Oprah Winfrey donates $13 million to Morehouse College

first_imgLumiNola/iStock(ATLANTA) — Oprah Winfrey is getting behind historically black colleges and universities in a big way.Last month, Winfrey donated more than $1 million to the United Negro College Fund for scholarships to HSBUs.And on Monday, she announced she would give $13 million to her scholarship program at Morehouse College — a private, historically black men’s college in Atlanta, Ga. — three decades after she first set up the program with a $12 million donation.Her new contribution brings her total investment to $25 million — the largest endowment in Morehouse’s history.After meeting 47 of her Oprah Winfrey Scholars, Winfrey explained why she felt compelled to help the students.“I understand that African-American men are an endangered species,” she said, according to a release from the university. “They are so misunderstood. They are so marginalized.”“Where and when I can lend support to try to change that image, I do,” she continued. “That is what Morehouse is doing. It is saying ‘This is who we really are.’”The college also presented Winfrey with a painting of her likeness, which she reposted on her Instagram along with a video from the event, during which she received roses from her scholars.“Spent a day marinating in black excellence with these gorgeous, promising, young men at @morehouse1867,” she wrote.“They honored me with roses, a song, and a portrait for a scholarship fund I set up 30 years ago,” she wrote. “Can’t wait to see what they do with their future.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

ND Game will feature F16s and a special musical guest

first_img ND Game will feature F16s and a special musical guest WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Twitter By Tommie Lee – October 4, 2019 1 371 Facebook Google+ A group of F-16 fighter jets fly over Kyle Field in College Station, Texas before the start of an NCAA college football game between Lamar and Texas A&M on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Sam Craft) Notre Dame fans will get a couple of special treats at Saturday’s home game against Bowling Green on Oct. 5.The ceremonial flyover before the football game will feature four US Air Force F-16s. The Flying Falcons are stationed out of Toledo, Ohio and will honor America during the pregame ceremonies.Then at halftime, fans will be treated to a performance by the rock band Chicago, performing alongside the Notre Dame Marching Band.The game kicks off at 3:30 p.m. and if you’re not in the stands you can catch it on NBC. WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Pinterest IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Previous articleDriver injured after tanker rolls, bursts into flamesNext articleWestville Correctional Facility staff member arrested for trafficking drugs, cell phones Tommie Leelast_img read more