Superstar-turned-businessman to discuss opportunities at JFK Airport for Black entrepreneurs
New York, NY (April 13, 2023) – Earvin “Magic” Johnson will appear at the National Action Network (NAN) Annual Convention today alongside New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Rev. Al Sharpton, where they will celebrate and recognize the economic impact the basketball icon-turned-entrepreneur has had on New York City.
The NBA icon, the Mayor, and Rev. Sharpton will hold a fireside discussion to overview Johnson’s decades of work in the Big Apple. That includes bringing the first Starbucks to Harlem in the late 1990s, which was followed by the Magic Johnson Theater. Today, his JLC Infrastructure is an equity partner in the $9.5 billion New Terminal One at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Part of his company’s role is to ensure that $2 billion of project work goes to minority and women-owned businesses.
After his discussion with Mayor Adams and Rev. Sharpton, Johnson will hold a workshop on opportunities at JFK for Black and Brown entrepreneurs. The goal is this session is to inform both aspiring and established business leaders on how they can bring their brand, ideas, and experience to one of the nation’s busiest airports.
About National Action Network (NAN)
National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation with chapters throughout the entire United States. Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency, and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, nationality, or gender.
For more information go to www.nationalactionnetwork.net.