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Barkley donates $1 million to Clark Atlanta University
By Associated Press
Published December 9, 2016
FILE - In this May 2, 2015, file photo, Charles Barkley joins the crowd before the start of the world welterweight championship bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr., and Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas. Barkley calls it friendly fire, the criticism a rich black gets for talking about race from fellow blacks who believe he can't understand their struggles. But the basketball Hall of Famer and TNT analyst says he can handle it, and hopes he can create conversation that makes a difference beyond the things he's already doing when his show "The Race Card" debuts in 2017.  (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

FILE – In this May 2, 2015, file photo, Charles Barkley joins the crowd before the start of the world welterweight championship bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr., and Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas. Barkley calls it friendly fire, the criticism a rich black gets for talking about race from fellow blacks who believe he can’t understand their struggles. But the basketball Hall of Famer and TNT analyst says he can handle it, and hopes he can create conversation that makes a difference beyond the things he’s already doing when his show “The Race Card” debuts in 2017. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Clark Atlanta University has received a huge gift from NBA star Charles Barkley.

In honor of Giving Tuesday, Barkley said he would be donating $1 million to the historically black institution. The university had set a goal of $25,000 for Giving Tuesday, an online donation event birthed from the Black Friday and Cyber Monday phenomenon.

WSB-TV reports Barkley also is donating $1 million to Alabama A&M University, another historically black school. In June 2015, Barkley donated $1 million to Morehouse College, his alma mater _ Auburn University _ and the Wounded Warrior Project in Atlanta.

Clark Atlanta President Ronald A. Johnson says Barkley’s gift reflects “his desire to make a significant, positive and lasting difference in the lives of others.”

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