Women’s History Month: Unidentified Vintage Black Hoops Team Photos

On March 19, 2009, in Culture, History, Race, Relationships, Women, by Black Fives Foundation

Just behold these vintage African American women’s basketball photographs, and the stories they tell.

1920s Ad: Wanted, 16 Peppy Brown Skin Girls

On March 6, 2009, in Race, Women, by Black Fives Foundation

I was going to try to write something profound, but … why say more?

ESPN: Rens’ Isaacs a world champion

On February 18, 2009, in Culture, History, Kids, Race, Relationships, Women, by Black Fives Foundation

From ESPN.com: John “Wonder Boy” Isaacs, 93, was the last living player for the Harlem Renaissance, the great all-black team in the 1920′s, 1930′s and 1940′s. It would be fitting for the Basketball Hall of Fame to one day induct this pioneer.

Meet An Ageless Wonder

On January 28, 2009, in Culture, History, Kids, Motivation, Music, NBA, Race, Women, by Black Fives Foundation

This article by Sonja Steptoe is from the Sports Illustrated archives (the “SI Vault”), and originally appeared in print in the magazine’s December 24, 1990 issue. We felt it would be appropriate to re-publish the article here now, in honor of John “Boy Wonder” Isaacs, the former basketball star with the New York Rens (of Harlem) who passed away Monday morning at the age of 93. It’s easy to see why Mr. Isaacs was such a hero and friend to so many.

Harlem’s Ten Club Commandments, 1926

On January 15, 2009, in Culture, Family, History, Music, Race, Women, by Black Fives Foundation

A vintage set of club-going rules from Harlem in 1926.

How To Apologize (And Still Maintain Your Dignity)

On December 5, 2008, in Family, Kids, Motivation, Relationships, Women, by Claude Johnson

Fellas, it really works. And you know with us guys, we hate to apologize because most of the time we either don’t know how or we don’t care.

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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