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Michael Jordan To Donate $100 million To Organizations Fighting For Racial Justice And Equality

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Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand on Friday announced a $100 million donation to help the ongoing fight against racial injustice.

In a joint statement released by his manager Estee Portnoy, the basketball legend said that over the next 10 years, he and his brand will donate $100 million to “organizations dedicated to ensuring racial equality, social justice and greater access to education.”

“Jordan Brand is more than one man. It has always been a family,” the statement begins. “We represent a proud family that has overcome obstacles, fought against discrimination in communities worldwide and that works every day to erase the stain of racism and the damage of injustice.”

It continues, “The will, the work, the excellence the world has come to know is the result of one generation after another, pouring their dreams into the next. It’s 2020, and our family now includes anyone who aspires to our way of life. Yet as much as things have changed, the worst remains the same.”

“Black lives matter. This isn’t a controversial statement. Until the ingrained racism that allows our country’s institutions to fail is completely eradicated, we will remain committed to protecting and improving the lives of Black people,” they share.

In his previous statement on George Floyd’s death and the ongoing police brutality and racial injustice protests, the 57-year-old former Chicago Bulls great and owner of the Charlotte Hornets said he was “deeply saddened, truly pained and plain angry.”

“I stand with those who are calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of color in our country. We have had enough,” he said. “… We must listen to each other, show compassion and empathy and never turn our backs on senseless brutality. We need to continue peaceful expressions against injustice and demand accountability.”

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Sancho Agress 5-Year Deal With Man Utd

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Man Utd have agreed on personal terms with top target Jadon Sancho, according to reports.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side allegedly plans to sign the 20-year-old on a five-year deal worth £140,000-per-week.

According to The Transfer Window Podcast, United have reached an agreement over Sancho’s wages.

Journalist Ian McGarry said: “Sancho has agreed in principle in the last few weeks a five year contract with Manchester United which will pay him initially around £140,000-per-week.

“But increasing to around £200,000-per-week over the course of that deal.

“The player’s agent Emeka Obasi has recently been busy doing other deals notably [Bukayo] Saka’s new deal at Arsenal.

“But he is still hopeful that United will be able to agree a fee with Borussia Dortmund. ”

The Reds have stepped up their pursuit of the winger after Dortmund urged him to make a decision over his future.

Solskjaer’s side are said to have agreed personal terms, but still have to negotiate a transfer fee.

Dortmund have valued their star man at a whopping £115million.

But United are reportedly not willing to pay over £50million for the England ace.

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‘Why I Killed Them’ : Rawlings Finally Opens Up On Execution of Former Heads of State, Others

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Former President of Ghana, Jerry John Rawlings has revealed in a fresh interview why he superintended the killings of some prominent people in Ghana, including two former Heads of State.

Speaking to seasoned journalist Kwaku Sakyi Addo on the newly opened Asaase Radio, the former ruthless president who was also a soldier said most of the killings he ordered were done with a heavy heart but he had no option because of the circumstances as he claimed they were highly corrupt which unavoidably affected the mass ordinary Ghanaians.

“It is not an easy decision to sign a death warrant, is it? Some but not all; I mean some of the obvious ones to do with…robbery and killing etc. I don’t hesitate with that”, he told Kwaku Sakyi-Addo.

“But at the same time, there is a time that I feel I’m going to execute a saint because of the possibility of regret they will be going through before they die. And I wish I could let them off, but if I do there will be a perpetuation of whatever cost”, he further added.

He went on thus: “A few too many people have been shot in cold by my brother Larry Gbevlo Lartey, for instance, my friend Squadron Kojo Lee; it was difficult to allow [execution] it, and I remember even when it was done, a lot of people thought I have helped him to escape, to leave the country… People didn’t believe he [Kojo Lee] was actually executed.”

“There was another gentleman who just kept Killing people for rituals in his village. You can probably go and ask Victor Smith whether that man was a murderous character. He was the only one executed outside Accra; we had to execute him in his village,” Mr. Rawlings concluded.

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Manchester United Star Nemanja Matic Signs New 3-Year-Deal With Club

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Nemanja Matic has signed a new Manchester United contract which will keep him at the club until 2023 after blossoming in a midfield three with Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes since the restart of the season paused by Coronavirus.

Matic an important player for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side during their current unbeaten run has now extended his contract.

“I am very happy that I will continue to be part of this great club. As a player, I still have a lot more to give and achieve in my career and to do that with Manchester United will be a huge honour,” Matic said on Monday.

Manchester United star Nemanja Matic signs new 3 year deal with club (photos)

“This is a really exciting team to be part of, we have a good balance of youth and experience within the squad and there is great comradery amongst the group.

“This is a key part of the season and we are playing well. We will continue to fight to finish the season on a high and make our amazing supporters proud.”

Manchester United star Nemanja Matic signs new 3 year deal with club (photos)

Solskjaer , coach of the club has revealed his delight at seeing Matic sign the deal.

“I am delighted that Nemanja has signed a new contract, I know his experience, professionalism and leadership will be invaluable to this young talented group,” Solskjaer said.

“We have great strength in midfield and Nemanja’s attributes are a key part of that. Nemanja has been here for three seasons now and really understands the values of playing for Manchester United.

Manchester United star Nemanja Matic signs new 3 year deal with club (photos)

“He remains hugely ambitious and determined which will be vital as we look to achieve our aims over the coming years.”

Matic has made 27 appearances in all competitions this season. He has made 114 appearances since arriving in 2017, from Chelsea.

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