Pharrell Pays Off Student Debt Of Five NAACP Leaders


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Pharrell changed the lives of five young Black college student leaders by canceling their student debt.

Friday night the NAACP was hosting a panel on the Black student debt crisis at the St. Regis hotel in Washington, D.C., which is where Pharrell dropped the surprise. The event was put together by Wisdom Cole, who's the organization’s national director of youth and college. 

“Pharrell forever changed their lives. This was a powerful moment,” Cole told WJLA. “Now just imagine if President Biden made this a reality for all student debt holders in America. Student debt continues to disproportionately plague the Black community and crush opportunities for so many Black people. It is time to reduce the racial wealth gap, it is time for President Biden to fulfill his promise.”
He continued: “Student debt continues to disproportionately plague the Black community and crush opportunities for so many Black people. It is time to reduce the racial wealth gap, it is time for President Biden to fulfill his promise.”

SOURCE: COMPLEX


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