Michael Jordan and the Jordan Brand have distributed donations to three organizations this week after committing $100 million toward fighting systemic racism over the next 10 years.
On Wednesday, the NBA legend and Jordan Brand announced the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the Formerly Incarcerated and Convicted People and Families Movement will both receive $1 million in support. The Black Voters Matter Fund, which advocates for voting rights and access, will receive $500,000, bringing the total for the first round of funds to $2.5 million.
“I’m all in with Jordan Brand, the Jordan family and our partners, who share a commitment to address the historical inequality that continues to plague Black communities in the U.S.,” Jordan, owner of the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets, said in a statement. “There is a long history of oppression against Black Americans that holds us back from full participation in American society. We understand that one of the main ways we can change systemic racism is at the polls.”
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