Washington Star Sports Media Critic William Taaffe: “Most sports talk shows do not contain intimate bits of verse set to music, as Bell’s show did on WYCB 1340 last week. Let’s say it right at the top: “Inside Sports” is a jewel of a program–easily the most reflective and provocative radio sports talk show in Washington, DC. Its guest actually say something. The other sports talk shows are bland by comparison.”

Bell seen here with co-host NBA legend Red Auerbach. He is the only sports talk show host in the DMV the Washington Post ever featured in two different stories in the same edition June 21, 1989. His sports archives reads like a Who’s Who!

He was the first sports talk show host to be read into the Congressional Record by Congressman Lou Stokes (D-Ohio) on the House floor on Capitol Hill in 1974.

He was the first sports talk show host named Washingtonian of the Year by Washingtonian Magazine in 1980.

Harold Bell is the only sports talk show host in America to campaign for two pro athletes individually and successfully have them inducted into their hall of fames, Willie Wood (NFL)1989 and Earl Lloyd (NBA) 2003.

Black Men in America.com the on-line magazine is ranked No. 6 among the 50 most read on-line black websites in America. The No. 1 blogger and most popular search engine is HAROLD BELL.

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5. all in one master tonic 3.38%


The applause and comments of Ali’s family following your Tribute to Muhammad Ali on Tuesday, June 4th marking the 3rd anniversary of his death on June 3rd 2016 are still echoing through my heart on FB. It was one of the most stirring presentations since I been on FB. I am sure that I missed a wonderful evening to be a part of this event. I am more grateful, knowing the sacrifices you made to get to the Miracle Theatre on Capitol Hill. I am still one of your supporters. Your generosity with your time and compassion is even greater than your eloquence as a Black sports historian in the DMV. Your contributions are priceless! Carl White

Harold, you are creating another, Inside Sports that will live on forever in the DMV. Everyone can learn something from you about Black contribution in sports. Beautiful faces at the Miracle Theatre! Carl White


Harold that was a beautiful tribute to the people’s champ it was good to see you make it happen. Larry Q Ball Steel

It was a wonderful tribute and evening to The Greatest. / Bernard Wallace
The tribute was a wonderful event/ Sylvia Traymore and Chris Thomas were hilarious!! Dick Smith closeout with My Way was a perfect end to the evening / Gloria Roberts

Much respect for this great moment in memory of a great human being Muhammad Ali put together by Harold Bell and supported by family and friends.360+666 in this realm…****HAM without the pork.. Humam Adulamalik

You are the truth Mr. Bell. Al-Malik Farrakhan

Harold as always you’re keeping our precious community gifts of the past alive less we forget…God Bless You Harold. Darnel Bethell

Thank you Harold as you mentored my Brother Dale and me and countless others…God Bless You Harold thanks always for your kindness your smile for being you….Darnell Bethel

Great event, Harold, and historic. Ali was a great man, and I am looking forward to your documentary. Be blessed and continue to be lead by grace and the Almighty, love you madly. Dick Smith

“I Remember Ali” It was a wonderful event! Homai Maier

“In the 10 years Harold Bell has been writing for Black Men in America no one has ever seriously challenged one of his blogs.” Gary Johnson CEO & Publisher

“Harold, congratulations, your archives are valuable and should be given the broadest possible exposure. Your discs and videos of your programs belong in the new Smithsonian Institution of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). A wing of the new museum will be dedicated to the struggle in sports and will be titled “Leveling the Playing Field”. Your work was a major force over the years in leveling the playing field, especially in terms of the struggle to define and project “Our Truth!” Dr. Harry Edwards


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