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Denver Broncos Quarterback Russell Wilson Now Has The Second-Largest Contract In NFL History

Russell Wilson is getting to the money with his latest contract as a long-term quarterback for the Denver Broncos. According to Forbes, the team signed the Super Bowl champion to a contract extension that marks the second-largest contract in NFL history.

Sep 1, 2022

Russell Wilson And Ciara Commit An Annual $500K Donation To Colorado Nonprofits

Russell Wilson and Ciara have yet to cease their commitment to giving back. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Why Not You Foundation (@whynotyoufdn)

Jul 28, 2022

Class Of 2022: A List Of Black Celebrities That You Can Now Call 'Doctor' From Now On

Climbing toward the top of the ladder through sports, entertainment, or the world of fashion, opens doors. One of those doors is education, specifically earning honorary doctorates from an accredited institution or university. The feat highlights the contributions of people who are breaking barriers and inspiring others. This year, entertainers Stevie Wonder, Ludacris, and Angela Bassett, are just a few names who have forged a path beyond their respective industries and can collectively toast to earning their doctorate titles.  

Jul 26, 2022

Russell Wilson Keeps Legacy Alive After Earning An Honorary Doctorate From His Late Father's Alma Mater Dartmouth College

Russell Wilson has crossed off yet another accomplishment on his list. The NFL star has earned an honorary degree from Dartmouth College, according to

Jun 14, 2022

Ciara & Russell Wilson Release New Book Titled 'Why Not You?' To Empower Kids To Dream Big

Ciara and Russell Wilson are the perfect depictions of what it looks like to create an empire for your household. The power couple has successfully conquered a plethora of ventures ranging from their own fragrance line, R&C The Fragrance Duo, to opening up a clothing company, The House of LR&C. Building with one another through their shared serial entrepreneurship, the duo also makes it their duty to take time to support others with their Why Not You Foundation — a non-profit that aims to fight poverty, increase access to education, and empower youth. AfroTech previously shared that Ciara and Russell invested $1.75 million in funding to rebrand a Seattle charter school, as well as more recently, donated over $35,000 to Seattle students. With the mission to further pour love into families, the Wilsons have released their new children’s book, “Why Not You?” — a title tied with their foundation — according to NBC. The book is inspired by the couple’s own upbringing of learning to have...

Mar 1, 2022

How Russell Wilson's Moves On & Off The Field Made Him One Of The Wealthiest Black Athletes In The World

NFL fans have been watching Russell Wilson for many years. He went from graduating from NC State with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast/communications, then a master’s degree in educational leadership and policy analysis from the University of Wisconsin to becoming a football player like no other. He’s one of the richest NFL players in the league today and has the third-highest salary. He has been named to eight Pro Bowls, and starred in two Super Bowls (ultimately leading his team, the Seattle Seahawks, to a Super Bowl XLVII win over the Denver Broncos). He holds the record for most wins by an NFL quarterback through nine seasons and is one of four quarterbacks in NFL history with a career passer rating over 100. It’s no wonder, then, that Russell Wilson has a net worth of $135 million and an average annual salary of $35 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Celebrity Net Worth and Forbes have both gone into extensive detail about Russell Wilson’s NFL contract, career, and...

Jamal Adams Becomes The Highest-Paid Safety In NFL History With Seattle Seahawks Deal

Jamal Adams is proof that fighting for your worth pays off in the end! Adams had a goal to become the highest-paid safety in the National Football League (NFL), now it’s a dream come true thanks to his determination to stand by what he knew he was worth. According to The Seattle Times, on Aug. 17, Adams signed a four-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks worth up to $72 million. Not only was his mission accomplished, but the team can now rest assured knowing that their 2020 trade paid off as Adams is now set to play a pivotal role on the team during his prime years. Jamal Adam’s Seahawks journey began on July 25, 2020, when the team traded quite the package to the New York Jets, including first-round picks from 2021 and 2022, just to secure his spot on the team. Now, after five months of what coach Pete Carroll called “intense negotiations,” Adams is ready to rock and roll as a Seattle Seahawk. “This is a block off my shoulders,” said Adams. “Just so excited to be a part of such a...

Aug 20, 2021

Ciara Launches U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-Registered Accessory Line

You can now add accessories to Ciara’s ever-growing Rolodex of business ventures. The superstar wears many hats. From mother to wife to business-woman, there’s no limit to what the “Level Up” singer can do. According to PR Newswire, with Dare to Roam, she’s providing both adults and children with a new line of accessories that provide peace of mind as the world works to return back to normal. Set to launch on Aug. 11, Dare to Roam products include stylish, functional backpacks, lunch boxes, and pouches, but that’s not all– all items are U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Ciara (@ciara) The collection features an EPA-registered antimicrobial texture which adds a layer of protection against harmful bacteria — ultimately stopping the growth of bacteria, fungi, mildew, and mold. Thanks to the antimicrobial shield, which helps to prevent discoloration, odors, and overall deterioration, each accessory requires less...

Jul 20, 2021

Ciara And Russell Wilson Donate Over $35K To Help Seattle Students Start Savings Accounts

Power couple Ciara and Russell Wilson never miss an opportunity to give back to their Seattle community. With Financial Literacy Month winding down, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback and his superstar wife took the opportunity to surprise hundreds of middle school students in their city with savings accounts to teach them a valuable lesson about investing and the value of money. According to The Seattle Times, Wilson and Ciara donated over $35,000 so each West Seattle Public School student could seed their own savings accounts with $40. The couple’s surprise arrangement was created in partnership with their Why Not You Foundation, the NFL Players Association and family fintech company Goalsetter. The Seattle Times reports that Goalsetter CEO Tanya Van Court started off the virtual lesson, alongside The Wilsons, teaching students about how to create wealth for themselves. “After these kids see or hear Russell Wilson in their classroom, I want them to see that they don’t need to aspire...

Apr 30, 2021

Ciara & Russell Wilson Launch Retail Enterprise to Merge Their Fashion Interests and Philanthropy

Power couple Ciara and Russell Wilson are flexing their entrepreneurial skills yet again with a new business venture that’s merging fashion and philanthropy together. Today, the Grammy-winning singer and star NFL quarterback announced their latest business project called The House of LR&C, a retail concept that focuses on merging the couple’s philanthropic commitments with their interest in the fashion world, VOGUE reports. The fashion house is meant to be home to several brands in the near future including Wilson’s existing men’s apparel line, Good Man Brand, but is reportedly starting with sustainable streetwear line, Human Nation. According to VOGUE, the brand ties in a give back component with the Wilsons’ Why Not You Foundation to engage its consumers, which is expected to be a common thread among its future brand partners. Through this newly-launched enterprise, the Wilsons aim to democratize the fashion industry for young people while also inspiring them to get involved in...

Dec 1, 2020

Ciara & Russell Wilson Launch New Fragrance Line Symbolic of Their Love

Ciara and Russell Wilson are continuing to make power couple moves. The couple just launched their first joint business, R&C The Fragrance Duo, which is a his-and-hers Eau de Parfum line that reflects the love between the two.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by R&C Fragrance (@randcfragrance) “This is a dream come true for the both of us,” said Ciara in an interview with People. “I’ve been dreaming of creating my own fragrance for years and the chance to introduce our first fragrance together was truly special and meaningful.” The 35-year-old singer and mother of three also shared what it was like to test out the scents. “We created this fragrance during one of the toughest times in life and it brought us joy in the midst of it all,” she said. “I was also pregnant and my sense of smell was off the charts, which was an advantage! The experience was very special and memorable and created really cool memories for Russell and I.” Ciara’s “C” scent includes a blend of...

Nov 17, 2020

Ciara & Russell Wilson Invest $1.75M in Funding to Rebrand Seattle Charter School

NFL star quarterback Russell Wilson and Grammy-winning singer Ciara are investing their wealth back into their home base in Seattle to help underserved Black and brown students. The couple has shared that they’re the latest celebrity philanthropists to back a local charter school through their Why Not You Foundation — a nonprofit dedicated to education, children’s health, fighting poverty, and empowering today’s youth. According to the Associated Press , both are contributing approximately $1.75 million to rebrand an existing charter program known as Cascade Midway Academy and open Why Not You Academy , a first-of-its-kind high school set to open its doors in Fall 2021. Alongside founders @DangeRussWilson and @ciara , we are proud to announce the 1st @wnyacademy in WA State! Opening Fall 2021, this tuition-free charter public high school will increase access to high-quality education for systemically underserved students: — Why Not...

Oct 29, 2020

Debbie Allen, Lizzo and More Celebrities Give Back During This Global Crisis

With schools, restaurants, and the suspension of events thanks to coronavirus, families have scrambled to maintain normalcy. Amid the global crisis, access to essentials, such as food, household items, and income has slowed or stopped altogether. With this pandemic taxing U.S. citizens in unprecedented ways—mentally, physically, and financially—several Black celebrities have stepped up to give back to those most affected by social distancing and closures. From athletes to actors and from funds to free entertainment, here are all the ways the biggest stars are lending a helping hand to families, kids, and companies, in need, and alleviating anxiety. Debbie Allen teaches a free dance class on Instagram Live. Legendary dance instructor and Emmy award-winning actress Debbie Allen is teaching a free dance class on Instagram Live. On Wednesday (March 18), let off some steam and learn hip-grooving moves to get your body moving from the Debbie Allen Dance Academy founder herself. Tune in at...

Mar 18, 2020