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Michael Jordan And The Jordan Brand Pledge $1M To Support Aspiring Black Journalists

Calling all aspiring journalists! Michael Jordan and the Jordan Brand are about to bless you in a huge way. The basketball legend has made a $1 million commitment to fuel the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting’s efforts to bring more diversity to the field. Announced in May, the grant will allow the Society to build a summer journalism program at a Historically Black North Carolina college, further its college internship partnerships, as well as launch a yearlong high school journalism project at a majority Black and Latina public high school located in Jordan’s home state of North Carolina. “Investigative reporting is the most important reporting in our democracy,” said Society co-founder Nikole Hannah-Jones in an official release shared with AfroTech. “It’s the reporting that holds power accountable, that unearths the way it’s wielded, that tells the stories that people don’t want [to be] told. Our democracy is in crisis as politicians are advancing a wave of voter...

Shanique Yates

Sep 10, 2021