NY Amsterdam News: Black Fives Foundation Reunites Families of Long-Ago Basketball League

On February 15, 2013, in Community, Culture, Descendants, Family, Kids, Race, Relationships, by Black Fives Foundation

Two consecutive weeks of full-page coverage in the New York Amsterdam News is an honor for which we are grateful.

Love and Family Grow In Brooklyn

On February 11, 2013, in Community, Culture, Descendants, Family, Goodwill, NBA, Photos, Race, Relationships, Venues, Video, by Black Fives Foundation

February 10, 2013 was a night to remember at the Barclays Center when the arena and the Brooklyn Nets honored Black Fives Era pioneers and their descendants.

Huge NY Daily News Article About Black Fives: ‘The first Kings of Brooklyn’

On February 3, 2013, in Community, Culture, Descendants, Goodwill, NBA, Race, Relationships, Venues, Women, by Claude Johnson

This long feature article about the Black Fives — by award winning journalist Wayne Coffey — is printed in today’s Sunday New York Daily News.

NY Times: Long Before the Brooklyn Nets, There Were the Black Fives

On February 3, 2013, in Books, Business, Community, Culture, Descendants, Goodwill, NBA, Photos, Relationships, by Claude Johnson

There was a wonderful article about my efforts with the history of the Black Fives printed in the City Room section of yesterday’s Saturday edition of the New York Times.

U of Indianapolis Honors Basketball Pioneers Ray and George Crowe

On October 5, 2012, in Community, Descendants, Family, NBA, Race, Relationships, by Black Fives Foundation

The University of Indianapolis is honoring the memory and contributions of two alums, African American basketball pioneers Ray and George Crowe, by renaming one of its student residences after them.

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.

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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