George Crowe To Be Honored by University of Indianapolis

On March 20, 2012, in Community, Race, Relationships, by Claude Johnson

George Crowe, a University of Indianapolis alumnus who was the last surviving former New York Rens player until his death last year, will be honored by the school this fall.

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.

Crowe, 1st Indiana Mr. Basketball, dies at age 89

On January 21, 2011, in Community, Culture, Family, Goodwill, Health, Race, Relationships, by Black Fives Foundation

Indy Star: George Crowe’s place in history was cemented when he won the first Indianapolis Star Indiana Mr. Basketball honor while playing for Franklin High School in 1939.

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.

R.I.P. George Crowe, The Last Of The Harlem Rens

On January 19, 2011, in Community, Culture, Race, Relationships, by Claude Johnson

George Crowe had been the last living member of the New York Renaissance (a.k.a. “Rens”) professional all-black basketball team. He was 89 years old.

Our Interview With NBA Pioneer Earl Lloyd About His New Book

On July 26, 2010, in Community, Culture, History, NBA, Race, Relationships, by Claude Johnson

I interviewed basketball pioneer Earl Lloyd, the first black player in the NBA, who says he’s “extremely retired,” about his new book, “Moonfixer.”

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.

R.I.P Lena Horne, She Was Connected To Black Fives Era Of Basketball

On May 10, 2010, in Culture, Race, Relationships, Women, by Black Fives Foundation

Did you know that Lena Horne was the daughter of Edwin “Teddy” Horne, who played basketball for the Smart Set Athletic Club of Brooklyn?

Legacy of courage: George Crowe accomplished great things

On April 22, 2010, in Community, Culture, Race, Relationships, by Black Fives Foundation

Perhaps the finest athlete in Johnson County history, George Crowe led Franklin High to the cusp of a state basketball championship, and was selected Indiana’s first-ever Mr. Basketball.

ESPN Features Black Fives Era History (Video)

On February 26, 2010, in Business, Culture, Family, History, NBA, Race, Relationships, by Claude Johnson

ESPN’s feature about the Black Fives Era was great for viewers, the network, descendants, historians, NBA players, and league execs; it raised awareness while increasing the audience for this topic.

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“It is very seldom that the pioneer in any walk of life reaps the harvest from the seed he has sown. Ofttimes many of them even die without knowing the real good they have accomplished.”
—Lester Walton, pioneering African American sportswriter for the New York Age, 1907

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