In the collegiate sports industry, black athletes and the black community are exploited, enriching others while leaving the community and, ultimately, the athletes themselves destitute.
FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department’s Annual Safe Haven Tourney will be held between several area youth centers including Lakeside Middle School, Weisser Park Elementary and Greater Progressive Family Life Center, beginning at 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11 and all day Saturday, Oct. 12. The registration deadline for the Safe Haven Basketball Tournament […]
By Benjamin Todd Jealous NAACP President In 2011, 17,500 college basketball players were registered with the National Collegiate Athletic Association. That year, 48 college players were drafted by NBA teams. What happens to the undrafted? Some bounce around the international leagues for a few years, and a few even make it to the NBA. Many […]
Eric Hackley talks with Wayne Township Trustee Richard Stevenson, retired FWCS Educator Velvet Brooks and retired laborer Archie Smith. All three graduated Central High School during the Civil Rights Movement and during the time of the March on Washington and went on to be successful in their respective careers.
FORT WAYNE—The Summit City Youth Prep Summer Basketball League is scheduled to hold registrations from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., every Saturday from June 1 through June 22 at Parkwood Church, 3320 Trier Road. The league is open to young people age 14 through 18. The cost for the season is $100, which includes the cost of T-shirts and season awards.
For five long years, Coach Steve Emerson has persevered in his mission to help young people through sports. And while basketball is a passion he wants to share with them, it’s only a means to and end that is his real focus—teaching them valuable life lessons and opening pathways to higher education through his Summit City Youth Prep Basketball League.