Jul 5, 2022.
Ja Rule will be giving back to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with the help of non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
On Instagram, Ja Rule shared that the funds from an upcoming NFT project will be used to support HBCUs including Jackson State University, Hampton University, Morgan State University, Spelman College, and Morehouse College.
“Be a part of something Beautiful… July 14th get on the Blacklist NOW… 1000 1 of 1s part of the proceeds going to SUPPORT HBCUs Hampton, Morgan, Spelman, Morehouse, and Jackson St. Thanks for all the love on this AMAZING project,” Ja Rule wrote on Instagram.
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Jackson State’s football program and head coach, Deion Sanders, shared his gratitude upon hearing the good news, revealing the proceeds will support the current needs of the school’s football program.
“I wanna thank my brother Ja Rule for hitting me up and including our program in his heart along with several other HBCUs.. My brother I’ve always admired and applauded u from a far but this is a TRUE blessing for our TEAM,” he said in a post.
Legendary artist Sean “Diddy” Combs also recently made a promise to donate to HBCUs.
After receiving the Lifetime Achievement honor at the 2022 BET Awards, Diddy pledged $1 million to Jackson State University and his alma mater Howard University, AfroTech reported.
“I want to donate a million dollars to Howard University,” Diddy said in a speech. “Also I’m gonna drop another million dollars on Deion Sanders and Jackson State because we should play for us. Thank you everyone from the bottom of my heart, I love y’all — peace.”
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