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21 Savage is doing his part to uplift and empower the next generation. The Grammy Award-winning rapper announced the launch of his new Bank Account At Home program initiative through his foundation, Leading by Example, on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. The program is a collaborative partnership between the mobile banking service Chime, the education technology…

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David Oyelowo wants to educate the next generation to fight racism. The Selma star is curating a special podcast, titled STOR14S, where he will narrate children’s stories in a bit to inspire and educate the younger generation amid the Black Lives Matter movement. He said: “A lack of education breeds the ignorance that perpetuates the…

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Tip “T.I.” Harris is headed to the classroom. The rapper and businessman will be lending his music industry expertise to students at Clark Atlanta University next semester teaching an innovative new course that will merge the history of trap music with the economics behind its success in the industry and mainstream presence. Clark Atlanta University…

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Across the nation, millions are celebrating Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in Texas. On Jan. 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation took effect ending slavery in the Union. However, Texas continued to practice slavery two years after passage of the Emancipation Proclamation. Major Gen. Gordon Granger and Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas,…

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Former President Barack Obama recently teamed up with former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to discuss how young Black males can be affected by the global pandemic. During a recent conference call hosted by My Brother’s Keeper, an initiative created during the Obama administration to empower young Black males, Obama and Holder shared why it’s…

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Megan Thee Stallion wants to continue working toward her degree to make her late mother proud. The “Hot Girl Summer” hitmaker — who tragically lost her mother to brain cancer in March 2019 — is currently studying part time at Texas Southern University to gain a bachelor’s degree in health administration. Speaking to PEOPLE magazine…

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Black College Expo™ is an 11-city tour that encourages education and entrepreneurship among African American teens and young adults across the nation. Tyeler Reign, season five winner of “The Rap Game,” Jermaine Dupri’s music competition show on Lifetime Television, had signed on to be an ambassador for Black College Expo™ until all tour stops this…

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McDonald’s, through its Black & Positively Golden movement, surprised an unsuspecting teen with $25,000 to grow her budding business. On Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, Nia  Nia Phillips-Harper, a 17-year-old Houston native, and her mother Dedra, an author and professor, were guests on a segment of the “Tamron Hall Show” titled “CEO at Sweet 16.” Last year,…

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In an ongoing effort to be good community stewards, the Greater Atlanta McDonald’s Operators’ Association awarded $40,000 in Golden Grants to top education professionals this month at the Georgia State Capitol. Established in 2018, the Atlanta-exclusive Golden Grants program is supported by local McDonald’s owner-operators. The grants provide a resource for teachers and other individuals who…

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