A Special Thank You

On December 25, 2013, in Community, Descendants, Kids, NBA, by Claude Johnson

A holiday letter from Julia Alexander, descendant of Black Fives Era pioneer and star player Hudson “Huddy” Oliver, and a founding member of the Black Fives Foundation’s board of directors.

Black Fives Foundation Announces Directors

On March 19, 2013, in Descendants, Goodwill, by Claude Johnson

Please join us in welcoming Julia Alexander, Robert Castenada, and Eric Vinson to our inaugural board of directors!

Edwin B. Henderson Elected To Basketball Hall Of Fame!

On February 16, 2013, in Community, Culture, Descendants, Family, Goodwill, Race, by Black Fives Foundation

Edwin B. Henderson — a Black Fives Era pioneer who is known as the “Grandfather of Black Basketball” — has been elected into the Basketball Hall of Fame! He is “unsung” no more.

Clarence ‘Fats’ Jenkins

On March 9, 2009, in , by Black Fives Foundation

Clarence ‘Fats’ Jenkins was the captain and on-court leader of the New York Renaissance (‘Rens’) professional basketball team from 1925 to 1940, leading the team to an 88-game winning streak in 1933 and to the World Pro Basketball Tournament title in 1939.

When Rebounding (Or Waiting For The Basketball Hall Of Fame) Keep Your Head To The Sky

On July 24, 2008, in NBA, Race, Relationships, by Black Fives Foundation

This is what makes it so difficult for some Black Fives Era players to be fairly considered for comparison and recognition by the committee members responsible for selecting inductees into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Most Deserving For Hall of Fame Enshrinement, From Black Fives Era

On December 27, 2007, in Culture, Descendants, History, Race, Women, by Black Fives Foundation

Our ranking of the most deserving Black Fives Era players and contributors who are not yet enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Black Basketball’s First Inter-City Game, 99 Years Ago

On December 17, 2007, in History, NBA, Race, by Black Fives Foundation

December 18 is the anniversary (1908) of the first inter-city game between two African American basketball teams.

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Quote of the Month

“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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