Phoenix Suns All-Star and future Hall of Famer Chris Paul have supported HBCUs, though he went to Wake Forest, most of his family attended historically black colleges.
Last season as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Chris Paul in the eight final games. He used his Jordan sneakers like a canvas to showcase various HBCUs, according to Slam Magazine.
“Our mission is to address socio-economic injustice issues facing Black and Brown communities by making meaningful change. Looking forward to building a better, more equal tomorrow, Paul tweeted.
Following the killing of 46-year-old, George Floyd while he was in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25.
On Monday, The Undefeated and ESPN+ join forces to provide a year-round welcome to the cutting-edge sports streaming service for stories at the intersection of sport, race, and culture.
Why Not Us: North Carolina Central University Men’s Basketball, a new all-access docuseries executive produced by NBA All-Star Chris Paul and ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, is the first project making its debut under The Undefeated on ESPN+.
After the Phoenix Suns beat the Dallas Mavericks 109-108, Chris Paul announced it would be premiering on February 12th.
“I have been trying to do a lot of things for HBCUs, for kids of color. As far as financial literacy and all these different things. We announced today that our show with The Undefeated and ESPN Plus “Why Not Us.” Following North Carolina Central University and LeVelle Moton. It starts on February 12, so I am really excited about that. Just talking about the importance of HBCUs and why they are a cornerstone in Black History.”