Trae Young Named One of Most Influential Black Sports Figures

Atlanta Hawks' Trae Young has been named one of the 50 most influential Black figures in sports.
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Atlanta Hawks' Trae Young has been named one of the 50 most influential Black figures in sports.

It's never hard to understand how Trae Young feels about something, whether it's a person, place, or political issue. If it means losing followers on social media or losing money due to criticizing NBA officials.

The Atlanta Hawks point guard is one of the most outspoken athletes in the world.

I've written several times about Young's charitable and philanthropic acts. The 23-year-old has dabbled in public health campaigns social justice issues and helped save a man from the death sentence.

Knowing Young's character, it makes me happy on a personal level that he is getting acknowledgment for all of his kind acts. On the first day of Black History Month, USA Today named Young one of the 50 most influential Black figures in the world of sports. Young's father, Ray, took to Twitter to share his pride and excitement. Read more.

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