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LeBron James And More Than A Vote Have A New Campaign To Fight Post-2020 Voter Suppression Efforts

In the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election, a number of Republican-led bills are fast-tracking through state legislatures throughout the country in an attempt to restrict voting rights. A new campaign from More Than A Vote, the organization spearheaded LeBron James and a number of other Black athletes and artists that looks to expand voting […]

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LeBron James and More Than a Vote Release Ad Calling Out the Double Standard in Police Response to Capitol Riot

Photo: Christian Petersen (Getty Images) “IT WAS NEVER ABOUT WHAT WE DID, IT’S ABOUT WHO WE ARE!” That’s what LeBron James captioned a Friday tweet promoting an ad that addresses the double standard that Black people all saw and have not been shy about calling out regarding how police responded to the massive wypipo meltdown […]

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LeBron James, Naomi Osaka Named Associated Press Male and Female Athletes of the Year

Photo: Kevin C. Cox & Matthew Stockman (Getty Images) During a year that’s presented an endless succession of unprecedented challenges, LeBron James and Naomi Osaka dug deep and still managed to dominate both on and off the court, and for their accomplishments in both sports and social activism, the Associated Press has named them the Male […]

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LeBron James Receives TIME’s 2020 Athlete Of The Year Honor

NewsOne Featured Video NBA star LeBron James’ impact and influence spans far beyond the basketball court and the Ohio native will be recognized for his efforts towards driving societal change. James has been named TIME’s 2020 Athlete of the Year, the NBA reported. LeBron James has been named TIME’s 2020 Athlete of the Year. pic.twitter.com/FrEqrrfYRO […]

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Time Magazine Gets It Right, Names LeBron James Athlete of the Year

Photo: Mike Ehrmann (Getty Images) As the Grammys have proven time and time again, the winner isn’t always the most deserving. But when it comes to Time Magazine’s Athlete of the Year, this year at least, they hit the nail on the head. Advertisement On Thursday, Time Magazine made the big announcement and commended King […]

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LeBron James, Isiah Thomas Among NBA Greats With Plenty to Say About the Presidential Election

Photo: Ethan Miller (Getty Images) Prior to the presidential election, NBA players were extremely vocal in stressing the importance of American citizens exercising their right to vote. But of all the players in the league, there’s probably no one who’s been more committed to that goal than Lakers superstar LeBron James. Advertisement Not only did […]

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LeBron James Won’t ‘Go Back And Forth’ With Trump But Wants High Black Turnout On Election Day

LeBron James, like the many other NBA players, is focused on voting as Election Day nears. Through his More Than A Vote Campaign, James has worked all summer to return the franchise to Americans who are often disempowered, and has partnered with Win Black to battle misinformation directed at Black voters. In an interview with […]

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LeBron James on Black Voter Participation, Misinformation and Trump

More Than a Vote, the collective of athletes headlined by the basketball star LeBron James, on Wednesday will introduce its final political push before Election Day, a rapid response and advertisement operation meant to combat the spread of misinformation among younger Black voters. The initiative, which is a collaboration with the political group Win Black […]

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LeBron James and Michelle Obama Join Forces to Encourage People to Vote Early

Photo: Mike Ehrmann (Getty Images) High-key, if I just won my fourth championship ring after spending months away from my family, I’d probably sit my happy ass down for a beat. LeBron James, fresh from winning his fourth ring and (probably) beating his son’s ass, has teamed up with former First Lady Michelle Obama to […]

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LeBron James’ Poll Worker Recruitment Effort Reaches 20,000 Volunteers

As the presidential election nears, NBA player and activist LeBron James is furthering his mission to spread awareness about voter suppression tactics and eliminate barriers that stand in the way of individuals exercising their right to vote. James’ nonprofit More Than a Vote has recruited over 20,000 volunteer poll workers. The voting rights organization led […]

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Live Nation Is Joining LeBron’s Efforts To Use Venues As Voting Sites This November

Amid the nationwide protests that followed the death of George Floyd earlier this summer, players around the league started ramping up their involvement in social causes, a trend that carried all the way to recent boycott in Orlando, during which teams put pressure on the league and its owners to use their money and leverage […]

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In Year of Voting by Mail, a Scramble to Beef Up In-Person Voting, Too

PHILADELPHIA — Unnerved by the difficulties of voting amid a pandemic and faced with both the political static injected by President Trump and the limits on expanding voting by mail, state and local authorities across the country are racing to rethink and reinforce the polling sites where tens of millions of people are still expected […]

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LeBron James and a Multimillion-Dollar Push for More Poll Workers

More Than a Vote, a collective of athletes headlined by LeBron James that is fighting to combat voter suppression, will announce a multimillion-dollar initiative to increase the number of poll workers in Black electoral districts ahead of November’s general election. The project, a collaboration with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, aims to recruit young people […]

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LeBron James, Los Angeles Dodgers to Turn Dodgers Stadium Into a Polling Center for Presidential Election

Photo: Slaven Vlasic (Getty Images) In June, LeBron James unveiled his plan to protect the voting rights of Black Americans with the launch of his non-profit organization, More Than a Vote. Advertisement And nearly two months later, ESPN reports that King James and the Los Angeles Dodgers will partner to turn Dodgers Stadium into a […]

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LeBron James’ Voting Rights Group Will Work To Help Disenfranchised Ex-Felons In Florida

Back in 2018, voters in Florida approved an amendment that would automatically restore voting rights to individuals who had been convicted of felonies and served their time with a handful of exceptions. Almost immediately upon its inception, politicians began to add hurdles to the rule, and while a judge ruled earlier this year that one […]

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