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Detroit Free Press: Detroit Pistons’ Arn Tellem, wife donate $139K to Jalen Rose’s school to aid online learning

July 27, 2020 | Jalen Rose Leadership Academy Latest News Philanthropy

Thanks to a large contribution from Detroit Pistons vice chairman Arn Tellem and his wife, Nancy, a local school will receive brand new laptops entering the fall semester. 
The Tellem family donated $139,000 to the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy, the school announced Thursday. The money will be used to purchase a new laptop computer for every student, as the academy prepares for a school year that’ll be impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. 

Detroit Pistons vice chairman Arn Tellem speaks at the new sports medicine center in the Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center, Sept. 18, 2019 in Detroit.
Detroit Pistons vice chairman Arn Tellem speaks at the new sports medicine center in the Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center, Sept. 18, 2019 in Detroit. (Photo: Kirthmon F. Dozier, Detroit Free Press)

According to a news release, the school will transition to a hybrid of online and face-to-face learning this school year. 
”Many of our families lacked the devices and internet connectivity that were needed for online instruction after the state ordered school buildings closed to prevent the spread …

The Detroit News: Pistons’ Arn Tellem, wife Nancy buy 400 laptops for Jalen Rose Academy students

| Jalen Rose Leadership Academy Latest News Philanthropy

Pistons vice chairman Arn Tellem is helping to bridge the digital divide for students at Jalen Rose Leadership Academy in Detroit.
Tellem and wife Nancy are donating $139,000 to the school to ensure that every student at the school will have a new laptop computer for the coming school year. That donation is expected to impact more than 400 students. In the midst of the pandemic, school districts are moving to all-virtual or hybrid models of learning for at least the fall semester, making having a computer is becoming more important than ever.

Arn TellemArn Tellem (Photo: John T. Greilick, The Detroit News)

The school, founded by Detroit native and former Michigan basketball star Jalen Rose, will begin its 10th year in the fall. The Tellem family’s donation continues the relationship between the Pistons, team owner Tom Gores and JRLA.

“Many of our families lacked the devices and internet connectivity that were needed for online instruction after the state ordered school buildings closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” Rose said in a statement. “What …

Daily Beast: Jalen Rose on Teaming With LeBron James to Swing the 2020 Election: ‘Voting Is Like Breathing’

June 26, 2020 | General Latest News Press

The former NBA star turned sports analyst opens up to Robert Silverman about his new voting-rights initiative with King James, speaking his mind at ESPN, and much more.

Updated Jun. 26, 2020 9:39AM ET / Published Jun. 26, 2020 4:30AM ET 
The photo was snapped on June 4, 1967. Behind a podium, a dozen athletes had assembled in Cleveland, Ohio, at the Negro Industrial and Economic Union. Seated in the front row were four of the greatest and, at the time, most famous Black athletes in America: Bill Russell, Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (née Lew Alcindor). Five weeks earlier, Ali had made it clear he would not comply with his local draft board to serve in the Vietnam War, citing a religious objection. Stripped of his heavyweight title crown and suspended by boxing, he was staring down the barrel of a possible five-year prison sentence and five-figure fine. 
The original goal of the meeting,