Robert and Hope Smith's generous pledge to pay off the student loan debt for Morehouse College's entire 2019 graduating class has inspired a jeweler to gift the grads with $240,000 worth of bling.
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After a billionaire announced he would pay off student loan debt for Morehouse College grads, the comparisons to another billionaire were inevitable.
Billionaire philanthropist Robert Frederick Smith paid off the student loan debt for the entire 2019 graduating class of Morehouse College.
Morehouse College broke with its all-male tradition by voting to open enrollment to females who identify as males. The historically Black college voted on Saturday to approve a gender identity policy, but the school will continue to ban male-to-female transgenders.
Members of the 'Black Lives Matter' movement were rocked by allegations that BLM leader Shuan King lied about his race.
King lied to TV Guru Oprah Winfrey, telling her his father was black. Oprah gave him a full scholarship to Morehouse College in Atlanta -- a scholarship that could have gone to a less fortunate black man.
“Oprah Winfrey paid my way through Morehouse,” King boasted in his Daily Kos diary in 2014. “The leadership scholarship that I received from her is why I have a college degree today.”
So far, Oprah has not commented on the growing scandal, but Morehouse College is distancing itself from him.
President Barack Obama was in town on Sunday to deliver the commencement address at Morehouse, the historically black, all-male college in Atlanta.
Mr. Obama was his usual, arrogant, cocky self as he delivered the Commencement Address. Obama received a polite smattering of applause when he told the graduates that they can no longer use the color of their skin as an excuse for making bad decisions.
Without elaborating, Mr. Obama said men in the black community continue to make bad choices. Obama, who is biracial, said he, too wrote off his failings as just another example of the world trying to keep a black man down. "Excuses are tools of the incompetent used to bridge bridges to nowhere and monuments of nothingness," he said to another smattering of polite applause.