Harlem Junior Tennis And Education Program Gala (Photos)

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The Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program (HJTEP) celebrated its 44th year of extraordinary service and dedication to its program participants on Monday, April 25, 2016.

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Former NY Giants Justin Tuck & His Wife Honored In Harlem

justin_tuckRecognition of Lauran and Justin Tuck’s leadership in promoting financial literacy education for young people through their foundation; discussion by financial experts of the critical need for effective personal finance education in the U.S.; Continue Reading →

Fitzpatrick Re-Signed As NY Jets Take Next Big Step

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We know many Harlemites love to hate the NY Jets, but the NY Post reports that the Jets are working on clearing some salary cap space in hopes of getting a deal done with free agent quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. Continue Reading →

Uptown Games Mark Fifth Anniversary And Running

uptown games 1Senator Adriano Espaillat, Council Members Ydanis Rodriguez and Mark Levine, the Armory Foundation and the New York Road Runners held the fifth annual Uptown Games, at The Armory New Balance Track & Field Center. Continue Reading →

5th Annual Uptown Games Set For Sunday At Armory (update)

Uptown GamesSenator Adriano Espaillat, Council Members Ydanis Rodriguez and Mark Levine, the Armory Foundation and New York Road Runners announce the free fifth annual Uptown Games, to be held Sunday (April 3rd) at The Armory New Balance Track & Field Center.

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‘Jackie Robinson’ By Ken Burns At The Schomburg In Harlem

circa 1945: A portrait of the Brooklyn Dodgers' infielder Jackie Robinson in uniform. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Jackie Robinson, a two-part, four-hour film directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon, tells the story of an American icon whose life-long battle for first-class citizenship for all African Americans transcends even his remarkable athletic achievements. Continue Reading →

Harlem Olympian Frank “Rock Star” Hussey NY 1905 – 1974

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Francis Valentine Joseph “Frank” Hussey was born on February 14, 1905 on 129th Street in Harlem, New York. He was an American athlete, winner of gold medal in 4×100 m relay at the 1924 Summer Olympics and considered one of the “Rock Stars of Track.” Continue Reading →

EPIX Original Documentary Airs “Serena” An Intimate Portrait

SERENA1Premium TV network EPIX® announced today that the EPIX Original Documentary Serena, an intimate portrait of 4-time Olympic Gold Medalist and International sports icon and Harlem fave Serena Williams, will make its World Television Premiere on EPIX on June 22, 2016 at 8pm ET/PT, 7C. Continue Reading →

Join Reel Sisters Women’s History Month Screening Of ALTHEA

Althea Gibson at the West Side Tennis Club Forest Hills NY ca 1950 Credit CorbisReel 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. Continue Reading →

The Raz Report: Giants Elevate McAdoo

FILE - In this June 18, 2015, file photo, New York Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo talks to reporters during NFL football minicamp in East Rutherford, N.J. A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press the Giants are hiring offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo as their next head coach. McAdoo, 38, is being given the job a little more than a week after Tom Coughlin stepped down after 12 seasons, the person spoke Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the team has not officially announced the hiring. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

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I wish I had a dollar for every time I heard someone call Ben McAdoo Bob since he arrived in New York. Ben is not Bob McAdoo, the original Kevin Durant, a 6’10’’ baller who would drain a shot a step over the half court line. Continue Reading →