Social Justice

Michael Jordan Among 8 Members of First NBA Foundation Board

Michael Jordan, now chairman of the Charlotte Hornets, is among the inaugural members of the NBA Foundation’s Board of Directors, the league and NBA Players’ Association announced on Oct. 9. […]

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Q&A: Chiney Ogwumike on ESPN Radio Success, WNBA and Player Activism

Chiney Ogwumike talks her dual careers as a radio personality and WNBA star. Ogwumike and Mike Golic Jr. are ESPN Radio’s “secret sauce.”

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Alicia Keys, NFL Launch $1 Billion Fund for Black-Owned Businesses

Additional partners and contributors to the fund beyond Keys and the NFL were not disclosed, Billboard reported, but organizers are looking to create a “multi-sector contributor field.”

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ESPN To Show Protesting Players And Singing of Black National Anthem

ESPN is planning live coverage of player protests and singing of the Black national anthem during Week 1 of “Monday Night Football.”

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San Francisco 49ers Select Recipients of Social Justice Grants

The San Francisco 49ers have selected nine recipients for portions of the $1 million grant from CEO Jed York that was announced May 30 following the police killing of George […]

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Vikings Allocate $1 Million to Voting, Education, Criminal Justice Reform

The Vikings’ social justice committee, which launched in 2018, is one of 17 that currently exist around the NFL, according to an ESPN story from July.

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Kickoff Countdown

The NFL announced additional in-game social justice awareness initiatives on Monday. NFL end zones will be inscribed with “It Takes All Of Us” on one end line and “End Racism” […]

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CNN Adds Warriors’ Draymond Green as Latest Athlete Contributor

CNN has added Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green as a contributor to its coverage. Anchor and chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper announced Green’s hiring on his show on Aug. […]

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NBA, Players Form Social Justice Coalition, Will Resume Playoffs Aug. 29

The NBA playoffs will resume Aug. 29 after a three-day hiatus due to player protests of police violence, sparked by the Milwaukee Bucks’ strike before their scheduled Game 5 matchup […]

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DraftKings to Donate Day of Revenues When NBA, WNBA Return

Daily fantasy sports provider and sportsbook operator DraftKings will donate 100% of its revenues to charities and other initiatives that combat racial injustice in the United States from the days […]

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