Introducing our July/August Sports x Activism digital cover starring NBA star Karl-Anthony Towns. In a year marred by personal loss and social unrest, the athlete is using his platform to promote change. Six weeks after the untimely passing of his mother, due to complications from COVID-19, the Minnesota Timberwolves star emerged from his grief and stood tall alongside former NBA veteran Stephen Jackson, and other notables in the wake of widespread unrest and upheaval, speaking volumes about his commitment to the cause. From his involvement in the George Floyd protests to serving as a member of the NBA ’s Social Justice Coalition, Towns discusses the importance of using his platform to effect change, and perseverance in the face of tragedy. Visit the EBONY.com to read the cover story. #EBONYcover #EBONYmagazine . .