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Pharrell Williams' Black Ambition Returns To Award Black And Latinx Entrepreneurs Prizes Of Up To $1M

Pharrell Williams continues to pour into Black entrepreneurs and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Founded by the global superstar, Black Ambition is returning for its second year to foster Black and Latinx leaders and communities. Entrepreneurs with ventures in products and services, media and entertainment, healthcare, technology, and Web 3.0 are encouraged to apply for a chance to win up to a million dollars. In addition to funding, students will be provided mentorship, resources, and “founder-friendly investment terms.” “When you realize how lucky you are to be in the constellation of the universe and when you learn how it really works, you stop buying vehicles and you create vehicles to drive you. That’s what Black Ambition is, it’s a vehicle for impact. At Black Ambition, we find you and then we fund you,” Williams said, according to a press release. In 2021, Black Ambition supported over 250 entrepreneurs and awarded over $3.2 million to support their...

Mar 22, 2022

High School Senior Kassidy Parnell Secures $4.5M In Scholarships From Over 100 Schools

This Louisiana high school senior will be on to bigger and better things! Kassidy Parnell attends Tara High School in Baton Rouge and shines with a GPA of 4.1. The impressive feat has placed Parnell at the top of the graduating class. Parnell is also dual-enrolled in computer science classes at Baton Rouge Community College. Her track record has caught the attention of various schools, securing over 100 college offers to date and collecting nearly $4.5 million in scholarships, WKBN 27 reports. Parnell’s acceptances include Southern University, Saint Louis University, Butler, Oklahoma State, Marquette, Seton Hall University, Loyola University Chicago, University of Kansas, Kent State University, and more. “This girl is a hard worker, loyal friend, organized, witty and makes good decisions,” said Lorenzo Bynum, Kassidy’s father, according to WKBN 27. “She loves to learn new things. If she doesn’t know something she will look it up and remember everything about it. She is not afraid to...

Mar 14, 2022

Howard University's Alexandria Adigun Made History And Began Encouraging Black Students To Pursue STEM

In 2017, Howard University launched the Karsh STEM Scholars Program to encourage Black students to pursue a career in STEM research or teaching with the contingency of pursuing an M.D. or Ph.D. at an institution. The Historically Black College and University program offers full scholarships to its students and fosters an environment where students will receive mentorship and peer support, which is often an area Black students fail to receive from other institutions. According to a 2021 Wiley Report, surveying 2,000 young adults, 44 percent of them credited their pursuit in STEM to encouragement from their college.

Aug 25, 2021

Black Teen Walks Miles Daily to the Library Then Gets Accepted Into 12 Colleges

After five years of walking three miles every day to the Columbus Metropolitan Library, to receive help with his homework, Lashawn Samuel has been accepted into 12 colleges and universities. NBC4 Columbus reports that Samuel grew up in poverty. He also experienced other hardships like health challenges and violence firsthand as a result of living in a troubled neighborhood. After overcoming the circumstances, Samuel is now the proud recipient of a full scholarship to his dream school, Ohio State University, making him the first in his family to go to college. “I was so excited that I was going to college,” Samuel told NBC4 Columbus. “Even if nobody else accepted me, I had this in my pocket. I knew that I had done what I had to do to get into college and my hard work was paying off.” Samuel’s hard work paid off and he is now seeing the fruit of his dedication and perseverance. His hard road has taught him with God, family, and friends anything is possible. “I never would have...

Apr 28, 2020