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LeBron James’ non-profit to offer lodging for low-income and disadvantaged families

LeBron James’ non-profit to offer lodging for low-income and disadvantaged families

LeBron James’ non-profit to offer lodging for low-income and disadvantaged families

James’, I PROMISE Village will house families who are battling with aggressive behavior at home, homelessness, and that is only the tip of the iceberg. 

The Lebron James Family Foundation saw pictures of a recently repaired building in Akron, Ohio that has been transformed into a lodging community for burdened families, reports News 5 Cleveland. 

The I PROMISE Village fills in as a “transitional housing network” for Akron families who are battling with aggressive behaviors at home, homelessness, or different barriers. The structure is found only a couple of miles from James’ I PROMISE School, which permits students to be sufficiently close to attend the institution. 

The high rise is furnished with a pantry, supply room, outdoor physical region, study room and nursery, where families will figure out how to collect their own produce. A few evenings per week, the Village will serve family dinners. 

There will likewise be an opportunity for the residents to find out about healthy lifestyle cooking, money related education, sewing and home repair skills. 

“Being able to offer this safe haven for our families is transformational in every sense of the word,” said Michele Campbell, Executive Director of the LeBron James Family Foundation. “This is about more than just getting kids to school. This is about keeping them alive. We are seeing families struggling every day with very real and oftentimes unexpected issues that turn their worlds upside down. This will allow the family time and opportunities to grow while not worrying if they’ll have a roof over their heads.”

Beside his magnanimous undertakings, James has been utilizing his foundation to carry attention to issues influencing the Black community. On Thursday (July 23), James utilized his time at a post-scrimmage question and answer session to request justice for Breonna Taylor, a Black lady who was lethally shot in her home by Louisville cops. 

“First of all, I want to continue to shed light on justice for Breonna Taylor and to her family and everything that’s going on with that situation,” the Los Angeles Lakers superstar said.

“We want the cops arrested who committed that crime. In the state of Kentucky — what is going on down there — I know a lot of people are feeling the same,” he continued. “Us as the NBA and [as] players — me as one of the leaders of this league — I want her family to know and I want the state of Kentucky to know that we feel for her and we want justice. That is what it’s all about. What’s right is right and what’s wrong is wrong.”

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JAY-Z’s Roc Nation purchases multiple newspaper promotions featuring profound Black organizations

JAY-Z’s Roc Nation purchases multiple newspaper promotions featuring profound Black organizations

JAY-Z’s Roc Nation purchases multiple newspaper promotions featuring profound Black organizations

JAY-Z’s Roc Nation purchases multiple newspaper promotions featuring profound Black organizations

“Roc Nation is committed to supporting Black entrepreneurs, their dreams and companies,” the ads read.

JAY-Z’s Roc Nation has decided to feature Black-owned organizations all through America by posting them in full-page newspapers.

This ad has been created to bring attention to Black-owned businesses. Historically, Black people have been murdered for owning, thriving, and being successful. To that, we say never again,” the ads read. “Power is in Black voices. Power is in Black actions. Power is in Black wallets. Roc Nation is committed to supporting Black entrepreneurs, their dreams, and companies. We challenge everyone to do the same.”

The advertisements, which were taken out in Houston, San Francisco, Detroit, and Washington D.C., gave many Black-owned organizations for individuals to support. Among those recorded were restaurants, beauty salons, exercise centers, floral shops, retail clothing outlets, auto shops, plumbing organizations, electrical repairman organizations, and more.

This isn’t the first occasion when the 4:44 MC has utilized mainstream newspapers to spread attention regarding social justice matters essential to him. A month ago, JAY’s Team Roc took out full-page advertisements across the nation in showing support for the continuous George Floyd protests. The advertisements likewise incorporated an extract from a 1965 speech Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave in Alabama during the protest marches from Selma to Montgomery.

“A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right. A man dies when he refuses to stand up for justice. A man dies when he refuses to take a stand for that which is true,” the speech reads.

“So, we’re going to stand up amid horses,” the speech continued. “We’re going to stand upright here, amid the belly-clubs. We’re going to stand up right here amid police dogs if they have them. We’re going to stand up amid tear gas! We’re going to stand up amid anything they can muster up, letting the world know that we are determined to be free!”

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