Michael Jordan Announces Latest Round of Grants to Support Black Community

FILE – Basketball legend Michael Jordan speaks during a press conference ahead of an NBA basketball game between the Charlotte Hornets and Milwaukee Bucks in Paris, in this Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, file photo. Jordan is donating $10 million to launch two medical clinics in underserved communities near his hometown in North Carolina, a regional health care system announced Monday, Feb. 15 2021. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)

NBA legend Michael Jordan and his Nike Jordan Brand announced the latest round of grants through its Black Community Commitment on Friday.

The commitment, which was launched last July and aims to “directly impact the fight against systemic racism,” includes a $100 million pledge over a decade.

Here are the latest grant recipients:

  • National Museum of African American History and Culture ($3 million over three years)
  • Morehouse College ($1 million over two years)
  • Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting ($1 million over two years)

The announcement noted the latest round of donations is focused on creating a “more complete understanding of how structural racism has impacted American history.”

“Education is crucial for understanding the Black experience today,” Jordan said. “We want to help people understand the truth of our past, and help tell the stories that will shape our future.”

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SOURCE: Bleacher Report, Tim Daniels

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