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 Community, Culture, Motivation, by Black Fives Foundation

Robert “Bob” Douglas was by far the most successful basketball team owner of the Black Fives Era. On October 24, 1923, Douglas announced his plans to debut an all-black fully professional basketball team called the New York Renaissance, or “Rens” for short.

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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