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Oprah Winfrey Donates $13 Million To Morehouse College

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Oprah Winfrey, on Monday, October 7, donated $13 million to Morehouse College.

The media mogul paid a visit to the prestigious all men’s historically black college for the 30th anniversary of the Oprah Winfrey Scholars Program. While there, she made a hefty donation to contribute to her scholarship program.

According to a news release from the school, Oprah Winfrey now has the largest endowment ever at Morehouse College in Atlanta after donating $13 million.

The Oprah Winfrey Scholars program started in 1989 and the fund stands at $12 million. Monday’s donation of $13 million pushed her total investment to $25 million.

The Oprah Winfrey Scholars Program has funded the education of about 600 scholars, the school’s release said, including Birmingham, Alabama Mayor Randall Woodfin who was elected in 2017 as the city’s youngest mayor in more than a century.

Addressing a room full of Oprah Winfrey scholars on Monday, Oprah said: “Seeing you young Oprah Winfrey scholars here today has moved me deeply. I am so proud of you, I’m proud of everybody in attendance at this school who is seeking to know more clearly who you are, the value you hold and how you will share that value with the rest of the world.”

Oprah Winfrey donates $13 million to Morehouse College

She continued: “I was really surprised to learn that it has been 30 years since I’ve made that $12 million donation to Morehouse, and so today I would like to add $13 million to that.”

Reacting to Oprah’s donation, Morehouse President David A. Thomas said: “I’m grateful to Oprah Winfrey for her generosity. I am also feeling hopeful for Morehouse and what it has garnered in terms of philanthropic support with gifts like Oprah’s and Robert Smith’s. I am hopeful that this will also get others to step up with their support of Morehouse, but even more broadly, historically black colleges and universities.”

Winfrey’s donation comes after billionaire Robert Smith promised to pay off the student loan debt of the 2019 Morehouse graduates in May. Smith donated $34 million to the school last month, making good on his promise.

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Kylie Jenner Wants To Trademark ‘Rise And Shine’ After Viral Singing Video

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Kylie Jenner has made a huge step to own the official rights to the catch phrase, “Rise and Shine” after her viral singing video.

Earlier this month, Kylie did a YouTube tour of her office, and while walking into Stormi’s room where she was sleeping, she began singing “Rise and Shine” to wake her up. The video went viral online and now the mother of one is taking advantage of the wave.

According to documents obtained by The Blast, Kylie filed multiple trademark applications to secure ownership of a slang version of the famous wake-up call … “RIIISE AND SHIIINNEE.”

The trademark would cover belts, pants, coats, dresses, footwear, gloves, headbands, headwear, jackets, loungewear, scarves, sleepwear, socks, swimwear and undergarments … as well as cosmetics.

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The Biggest Mistake Of My Life Was Not Listening To Eminem When He Came To Me As A Young Rapper : Fat Joe | LISTEN

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American rapper, Fat Joe has admitted that the biggest mistake of his life was not signing or listening to Eminem when he came to him as a young rapper with his ‘demo’ at least six times.

During a recent radio interview, Fat Joe recounts the tale of him not giving Eminem a chance early in his career saying, “Eminem out here in Miami, he gave me his demo like six different times. Everywhere I went was this little white boy and he kept giving me his demo. He was like, ‘Yo, listen to my music, I’m telling you, I’m nice, I’m nice, I’m nice. I didn’t do it and now he’s the biggest guy in the universe.”

Listen to the interview below…

The biggest mistake of my life was not listening to Eminem when he came to me as a young rapper - Fat Joe

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Diamond Platnumz’ Sister Admits That She And Her Mother Throw Out Her Brother’s Lovers Who Don’t Abide By Their Rules

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Diamond Platnumz sister, Esma has admitted that she and her mother, Bi Sandra throw out her brother’s lovers who do not tend to abide by their rules.

Esma who before now has been blamed alongside her mother for the Tanzanian singer’s failed relationships, said she does not allow her younger brother’s girlfriends get too clingy.

In an interview with Global Publishers, she said the idea of a woman trying to be the center of Diamond’s attention is a sign of an ‘unacceptable westernization’.

“You know in our home this idea of a woman yearning to close herself off with her man and embrace him in private is not allowed,” Esma said.

The single mother of two stated that a woman keeping her brother to herself is against the rules of the Platnumz family and when such women go against the rules, she and her mother plot on how to remove them.

Recall Diamond Platnumz’ mother allegedly assaulted his second baby mama, Hamisa Mobetto because she didn’t see her as a potential daughter-in-law.

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