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Louder Than Words: Our Continued Support

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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.

Community Voices

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

Episode 14: Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon links up to discuss his family’s history of supporting social justice

Episode 15: Retired Yankees great CC Sabathia discusses sports and educational opportunities in low income areas

Episode 16: Jalen Rose comes through to discuss the importance of voting

Episode 17: Becky G speaks on the importance of voting in the Latinx community

Episode 18: Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade speak on the importance of voting

Episode 19: Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade speak on the importance of giving back to the community

Episode 20: Sloane Stephens discusses the ways her foundation empowers kids around the world

Episode 21: JD Finish Line team members discuss what they’re doing to help counter social injustice in their community

Episode 22: Stephen A. Smith comes through to discuss the importance of HBCUs

Episode 23: Aaron Donald discusses the impact that education, sports, and nutrition have on youth

Episode 24: Todd Gurley discusses the importance of empowering and educating youth

Episode 25: Samantha Smith discusses the importance of supporting Black-owned business and mental health

Episode 26: Seth Curry and Callie Rivers discuss why impacting the community is so important for them

Episode 27: DaniLeigh comes through to discuss the importance of supporting families of abuse

Episode 28: DJ Khaled comes through to discuss his @WeTheBestFoundation and the work they do to help children

Episode 29: Dr. Calinda M. Lee, Head of Programs and Exhibitions at The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, speaks to some of Dr. King’s powerful work, his mission & legacy.

Episode 30: Charlamagne Tha God came through to discuss what MLK Day means to him.

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.

To date, we have donated to the following organizations supported by our guests:

#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.