A $100,000 donation to the National Association of Black Journalists by Dallas Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban was made in honor of two long-time Dallas/Fort Worth journalists who both passed away in May.
According to CNBC, Cuban told them the donation was to honor former sportswriters Roger B. Brown and Martin “Marty” McNeal.
“This was all the idea of Mark Cuban, who has been at the forefront of making a major difference in the African American communities,” said Mavs.com writer Dwaine Price, a friend and former colleague of both Brown and McNeal.
“I thought it was a terrific idea that Mark wanted to reach out and make a lasting donation to the National Association of Black Journalists that will honor both Marty Mac and Roger B., who were huge figures within the journalism community on a national level,” Price continued.
Alicia Brown Young, sister of Roger B. Brown, thanked Mark Cuban and called the donation “an honor.”