Phil Knight, owner of Nike shoes, has donated $400 million to help restore Albina, the core of the Black community in Portland, Oregon. Black history in the state of Oregon is a complicated thing. In 1851, it was literally a crime to be Black and be in Oregon territory. The state’s original constitution, written in […]
Phil Knight, former head of Nike, has donated half a billion dollars to the University of Oregon – for the second time. Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Phil Knight attended the University of Oregon in the late 1950s. He graduated in ’59 with a degree in journalism, but the real set up for success […]
The $2.5m donation will be split among the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc., the Formerly Incarcerated and Convicted People and Families Movement, and the Black Voters Matter organization.
Nike on Tuesday announced a sad but unsurprising end to its partnership with Livestrong Foundation. The sportswear company has long supported the cancer research foundation, selling Livestrong gear, yellow wristbands, and of course supporting its star athlete and founder: Lance Armstrong. But since Armstrong’s doping scandal hit the fan last year, the repercussions have been […]