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.”

Taken from official Jordon page

Jordan, who typically remained silent on social issues during his playing days, spoke out this week about George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis.

“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.

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