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 […]

Poll: Most Inspiring Athletes

On February 25, 2008, in History, NBA, by Black Fives Foundation

Recent politics suggest that people want to be inspired to live up to their potential and beyond. This is certainly true in sports. Which athlete, past or present, does that for you? They don’t have to be the best, just the most inspiring to you. n {democracy:6}

New York All Stars, First All-Black Hoops Team with Profit Motive

On February 12, 2008, in Business, Motivation, NBA, Race, by Black Fives Foundation

The New York All Stars were the first African American basketball team to play the sport for financial gain.

Ever Feel Like This?

On January 30, 2008, in Humor, Kids, by Black Fives Foundation

When? Why? How do you respond? Have a story to share?

Bill Gates On Creative Capitalism: Why We Need To Listen

On January 25, 2008, in Business, Community, Goodwill, International, Motivation, by Black Fives Foundation

Bill Gates at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland calls for “creative capitalism,” the use of market forces to address the needs of the poor.

Idea Launches Black Pro Basketball Empire, This Date in 1923

On October 24, 2007, in Books, Business, Community, Culture, Motivation, Pioneers, by Black Fives Foundation

Robert “Bob” Douglas was by far the most successful basketball team owner of the Black Fives Era.

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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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