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.
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.
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.
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.
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.