Remembering And Celebrating An East Harlem Legend, Herbert “Chuck” Griffin

By Ed Davila June 17, 2020, marked the 92nd birthday of Herbert “Chuck” Griffin, the legendary East Harlem coach and social activist. Become an Harlem World Insider – Sign-Up For Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Althea Gibson First Black Woman To Win A Championship At Wimbledon

Althea Gibson, August 25, 1927 – September 28, 2003, was an American tennis player and professional golfer, and the first black athlete of either gender to cross the color line Continue Reading →

City Parks Is Looking For The Next Althea Gibson At The Lacoste Tennis Academy Tryouts

Harlem has tons of talent, ask Althea Gibson, who was the first black woman to win a Championship at Wimbledon. Become an Harlem World Insider – Sign-Up For Our Newsletter!

Legendary Martina Navratilova Honored By Harlem Junior Tennis & Education Program

WTA Tennis reports that WTA legend Martina Navratilova was presented with the Shining Star Award by the Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program at a charity gala in New York City Continue Reading →

NYC Education Experts Call Schools From Harlem To Hollis ‘Failure Factories’

The NY Posts reports that there are the schools Mayor de Blasio doesn’t mention. At 32 city elementary and middle schools, the average English-math proficiency rate on state exams has not Continue Reading →

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 Continue Reading →