ESPN media personality, Stephen A. Smith, has stepped up and put his money where his mouth is in a big way.
He announced that he was committing $250,000 to his alma mater, Winston-Salem State University, over the course of five years. Smith aims to have half of the annual $50,000 gift go towards athletics and the other half towards the Mass Communications department.
Its the right thing to do, said Smith, a 1991 graduate and former sportswriter who started at the Winston-Salem Journal as a part-time clerk when he was in college. He’s definitely proud of being an HBCU grad and wanted to give back as these institution need help.
A lot of HBCUs are hurting financially, but Im here to tell you they are needed in a big way, Smith said.
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