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Michael Jordan pledges $100m to fight racism

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NBA legend Michael Jordan has announced that he will be donating $100m (£79m) to help projects and organisations in the battle for racial equality and social justice.

It comes amid the series of protests in the United States after George Floyd, an unarmed black man, died when a white police officer knelt down on his neck for over eight minutes in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Large protest  have also taken place in order parts of the world to support the Black Lives Matter movement, with hundreds of people gathering in London over the last few days.

In a short statement, the Jordan Brand said: “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 the Jordan Brand will be donating $100m over the next 10 years to organisations dedicated to ensuring racial equality, social justice and greater access to education.

Yusuf Luka, is a journalist by profession with few years of experience, I am also a graduate of Bingham University. Outside of work, I enjoy hiking with friends, Reading books, and Watching movies. Let's connect on social media.

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