Making a Difference: Kyrie Irving donates $40,000 to black family fighting to keep their land

The history of the United States has revealed to us that whenever Foundational Black Americans generate their prosperity, free of interference from anyone, or just have something of their own, the dominant society has consistently displayed a pathological need to either destroy it or take it for themselves.

Josephine Wright starts to count her relatives, including her son, that are buried in Elliott Cemetery, a Gullah graveyard located behind the gates in Hilton Head Plantation on June 9, 2023, as Kelly LeBlanc looks over a list on Hilton Head Island. Wright is currently fighting to keep her land that her family says has been in their name around the end of the Civil War. Drew Martin

The case of Josephine Wright and her family falls into the latter. The Wright family has owned their parcel of land on Jonesville Road in Hilton Head, SOuth Carolina since shortly after the Civil War. However this family’s llong history of land ownership is a problem for Bailey Point Investment LLC, as that apparently stands in the way of their plans to develop the land in that area. The company is in the midst of building a a 147-unit neighborhood that surrounds the Wright’s parcel of land. It appears Bailey Ppint is hell-bent on acquiring that land, initiating legal action against the Wright family which they believe was only instigated with end game of forcing them to sell the land.

A GoFundMe has been set up in order to help the family acquires adequate legal representation to address what is tantamount to a hostile takeover. As of the writing of this article, the fundraising effort had surpassed $250,000 , with help from a very famous benefactor- Dallas Mavericks guard Kyrie Irving.

The NBA star donated $40,000 to the Wright’s cause. This act is not an isolated case of altruism from Irving. His previous instances of making a difference includes, but not limted to, purchasing a home for the family of George Floyd, donating sneakers to the Boys & Girls Club , paying the tution of nine students at HBCU Lincoln University, and donating money to Nigerian and Ghanina children.

The Wright family has reached out to Irving in an attempt to show their gratitude for the donation, but have yet to hear anything back.

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