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Streetwear Designer Don C. Becomes Chicago Bulls' Creative Strategy And Design Advisor

Notable streetwear designer Don C. has inked a new deal. The National Basketball Association (NBA) reports Don C. will become the Creative Strategy and Design Advisor of the Chicago Bulls. Boasting a new title, Don C. and the team will spearhead projects and initiatives such as immersive experiences, fan engagement, digital content, retail products, youth programming, community outreach, and more. “Don is a true leader in the creative industry, a native Chicagoan who operates at the intersection of sports, culture and innovation,” said Susan Goodenow, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Communications at the Chicago Bulls, according to the NBA. “His unique skillset, interests and creativity have established him as a culture setter across the worlds of fashion, sports, and music. The Bulls have been very intentional about building relationships across the Chicago creative community, and through our work with Don we will look to take these efforts to the next level. We look...

Samantha Dorisca

Feb 17, 2022

Black Girl Ventures To Propel The Futures Of The Next Generation With Help From The NBA

Black Girl Ventures is making sure the futures of the next generation of entrepreneurs are in good hands. We are excited to announce that @blackgirlventures will be partnering with the @nba to launch BGV NextGen! Which HBCU should we recruit from first?! 👀 Drop your favorite HBCU in the comments… #communityornothing #bgv #hbcu — Omi (@theomibell) August 6, 2021 According to our sister site, Blavity News, 25 students will have an opportunity to advance their business plans with support from BGV and the National Basketball Association (NBA) through the launch of the BGV NextGen Program. “We are excited to announce that @blackgirlventures will be partnering with the @nba to launch BGV NextGen,” Shelly Bell said in a tweet in August 2021. We are excited to announce that @blackgirlventures will be partnering with the @nba to launch BGV NextGen! Which HBCU should we recruit from first?! 👀 Drop your favorite HBCU in the comments… #communityornothing #bgv #hbcu...

Samantha Dorisca

Jan 6, 2022

Jimmy Butler's Famous $20 Coffee Goes Official As He Ventures Into The Billion-Dollar Industry

What started off as a playful exchange of selling cups of coffee for $20 has led to Jimmy Butler pursuing his passion to launch a coffee brand of his own in an industry valued at $465.9 billion in 2020, according to the Global Coffee Market. As the National Basketball Association (NBA) headed to the bubble in Orlando, FL in 2020, Butler was disappointed at the lack of coffee options available. Looking to resolve his coffee cravings, Butler crafted his own “Big Face Coffee.” So apparently Jimmy Butler wasn't kidding about the up-charge for the use of his French Press at Disney. (From Meyers Leonard's Twitter): — Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) August 15, 2020 “The reasoning behind [the name Big Face Coffee] was when we first got into the Bubble during the pandemic, I remember opening up our per diem and it was like $2,080 in there. Basically 20 $100 bills and four $20 bills,” Jimmy Butler told People. He continued: “So I’m thinking, okay, if I charge $20 for a...

Samantha Dorisca

Oct 5, 2021

LeBron James Expected To Hit Billionaire Status Before The End Of 2021

LeBron James continues to level up. According to Forbes, the NBA superstar is set to become a billionaire before the end of the year and it’s not just from his talents on the court. Aside from dominating in the sports world, the 2003 draft pick is also a businessman. His strong business portfolio includes ownership in Fenway Sports Group, SpringHill Entertainment, and Blaze Pizza. While the sports industry may seem to produce tons of overnight millionaires with financial horror stories to match, James continues to beat the odds bringing in the dough and amassing an incredible amount of wealth well before his 40th birthday. He’s made an appearance in 10 NBA Finals, has won four of them, and has been deemed one of the best basketball players since Michael Jordan so success has been inevitable for the Akron, Ohio native. Now, as James prepares for the premiere of “Space Jam: A New Legacy,”  his financial portfolio is slated to hit over 10 figures thanks to his involvement in the film...

Shanique Yates

Jul 12, 2021

Foot Locker Surprises 20 High School Students With $20K Scholarships

These high school students are in for a real treat! The Foot Locker Foundation has announced its 2020-2021 Class of Scholar Athletes which includes 20 high school students from across the country who have exemplified academic excellence, strong skills in sports and within their communities. Each recipient will receive a $20,000 scholarship for the school of their choice. “We know that a quality education provides significant opportunities and breaks down barriers for today’s youth,” shared Richard Johnson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Foot Locker, Inc. “No young person should be forced to sacrifice their education because of cost. Our goal is to provide financial support to these exceptional individuals and help take that burden off their shoulders so they can focus on what matters – their academic work and personal growth. I’m incredibly proud of this year’s winners who have overcome so much all while working tirelessly in their communities to drive meaningful change.”...

Shanique Yates

May 26, 2021