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12 Familiar Faces You May Not Have Known Were Products Of HBCUs

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are responsible for some of the nation’s most renowned doctors, teachers, entrepreneurs, political and religious leaders, plus more. And to be honest, we truly don’t know what a world without institutions that aid the rich knowledge and success of our people would look like (we’re glad we don’t even have to imagine it)! AfroTech has decided to take this time to raise awareness of those HBCUs by spotlighting some familiar faces who are products of those pristine institutions.

Shanique Yates

Sep 29, 2021

2 Chainz Invests In Turo, The "Airbnb Of Cars"

Peer-to-peer car sharing company, Turo, has announced that they’ve just earned $30 million thanks to a number of high profile investors, one of which happens to be none other than rapper 2 Chainz. Founded in 2010, Turo is an app that allows private car owners to list and “rent” out their vehicles,  a concept similar to what Airbnb does with homeowners. Users of the app can book or rent a vehicle without the use of traditional rental car facilities.  Turo has over 14 million members, however, the company itself does not own any cars. 2 Chainz is just one of the many entertainers and athletes that make up Manhattan Venture Partners’ Rashaun Williams-led All Star Fund which contributed to the $30 million investment. Other investors and shareholders include NFL stars Larry Fitzgerald, Dee Ford, Tyrod Taylor, Malcolm Jenkins, and Clint McDonald; NBA stars Victor Oladipo, Langston Galloway, and Thad Young. “This funding and these investors will help us continue to gain momentum and market...

Stephanie Ogbogu

Feb 12, 2020