Dick’s Sporting Goods In Harlem Making A Difference

harlem lacrosseFor a group of kids in Harlem, lacrosse has become a lifestyle. Depicted in two new national spots from Dick’s Sporting Goods (location on 125th Street in Harlem) set to premiere on Wednesday, the Harlem lacrosse team has become the latest beneficiary of the retailer’s program, Sports Matter. Continue Reading →

Mo’ne “Money” Davis Signs With Harlem Globetrotters

mone davis a harlem globe  trotter1Score another point for 14-year-old Mo’ne Davis!

Originally made famous by her stellar performance at the 2014 Little League World Series, Mo’ne is adding accomplishments to her resumé at a remarkable pace: a shoe line, a memoir, several athletic awards, and most recently, an offer from traveling exhibition basketball team, the Harlem Globetrotters. Continue Reading →

Salters Scene: The Annual Figure Skating In Harlem Stars Gala

Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem

By Udo Salters

On April 13th, The 10th Annual Skating with the Stars Gala A benefit gala for Figure Skating in Harlem took place in Manhattan. Normally held at the ice skating rink in Central Park, this year’s event was held at the fabulous event space 583 Park Avenue. Continue Reading →

Harlem Boxing Champion Harry “The Black Panther” Wills (video)

Harry_Willis_1916Harry “The Black Panther” (or “The Brown Panther”) Wills, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on May 15, 1889 was a heavyweight boxer who three times held the World Colored Heavyweight Championship. Continue Reading →

Harlem Athletes Are ‘Cross-Checking’ Hockey Stereotypes (audio)

2015_03_22_HarlemHockey_012Go to almost any suburban rink on an early winter morning and you’ll see equipment bags and hockey sticks being unloaded from SUVs and minivans, as dedicated parents bring their kids to predawn practice. Continue Reading →

Harlem Regatta Association, 1873

Sherman Creek Waterfront Esplanade Master PlanThe New York Rowing Association (the “Association”) was founded by returning civil war veterans in Harlem around 1866. Continue Reading →