Melo launches special SLAM issue to address racial inequality
As guest editor-in-chief, Carmelo Anthony has helped launch a special July 4 issue of SLAM magazine aimed at addressing racial inequality and systemic racism.
Drawing strength from the past. Fighting for justice in the present. Demanding equality for the future. Honored to serve as guest Editor in Chief of this special issues of SLAM. https://t.co/toxsjIZXaT #itstopsnow #stayme7o pic.twitter.com/8FrEAKKRv7
— Carmelo Anthony (@carmeloanthony) July 4, 2020
The Portland Trail Blazers forward is featured on the magazine’s cover with his son, Kiyan. All proceeds will be donated to charities supporting the Black community.
“This platform is not only for basketball – we’re not only basketball players at the end of the day,” Anthony said Saturday during a recent appearance on “Good Morning America.” “So having this platform through the lens of basketball and sports, I felt it was very important that we send our very deliberate message to the world.”