Louder Than Words: Our Continued Support

On June 3rd we took a stand against racial injustice and published our initial statement in support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement and the Black community. Every day since we’ve worked to ensure our actions speak louder than our words. While much more is to come, our monetary donation and Community Voices are our first steps in us becoming a stronger ally.

Community Voices

The next step in our commitment/responsibility to being a better ally. We will be highlighting and amplifying black voices within our community. Each week we’ll be hosting an IG Live with a guest who will help us dive into important topics about the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

Episode One: Discussing Juneteenth w/ Terrence J

Episode Two: Discussing The Importance of Being An Ally w/ Evelynn Escobar-Thomas

Episode Three: Discussing the Evolution of Black Music in America

Episode Four: Discussing the Importance of Mentorship in the Black Community w/ Kareem ‘Biggs’ Burke

Episode Five: Discussing the Plight of Inner City Youth w/ Lala Anthony

Episode 6: Discussing the challenges the Black community faces in Washington, D.C. with John Wall

Episode 7: Discussing the #BlackLivesMatter movement and Indigenous Australian basketball with Patty Mills

Episode 10: Discussing the impact that the NBA has on social justice issues and the importance of Black mentorship with Tobias Harris.

Episode 11: Discussing the NBA’s efforts in amplifying the importance of #BLM and the role that education plays in moving towards change with Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Stanley Johnson.

Episode 13: Knicks forward Julius Randle discusses the importance of education opportunities in low-income communities

Episode 14: Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon links up to discuss his family’s history of supporting social justice

Episode 15: Retired Yankees great CC Sabathia discusses sports and educational opportunities in low income areas

Episode 16: Jalen Rose comes through to discuss the importance of voting

Episode 17: Becky G speaks on the importance of voting in the Latinx community

Episode 18: Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade speak on the importance of voting

Episode 19: Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade speak on the importance of giving back to the community

 

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Episode 20: Sloane Stephens on the work her foundation is doing to empower children around the world

Episode 21: JD Finish Line team members discuss what they’re doing to help counter social injustice in their community

 

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Episode 22: Stephen A. Smith comes through to discuss the importance of HBCUs

 

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Episode 23: Aaron Donald discusses the impact that education, sports, and nutrition have on youth

 

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Episode 24: Todd Gurley discusses the importance of empowering and educating youth

 

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Episode 25: Samantha Smith discusses the importance of supporting Black-owned business and mental health

 

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Episode 26: Seth Curry and Callie Rivers discuss why impacting the community is so important for them

 

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Episode 27: DaniLeigh comes through to discuss the importance of supporting families of abuse

 

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Episode 28: DJ Khaled comes through to discuss his @WeTheBestFoundation and the work they do to help children

 

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Episode 29: Dr. Calinda M. Lee, Head of Programs and Exhibitions at The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, speaks to some of Dr. King’s powerful work, his mission & legacy.

 

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Episode 30: Charlamagne Tha God came through to discuss what MLK Day means to him.

 

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Episode 31: Tierra Whack discusses the importance of Arts & Music programs in the inner city, and the impact these have on local communities

 

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Episode 32: #FNLFam member Chibunna Belonwu joins us to speak about mental health in the Black and Brown community

 

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Episode 33: #FNLFam member Rebekah Antwan joins us to discuss the importance of social justice

 

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Episode 34: #FNLFam member Greg Newsome joins us to discuss the importance of advocating for children in sport

 

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Episode 35: #FNLFam member Kasey Jackson discusses a program that provides youth with mentorship and leadership development

 

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Episode 36: #FNLFam member Jihad Metts speaks to the importance of using music as an outlet for positive thinking and empowerment

 

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Episode 37: Jimmy Butler discusses how he finds time to give back and be present within his community

 

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Episode 38: Rexx Life Raj discusses the work he’s doing to empower youth in his community

 

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Episode 39: Michael Rainey Jr. discusses his philanthropic work in Jamaica

 

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Episode 40: Jordyn and Jodie Woods discuss the importance of Women’s History Month

 

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Episode 41: International Women’s Day special

 

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Episode 42: Candace Parker discusses the importance of investing in women’s sports, how fans can continue to support, and discusses her passion for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

 

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Episode 43: Meena Harris discusses the importance of empowering future generations (presented by PUMA)

 

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Episode 44: Rocky Rivera speaks to the rise in racial injustice against the AAPI community, the importance of representation in the music industry

 

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Episode 45: Leonard Fournette discusses his ties to helping in New Orleans, and the work he’s done with the Boys & Girls’ Clubs of America

 

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Episode 46: Nicole Russell discusses the importance of helping children in foster care and experiencing homelessness and where she gathers her inspiration

 

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Episode 47: Kelly Rowland discusses mental health and how critical organizations like them can provide healing in Black communities

 

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Episode 48: Rev. Stephen A. Green discusses the guilty verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin

 

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Episode 49: Dr. Jessica Clemons discusses the importance of mental health and its historical impact on Black & Brown communities

 

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Episode 50: Jarren Small discusses the importance of equipping disadvantaged youth through workshop programs and community engagement

 

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Episode 51: Alvin Irby discusses the importance of inspiring children’s motivation to read

 

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Episode 52: Noodles speaks to the importance of celebrating your heritage, and the power behind speaking up in moments of injustice

 

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Episode 53: Bimma Williams discusses the Black experience within the corporate world and how to navigate career opportunities

 

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Episode 54: Sue Bird discusses the challenges faced by LGBTQIA+ athletes in pro sports

 

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Episode 55: Big Freedia discusses what it means to be an LGBTQ member of the Black community

To date, we have donated to the following organizations supported by our guests:

Our Commitment to Act

When we published our initial statement we made an obligation to act. This is our first short term action against that obligation. Our company as well as our Youth Foundation will donate an initial $1.5 million to amplify local and national organizations that make a difference in Black communities as well as programs and initiatives to create a more diverse workforce and progress the careers and education of many of our employees. We are still finalizing the details, however these funds will help us evolve in the right ways.

#FNLFam Stands Against Racial Injustice

This isn’t just about the words. This is our obligation to act. Our commitment to support our customers, employees and the communities we live in. Together, we are forming our plan for action and invite you to be a vital part of it. Fill out this form and help us take action.

 

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