Philadelphia Tribune Girls
The Philadelphia Tribune Girls were an African American women's basketball team in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1930 to 1942. They were sometimes called "the Newsgirls," as they were sponsored by the Philadelphia Tribune, the city's most influential black newspaper.
They were rarely beaten, taking on African American high school, college and club teams and occasionally white women's teams. They were declared national black women's champions most years of their existence. One of their biggest stars was Ora Mae Washington, considered by some to be the greatest female athlete of her time and by all knowledgeable observers as the greatest African American female athlete of her day.