Basketball legend Charles Barkley donates $1 million to Spelman College


FILE - In this June 25, 2018, file photo Charles Barkley arrives for the NBA Awards at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. Barkley has issued an apology Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, for a comment he made to a female political reporter about hitting her. Axios reporter Alexi McCammond wrote on Twitter Tuesday night that when she questioned Barkley on his indecisiveness over the Democratic presidential hopefuls, Barkley told her “I don’t hit women but if I did I would hit you.” McCammond says when she objected to his remarks, Barkley told her she “couldn’t take a joke.” (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
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Basketball legend Charles Barkley has donated $1 million to Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. According to, Barkley decided to donate the money after seeing the positive impact of the institution on Jordyn Hudson, who is currently a student at Spelman and the daughter of his business partner, John Hudson.

In the fall, Jordyn Hudson will be Spelman’s sophomore class president. She is also the producer of the documentary Shape the Culture: Then & Now, which examines how activists of the 1960s are connected with today’s activists.

Spelman College is ranked as the second largest producer of Black college graduates who attend middle school. In 2016, Charles Barkley also donated $1 million to Clark Atlanta University. In 2017, he donated $1 million to Morehouse College.

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