Bob Douglas, Father Of Black Professional Basketball And Founder Of The NY Rens Basketball Team

Robert L. Douglas, November 4, 1882 – July 16, 1979, was the founder of the New York Renaissance “Rens” basketball team in Harlem, NY. Nicknamed the “Father of Black Professional Basketball.” Continue Reading →

Facebook, NYC Parks, And Publicolor Reimagine Marcus Garvey Park Basketball Court

Facebook’s Artist in Residence (AIR) Program is giving the Marcus Garvey Park basketball court in Harlem a makeover thanks to a partnership with NYC Parks and the help of students from Publicolor.
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The One Hundred Black Men Of NY Host The NBA Finals Watch Party In Harlem

The One Hundred Black Men of New York brings together young professionals, influencers and sports enthusiasts to mix and mingle while watching Game 1 of the NBA Finals, Golden State Warriors Vs The Toronto Raptors. Continue Reading →

The Way Americans Regard Sports Heroes Versus Intellectuals Speaks Volumes

By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

On 19 April 1980, more than 50,000 Parisians marched through the streets to mourn the loss of one of their own reports our source. Continue Reading →

Calvin Ramsey Going Home Service At Convent Avenue Baptist Church In Harlem (Photos)

Photographs by Ed Davila

On Thursday, April 4th, 2019,  was the Calvin “Cal” Ramsey Going Home Service attended by basketball legends Pee Wee Kirkland, John Starks, Earl “The Pearl” Monroe, Tiny Archibald and many, many others at Convent Avenue Baptist Church in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

Rucker Park Legends, NBA Greats And Baller Icons Pay Homage To The Harlem Court

New York is a basketball city and home to Madison Square Garden, sometimes referred to as the “Mecca of Basketball.” Continue Reading →

He’s Not A Knick, But We Love That Steph Curry Is A PGA Jr. League Game Changer

Don’t get it twisted we’re all New York Knicks fans, but we love that Steph Curry is League Ambassador of PGA Jr. Continue Reading →

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