Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul & Dwayne Wade Launch Fund For Social Change
The fund plans to address issues that directly affect Black people, including public safety and criminal justice reform. Chris Paul says about the new organization,
“Our mission is to address social and economic justice issues facing Black communities and break down the discriminatory barriers to success. The Social Change Fund will help advance racial equality and opportunity.”
Carmelo Anthony adds that the resources and actions from the fund, will “provide a more equitable future for upcoming generations.” He says that the fund will be,
“targeting areas that will help the Black community in the long term, the Social Change Fund will also address voting and civic engagement, education, employment, housing, and representation in leadership, with the overall mission of creating economic equity for those in the Black community.”
Dwayne Wade says that the fund will support organizations that represent and benefit the Black Community.
“The magnitude of racial inequality is staggering with Black lives socially, politically and economically marginalized. We are committed to supporting organizations that directly represent and benefit the Black community with the Social Change Fund. Our goal is to create a pathway for inclusion and success by deploying the necessary funds and resources to invest in long-term change.”
The trio, along with Lebron James, previously spoke out against violence in the black community during the 2016 ESPYs.