#Roommates, we love stories about people giving back to the community and “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris just blessed his alma mater in a major way!
According to reports, Kenya and his wife Rainbow Barris helped kick off Clark Atlanta University’s 30th anniversary celebration by donating $1 million to the HBCU! The gift, which will be named the Kenya and Rainbow Barris Annual Scholarship Award, will go to selected students studying mass media arts and biology.
CAU President Dr. Ronald A. Johnson thanked the couple for their work and generous donation. “Mr. Barris has lifted his powerful voice in the entertainment industry to explore issues of classism and racism in creative and humorous ways. In giving back to their alma mater, he has again used his powerful voice to articulate the importance of supporting this beloved institution that is giving our students the skills and confidence to find and lift their own voices in the field of their choice,” he said.
Kenya and and his wife both graduated from the university in 1996.
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