Leeds’ Charles Barkley donates $1M to promote job training for black youths

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Leeds native and NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley donated $1 million to help black youths in training for trade jobs such as carpentry, plumbing and electricity, according to a story by 2paragraphs.com.

Barkley was moved to make the donation after reportedly having trouble finding skilled black workers to help him with his house in Alabama, a problem that he said was present nationwide.

He expressed his concerns in a podcast called Unbothered, hosted by sports journalist Jemele Hill, saying that he worries for the youths today.

Barkley said he wants to inspire black youths to aim for more realistic job goals in life rather than ambitions like the NBA, which is a rarity for people to achieve.

2 COMMENTS

  1. THIS IS A WONDERFUL THING FOR SOMEONE TO DO. I TAKE MY HAT OFF TO MR. CHARLES BARKLEY. MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS HIM AND EVERYTHING HE DOES. CHARLES WAS A GREAT NBA BASKETBALL PLAYER AND HE IS A GREAT PERSON. WHAT I LIKE ABOUT HIM… HE IS CHARLES BARKLEY. HE ALWAYS BE HIMSELF. THERE IS NOTHING FAKE ABOUT HIM. GOD BLESS YOU MR. CHARLES BARKLEY.

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