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Robert F. Smith Launches New Initiative to Tackle the Disproportionate Burden of Student Loan Debt for Black Graduates

Student loan debt is one of the biggest challenges facing young people today, and it’s disproportionately impacting Black students who are not only more likely to have to take on student loans, but, on average, owe more than $7,000 more than their white peers after receiving a bachelor’s degree. This burden is hindering Black students’ …

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Robert F. Smith Shares How Corporate America Can Give Back to Black-Owned Business

In a keynote address he gave at the Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy, Robert F. Smith made a bold call to action, imploring large corporations to use 2% of their annual net income for the next decade to empower the Black community. This proposal follows Smith also circulating a plan among prominent CEOs calling on …

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