in Artifacts, Community, Culture, Photos, Venues, by Black Fives Foundation

Our 360-degree exterior photo essay of Harlem’s once-proud Renaissance Ballroom as it looks today, neglected and in ruins.

The Original Nexus of Blacks and Jews in Basketball (Parts 6-7 of 9)

On June 10, 2014, in Community, Culture, Goodwill, Long Reads, NBA, Pioneers, Race, Religion, Venues, Women, Youth, by Claude Johnson

During the 1910s, a Lower East Side basketball coach brought Jewish Americans and African Americans together in the sport for the first time. Who was he? What did he do? Was he Jewish?

The Original Nexus of Blacks and Jews in Basketball (Parts 3-5 of 9)

On June 6, 2014, in Community, Culture, Education, Exhibition, International, Kids, Long Reads, Pioneers, Religion, Venues, Youth, by Claude Johnson

During the 1910s, a Lower East Side basketball coach brought Jewish Americans and African Americans together in the sport for the first time. Who was he? What did he do? Was he Jewish?

The Original Nexus of Blacks and Jews in Basketball (Parts 1-2 of 9)

On June 5, 2014, in Community, Culture, Education, International, Long Reads, Religion, Venues, Youth, by Claude Johnson

During the 1910s, a Lower East Side basketball coach brought African Americans and Jewish Americans together in the sport for the first time. Who was he? What did he do? Was he Jewish?

‘Triangle Offense,’ Complex Magazine’s New Basketball Lifestyle Site, Features Black Fives

On May 12, 2014, in Artifacts, Culture, Exhibition, Media Coverage, Youth, by Black Fives Foundation

Complex Magazine, the very hip culture publication, has launched a new basketball lifestyle website called Triangle Offense. We feel honored to be featured among its very first articles!

LISTEN: ‘The Black Fives’ on Morgan State University Radio WEAA 88.9 FM Baltimore

On May 8, 2014, in Artifacts, Community, Culture, Media Coverage, NBA, Pioneers, Youth, by Black Fives Foundation

Claude Johnson was a guest on the weekly radio show BlacktopXchange Sports Report, broadcasted on Morgan State University Radio WEAA 88.9 FM Baltimore.

WATCH: NBA Players Honor Black Fives Era Pioneers

On May 7, 2014, in Community, Descendants, Education, Goodwill, NBA, Pioneers, Video, by Black Fives Foundation

NBA players pair up with Black Fives Era pioneers in television vignettes by Fox Sports Net in collaboration with the Black Fives Foundation.

Recent Favorite Tweets

On May 3, 2014, in Community, Fav Tweets, Media Coverage, Web 2.0, by Black Fives Foundation

We love and appreciate all tweets that mention us and we’re proud to share our favorites!

BBC World News: How ‘Black Fives’ led to racial integration in basketball

On May 1, 2014, in Artifacts, Culture, Exhibition, Goodwill, International, Media Coverage, NBA, Race, by Black Fives Foundation

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) this week aired a special segment about the Black Fives exhibition at the New-York Historical Society on its evening news program, BBC World News America, hosted by Katty Kay.

Quote of the Month

“It is the tale of progress—in both sport and society. And, in its comprehensive nature, the exhibition is a triumph of cultural history.”
—Nick Schonberger on the Black Fives Exhibition at the New-York Historical Society, for Triangle Offense (Complex Magazine)

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