Killer Mike Challenges Michael Jordan To “Do The Right Thing” With Profits From ‘Olympic’ Air Jordan 5


Killer Mike is calling out Michael Jordan to put his best foot forward in a big way.

The Run The Jewels rapper has been increasingly vocal about his views on police brutality and has repeatedly urged America’s black community to only give their money to black businesses. As a result of his efforts, 8,000 new accounts were opened in a five-day time span at Citizens Trust Bank, a black owned bank in Atlanta, Georgia. Recently, it seems that Killer Mike has taken notice of legendary ball player and philanthropist Michael Jordan’s hefty donation to the NAACP—two million dollars to be exact—and is challenging him to take his generosity up a notch.

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Sunday (Aug. 7), Killer Mike made a lengthy post on Instagram asking Jordan to take the profits from his Air Jordan 5 “Olympic” White and Gold shoes, which are set to be released on Aug. 20, 2016, and donate that money to a “black financial institution.” He believes that Jordan could set a trend for fellow athletes to do the same.

Dear MJ #23, on the behalf of black people and cops (I have loved ones who are both) thanks for the million dollars to the NAACP & Police Orgs. Now we wud like to Challenge you to send the profits of this Olympic Jordan Drop Into a Black Financial Institution. We know that with your example other Players will follow. I’m sure Jim Brown, Kareem & Bill Russell will agree. Love ya man. U truly were/are the greatest. *********************************** Black People and Allies of black people instead of buying this or any shoe. (1) Start an account with a black bank or credit union. (2) Save 300 bucks and get a secured credit card (#citzenstrustbank has a good one). (3). Charge these or any shoe, pay your bill on time building your credit. This way u r fresh as u wanna be, saving your actual cash and building your credit score. That way these shoes are a tool for your empowerment and not something that chains you into poverty. ************************************* I hope MJ and Us, Do The Right Thing!

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Michael Jordan has not publicly responded to Killer Mike’s challenge yet.