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 →

Mayors Office, NYC Football Announce Partnership To Broadcast And Training To Students

The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) and the New York City Football Club (NYCFC) today announced a new partnership that will, for the first time, broadcast live all NYCFC games during the 2018 Major League Soccer season on WNYE 91.5 FM, the City of New York’s official radio station. Continue Reading →

The Black Gymnasts Who Broke Barriers, Before Simone And Gabby, There Was Wendy Hilliard

It’s a heartbreaking and tragic time for U.S.A. Gymnastics. These courageous athletes have proven how strong they are, on and off the mat. Another courageous gymnast, Wendy Hilliard, the first black rhythmic gymnast to compete on a U.S. national team. Continue Reading →

Former NY Giants Star Quarterback And World Champion Phil Simms To Host Big Game Viewing Party

Okay, Harlem football fans, we know Phil Simms may have coined the phrase “I’m going to Disney World” following his Big Game win in 1987, but the legendary quarterback is ‘going to Empire City Casino’ for this year’s Big Game. Continue Reading →

Julius Erving Becomes Dr. J At Harlem’s Famed Rucker Park, 1970’s (Video)

Matt Formica writes in Hoopsvibe that Dr. J’s performance in Harlem was one of the Three of the most legendary performances at Rucker Park ever. Continue Reading →

No One Is Impressed With This French Soccer Knucklehead’s Blackface “Tribute”

SBNation reports that a ignorant photo of soccer star Antoine Griezmann in not just blackface, but makeup covering his entire body. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s “Mini Michael Jordan” Signs With Harlem Globetrotters (Video)

NY Post reports that a 4-foot-5 hoopster dubbed the “mini Michael Jordan” has been signed by the Harlem Globetrotters — the team’s shortest player ever. Continue Reading →

Chelsea, FC Harlem Growing “The Beautiful Game” Soccer In Harlem And Beyond

NY Sports Today reports that while the debate continues on about where New York City Football Club will eventually find a home, a stone’s throw from their current home, Yankee Stadium … Continue Reading →

A Day In The Life, Of Harlem Lacrosse Students (Video)

US Lacrosse Magazine reports on the day in the life of Harlem Lacrosse, students featuring PS 76, a public middle school in Central Harlem where lacrosse has become part of the fabric of the school. Continue Reading →

Lewis Hamilton’s World, F1 Racing’s Most Successful

The Guardian reports that there may have been no win in Mexico for Lewis Hamilton but after a nail-biting finale the British driver ensured he earned the glory by securing his fourth Formula One world championship. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s John Carlos At The 1968 Summer Olympic’s

John Wesley Carlos, born June 5, 1945- , is an American former track and field athlete and professional football player. Continue Reading →

Biles, “Big Papi”, Wambach, Mourning, Taylor, Wambach, Estefan At Great Sports Legends Dinner

Harlem World Magazine loves a good cause, and on Monday, September 25, 2017, the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis had its 32nd Great Sports Legends Dinner Red Carpet at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York City. Continue Reading →

Billie Jean King And Others Raise $200K For Harlem’s Wendy Hilliard Gymnastics Foundation

Last night, the Wendy Hilliard Gymnastics Foundation (WHGF), a not-for-profit organization that provides free and low-cost quality gymnastics for inner-city youth, hosted their 5th Annual Gala Celebration in New York City. Continue Reading →

Is Harlem The Site For A Steinbrenner-Owned Soccer Team?

Amp The Mag reports that a new venue battle lead by James Dolan and Tim Leiweke’s Oak View Group is taking shape in New York City, but this time the rival is not AEG. Continue Reading →

Syracuse Big Man From Harlem Taurean Thompson Transfers To Seton Hall

NJ.com reports that first there were rumors. Then came the reports. On Tuesday, Seton Hall made it official — Taurean Thompson is a Pirate. Continue Reading →

Harlemite And Cincinnati Bengals Ken Avery 1950 – Present

Kenneth William Avery, born May 23rd, 1944 at at 124th Street and Amsterdam Avenue in Harlem, NY is a former professional American football player. Continue Reading →

The Nerve, Brooklyn Stickball Team Takes On Harlem In Coney Island

Brooklyn News 12 reports that the Brooklyn stickball team took on the Harlem stickball team Sunday for the second annual stickball challenge in Coney Island. Continue Reading →

Murder, Hard Drugs, And Harlem, The Life Of Surfing Champion Rick Rasmussen

The Inertia reports that surfing attracts more than its fair share of interesting characters. Continue Reading →

Sponsored Love: Ice Hockey In Harlem Benefit On The Green Auction Is Open!

Ice Hockey in Harlem Friends and Supporters, the folks at Ice Hockey in Harlem is have their annual Benefit on the Green event is this Monday, August 7th, 2017. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Joseph “Ten Yards” Yancey, 1910-1991

In 1936, Joseph James Yancey Jr., 1910-1991 co-founded the New York Pioneers Track and Field Club. This interracial track team, which has developed many Olympic athletes, was the first of its kind in the United States. Continue Reading →