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Steph Curry joins other NBA stars in gun safety campaign

Some of our favorite sports stars are redirecting their passion on-the-court to major off-the-court issues.

Through a partnership between Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun safety advocacy group, and the NBA, basketball stars like Steph Curry, Chris Paul, and Carmelo Anthony, are working on an ad-campaign to bring awareness to gun violence and the stories of gun violence survivors.

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Isaiah Austin on Life After NBA Dreams and Living with Marfan Syndrome

To be Black and gifted is a dangerous combination that this society fears. The news would have you believe that people of color, especially young Black people, are dangerous menaces to society. Here at BYP, we want to change the narrative and shine light on young, Black individuals who are helping change our society for the better. In this new Black Youth Spotlight series, our first interview is with Isaiah Austin, Baylor student and spokesperson for the Marfan Foundation.

NBA star Luol Deng responds to racist comments made by Hawks General Manager

 

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NBA player Luol Deng has responded to comments made by Atlanta Hawks GM Danny Ferry.

Ferry, on a business call discussing whether to sign Deng, said that “[Deng] has a little African in him. Not in a bad way, but he’s like a guy who would have a nice store out front but sell you counterfeit stuff out of the back.” Deng’s statement was featured in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson resigns amid racist remarks

 

Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson has agreed to sell the NBA team after offensive remarks he made two years ago came to light.

One of the team’s stakeholders demanded an investigation after the team’s general manager, Danny Ferry, recited comments regarding an NBA player. The investigation yielded the email, which contains comments about those who attend Hawks games.