When the news breaks from inside our house, we are more than happy to amplify it! Our Emani Nichols, an Atlanta-based video director, and multimedia journalist at The Atlanta Voice and a 2020 Morehouse College graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Africana Studies is one of four winners of the first-ever interactive TBS HBCU Cash Out™ social media contest!

Throughout Black History Month, TBS and ambassadors  Lance Gross (“Star”, “MacGyver”) and Keshia Knight Pulliam (“The Cosby Show”, “House of Payne”), set out to financially empower recent graduates of historically black colleges and universities. From February 8 – March 8, entrants creatively shared a 60-second video via Instagram, Twitter or YouTube on how attending a HBCU is helping them achieve their goals.

“This is a great initiative that I hope sparks a trend in the corporate world to help eliminate student loan debt,” said Nichols. “No one should be burdened for wanting to advance their education!”

Impressed by the numerous innovative and thoughtful entries, as well as the essential need to help Black Americans alleviate student loans, TBS increased the number of recipients from three $25,000 grand prizes to four – giving a total of $100,000.

Today, Lance and Keshia appeared on “GMA 3: What You Need to Know and revealed the grand prize winners of $25,000 each: Anastacia C.C. Davis (Alabama State University), Emani Nichols (Morehouse College), Kevin Perry (Delaware State University) and Kalen Robinson (Howard University).

 

(Photo provided by Emani Nichols)

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