Riddick Bowe former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world is now broke and homeless. Rock Newman lives a lie in black and white on color television. He rides around DC in a white Rolls Royce with a white poodle on the front seat. Negroes and colored people flock to his TV show like he is a spokesman for the black community. We are still looking for love in all the wrong places!
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam recently caused a funk in the DMV (DISTRICT, MARYLAND, and VIRGINIA) and beyond after a 1984 college yearbook photo with him appeared in a KKK robe or in blackface! My question is what do you say and do when a television personality is caught in blackface pretending to be white his entire adult life?
In June 2005 there was a press conference held at the ESPN Zone in Washington, D. C to talk about the upcoming Mike Tyson vs Kevin McBride heavyweight boxing match scheduled for Washington, DC. The undercard would feature the undefeated Laila Ali the daughter of The Greatest, Muhammad Ali.
I was seated down front when the event’s co-promoter Rock Newman walked into the room. The next thing he said, “Joining us today is one of DC’s greatest athletes and sports media personalities, Mr. Harold Bell.” To say I was surprised would be an understatement. I had to check the room to see if there was another Harold Bell seated somewhere! I made my way to the podium after the introduction of the fighters and thanked Rock for his kind words. During that conversation with him and the co-promoter in name only, Marty Wynn, I suggested to Rock and Marty the idea of taking the fighters out into the community with a message “Spread the love and stop the violence.” He then told Marty to give me “All Access” to the fighters. Marty then suggested that “We will get some tickets for Harold’s kids.” As I exited the ESPN Zone I encountered my former Winston-Salem State University roommate and football teammate, D. C. Boxing Commissioner, Dr. Arnold McKnight.
I told him to expect a call from Rock Newman describing how he disarmed and handled me at the press conference. Right on cue, Rock called him the very next morning saying, “Have you ever seen Harold Bell so meek, did I handle him or what?” Dr. McKnight called me immediately and said, “Your boy just called as you had predicted.”
People like Rock Newman are so predictable, once they get two dollars more than someone else, suddenly they become smarter and FREE.
Harold Bell’s interview with boxing historian the late great Bert Sugar. Bert’s countdown to the best pound for pound fighters in the world he explains why Johnson was the greatest.
Hear and see Harold Bell’s exclusive one-on-one interview with Muhammad Ali immediately after he stunned the world with his 8th round knock out of the undefeated Heavyweight Champion of the World—George Foreman in Zaire, Africa in 1974. The fight now known as the “RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE”. Ali’s brother Rahman and George’s brother Roy reflect on their brothers’ legacy. There will be discussions with local amateur and pro champions about today’s state of boxing local and global.
WHERE: THE CHARLES HOUSTON COMMUNITY CENTER
901 WYTHE STREET, ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA
DATE: FRIDAY FEBRUARY 15, 2019
TIME: 5 PM UNTIL 8 PM
HOST: ANTHONY ‘TONY’ SUGGS
SATURDAY MID DAY
WHERE: THE RIDGE ROAD COMMUNITY CENTER
830 RIDGE ROAD SE WASHINGTON, DC 20019
DATE: SATURDAY FEBRUARY 16, 2018
TIME: 12 NOON UNTIL 3 PM
HOST: SONNY HICKS
WHERE: DC DREAM CENTER
2826 Q STREET SE WASHINGTON, DC 20020
DATE: SATURDAY FEBRUARY 16, 2019
TIME: 4 PM UNTIL 7 PM
HOST: ERNEST CLOVER
ROUND TABLE FORUM: If you have a boxing background and want to participate please call 240-705-3447
JACK JOHNSON AMERICA’S FIRST BLACK HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION!
Boxing is among the first and most high profile sports to accept African-American in terms of equality. Boxing has always had a unique role in American culture in the black community. Boxing has always been political its refusal to allow blacks an opportunity to fight for the Heavyweight Championship was called Drawing the color line. This exhibit examines the impact Jack Johnson had while making boxing an “Even Playing Field” for black Americans.
MODERATOR and TOUR DIRECTOR: AARON SNOWELL
The Jack Johnson Exhibit
The Jack Johnson Exhibit as it relates to Black History Month will be on display in DC during the month of February, Friday 15th and Saturday 16th. Jack Johnson was the first black heavyweight champion of the world winning the title in 1908.
The Tour Round by Round
Aaron Snowell, the Host and Tour Director has been inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame and the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame.
Meet Aaron Snowell
The Exhibit Show Times: will be Friday February 15th from 5 pm until 8 pm at the Charles Houston Recreation Center in Alexandria, Virginia, located at 901 Wythe Street.
Saturday February 16th the exhibit travels to Washington, DC and will showcase at the Ridge Road Recreation Center located at 830 Ridge Road, SE 20019 from 12 noon until 3 pm.
The tour closes Saturday evening where it will showcase at the SE Dream Center from 4 pm until 7 pm located at 2826 Q Street SE Washington, DC 20020.
Harold Bell founder of Kids In Trouble & Host of Inside Sports / will be the host and coordinator for DC Exhibit 240-705-3447 / firstname.lastname@example.org
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Unj4vq_dKKw / Emmy Award winner Actor/Producer Robert Hooks intro “Harold Bell & Muhammad Ali Uncovered & Uncrowned.”
Jack Johnson Exhibit