Following Lance Big and Keshia Knight Pulliam’s exclusive revelation on “GMA 3: What you need to know“ Today, TBS is delighted to announce the winners of four grand prizes of $ 25,000. Impressed by the many innovative and thoughtful nominations, as well as the critical need to help black Americans alleviate student loans, TBS increased the number of recipients of three grand prizes from $ 25,000 to four – for a total of 100 $ 000.
Throughout Black History Month, TBS and Ambassadors Raw (“Star”, “MacGyver”) and Knight Pulliam (“The Cosby Show”, “House of Payne”), aims to empower recent historically black college and university graduates financially with its first ever interactive social media TBS HBCU Cash Out ™ competition. From February 8 to March 8, attendees creatively shared a 60-second video via Instagram, Twitter or YouTube on how attending an HBCU is helping them achieve their goals. White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, “Black college graduates have almost $ 25,000 more in student loan debt: an average of $ 52,726 in student debt, compared to $ 28,006 for the typical white bachelor.”This year’s first TBS HBCU Cash Out ™ winners are:
- Anastacia CC Davis: A self-proclaimed “multi-hyphenated creator” and filmmaker from East Chicago, Indiana, and a 2017 graduate with a Bachelor of Theater Arts degree from Alabama State University.
- Emani nichols: Atlanta-based video director and multimedia reporter in Historically Black Newspaper and 2020 Morehouse College graduated with a bachelor’s degree in African studies.
- Kevin Perry: Consultant for a global accounting firm based in Charlotte, North Carolina, and a graduate of Delaware State University Holder of a bachelor’s degree in accounting (2018) and an MBA in data analysis (2019).
- Kalen Robinson: An aspiring Broadway star and a 2020 graduate of Howard University BFA in Musical Theater currently residing in Hyattsville, Maryland.
“I was moved, I laughed and I was inspired by the depth of these entries,” said Gross (Howard University). “These former HBCUs have gone above and beyond. I’m so proud of them!”
“I am so happy to have partnered with TBS for such an incredible opportunity, where we can continue to give back and make a difference in the lives of others,” said Knight Pulliam (Spelman College). “As an HBCU graduate, I understand the importance of education, as well as the importance of financial freedom and the TBS HBCU Cash Out ™ competition has been an opportunity to ensure both for those who will take over the torch and will lead our future. Congratulations to all of the winners. “To see the TBS HBCU Cash Out ™ winner reveal featuring Gross and Pulliam, please see below. To view all winning entries, please visit the Zoom Reveal TBS HBCU Cash Out ™ playlist.