Michael Jordan Pledges $100 million To Black Community
By David Johnson/BNC Digital Reporter
Legendary basketball player Michael Jordan, and his Jordan Brand pledged $100 million over 10 years to organizations “dedicated to fighting racial inequality, social justice, and greater education,” Jordan Brand announced in a statement Friday afternoon.
Jordon released a message and tweeted the following statement via twitter:
“Black lives matter. This isn’t a controversial statement. We are you. We are family. We are a community.”
“I am deeply saddened, truly pained and plain angry. I see and feel everyone’s pain, outrage and frustration. I stand with those who are calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of color in our country. We have had enough” , said Michael Jordan.
Jordan joins the many black celebrities and athletes that haven’t just talked about change, but done something to push us another step closer to it.