Magic Johnson Plans to Invest in the City of Baltimore

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Magic Johnson plans to invest in the city of Baltimore. This will add the charm city to a list of urban communities Johnson has invested in including Brooklyn and Harlem. The goal of this investment is to generate jobs and serve as an economic stimulus within the city.

Johnson plans to bring some of his franchises to Baltimore as a means of creating jobs. One such franchise may be a Magic Johnson movie theatre in Mondawmin Mall.

Johnson also met with Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh to discuss long-term investment opportunities. Improving tax breaks for investing in underserved neighborhoods and revitalizing the Perkins Home housing development are just some of the possible results of these meetings.

“We bring a retail and a housing option, which we call mix-use. That really jump-starts the redevelopment of urban corridors. And then others will come in, big boxes and others, will come in and invest in the city,” said Johnson in an interview with WBAL-TV. “…Baltimore, you’re the magic city. Here comes the magic man.”

Chantè Russell

Chanté Russell is a Howard University print journalism major from Raleigh, North Carolina. Her entire life has been shaped by her passion for writing, fashion and activism. Those passions have led her to create a blog entitled Be The Zeitgeist and serve as a staff writer for Howard’s student newspaper, The Hilltop. She has also written for Lady With Attitude and worked as a freelance journalist. Some of her biggest role models include Anna Wintour, Maya Angelou and her cousin, Dr. Jennifer Edwards, who inspired Chanté to attend Howard. After completing college, Chanté hopes to work as a fashion journalist and use her platform to combat cultural insensitivity within the fashion industry and improve the public perception of the industry.

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