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Michael Jordan on Shootings of Blacks, Police: ‘I Can No Longer Stay Silent’

Owner of the Charlotte Hornets, Michael Jordan, watches on during their game against the Atlanta Hawks at Time Warner Cable Arena on November 1, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Owner of the Charlotte Hornets, Michael Jordan, watches on during their game against the Atlanta Hawks at Time Warner Cable Arena on November 1, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

During his time as a high flying basketball phenom, Michael Jordan remained silent on social and political issues. Now, though, Jordan is donating $2 million toward...




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