2019 Shortlist

Carmelo Anthony


Best in Engagement for Change

How Does This Individual Represent “Excellence in Engagement”?

Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Muhammad Ali are just a few names that inspire Carmelo Anthony. After initially leveraging Instagram in 2016 to call on fellow athletes to “step up and take charge” on controversial matters including police brutality, the basketball star has quietly continued his efforts as an activist. Encouraging his followers to #StayMe7o, Anthony routinely remind fans of important issues on Twitter and used his Instagram channel in February to educate his 6M followers on trailblazers in Black History and highlight those carrying the torch today. In 2018, he bussed 4.5K students from Baltimore to D.C. to attend the March For Our Lives rally put on by Parkland high school students and continues to lead by example for athletes who feel called to action in their community.

Carmelo Anthony's Engaging Content

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