Octavia Spencer and Kasi Lemmons Working on Madam C.J. Walker Series With LeBron James

By Sharee Silerio

Many of us have heard of Madam C.J. Walker, the first self-made African-American female millionaire. But how much do we really know about Ms. Walker?

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LeBron James Recalls Turning Down A $10 Million Reebok Deal At 18

LeBron James during the Ninth Pangos Dream Classic game against Mater Dei High School at the Pauley Pavilion on the UCLA campus on January 4, 2003. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images.)

When LeBron James entered the NBA in 2003, he would go on to become one of the very last basketball players to be drafted directly from high school. But back then, he was already sparking major attention long before he had even graduated.

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LeBron James Is Opening A School In Ohio For At-Risk Youth

Photo courtesy of Lebron James Family Foundation
Written by Nikki Igbo of NikIgbo.com
Back in 2011, LeBron James launched the I Promise Initiative as a long-term commitment to the youth of Akron and to address the city’s high school dropout rate. Since that time, James has been involved in several activities to reiterate the importance of education to children including creating a four-year scholarship program with the University of Akron to which he pledged $42 million to finance tuition for 1,100 students.

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