2006: Black Enterprise Magazine Radio Reports
June 23, 2008
New York, NY (March 7, 2006) – BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine’s Keys to a
Better Life, brief business reports that air twice daily on 29 Clear
Channel radio stations, will be voiced by New York Knicks Guard-Forward
Jalen Rose throughout the month of March.
Rose, 33, will cover a broad range of topics in the reports, including personal finance, homeownership, credit, and health.
"There are millions of young African Americans around the country who
want to get an education, raise a family, and be successful in the
business world, but they need some guidance on critical issues such as
how to pay for student loans, manage their finances, or buy a home,"
says Rose. "We as a community must communicate with young adults so
they can be armed with the information they’ll need to make solid
decisions that will allow them to get a good education, save money, and
raise a family in the complicated world we live in today."
The Detroit native is one of the NBA’s most versatile players, having
served as point guard, shooting guard, and small forward throughout his
11-year career. Rose was traded to the New York Knicks in February 2006
after successful stints with the Toronto Raptors, Chicago Bulls (where
he received the team’s Player of the Year Award during the 2003-04
season), and Indiana Pacers. His NBA career began in 1994 when the
Denver Nuggets drafted him the first round.
A committed philanthropist, Rose sponsors a charity ticket section
called "the rose garden" at his home games and donates $50 to various
charities for every assist he makes during the season. In addition to
establishing The Jalen Rose Endowed Scholarship at his alma mater, the
University of Michigan, where he studied mass communications, he
donates $50,000 in college scholarships to Detroit high school seniors