Michael Jordan brand provides grant to Flint nonprofit for oral history project
FLINT, MI -- The Jordan Brand has selected the Community Foundation of Greater Flint as one of its inaugural recipients of a community grant program launched this year. The Black Community Commitment Grant Program funds will be used to fund a Flint Neighborhood Oral History Project. “We are grateful to Michael Jordan and the Jordan Brand for funding this unique community partnership that seeks to advance truth, racial healing, and transformation in Flint,” CFGF President Isaiah Oliver said. The oral history project is a city-wide, year-long project that forms a candid history of the city by listening to the stories of Flint residents, according to a news release from the foundation. Making a decision on the first cycle of 18 organizations selected was certainly not easy,” said Jordan Brand President Craig Williams.mlive.com
Williams' stoppage time goal lifts Courage over Thorns 2-1
(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)HERRIMAN, Utah Lynn Williams scored in stoppage time and the North Carolina Courage defeated the Portland Thorns 2-1 in the opening game of the National Women's Soccer League's Challenge Cup tournament on Saturday. Williams scored the go-ahead goal on a header off a cross from Samantha Mewis. The Courage are the NWSL's two-time defending champions and considered the favorites at the Challenge Cup. In the previous meeting between the two teams last season, the Courage routed the Thorns 6-0, led by Williams with three goals. It is our duty to demand that the liberties and freedoms this nation was founded upon are extended to everyone, the Thorns and Courage said in a joint statement released before the game.