MICHAEL JORDAN, JORDAN BRAND PLEDGE $100M

Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand have announced a $100 million donation to organizations dedicated to promoting racial equality and social justice.

Per a joint statement Friday from Jordan and Jordan Brand, the donation will be paid out over 10 years with the goal of “ensuring racial equality, social justice and greater access to education”:

In the aftermath of Floyd’s death, as well as the recent killings of Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, a number of current and former athletes have joined the call for social justice reform.

Jordan has made donations in the past to support organizations committed to improving relations between law enforcement and the black community. He pledged $1 million each to the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s Institute for Community-Police Relations and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund in 2016.

“I don’t have the answers, but our collective voices show strength and the inability to be divided by others. We must listen to each other, show compassion and empathy and never turn our backs on senseless brutality.” – Michael Jordan

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