Charles Barkley is playing his part in supporting Black scholars amid a drastic change regarding academia.
Jul 3, 2023
In spite of his uneasy relationship with Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley is not shy about giving him credit when it’s due. In this instance, Barkley’s bringing attention to his contract with Nike that the Chicago Bulls legend advised him on.
Apr 28, 2023
Charles Barkley has made a fortune but almost lost close to it due to his gambling habit.
Dec 28, 2022
Charles Barkley is donating $1 million to Jackson State University, but that’s not all.
Dec 14, 2022
Team ownership could very well be in the cards for Charles Barkley and another well-known Black public figure.
Oct 27, 2022
NBA coverage will remain consistent for a bit longer as TNT confirms the all-star group of Shaquille O’Neal, Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith, and Charles Barkley received contract extensions. However, this news comes off the heels of Barkley alluding to a possible retirement. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Boardroom (@boardroom)
Oct 18, 2022
Charles Barkley is making a difference in his hometown of Leeds, AL. According to Southern Living Magazine, he’s donated over $3 million in scholarships to the graduates of Leeds over the years. Plus, he also donated laptops and cleaning supplies, worked to ensure students would have Wi-Fi hotspots, and gave every school system employee $1,000.
Aug 4, 2022
After an NBA showdown, it’s become a staple to watch Charles Barkley discuss all that went down with his co-hosts on TNT’s “Inside the NBA.” With over 20 years under his belt with the popular sports studio show, the Hall of Famer and NBA analyst may be heading to cover a different sport.
Jul 22, 2022
When the phrase “Black Girl Magic” enters the chat, Atlanta’s Spelman College is usually a part of the conversation. Ranked as the top HBCU in the nation, Spelman has a 141-year history of educating Black women, and NBA legend Charles Barkley has taken notice. Recently, the former basketball superstar revealed that he would pledge $1 million to the historic institution for women.
Jul 11, 2022
Shaq may have an estimated $400 million fortune, but he shows no signs of slowing down. Throughout the years we have seen Shaquille O’Neal tap into various business ventures and rack up an impressive financial portfolio with ownership of over 50 brands, AfroTech previously reported. No stranger to the food industry, though, the Hall of Famer even reportedly became co-owner of Big Chicken with a Las Vegas, NV location alongside his friend Matt Silverman and agent Perry Rogers three years ago. However, it was new territory for O’Neal as it was his first time building a franchise from the ground up. And it seems as though he is faring well, having already launched a second location just last year in Glendale, CA. Plus, CNBC reports that in 2021, Big Chicken started accepting applications for franchises with costs ranging from $450,000 to $1.4 million. In addition, there’s a $40,000 franchise fee, and the restaurant takes five percent of sales and two percent combined for national and...
Nov 16, 2021
Hall of Famer Charles Barkley recently revealed in several interviews that he has plans to sell off some of his NBA memorabilia to help provide funds for affordable housing in his hometown of Leeds, Alabama. Barkley told WJOX 94.5 that he wants to make a difference in his old community and believes the best way to do so is to sell off his valuables, including his 1993 NBA MVP trophy, his 1996 Olympic gold medal and more memorabilia from the 1992 Dream Team. “I don’t think I have to walk around with my gold medal or my MVP trophy for people to know I’m Charles Barkley, so I’m going to sell all that crap,” Barkley said on the Dan Le Batard show last Thursday. “That just clutters my house. I used to keep it at my grandmother’s house, but they all passed away, and I don’t want that stuff crapping up my house.” The eyesores in the neighborhood, or rotted-out houses Barkley knew of growing up, have good reason to become spaces for affordable housing. “I want to work with the city of...
Mar 10, 2020