News Menu

News
View Latest Posts
View Subscriptions
Posting Instructions

Active Bloggers

Ivan Butcher II Ivan Butcher II
class of
Kennedy Williams Kennedy Williams
Spelman College class of 2020
Reggie Culpepper Reggie Culpepper
Clark Atlanta University class of 1998
Anica Oaks Anica Oaks
class of 2012
Kamal Imani Kamal Imani
class of
HBCU CONNECT HBCU CONNECT
Central State University class of 1995
Loren Moss Loren Moss
The Ohio St Univ class of 1991
PAT BARROW PAT BARROW
class of

Famous Rapper Launches Fund to Invest in HBCU Student Businesses

NOTICE: This content is in pending status and not visible to those without the url...
Famous Rapper Launches Fund to Invest in HBCU Student Businesses
Posted By: Will Moss on November 11, 2020

By Sweenie Saint-Vil

2 Chainz has come up with a “marvelous idea on how to give back to HBCU students.”

On Monday (Oct. 19), the “I’m Different” emcee announced that he’s launching his Money Maker Fund to help support HBCU students who are currently running their own businesses.

“If you are an HBCU student and you currently have a business that’s up and running, I created the Money Maker Fund,” he said in a video posted on his social media accounts. “I would like to invest into your business, your idea.”

Those interested in getting 2 Chainz’s support must be currently enrolled and in good standing at an HBCU in the U.S. Applicants are also required to have an active business complete with a website, social media accounts, S and C corporation documents and proof of ownership, all of which must be submitted with the application.

Travis Scott offers to pay tuition for five HBCU students
Travis Scott

Eligible students must upload a business presentation deck via Powerpoint or video that lays out their executive summary, company description, service/product line description and marketing/sales plan. All applications must be received by Nov. 6.

2 Chainz’s fund is named after his “Money Maker” single which debuted during his Verzuz battle against Rick Ross.



The song samples Southern University’s Human Jukebox marching band while the visual pays homage to that institution and the many other HBCUs around the country.

2 Chainz teams up with Michelle Obama to educate former inmates on voting rights
2 Chainz and Michelle Obama

The Pretty Girls Like Trap Music rapper — whose discography is often played at HBCUs — will also be contributing to Black colleges and universities at a virtual homecoming where he is scheduled to perform of some of his hit records.

2 Chainz’s investment in HBCUs is only part of his recent philanthropic work. Amid the Coronavirus pandemic, he fed the homeless and bought lunch for healthcare workers in Atlanta.

Look below to watch 2 Chainz’s announcement of the Money Maker Fund.



If you enjoyed this article, Join HBCU CONNECT today for similar content and opportunities via email!
Comments
Please Login To Post Comments...
Email:
Password:

 
More From This Author
Another Quarterback with NFL Level Potential Pledges to Attend an HBCU...
Pro Golfer Makes Huge Scholarship Donation to HBCU, Prarie View A&M University...
23 Year Old HBCU Student Passes Away Due to COVID-19 at Livingstone College
Have You Considered a Profession in the Environmental Sector? Consider the Masters of the Environment Graduate Program at CU!
HBCU North Carolina A&T University Receives $5 Million Corporate Donation From Walmart!
AbbVie Looking to Hire HBCU Students & Graduates for Full Time Career & Internship Opportunities - Apply Today!
Latest News
HBCU Miles College Awarded $2 Million from IBM to Train Black Students in Modern Tech

HBCU Miles College Awarded $2 Million from IBM to Train Black Students in Modern Tech

Thanks to the major tech company's initiative to prepare the next generation of industry professionals, IBM and Miles College recently announced their collaboration for a brand-new comprehensive progr ...more
Kennedy Williams • 152 Views • November 24th, 2020
HBCU Jackson State Set to Receive Half a Million Dollars from Professional Golf Hall of Famer, Phil Mickelson!

HBCU Jackson State Set to Receive Half a Million Dollars from Professional Golf Hall of Famer, Phil Mickelson!

Jackson State University finds themselves on the receiving end of yet another big gesture from a big-time sports figure. After football legend, Deion Sanders signed on as the JSU head football coach e ...more
Kennedy Williams • 151 Views • November 24th, 2020
IBM Forms $2 Million Partnership with Alabama State University to Help Close Gap in STEM!

IBM Forms $2 Million Partnership with Alabama State University to Help Close Gap in STEM!

Alabama State University and IBM (International Business Machines) announced a joint educational partnership that includes access to the IBM Skills Academy focused on digital learning and technology s ...more
Reggie Culpepper • 614 Views • November 24th, 2020
TMCF and The University of Pennsylvania Hosts Webinar To Introduce Graduate Programs to HBCU Students

TMCF and The University of Pennsylvania Hosts Webinar To Introduce Graduate Programs to HBCU Students

The University of Pennsylvania and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund are teaming together to recruit top talent for the world-renowned research institution. Learn about the many graduate programs ...more
Reggie Culpepper • 201 Views • November 23rd, 2020
The Commercial Real Estate Industry Needs You!

The Commercial Real Estate Industry Needs You!

Prominent commercial real estate firms from across the country seek to hire high-performing college students for internships in brokerage, development, asset management, finance, marketing and so much ...more
Reggie Culpepper • 265 Views • November 22nd, 2020
Popular News
Louisiana Upholds Life Sentence to Black Man For Stealing Hedge Trimmers in 1997

Louisiana Upholds Life Sentence to Black Man For Stealing Hedge Trimmers in 1997

While this may not be HBCU related news, as an AFrican American male, I had to share this appalling decision by the Louisiana court system to keep a man in jail with a life sentence for such a petty c ...more
Will Moss • 368,885 Views • August 6th, 2020
Apple to Invest over $40 Million Dollars into HBCUs - Time to major in Computer Science!!!

Apple to Invest over $40 Million Dollars into HBCUs - Time to major in Computer Science!!!

On Tuesday Johnny C. Taylor, President and CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund stopped by “NewsOne Now” to make a major announcement that could literally change the lives of thousands of HBCU st ...more
Will Moss • 110,476 Views • March 11th, 2015
Black Billionaire Robert F. Smith to  Donate $50 Million to Support STEM Students at HBCUs

Black Billionaire Robert F. Smith to Donate $50 Million to Support STEM Students at HBCUs

The Student Freedom Initiative announced today a $50 million personal gift from Robert F. Smith, philanthropist and Founder, Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners. This gift matches the initial fu ...more
Will Moss • 62,292 Views • October 22nd, 2020
Kamala Harris Promises to Forgive Student Loan Debt for HBCU Graduates

Kamala Harris Promises to Forgive Student Loan Debt for HBCU Graduates

Harris promises to offer free tuition for low-income students at public and historically Black colleges Democratic VP candidate also pledges to forgive student-loan debt for HBCU graduates who earn ...more
Will Moss • 61,081 Views • September 10th, 2020
Travis Scott, Son of Two HBCU Graduates, Looking to Cover Tuition for 5 HBCU Students!

Travis Scott, Son of Two HBCU Graduates, Looking to Cover Tuition for 5 HBCU Students!

Travis Scott has offered to cover a semester of tuition for five students who are attending a historically Black college or university (HBCU). The “Highest In The Room” emcee took to Twitter to twe ...more
Will Moss • 55,511 Views • October 8th, 2020
Please Give Us a Like on Facebook!