New York City, New York USA - November 22, 2013: Nike Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG athletic basketball shoes photographed on November 22, 2013. Founded in 1985, Air Jordan is a brand of athletic shoes and clothing owned by Nike and Michael Jordan
1Hood Media Proudly Receives Community Grant from Michael Jordan
1Hood Media announced on September 28, 2021, that it had been selected as an inaugural recipient of a Community Grant from Michael Jordan and the Jordan Brand as part of its Black Community CommitmentGrant Program. The fund will deliver $1 million to communities throughout the United States to help fight racism.
“Action over words is the foundation of our Black Community Commitment,” says Michael Jordan. “These18 organizations put action over words every day to make their communities a better place. Each of these groups has demonstrated the courage to make a difference at the local level and I could not be more proud to support the work they are doing.” “We received hundreds of applications for Community Grants and every single one of them was a reminder of the unique impact and powerful personal connections local community efforts can make happen. Making a decision on the first cycle selected was certainly not easy,” said Craig Williams, President, Jordan Brand. “We are thrilled to not only stand behind them but based on the volume of applications received, we look forward to continuing to offer this program each year in support of local grassroots efforts that create real, meaningful change for people and communities.”
Through the 10-year, $100 million Black Community Commitment, Michael Jordan and the Jordan Brand identified three main focus areas that are critical to improving outcomes for Black Americans in the following areas: Social Justice, Education and Awareness and Economic Justice.
“As we continue to work alongside our people in the fight for an equitable and livable Pittsburgh and in the struggle for justice worldwide, this funding will help us to tell the stories that are far too often overlooked and continue the work of keeping our community informed and safe in these unprecedented times.”