The Swoosh also named new grant recipients for its Black Community Commitment program for social justice and community investment.
Nike revealed its newest sneaker and apparel collection for Black History Month on Monday as part of its 17-year tradition of driving conversations about justice, education, and innovation. Additionally, the company announced the latest grant recipients for its $140 million Black Community Commitment program, working toward those same goals.
The collection, which features three new Air Force 1 Low FM sneaker colorways from Black designers, seeks to provide visibility for Black history and heritage, and use that momentum to inspire the next generation of athletes.
44 local organizations across New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Portland, and St. Louis that are participating in Nike, Inc.’s Black Community Commitment program will receive a total of $2.75 million in grants. They include:
As part of the celebration, Nike’s Future Movement Broadcast — a recurring talk show hosted by Janaya Future Khan that showcases dialog with Black athletes and innovators — will release its latest episode on Tuesday, Feb. 22. The episode will feature Olympic heroes John Carlos, Simone Manuel, and Ibtihaj Muhammad speaking about the past, present, and future of activism.