In wake of the death of George Floyd, a black man who was suffocated on video by a white police officer, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is donating $500,000 toward a GoFundme fundraiser he's established aimed at advancing lives in the black community of Atlanta.
Ryan, who wears the jersey No. 2, has set a goal of raising $2 million.
Racial injustice has risen to the forefront of the conversation and has sparked protests nationally. Floyd's death was the tipping point in a number of fatal encounters involving blacks, following the killing of Breonna Taylor at the hands of Louisville police officers and Ahmaud Arbery, whose shooting death led to murder charges against three white males in Georgia.