NBA stars Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, and Dwyane Wade have launched the Social Change Fund to invest in organizations that support the Black communities.
Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, and Dwyane Wade joined forces to launch the Social Change Fund. The three out of four members of the NBA's Banana Boat Crew took the initiative to address the issues that directly affect Black people.
The superstar basketballers took to Twitter to share that they are doing their part to help bring justice to the African-American community by addressing issues such as criminal justice reform and public safety.
Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul, and LeBron James at the 2016 ESPYS on July 13, 2016. | Source: Getty Images
TOGETHER FOR JUSTICE
"Looking forward to building a better, more equal tomorrow," Paul tweeted as he announced that he is partnering with Wade and Anthony for the noble cause.
Echoing in on Paul's message, Wade sent out a tweet with the same picture and shared that their goal is to create a pathway for success and inclusion by supporting organizations working for the cause.
Chris Paul #3 of the Oklahoma City Thunder looks on during an opening night game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Vivint Smart Home Arena on October 23, 2019. | Source: GettyImages
Anthony explained that their latest effort will pave a path for an equitable future for the upcoming generations.
Anthony too made it known in his tweet that he is teaming up with the NBA stars to support grassroots organizations relentless in working to bring forth change.
In 2016, the trio voiced their support for the victims of police brutality during the ESPY awards. Anthony explained that their latest effort will pave a path for an equitable future for the upcoming generations.
DOING WHATEVER IT TAKES
To jumpstart the fund, the NBA stars are putting in their money and they will look to gather donations from celebrities and other athletes.
Wade believes that the magnitude of racial equality is truly staggering and the Black communities are politically, socially, and economically marginalized.
Throughout their careers, all three players have been pretty vocal when it comes to social justice issues. Brining their efforts and talents under one banner is a great way to impact more lives.
The death of George Floyd rattled the Black community to its core. The NBA has been doing its part by becoming a voice and raising awareness.