LeBron and Savannah James

Power couple LeBron and Savannah James are improving the lives of children in Akron, Ohio with their high-impact education program. In an interview with Vogue magazine, LeBron and Savannah discussed his LeBron James Family Foundation back-to-school orientation for at-risk students in his old stomping grounds.

LeBron, 32, is working with public schools to identify the child most at risk.

“Before the James foundation, it was a struggle to get parents involved,” said Keith Liechty, the coordinator of school improvement for Akron Public Schools.

The program began with 232 students five years ago has now grown to more than 1,200, according to Vogue.

LeBron, Savannah, 30, and the foundation staff meet with regularly with school officials to communicate the students’ goals and needs.

via Vogue.com — This year, the Jameses announced the radical step of establishing an entire new public elementary school for students identified as at-risk. It’s a powerful experiment that bucks the charter school–heavy trend of public education, radically proposing to give more to the students who have the least—as his “uncle” has noticed. “When you can change a kid’s life for the better, you’re accomplishing something great,” says Buffett, a well-known cheerleader for public schools. “With LeBron, it comes from the heart, and it comes from having been there.”

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Lebron (in A Tom Ford Shirt) and Savannah James (in a Jason Wu Dress)—who began dating when they were in high school—in their backyard.Photographed by Norman Jean Roy, Vogue, September 2017





  • Platoon

    Much respect to him. I hear he gives back tremendously.

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    Good JOB…I like him and I like them.

  • Shay

    Love them!

  • WutizaGRANNY!
  • cherrypie

    “Before the James foundation, it was a struggle to get parents involved” <—-DAMN SHAME

  • Soda

    A positive story about Black people on this blog, as rare as the Great American Total Solar Eclipse.

  • Rahab

    Way to go!!! Now I can refer to him as King James, lol. It’s refreshing to know home means so much to them.

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    On the serious side. This is great! There are so many children who are deemed “unteachable” because they may learn different and their minds can’t conform to the standard teaching methods of Say See Do..I hope this gives those kids a better light and they will find out that alot of them are quite brilliant when given a chance to learn according to their learning style..

  • Hell_On_Heelz

    Thank YOU, Mr. and Mrs. James! OUTSTANDING!

    We must be the change we want to see in the world.

  • stav

    He’s definitely one of society’s puppets, I do think this is a great gesture, but the fact that he’s still dealing with Vogue magazine is deplorable. He’s had to have seen the comparison by now , and still decides to patronize this racist publication. They gave her the same dress color and made sure for him to open up wide, to make you aware that this is their hateful view. Sickening! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8bf9001b5d7146c8168e2b5b43528decd84027687c5a1ae1e67c24f0c759809f.png

  • Renee26

    Awesome!

    Off topic but on topic….is it the James’ or the Jameses….it just doesn’t look right to me

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Beautiful.

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Diva4lyfe

    I love it keep doing what u do Bron Bron and Savannah. The fact that you care I am sure means a lot to the kids and some parents. So KUDO’s 🙂

  • JV

    LeBron’s been awesome for NE OHIO. I hope he stays here the rest of his career.

  • what?why

    He is only 32 – jeez, he’s tired!

  • karen b

    Again, another black athlete who chose to marry a common yet attractive black woman……We need to acknowledge the men that stay true to us original black woman……As well as giving back to the community…..I’m giving Mr. James a standing ovation…..And to his wife for always keeping it respectful and classy…..Kudos

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    Absolutely love that he and his wife gives back. He knows how it feels to be struggling.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You tend to pay attention to the insignificant.
    Grow up and get a life.

  • Yoni7

    Good job!

    Is PEP in here? Has she had her baby yet?

  • Harley

    #BLACKEXCELLENCE

  • YaYa

    Like the positive story!

  • Justlooknout

    Black Love

  • ChocolateChick84

    Salute to Bron and Vannah!!! This will change Akron for generations to come. Also, this is why he is my favorite!! Say whatever you want but don’t EVER deny his philanthropy and kind heart.

  • Tammie Reed
  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Find something else to be sour about.

  • stav

    Very grown with a great life, I pay attention to facts , and I state them. I stated what he’s doing is wonderful, he could have communicated this through another forum , that didn’t show blatant disrespect and racism towards him. Good day roderick, anything else?

  • stav

    What he eats doesn’t make me $=%!. I’m not sour, he’s doing a wonderful thing, however the forum he conveyed this to has blatantly disrespected him is the past, showing abhorrent racism. Next!

  • kekeb

    I was thinking the same thing. I never understood that in college.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    The cover was from at least five years ago. Time to move along.

  • EMILY POST

    Beautiful couple.

  • stav

    Does that mean they aren’t still racist? No matter how long ago it was.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    There you go Sandra! These are the kinds of stories we need. There are plenty more if you cared to post them. But just like reality shows, garbage makes more money. I feel ya. Thanks though for this one at least.
    Go Mr. And Mrs. James!???

  • You Could Never

    Thanks for the likes of you and my own hometown NBA hero, John Wall. His foundation is holding the annual back to school block party this weekend with scholarship awards, free haircuts, and supplies etc. I truly appreciate yall LeBron and Savannah and John Wall and the Pulley family. Thanks so much. It makes a difference.

  • Cie Be

    Awesome, love the James’ for their work with our youth. Many Blessings to them!! I just love Savannah’s low-key position too!

  • Diva_woman

    I love the man that Lebron James has grown into. It is really a blessing to see a man who is building his community but starting in his own home with a beautiful black family. He didn’t have that family structure growing up but in spite of that has stepped up to be a great husband and father. Just beautiful

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Considering that there are real live people who want everyone who isn’t white dead a magazine cover from years ago isn’t at the top of my lists of concerns.

  • Lisa daniels

    They come to see him not their damn kids. SMH

  • stav

    You may want to edit this , it makes no sense at all! Also I didn’t post it with your concerns in mind. However I did post facts, whether it’s a concern of yours or not!

  • Panamababy82

    Well said!

  • I Run New York

    His hairline is back.

  • Judas & GOD

    cute

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    Savannah is so beautiful to me!

  • Look@m3

    I really love them! Like foreal……out of all the black celeb couples, they are my FAVEEEE!!! James cant do no wrong and I hate I just said that!

  • Blue

    Great pic. Black love.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Bye wig, yeah you sour ?
    What forum do you suggest he use…Twitter, Facebook, Fox News, CNN, ESPN?

  • Look@m3

    I TOTALLY AGREE with you on this Sis!

  • tintin

    i love savannah. she’s never out there too much, she’s a good loyal wife. i love everything about this woman. She just seems peaceful with a beautiful soul

  • chris

    James will be a billionaire. Arguably the biggest and most hated on athlete of our time. He’s not one of these insecure players who need a white woman or Kardashian to build their fame.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    She is gorgeous, a natural Beauty, nothing is basic or average about Savannah, and why King James had the good sense and fortune to marry her and continue to be blessed! She’s Beautiful without trying (like 70’s icon, Thelma from ‘Good Times’), something people aren’t used to in this digital and fake beauty age!

  • NicoleZee

    But….he’s not a good loyal husband. Sad. Her life, her decision, her health. None of our business, but we can still have our own opinions. You never hear about Barack cheating on Michelle; something tells me she would beat the shit out of him if he ever even thought about it :)!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I do love them as a couple, Savannah seems very genuine, and their marriage or team close to the ideal or the perceptions they radiate! I saw her in an interview and could easily see why he hung on!

    She was very supportive and patient with LeBron, and he didn’t pull a Lamar like a host of other Ballers and entertainers often do!

    Continued blessings to this couple and family!

  • chris

    He loyal to the community and she look happy so prove that’s he’s disloyal to her.

  • Nita

    That is so awesome they’re doing that and their such a beautiful couple. Love them.

  • tintin

    They claim he cheated but I’ve never heard him caught red handed

  • dontgetblocked

    Black love. Nothing like it.

  • NicoleZee

    How about all those DMs he sends looking for sex. Some chick actually told Savannah that he was trying to get with her and she provided the screenshot. Savannah probably didn’t believe her but it was plain as day. Sad. It must be the money because who would want to sleep with him??? Yuck! No diss to him, he might be a nice person but he needs to concentrate on his family because most of these chicks with keep evidence and put him on blast!!!

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    I love James and Savannah. She is a breath of fresh air compared to these women who are always showing their fake asses. She is confident, loyal and humbled.

  • Jussjess25

    See now.. yall be worshipping jayz and beyonce and they dont give a dam about yall. But this couple right here is simply lovely.. lebron james is such a wonderful person and so is his wife. They also do great work for thier community.

  • Jussjess25

    Exactly

  • iAmsterdam

    And so pretty ?

  • BeUtFullSoul

    Love them and what they’re doing!

  • Giantstepp

    Lebron’s a good dude and really tries to help when he could easily sit back and enjoy the good life like many athletes and entertainers. And he Salute.

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    Everything you just said!