Ray Lewis, Jim Brown visit Trump to talk issues facing black community
Former NFL stars Ray Lewis and Jim Brown arrived at Trump Tower on Tuesday in order to chat about issues that face the African-American community.
After the meeting, Brown said, “We couldn’t have had a better meeting,” adding, “The graciousness, the intelligence, the reception we got was fantastic.”
Cleveland pastor Darrell Scott, who was also at the meeting, said that one of the big topics of conversation was Brown’s Amer-I-Can nonprofit group, which helps troubled youth.
“We talked about marrying or merging the Amer-I-Can program with the Trump administration to make America great again,” said Scott. “Rather than going out and inventing a vehicle to enhance the African-American community we have a vehicle in place that we need the country to get behind so we can affect positive change in our communities.”
Lewis, who also works with Amer-I-Can, said of the meeting, “We talked about what entrepreneurship really looks like from the individuals themselves.”
“The bottom line is job creation and economic development in these urban areas to change the whole scheme of what our kids see … he’s wide open to really helping us change what hasn’t been changed.”