Beyoncé and Jay Z Give Out Over GHc12m in Scholarships to Black Universities

Beyoncé and Jay Z Give Out Over GHc12m in Scholarships to Black Universities

  • Beyoncé and Jay-Z have donated $2 million to historically disadvantaged black colleges and universities
  • The popular entertainers have partnered with Tiffany & Co in making sure that African American students have all the financial help they need in order to further their studies at these institutions
  • The world-renowned superstars and their partners launched the Love Scholarship initiative on Thursday, 9 September

Beyoncé and her hubby Jay-Z have decided to put their money to good use. The wealthy musicians are on a mission to make sure that African American kids in the US have the money they need to pay for their studies when they reach university or college level.

Beyoncé, Jay Z, give out, R28m scholarships, to black colleges and universities
Beyoncé and Jay Z gave out R28m scholarships to black colleges and universities in the US. Image: @beyonce
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The Carters have injected $2 million (R28 million) into historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the US. The world-renowned artists partnered with Tiffany & Co to come up with the cool initiative specifically for the HBCUs.

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Complex reports that Hov's Shawn Carter Foundation, Beyonce's BeyGOOD organisation and Tiffany & Co officially launched the Love Scholarship programme on Thursday, 9 September.

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The money will fund students in the arts and creative fields. Tweeps took to the outlet's comment section on Twitter and shared mixed reactions to the news. Check out some of their comments below:

@Buddiction said:

"I see this post getting a lot of negative comments but I think it's great that Bey and Jay are using their platform to help people afford to further their education."

@realnonob commented:

"Very nice."

@GleeshMcVilly added:

"Fun Fact: Less than 9% of overall black American students actually attend an HBCU."

Jay-Z to open Roc Nation school of music

In other news, YEN News reported that Jay-Z is one of the richest rappers in the US and he keeps proving that he is a very influential person when it comes to the country's entertainment industry. The Dirt Off Your Shoulder hitmaker decided to open his own school of music.

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Through his Roc Nation record label, the American superstar has teamed up with Long Island University (LIU) Brooklyn to establish the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports and Entertainment.

The school will hold summer residential camps for high school students and Saturday programmes for students aged 10 to 18 years old focusing on music and sports management, reported

Beyoncé accused of wearing R464m blood diamond

YEN News also reported that Beyoncé made waves when she wore an enormous 128-carat Tiffany diamond. Some accused her of wearing a blood diamond. The diamond was mined in South Africa in 1877. Briefly News reported that she was the first black person to wear the diamond.

However, not everyone was impressed with her flashy jewellery and Ghanaian-American commentator Karen Attiah wrote a column in the Washington Post about it.


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