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Michael Jordan Is Donating $100 Million to Ensure Racial Equality & Social Justice

Michael Jordan Is Donating $100 Million to Ensure Racial Equality & Social Justice

Michael Jordan and his Jordan Brand have committed to donating $100 million over the next 10 years to “organizations dedicated to ensuring racial equality, social justice and greater access to education.”

Nike released a statement on Friday (June 5) to announce the massive donation.

“Jordan Brand is us, the Black Community,” the statement read. “Jordan Brand is more than one man. It has always been a family. We represent a proud family that has overcome obstacles, fought against discrimination in communities worldwide and that works every day to erase the stain of racism and the damage of injustice. The will, the work, the excellence the world has come to know is the result of one generation after another, pouring their dreams into the next.”

“It’s 2020, and our family now includes anyone who aspires to our way of life. Yet as much as things have changed, the worst remains the same,” the brand continued. “Black lives matter. This isn’t a controversial statement. Until the ingrained racism that allows our country’s institutions to fail is completely eradicated, we will remain committed to protecting and improving the lives of Black people.

“Today, we are announcing that Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand will be donating $100 million over the next 10 years to organizations dedicated to ensuring racial equality, social justice and greater access to education,” the statement concluded.

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Kendall Jenner's Pepsi Protest Commercial Is Being Recreated at BLM Protests

Kendall Jenner's Pepsi Protest Commercial Is Being Recreated at BLM Protests

It has been three years since Kendall Jenner was under fire for that Pepsi protest commercial and now people are recreating the ad while attending protests for Black Lives Matter.

In that commercial, Kendall is seen leaving a modeling gig and walking to a protest, where she hands a can of Pepsi to a police officer. The police officer takes a sip from the can while the protesters cheer him on.

The commercial was pulled and the brand released a statement in which they apologized to Kendall.

A viral photo has been spread on Twitter showing a protester offering a bottle of Pepsi to police officers, who are seen in riot gear. It does not look like the soda was accepted.

“I can’t believe someone actually did it,” Twitter user @PeaDeeKay tweeted along with the photo.

Here’s what Kendall had to say when she addressed the controversy, months after it happened.

Kelly Rowland Wears a 'Business Woman' Sweatshirt While Heading Out in Beverly Hills

Kelly Rowland Wears a 'Business Woman' Sweatshirt While Heading Out in Beverly Hills

Kelly Rowland is taking care of business.

The 39-year-old “Work” singer was spotted making a trip to an office wearing a “Business Woman” crewneck sweater on Friday (June 5) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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Kelly kept it low-key in jeans, sunglasses and a scarf wrapped around her face amid the pandemic as she made her way out for the daytime outing.

She recently made headlines for her super hot bikini selfie, flaunting her hot body at home.

She also proudly showed off in her newly released “Coffee” video: “Sometimes when women stand in our own sexuality, without approval from any external source, I think that there comes a different perspective, a different outlook, a different feeling, and usually we don’t even realize we’re doing it, but I think society has kind of made it that way, especially with the Black woman,” she explained of the clip. Watch it right here!

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Paul Walker's Manager Sues His Loan-Out Company Over Unpaid Commission

Paul Walker's Manager Sues His Loan-Out Company Over Unpaid Commission

Matt Luber, who was the manager of late actor Paul Walker, is suing the star’s loan-out company, Vagrant Inc., over unpaid commission.

Walker passed away in a car crash in November 2013 and Luber said that he continued to receive his 5% commission on the actor’s earnings for another five years after that, but then the payments stopped after Vagrant came under new management.

Variety reports that the lawsuit states, “Plaintiffs are at a total loss as to why they are now being forced to litigate given the history of friendship and mutual success. Sadly, the new ‘leadership’ of Vagrant has decided to brush aside the representatives who cared most about Mr. Walker during his life, and dutifully looked out for his personal and professional interests, simply to shave a line item off their balance sheet.”

Back in April, Paul‘s daughter Meadow Walker shared a rare video of her father.

Vanessa Bryant Celebrates What Would Have Been Gianna Bryant's 8th Grade Graduation

Vanessa Bryant Celebrates What Would Have Been Gianna Bryant's 8th Grade Graduation

Vanessa Bryant is celebrating an emotional milestone.

The 38-year-old wife of Kobe Bryant, who tragically died in a helicopter crash alongside their daughter Gianna, posted a special message for Gianna on Friday (June 5).

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“Congratulations on your 8th grade graduation Gigi. I love you forever and always. I’m so proud of you. ❤️, Mommy #classof2020,” she captioned a photo of Gigi‘s name surrounded by flowers.

Days before, Vanessa spoke out on behalf of her late husband, posting a photo of the basketball star wearing an “I Can’t Breathe” shirt amid global protests denouncing systemic racism and police brutality. See what she wrote…

Check out Vanessa Bryant‘s tribute…

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Grey's Anatomy's Ellen Pompeo & Giacomo Gianniotti Reunite for a Hike

Grey's Anatomy's Ellen Pompeo & Giacomo Gianniotti Reunite for a Hike

Ellen Pompeo steps out for some exercise with her longtime friend and co-star Giacomo Gianniotti on Friday morning (June 5) in Los Feliz, Calif.

The Grey’s Anatomy co-stars were spotted on a hike that morning.

Just one day earlier, Ellen took to Instagram to share a video that Giacomo made about his support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

“BEAUTIFUL WORDS LOVE YOU,” Ellen commented on Giacomo‘s page. She then shared the video to her own account.

“This is for the people who need to hear this not for the ones who don’t. Please don’t be overly critical as it leads to people being scared to speak out which equals silence which is deadly. He is coming with this message from a place of love and that is what the mission is LOVE❤️,” Ellen wrote on her page.

Watch the video below.

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'Black Lives Matter' Painted on D.C. Street Leading to the White House with Mayor's Permission

'Black Lives Matter' Painted on D.C. Street Leading to the White House with Mayor's Permission

The words “Black Lives Matter” have been painted in yellow on the street that leads to the White House in Washington, D.C.

Mayor Muriel Bowser gave her full support for the mural to be painted on 16th Street between K and H Streets and she also renamed a section of the street to “Black Lives Matter Plaza.”

John J. Falcicchio, who works on the Mayor’s staff, tweeted, “There was a dispute this week about whose street this is. Mayor Bowser wanted to make it abundantly clear that this is DC’s street and to honor demonstrators who peacefully protesting on Monday evening.”

The street painting came after Mayor Bowser asked the president to “withdraw all extraordinary federal law enforcement and military presence from Washington, D.C.”

Watch a video of volunteers painting the mural below.

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