New BET Promo Features Black Fives Photo Archive

On January 29, 2011, in Community, Culture, Gear, Motivation, Race, Relationships, Video, by Black Fives Foundation

Black Entertainment Television is featuring a selection of photographs, artifacts, and memorabilia from the Black Fives Photo Archive in a new Black History Month promo segment that is airing during February 2011.

Man broke barriers in life, sports

On January 23, 2011, in Community, Culture, Family, Motivation, Race, Relationships, by Black Fives Foundation

Sacramento Bee: George Crowe, an elite athlete who broke racial barriers in basketball and baseball, died quietly in Rancho Cordova last week after living a remarkable life as a mid-20th century pioneer.

UIndy legend and former MLB All-Star George Crowe passes away

On January 21, 2011, in Community, Family, Motivation, Photos, Race, Relationships, by Black Fives Foundation

Crowe, a 1943 graduate of Indiana Central, was a three-sport star for the Greyhounds in basketball, baseball and track. Known as a great scorer and rebounder on the hardwood, Crowe was an all-state player in 1941 when the cagers finished ninth in the country.

Greenwich Cop Creates League From Scratch, Betters Community

On May 25, 2010, in Business, Community, Family, Goodwill, Kids, Motivation, Relationships, Women, by Black Fives Foundation

Officer Donnell “Dee” Fludd of the Greenwich (Ct.) Police Department talks about his flag football league for kids, a community effort that makes a difference.

About My Recent College Talk

On February 22, 2010, in Books, Community, Culture, History, Motivation, by Black Fives Foundation

Claude Johnson shared with students and community members the history of the Black Fives Era, seeking to widen the appreciation of these pioneers of basketball.

Claude Johnson To Speak At Stonehill College, Feb. 4

On January 28, 2010, in Community, Culture, History, Motivation, Press Release, by Black Fives Foundation

Stonehill College will host Claude Johnson, founder and president of Black Fives, Inc., for a free public presentation and discussion on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m.

Quote of the Month

“The wonder-player of ten or even five years ago lives only in the memory of contemporary worshipers of his brief scintillating days in the limelight. His picture hung on the walls of his Alma Mater, his name on a cup, a book of clippings, and the record of his team connect him with the string of those gone to live only in reminiscences.”
– Edwin Bancroft Henderson, 1939

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