Serena Williams, Michael B. Jordan donate $1 million to HBCU student

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Serena Williams, Michael B. Jordan donate $1 million to HBCU student

Former world No. 1 Serena Williams is thrilled to have joined forces with Hollywood actor Michael B. Jordan as she wants to help people of color as much as she can. Williams partnered with Jordan to donate $1M to one HBCU student winner of the Legacy Classic HBCU Startup Pitch Competition.

"It's really just about following people of color and women and giving them the same opportunities," Williams said during the live broadcast on TNT. "We did partner up with MaC Ventures," she added. "Which is why we have Michael B.

Jordan there, so we both together gave away that $1 million to HBCU alumni." Williams is one of the most accomplished athletes in the world and now she wants to give back. "I started investing eight years ago, which is what I've been doing for a really long time," Williams said.

"My dad always talked about planning and so while I'm playing tennis I'm still doing other things on the side. Ventures are something I've been passionate about."

Williams out of the Australian Open

Williams, who hasn't played since Wimbledon, was hoping to make her return at Melbourne Park.

"While this is never an easy decision to make, I am not where I need to be physically to compete," Williams told the Australian Open website. "Melbourne is one of my favorite cities to visit and I look forward to playing at the AO every year.

I will miss seeing the fans, but am excited to return and compete at my highest level." Rick Macci, an iconic coach who was one of Williams' first coaches, said you can never rule out Williams. "The inner quality of Serena.

To this day, according to me, she probably thinks she's undefeated in her own way. She never probably thinks she's even lost. She just ran out of time. It's a way you play this game within a game of your own mind," Macci claimed.

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