Louder Than Words: Our Continued Support
On June 3rd we took a stand against racial injustice and published our initial statement in support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement and the Black community. Every day since we’ve worked to ensure our actions speak louder than our words. While much more is to come, our monetary donation and Community Voices are our first steps in us becoming a stronger ally.
The next step in our commitment/responsibility to being a better ally. We will be highlighting and amplifying black voices within our community. Each week we’ll be hosting an IG Live with a guest who will help us dive into important topics about the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
Episode One: Discussing Juneteenth w/ Terrence J
Episode Two: Discussing Allyship w/ Evelynn Escobar-Thomas
Episode Three: Discussing the Evolution of Black Music in America w/ Lenny Santiago
Episode Four: Discussing the Importance of Mentorship in the Black Community w/ Kareem ‘Biggs’ Burke
Episode Five: Discussing the Plight of Inner City Youth w/ Lala Anthony
Episode 6: Discussing the challenges the Black community faces in Washington, D.C. with John Wall
Episode 7: Discussing the #BlackLivesMatter movement and Indigenous Australian basketball with Patty Mills
Episode 9: Discussing the importance of supporting Black-owned business with Moe Harkless.
Episode 10: Discussing the impact that the NBA has on social justice issues and the importance of Black mentorship with Tobias Harris.
Episode 11: Discussing the NBA’s efforts in amplifying the importance of #BLM and the role that education plays in moving towards change with Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Stanley Johnson.
Episode 13: Knicks forward Julius Randle discusses the importance of education opportunities in low-income communities
Our Commitment to Act
When we published our initial statement we made an obligation to act. This is our first short term action against that obligation. Our company as well as our Youth Foundation will donate an initial $1.5 million to amplify local and national organizations that make a difference in Black communities as well as programs and initiatives to create a more diverse workforce and progress the careers and education of many of our employees. We are still finalizing the details, however these funds will help us evolve in the right ways.
#FNLFam Stands Against Racial Injustice
This isn’t just about the words. This is our obligation to act. Our commitment to support our customers, employees and the communities we live in. Together, we are forming our plan for action and invite you to be a vital part of it. Fill out this form and help us take action.