Carmelo Anthony serving as guest editor-in-chief for Slam Magazine

The NBA all-star helped launch a special edition of the Fourth of July issue focusing on racial inequality.
2:42 | 07/04/20

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NBA star Carmelo Anthony has become an important voice in the fight against systemic racism in this country. I got to go one-on-one with Anthony to talk about his latest project. Carmelo Anthony is one of the most recognizable athletes in the world but this morning the NBA all-star is stepping into a different arena. I can't breathe. I still can't breathe. Reporter: Serving as guest editor in chief for "Slam" magazine. Anthony helped launch a special fourth of July issue focusing on racial inequality. Why you decided to do this through the lens of basketball. This platform is not only for basketball. We're not only basketball players at the end of the day, so having this platform, I thought it was very important that we send a very deliberate message out there to the world. Reporter: The cover, this photo of Carmelo Anthony and his son kiyan, anthony highlighting that his message is also for the youth. He's 13 years old. He's at that age where he's starting to really understand a lot of the things that's happening and a lot of things that transpired already. Reporter: In an editor's note to the younger generation entitled "A letter to future kings and queens," the basketball star wrote, in life there will be good and there will be evil. The key is in how you work to overcome the evil and harness that energy to turn it into power. This issue comes on the heels of weeks of ongoing nationwide protests against police brutality and racism. It isn't the first time the basketball player has lent his voice to social justice. We cannot ignore the realities of the current state of America. Reporter: Taking the stage during the 2016 espys with other athletes demanding an end to violence. The system is broken. The problems are not new. The violence is not new. We out here creating. Reporter: Even creating a YouTube series that explores the issues facing the black community. Those issues expected to be front and center as the NBA returns later this month the league announcing they'll support the black lives matter movement by painting the words on the court and allowing players to have social justice messages on their Jerseys. And Anthony says he's concerned. He thinks it's healthy to be concerned when it comes to the virus. He and his teammates are being tested every other day and told me he views being back on the court as an opportunity to really enhance this very important conversation that is happening in our country right now and he expects that we will see that conversation with players as they go back to playing. He's using his platform to push that conversation forward. Powerful image with his son on the cover of the magazine as well pointing towards the future.

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