The mission of the Black Fives Foundation is to use the pre-1950 history of African Americans in basketball to teach, enlighten, and inspire, while honoring its pioneers and their descendants.
As part of its grand opening, the Barclays Center has invited many of the known living descendants of early Brooklyn-based Black Fives Era pioneers.
If a community initiative passes final City Council approval, New York City will rename a Bronx street after former Harlem Rens star John Isaacs. It is a section of Hoe Avenue that runs alongside the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club where Isaacs worked as a youth counselor for nearly 50 years.
In an unprecedented move, the Basketball Hall of Fame announced Friday that it has formed a new Early African-American Pioneers of the Game committee, which has the clout to induct with a direct vote.
NBC4 in Washington, D.C. is airing this television segment celebrating the contributions of Black Fives Era basketball pioneer and contributor Edwin Bancroft Henderson.
Tying in to tonight’s Presidential State of the Union, here is a 1941 game ticket for a pro basketball doubleheader featuring the all-black New York Rens, to celebrate F.D.R.’s birthday and benefit the Infantile Paralysis Fund — a rare and historical artifact from the Black Fives Era.