The Success of Michael B. Jordan Is Helping HBCU’s This Weekend.

Few things are as Philadelphia as Rocky. Just check our statue. Yup, we have one. Right in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum. This week, Carl Weathers who portrayed Apollo Creed in the Rocky series passed away peacefully at home.

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Now the next generation of boxing movie fans are enjoying the newest installment of a Rocky series spinoff, Creed III which was partially filmed in Philadelphia. Released in March of 2023, Creed III starring Michael B. Jordan has grossed over $275 Million worldwide thus far.

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Jordan has used him fame to create The Investco QQQ Legacy Classic, which featured Grambling State beating Jackson State 70–62 and Hampton defeating Howard 63–61. The tournament is in the third year. The 2024 tournament is at Prudential Center which is located in Newark, N.J.

The event was televised by TNT and will feature performances by each school’s band as well. Additional sponsors include Toyota and the US Army.

Philadelphia area Cheyney University University (formerly the African Institute) is the oldest HBCU in America dating from 1837.

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