Announcing the Black Fives Community Fund

On January 14, 2010, in Community, Culture, Goodwill, Motivation, Press Release, Relationships, by Black Fives Foundation

The Black Fives Community Fund benefits social, educational, cultural, and civic improvement in neighborhoods where teams of the Black Fives Era once played.

The Black Fives Foundation

On May 8, 2009, in , by Black Fives Foundation

Using the pre-NBA history of African American basketball teams (1904-1950) to engage, teach, connect, and inspire people today.

Genesis 12:1-3 Holds Key To Winning On The Road

On May 29, 2008, in Motivation, NBA, Religion, by Black Fives Foundation

Winning on the road is a blessing. But did you know it’s a mandate from Holy Scripture? Seriously. In so many words.

You Gotta Make Some Beauty … Part II

On May 5, 2008, in Community, Culture, Motivation, by Black Fives Foundation

Continuing the thought from my blog post on Friday: Can you name some reasons why this is a beautiful sight? “Yes, your majesty.” “What beautiful locks you have, your majesty.” I decided to put down as many of my own reasons that I could think of: Any basketball hoop is a beautiful sight to a […]

And If There Ain't No Beauty, You Gotta Make Some Beauty! (Have Mercy, Listen To Me Now!)

On May 2, 2008, in Community, Motivation, Music, by Black Fives Foundation

Do you take the time to see the beauty in all things? I learned that from the very first album I ever bought, That’s The Way Of The World, the Earth, Wind & Fire masterpiece. I bought it at a Woolworth’s in 1974 when I was a freshman in high school. On that album, there […]

Claude Johnson To Speak At Basketball Hall Of Fame, May 7

On April 30, 2008, in Community, Goodwill, Motivation, NBA, by Black Fives Foundation

On May 7, 2008 at 10:00 a.m., I’ll be the featured guest speaker at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame for their MVP’s of Character Education Series. Here’s what their website says about this program: The goal of this program is to offer teachers and students an opportunity to explore the relationship between healthy […]

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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