In 1940 census, Harlemite Althea Gibson Didn’t Exist

It was on the streets of her Harlem neighborhood in the 1940s that teenager Althea Gibson began working on the tennis skills that would take her all the way to winning Wimbledon. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible images that we’ve posted this year that set…

Join Reel Sisters Women’s History Month Screening Of ALTHEA

Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series will present a screening of ALTHEA, a documentary on Harlem’s Althea Gibson, the first African-American tennis player to win Wimbledon and the U.S. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible images that we’ve posted this year that set…

Harlem’s NBPC Gives Grant To ‘Althea’ Documentary (updated)

The Harlem-based National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) has made a grant in support of Althea, the award-winning documentary about trailblazing tennis star Althea Gibson. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible images that we’ve posted this year that set 2022 apart.

Megan Duchess Of Sussex Wins In Timeless Harlem Style At Wimbledon 2018

The Megan Duchess of Sussex wearing timeless Althea Gibson Harlem tennis style and the Duchess of Cambridge attended Wimbledon together for the first time on Saturday afternoon to watch the women’s singles final. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible images that we’ve posted this year that…

Join The Free Lacoste Pro Tennis Clinic In Central Park

In a Harlem community that produced Althea-Gibson, you know we love tennis. That’s why its great that you and the family can cap off the summer and celebrate the 2016 US Open with CityParks Tennis and Lacoste!  PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible images that we’ve posted…

Mayor Dinkins Remembers Harlem’s Cosmopolitan Tennis Club (video)

Harlem fave and NYC Mayor David Dinkins recalls Harlem’s Cosmopolitan Tennis Club the nurturing grounds for Althea Gibson, Arthur Ashe, the Katrina Adams CEO and President of the United State Tennis Association (USTA) and more. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible images that we’ve posted this…

Harlem Tennis & Birthday Salute To Mayor Dinkins

Mayor Dinkins is excited about sharing the program kick-off birthday celebration with friends and families on July 11th. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible images that we’ve posted this year that set 2022 apart.