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Chris Paul and the Commit to C.A.R.E. Initiative

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He’s a leader on and off the court.

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Stop me if you have heard this before. The Phoenix Suns now have Chris Paul!

Man, that never gets old. Landing an All-Star on your favorite team just feels so good. He isn’t just above the pack on the court, though, but off of it as well.

Chris is an advocate and leader when it comes to social justice and that fight is clearly ongoing and sadly will need to be for a while. Until positive changes are made and this world becomes a safe place to live no matter what the color of a person’s skin is, he will be doing his part to make that dream a reality.

How gentlemen of color are depicted in the media and culture can lean into some plain awful stereotypes. The NBPA, partnering with Dove Men+Care, has launched the Commit to C.A.R.E. (Care About Racial Equity) Now Initiative in an attempt to change that and so much more.

Link: Commit to Care Now

The Initiative will also address issues such as public safety, safe and fair voting and community engagement in an attempt to create a world where males of color are cared for, respected, supported and protected.

Paul will be helping to equip the next generation with what they need to hopefully be equal, safe and successful.

CP3 not only dishes assists on the court but is ready to lend a helping hand in the community. Dove Men+Care sat down with players of the NBPA to share part of their personal stories and why the fight means so much to each of them.

In a powerful, moving and touching video, Chris talked about addressing the issues with his kids and how he gives power to the next generation of leaders though his foundation, Club 61. The number 61 has great significance for him as it’s how old his grandfather was when he was murdered and how many points he scored in a game to celebrate his life.

All are encouraged to take the Pledge to Commit to C.A.R.E. Now.

Pledge Now

Respect, Chris!