Look to the Stars: Black Celebrities and Their Foundations

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Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation

Jay-Z started the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation with his mom, Gloria, to offer students with socio-economic hardships an opportunity to pursue higher education. Not only does the foundation provide 50 scholarships to students in 50 different states each year, but they also host college tours around the country.

(Photo: AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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