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For Russell Wilson, one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL, that phrase is so crucial that he repeated it three times while talking to The Huffington Post. Each time with a different emphasis, each time with increasing resound.

Be good.

The words are easy to say, but harder to heed. So the 27-year-old NFL star, guided by his strong faith and devotion to inner-city communities, decided it was time to prove that he, too, was living by the motto.

That’s where the Good Man Brand came in. With the coolly confident goal of inspiring an entire generation, Russell Wilson is teaming up his Good Man Brand with his Why Not You Foundation to launch something they hope will better lives. Using a business model similar to that of TOMS — a company known for its policy of “buy-one, give-one” — Good Man Brand opens its doors with the promise that for every item sold, it will share its profits with a charity of choice.

The “Good Man Brand” is promising that $3 from every purchase will go to charity — and he’s committing now to assisting inner-city education, a cause personally selected by Wilson and his team for the tangible, immediate impact it can have on inner-city children all over the nation.

Wilson spends a huge amount of his free time visiting children at Seattle Children's Hospital, and that's just the tip of the proverbial iceberg for the Seattle Seahawks quarterback. 

 

Wilson spends a huge amount of his free time visiting children at Seattle Children's Hospital, and that's just the tip of the proverbial iceberg for the Seattle Seahawks quarterback. He is also a share a spotlight with his wife Ciara (Wilson). Together they have 2 sons that they raise together. The Wilsons display another side of black excellence and love. 

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Lebron James a kid from Akron, Ohio as he likes to say all the time when he achieves his goals and fortunes. James graduated from high school (St. Vincent-St. Mary High School )and went straight to the NBA bypassing college. Throughout his career in the NBA and other media ventures he always finds away to give back to his hometown. 

In 2018 Lebron James opened up his first school in Akron,Ohio called the" Lebron James I Promise School". 

LeBron said 

 “These kids are doing an unbelievable job, better than we all expected,” Mr. James said in a telephone interview hours before a game in Los Angeles for the Lakers. “When we first started, people knew I was opening a school for kids. Now people are going to really understand the lack of education they had before they came to our school. People are going to finally understand what goes on behind our doors" wrote Erica L. Green.

In his first efforts to bridge the gap students were selected based upon their performance  meaning the worst performers in the Akron public schools and branded with behavioral problems were grant entry into the LeBon I Promise School.

In the schools first year out of 240 students ninety percent met or exceeded individual growth goals in reading and math, outpacing their peers across the district. Students at I Promise were greeting and showered with compliments as they walked through a buffet of breakfast foods and then to their classrooms.

Even for parents the Mr. James’s foundation covers the cost of all expenses in the school’s family resource center, which provides parents with G.E.D. preparation, work advice, and health & legal services.

LeBron has been a great role model for not only the black community but he has helped usher in a new culture that shines a light on black fathers and their involvement in their families lives.