Beyonce and Jay Z weren’t kidding about their promise to upgrade us. The power couple did just that for three high school seniors this past week.
During their OTR II tour stop in Orlando, forever hype man DJ Khalid announced the first three recipients of the BeyGood Initiative and Shawn Carter Foundation’s tour scholarship, which awards $100K to each student to go toward college enrollment.
Congrats to Keshawn Morgan. He’s more than deserving of that $100K bag with # 3 ranking of his class at Evans High School and president of Spanish Honor Society.
A day earlier in Atlanta, Beyonce and Jay Z awarded Karissa Jackson with scholarship for her community service work and 3.8 GPA at Discovery High School. Thanks to the Carters’, Karissa will be joining Kennesaw University’s 2019 class.
She told Gwinnett Daily Post that she was blown away by the scholarship.
“I had no idea I was going to get that. It’s really exciting and I couldn’t stop crying because it’s really a blessing to awarded something like this.”
The next student to go Apeshit over Jay Z and Beyonce’s generosity is Emily Geray from Miami Beach High School.
Emily will take her talents and award money to study criminology at Florida International University.
And the Carters’ are just getting started. They are dropping scholarship money in Arlington, Phoenix, LA, San Diego, New Orleans, Houston, Santa Clara and Seattle. Boys and Girls Club members are nominated for the scholarship award.
If you need another reason to see this tour, black excellence is def one of them.
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A church. A movie theater. An elementary school. High schools and colleges. Restaurants and cafes. Now a gay club. Am I missing any? If i am it’ll likely be added to the list, sadly. Because this pattern of destroying each other for whatever reason doesn’t seem to be going away.
Politics aside (Im not in the mood to get into the anti-gun vs. guns dont kill people, people kill people debate.) how are we as a whole expected to live together in peace. Seriously. Any suggestions? How can any of us pump our chest with pride for living in the United States when we are more divided than ever. Ever.
So divided. So at odds with our freedom to live the way we each rightfully should,
our own countrymen are making us extinct.
TBH this problem isnt going to get solved in a hallowed chamber holding our elected officials. We tried that already. Not that we shouldnt keep trying. But we also and most importantly need to figure out what motivates someone–born in this country–to be filled with so much hatred they pick up a war gun and kill 49 total strangers and wound 53.
Why are so many broken people roaming around us? And how are terrorist groups like ISIS and Al Qeada the glue holding them together with their doctrine of hate? I know these questions will likely never be answered but in order to diagnose this national illness we need to determine its cause. Luckily we already found the solution for those willing to accept it.