Michael Jordan has made yet another huge donation — and this one tops his gift to the Smithsonian. The Charlotte Hornets owner granted $7 million to open medical centers in some of Charlotte, N.C.’s most neglected communities.
Almost 35,000 children and adults will have accesss to emergency and preventative care thanks to the Hall of Famer’s donation, according to the Charlotte Observer. Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Clinics will open in 2020.
“It is my hope that these clinics will help provide a brighter and healthier future for the children and families they serve,” Jordan said in a statement obtained by ESPN.
Estee Portnoy, Jordan’s spokeswoman told the Charlotte Observer he, “really wanted to do something personally, he and his family, in the North Carolina area, separate from the work we’ve done with the Hornets.”
She said the star began talks to fund the clinics after seeing a 2014 report from Harvard and UC Berkeley. It found poor children in Charlotte have the worst chances of any American city to get out of poverty.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has told congressional leaders that his hard-line immigration priorities must be enacted in exchange for extending protection from deportation to hundreds of thousands of young immigrants, many of whom were brought to the U.S. illegally as children.
Trump’s list of demands included overhauling the country’s green-card system, a crackdown on unaccompanied minors entering the country, and building his promised wall along the southern border.
Many were policies Democrats have said explicitly are off the table and threaten to derail ongoing negotiations over legislation protecting young immigrants known as “Dreamers.” They had been given a reprieve from deportation and the ability to work legally in the country under President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program, which Trump ended last month.
In a letter to House and Senate leaders released by the White House Sunday, Trump said the priorities were the product of “a bottom-up review of all immigration policies” that he had ordered “to determine what legislative reforms are essential for America’s economic and national security.
“These findings outline reforms that must be included as part of any legislation addressing the status of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients,” he wrote, adding that: “Without these reforms, illegal immigration and chain migration, which severely and unfairly burden American workers and taxpayers, will continue without end.”
Trump announced last month that he was ending the DACA program, but he gave Congress six months to come up with a legislative fix before recipients began to lose their status. Trump suggested at the time that he was eager for a deal, telling reporters, “I have a love for these people and hopefully now Congress will be able to help them and do it properly.”
He’d also tweeted that if Congress was unwilling to find a fix, he would “revisit this issue!” in six months.
Trump had previously said he wanted a DACA deal to include significant money for border security and eventual funding for his border wall. But the priorities released by the White House went far beyond that.
They included a complete overhaul of the green-card system that would limit family-based green cards to spouses and the minor children of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents as part of an effort to end “chain migration.”
The White House also said it wants to boost fees at border crossings, hire 10,000 more immigration enforcement officers, make it easier to deport gang members and unaccompanied children and overhaul the asylum system. And it wants new measures to crack down on “sanctuary cities,” which don’t share information with federal immigration authorities, among other proposals.
“These priorities are essential to mitigate the legal and economic consequences of any grants or status to DACA recipients,” White House legislative affairs director Marc Short told reporters in a Sunday evening conference call. “We’re asking that these reforms be included in any legislation concerning the status of DACA recipients.”
But it remained unclear whether the president considers each of the more than a dozen priorities to be non-negotiable or whether the White House sees them more as a starting point for negotiation with members of Congress. Officials on the call notably declined to say whether the president would veto legislation that did not include each and every one of them.
Trump last month appeared to reach at least the broad outlines of a DACA deal with House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer in which he would agree to extend DACA protections in exchange for a package of border security measures.
While Trump made clear that he was not backing down on his wall demand, he and other administration officials said then that they would be comfortable with wall funding coming later, in a separate legislative vehicle.
In a joint statement Sunday night, Pelosi and Schumer said Trump’s list of proposals failed “to represent any attempt at compromise.”
“The Administration can’t be serious about compromise or helping the Dreamers if they begin with a list that is anathema to the Dreamers, to the immigrant community and to the vast majority of Americans” they wrote. “The list includes the wall, which was explicitly ruled out of the negotiations. If the President was serious about protecting the Dreamers, his staff has not made a good faith effort to do so.”
Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N.M., the chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, said the president’s “draconian and anti-immigrant principles” threatened to jeopardize “the bi-partisan, bi-cameral progress that has been made to pass a legislative solution that will protect nearly 800,000 Dreamers.”
“It is immoral for the President to use the lives of these young people as bargaining chips in his quest to impose his cruel, anti-immigrant and un-American agenda on our nation,” she added in a statement.
The demands could also divide Republicans, several of whom have introduced legislation providing a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers in exchange for less drastic changes.
House Speaker Paul Ryan’s spokesman, Doug Andres, said the House immigration working group will review the list and consult with Republican members and the administration.
Listen to the facts how Black collective progress is frequently undermined by the black people that are used as a
proxy for white racist tactics..Had the manager been more courteous they could have spared themselves the lost of
thousands but not having stupid idiot policies based on racism. Watch as two black men encourage each other. Both are wealthy and both care about their people….I support both of these men…Don’t hate but just get on board.
His reason for staying fit is hilarious. You have to admit at his age the man is tip top condition.
He is doing his thang on the physical fit level. ” Message and take away is form! and perseverance
Proper form equates to faster results…..Discipline and fitness….When i reach his age i will be this fit or even more fit.
Jay Morrison self made real estate mogul who turned his life around from a life of drug dealing because he learned
the good truths about his culture (African Culture) recently faced discrimination when the staff of a restaurant called “Houston” that is located near his office in Buckhead Atlanta, Georgia refused to serve and seat his staff.
The reference to Jane Elliot’s statement and social awareness experiment is spot on! Observe how the racist system use other black people as a proxy ( part the staff such as the hostess). I the staff and Houston’s had no idea the eruption and disruption that would inevitably occur
C’mon we can do better!
Billionaire Michael Lee Chin and other business people discuss strategies (outlined strategies) and entrepreneurship methods to help develop the island of Jamaica….There is so much creative and innovative energy in Jamaica but due to corruption and vast POLYTRICKS (messed up politics) progress is consistently undermined. Watch below and comment
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Yes we know PDiddy, Dr Dre and Jay Z are approaching a billion dollars… Well Jay Z is married to a 1/2 a billionaire
so he can very well be a Billy already. However there are Black billionaires and some are on the low…Yes i know
skin color is not all as integrity is all but i share this to develop your self esteem to reach higher on the economical
level…It also reiterates the necessity to reach for the highest goals.
You know these legends..You know when this Tribe represents it’s no less than red fire.
Consistent with the gem dropping combined with the realness and banging instrumentals and cadence
and everything else……Dope shit and it sparks your damn mind
Do Not ever sleep on this new generation…Listen as Joey Bada$$ of Flatbush and Bedstuy Brooklyn
drop raw undeniable jewels to spark your mind wrapped in lyrical dexterity…There is
a ton load of real MCing with deep awareness constantly being created. Alot of the times the older
generation distance themselves from the current generation but most are aware.
Joey Bada$$ for crushing this song with the truthful lyrics…. His album is dope as Phuck!