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Warriors forward Juan Toscano-Anderson has been named a finalist for the NBA’s Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion award, the NBA announced today.

Toscano-Anderson is one of five finalists for the new annual honor that recognizes a current NBA player for pursuing social justice. The award is named after Abdul-Jabbar, the hall-of-famer who has been outspoken about matters of equality.

The winner of this year’s award will be named prior to Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals on TNT later this month.

Toscano-Anderson, the Oakland native whose parents are Black and Mexican American, has been an advocate for social justice and equality in the Bay Area.

His Journey to Achieve Foundation focuses on empowerment for Latino and Black families in the Bay Area, Santa Cruz and Mexico. During the height of the Black Lives Matter movement last summer, he organized a walk through the streets of downtown Oakland to protest oppression, police brutality and social injustice.

“I’ve got people in the locker room who are not only going to stand up for what I stand up for, but who are actually going to stand up with me,” Toscano-Anderson said after last June’s march that included teammates Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and  Damion Lee among others. Related Articles

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Over the past year, Toscano-Anderson has led discussions with sixth-grade students in San Francisco and more than 3,000 African youth and took part in a Q&A with Latinx professionals.

In continued efforts to support the Latinx community, he addressed more than 2,000 people at the Día De Los Muertos Film Festival in Watsonville and purchased equipment and materials for Fundacion Unidos Por Chavinda in his family’s hometown that provides medicine and food for senior citizens and supports development and life skills for children.

The winner of the league’s social justice award will win $100,000 to a charity of his choice, while the other four finalists will each select an organization to receive a $25,000 contribution. Toscano-Anderson has selected Homies Empowerment, a community development organization based out of Oakland, as the recipient of his donation.

Other nominees include Portland’s Carmelo Anthony, Sacramento’s Harrison Barnes, Philadelphia’s Tobias Harris and Milwaukee’s Jrue Holiday.

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Carson King has more than 5 million YouTube subscribers across channels and is well-known in the Minecraft community. YouTube/CallMeCarson

  • Carson King, known on YouTube as "CallMeCarson" is teasing his return to social media. 
  • King mostly vanished from social media in January after he was accused of sexting his underage fans.
  • King tweeted Saturday and said: "give me a little bit longer." 
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Carson King, a YouTuber and "Minecraft" streamer, teased his return to social media on Saturday after a months-long hiatus following accusations he groomed and exchanged inappropriate messages with underage fans.

King tweeted Saturday night, "give me a little bit longer." More than 95,000 people have liked the tweet teasing his return.

As Insider's Kat Tenbarge previously reported, King faced accusations in January from two girls who accused him of sending them inappropriate messages when they were under the age of 18.

One accuser said King sent her sexually suggestive messages when he was 19 and she was 17 in 2019. Another accuser later came forward and said she and king shared nude photographs on Snapchat when she was 17 and he was 20, Insider previously reported.

"I'm not into kids but I did trade nudes with people under the age of 18 which is very bad," King appeared to say in a Discord chat at the time, according to a screen recording posted by one of his former collaborators, according to the previous report.

Several of King's collaborators turned against him once the allegations were made public, according to the previous Insider report. Two of his former collaborators came forward in an interview with Daniel Keem, also known as Keemstar, and said King told them he had sexted with underage fans, Insider reported.

Following the allegations, King disappeared from all of his social media platforms. He last uploaded a YouTube video in November 2020 and he stopped tweeting regularly in January 2020. His last Twitch stream was seven months ago.

King did not immediately return Insider's request for comment Sunday. He has x publicly commented on the allegations against him.

The last time King appeared on social media was in May when he tweeted and quickly deleted tweets about President Joe Biden and Donald Trump. He said those tweets were accidental, according to Newsweek.

King has 1.3 million followers on Twitter, 2.95 million YouTube subscribers, and 1.3 million followers on Twitch . According to data from Social Blade, King lost approximately 240,000 YouTube subscribers when the allegations against him were made public in January,

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