Morehouse College commencement speaker will pay off student debt for Class of 2019

  • Published on May 19, 2019
  • Billionaire technology investor Robert F. Smith is reportedly spending an estimated $40 million to send the graduating class off without debt.
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Comments • 196

    MALCOLM OBAMA 3 months ago +1


  • don brassco
    don brassco 4 months ago +1

    Giving Back👏👏👏

  • J
    J 4 months ago +1

    I remember something Michelle Obama said once. She said "When you reach the door of success, don't just walk through and slam the door behind you...reach back and help pull someone else with you". In this case, Mr. Smith pulled 400 others through with him!! Imagine what a fabulous world we'd live in if EVERYONE in the 1% did the same!! Wow! The things that would be accomplished in this world!

  • Smooth Operator
    Smooth Operator 4 months ago

    Maybe he should have them sign a waiver stating the money that was going to pay the loans will now be put into savings acct & or wisely

  • Wn W
    Wn W 4 months ago

    I love some HBCU’s. Some loved us...others were greedy unfortunately. God bless this man’s efforts so it comes to fruition.

  • Luly
    Luly 4 months ago

    GOD is GREAT

    WOKEN'T 4 months ago +1

    While it's awesome to see someone doing something for MEN for a long-overdue change, it's just being done for BLACK men, isn't it? Damn all you white boys ... as usual. But no racism here!

    • Charles Edward
      Charles Edward 3 months ago

      @WOKEN'T Predominantly White Institutions. And why don't you tell me why you think Black institutions were necessary. Let's see if you know your history.

    • WOKEN'T
      WOKEN'T 3 months ago +1

      @Charles Edward Yeah, there wouldn't be any blacklash _at all_ to white boys flooding into Morehouse ... puh-LEEZE. You _do_ understand the *B* in *HBCU* stands for *Black,* right? I would, however, like to know what PWI stands for ... Predominantly White Institution, maybe?

    • Charles Edward
      Charles Edward 3 months ago

      @WOKEN'T If white folks don't go to Morehouse, that's on them. Unlike PWIs HBCUs have always been open to anyone.

    • WOKEN'T
      WOKEN'T 3 months ago +1

      @Charles Edward Yeah, both of 'em.

    • Charles Edward
      Charles Edward 3 months ago

      You do realize that white men also attend Morehouse?

  • Rhonda Smith
    Rhonda Smith 4 months ago


  • TearsLikeRain87
    TearsLikeRain87 4 months ago +2

    yes lord!!! this is beautiful and wonderful. god bless him and his family and all the class of 2019

  • Archie James
    Archie James 4 months ago

    White people punching the air rn

  • Arthur Johnston
    Arthur Johnston 4 months ago

    Never once heard of anyone ever paying for 1 white persons or Asians college loans. Guess all of our privilege got in the way.😂

  • Fartholomew McMew
    Fartholomew McMew 4 months ago


  • MachineRoom SoundLounge

    so beautifuL!!

  • Shaun Riley
    Shaun Riley 4 months ago

    Thank God! A few millennial out of debt helps Soceity! We dont have to hear them crying about the decisions they've made

  • Arthur Johnston
    Arthur Johnston 4 months ago

    This will only hurt them. “Free things” is what have hurt black people for decades. They will not respect themselves like they would of if they didn’t get another break. It’s proven that giving things to people they did not earn only hurts them. This man just hurt these people.

    CHRISTINA 4 months ago +1

    This is beautiful God Bless him and the class of Morehouse 2019💕❤️



  • Explore more
    Explore more 4 months ago +6

    This guy is a true patriot and a great American he just lifted generations of black Americans out of poverty with a stroke of a pen. God bless you sir

  • Richard Fucker
    Richard Fucker 4 months ago +1

    Lol all black what are the odds

    • Chrenda Dotsy
      Chrenda Dotsy 4 months ago

      Hmmm, I wonder why this school was opened in the 1st place... don't be upset because it backfired.

    • Jorge Vespucci
      Jorge Vespucci 4 months ago

      Yeah tribalism masquerading as philanthropy is sickening.

  • depité senatè
    depité senatè 4 months ago +2

    And the white people went crazy screaming reverse racism because a black men decide to help a few black people like himself. White people help their own.. No prob, its normal, Jewish ppl, no prob, its normal, Latinos, no problem its normal, Asians, no prob its normal, Indian, no prob, its normal. Black men... That is just unacceptable, a disgusting sign of reverse racism, how dare he decide to do what he want with his money. Haha☕ sweet tears. 😂😂😂

  • Mamiya Phan
    Mamiya Phan 4 months ago

    Well, he's a billionaire but still a black man. He probably won't follow through. (My father's side of family is black, I know based on experience). Black men talk the talk but don't walk the walk.

  • Matt Renfro
    Matt Renfro 4 months ago +1

    And they will never appreciate it.

    • Arthur Johnston
      Arthur Johnston 4 months ago

      The Prodigal never voted for trump but I see what his supporters say about TDS

    • Arthur Johnston
      Arthur Johnston 4 months ago

      Trump?? What r u talking about?

    • The Prodigal
      The Prodigal 4 months ago +2

      Go fys Trump cultist!

    • Arthur Johnston
      Arthur Johnston 4 months ago

      No they will prob do buy 100,000 dollar cars to replace the debt they just unloaded.

  • Marc Baker
    Marc Baker 4 months ago +1

    You might just as well pile the cash up and burn it for the good it will do

  • MyChilepepper
    MyChilepepper 4 months ago +3

    Mannn this is many times better than Trump flushing 1.5 billions down his swamp drain hole of failed businesses and 6x bankruptcies. Or useless lobbying in millions of fees.

  • Jane Hogan
    Jane Hogan 4 months ago +1

    Wow he did that.
    By 2025 Majority of Lawyers in America will be black per-capita.

    • Jorge Vespucci
      Jorge Vespucci 4 months ago

      Well when the majority of their clients are black it might just work out.

  • John Dough
    John Dough 4 months ago


  • madeline welsh
    madeline welsh 4 months ago +2

    Finally something good happened

  • Voice of truth
    Voice of truth 4 months ago

    Gautantee there's no whites in that class
    Imagine if a white billionaire paid off a whole graduating class of whites?????....
    Wed never hear the end of it

    • Voice of truth
      Voice of truth 3 months ago

      @Kevin Adams liberal arts????
      Isn't that the pointless degree uneducated students get when they cannot get through a class that could land them a job.... Just to say they st least have a degree??
      Yup...... Sure is.. Lol
      "I've got a degree!!!" ! (in liberal arts)

    • Kevin Adams
      Kevin Adams 4 months ago

      Morehouse College is a private, all-male, historically black college in Atlanta, Georgia. The college is one of the few remaining traditional men's liberal arts colleges in the United States.

  • Georgie Is MGTOW
    Georgie Is MGTOW 4 months ago +2

    Well this is a HBCU it’s not like their degree is worth anything anyway.

    • Chrenda Dotsy
      Chrenda Dotsy 4 months ago

      You to do some research...

    • Mariana
      Mariana 4 months ago

      Morehouse has high standing, especially in Atlanta.

  • Hot caramel
    Hot caramel 4 months ago +1

    Just wonderful, this is z man of humanity, but most rich people can only compete with another rich person to say They have more money than the other, even they are sad, disgusted,unhappy,and miserable in their lives.

  • Paper Book
    Paper Book 4 months ago +2

    The funny thing is education from cradle to grave is free in some countries in Europe and around the world. I can't remember the last time USA really invested in their people.

    • Paper Book
      Paper Book 4 months ago

      @Cougars & Tigers ok, what part of free education didn't you understand?

    • Paper Book
      Paper Book 4 months ago

      @Arthur Johnston firstly if everyone increases their knowledge and has a master degree then what's the problem? You're acting like an increase in knowledge and competency is impediment to society. Secondly, people are not forced to get a master degree but those who do want to improve their social mobility, so they putting in a lot hard work and effort i.e. a lot of input because they want to increase their output in life.

    • Arthur Johnston
      Arthur Johnston 4 months ago

      Paper Book yes. If everyone has a masters then a masters will be a high school diploma. This country is great bc your input directly reflects your output. Work=success. Wake up!!

    • Paper Book
      Paper Book 4 months ago

      @Arthur Johnstonbut the question is does free education crumble a country?

    • Arthur Johnston
      Arthur Johnston 4 months ago

      Settle down. Free stuff makes countries crumble.

  • John Preston
    John Preston 4 months ago

    pay attention Cadet Bonespurs...
    this is what class looks like...
    something your money will never have the power to purchase for you...

    • Jorge Vespucci
      Jorge Vespucci 4 months ago

      So... It would be classy if Presidnet Trump payed off an all white schools student debt? Oh wait, we arent allowed to have those. More black privilege.

  • raymond weaver
    raymond weaver 4 months ago


  • Jaimin Desai
    Jaimin Desai 4 months ago +3

    @TheXvid all the people who dislike this video, they are trolls and fake accounts

    • Jorge Vespucci
      Jorge Vespucci 4 months ago

      Or just people who realize when tribalism is being called philanthropy. Its an important distinction.

  • Neeshpeesh1234
    Neeshpeesh1234 4 months ago +7

    Yass! These are the kind of investments we need to see in the black community!

    • Shaun Riley
      Shaun Riley 4 months ago

      @Neeshpeesh1234 just correcting you.... it's ok.

    • Neeshpeesh1234
      Neeshpeesh1234 4 months ago +1

      Shaun Riley i said what I said. And i meant exactly what I said.

    • Shaun Riley
      Shaun Riley 4 months ago

      In American Society****

  • Clint Burford
    Clint Burford 4 months ago +1

    Winning at life

  • Earth 'n
    Earth 'n 4 months ago +2

    I love when I can feel this good about life, humanity and this world. Thank you

  • TJ
    TJ 4 months ago

    Nice Idea, But a bigger help would be to find & correct students being ripped off by colleges. With today's technology it should be half the price. Also the gentleman will use it as a tax right off, which is perfectly legal. So tax payers are actually paying for the $200 never touched book.

    • Charles Edward
      Charles Edward 3 months ago

      A tax write off is not the same as a tax credit. Also do you think that he had to do this for the sake of taxes?

  • Aaron Amos
    Aaron Amos 4 months ago +2

    How about people's credit card, car payments, life insurance, car insurance, mortgages etc!!???

    • Charles Edward
      Charles Edward 3 months ago

      @Aaron Amos If you're serious then you're an idiot.

    • Aaron Amos
      Aaron Amos 3 months ago

      @Charles Edward I'm serious

    • Charles Edward
      Charles Edward 3 months ago

      @Aaron Amos Are you serious or are you just trolling?

  • Africa Everything
    Africa Everything 4 months ago +12

    May God continue to BLESS this BEAUTIFUL man n his entire family for all times🙏 Truly inspiring!!!

    KNOW HOPE 4 months ago +2

    Massive respect to this billionaire for spending $40 million to send the graduating class off without debt.

  • Cheryl Comrie
    Cheryl Comrie 4 months ago +4

    Hallelujah! You're blessed to be a blessing 🙌🙌🙌🙌

  • william jarrett
    william jarrett 4 months ago +3

    That's really paying it forward amazing job

  • David Martinez
    David Martinez 4 months ago +10

    I’d be crying my eyes out

  • India Burke
    India Burke 4 months ago +2

    OMG 💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗

  • wendy b
    wendy b 4 months ago +9

    Where are the rest of the millionaires doing this for all colleges and univeerities they graduated from -- you know, the ones who live those billion dollar mansions with 50 rooms and only two of them living there.

  • mormegil thurin
    mormegil thurin 4 months ago +7

    Didn't we end segregation. In-group preferences is real.

    • Charles Edward
      Charles Edward 3 months ago

      @mormegil thurin Morehouse several years ago had a white valedictorian. There are definitely white students at Morehouse because I have been on the campus and have seen them. If there were none in the class of 2019, too bad.

    • mormegil thurin
      mormegil thurin 3 months ago

      @Charles Edward look in that crowd do you see anyone.

    • Charles Edward
      Charles Edward 3 months ago

      What segregation? Anyone can attend Morehouse.

    • The Prodigal
      The Prodigal 4 months ago

      @Cougars & Tigers You can wait all you want, it won't change facts. He did defund efforts to fight against white nationalism.

    • The Prodigal
      The Prodigal 4 months ago

      Kinda ironic to complain about considering a white nationalist is president.

  • T Weston
    T Weston 4 months ago +26

    If more overtly wealthy people did Acts of Random Kindness like this, the world would be a better place. I recently learned that the 3 wealthiest people in America have more money than the rest of the country combined.
    Thank you for your generosity sir! You will be richly blessed!

    • Charles Edward
      Charles Edward 3 months ago

      @Adam You act like customers buy things just to help the people they are buying from. No. They buy things because the want/need them.

    • Adam
      Adam 4 months ago

      Shaun Riley you realize without the customer they wouldn’t be billionaires...

    • Shaun Riley
      Shaun Riley 4 months ago

      @Adam you still state that the customer deserves some recognition, they dont. && That Billionaires should help, give some of their wealth somewhere, they shouldn't. It's all very simple. You get as far as you want and that's it, no matter the creed religion etc. No one needs help, they need to help themselves

    • Adam
      Adam 4 months ago

      Shaun Riley the point went well over your head

    • Shaun Riley
      Shaun Riley 4 months ago

      @Adam Their indiviual profits are not meant to be shared, the businesses profits are not meant to be shared either. Its perfectly ok for people to make obscene amounts of money.

    SAWADOGO MALGBA 4 months ago +2

    God Bless you..

    ALL THE SMOKE 4 months ago +1

    What a blessing👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

  • G FK
    G FK 4 months ago +4

    So AMAZING!!! Thank you sir! His closing words were amazing!
    “May the sun always shine upon you.
    May the wind always be at your back.
    And may God always hold you in the cradle of HER hands.”

    • Kxrrin
      Kxrrin 4 months ago +1

      *Soulja Boy's voice* Her?! Her??? FATHER GOD is a male

  • SnarlaRae
    SnarlaRae 4 months ago +2

    Ha! In yo face FREEDOM!!!

  • George Washington
    George Washington 4 months ago


  • George Washington
    George Washington 4 months ago

    This is ridiculous. Get them out of here. Vatican 2 is a huge failure. Mexico and catholic countries must intervene in N Korean affairs.

  • Joseph Magalhaes
    Joseph Magalhaes 4 months ago +1

    How many you think weren’t going to pay anyways they says high % of kids don’t honor there student loans But it’s awesome this guy is giving black Americans a leg up

    • Chrenda Dotsy
      Chrenda Dotsy 4 months ago

      You must do your research on Morehouse Graduates... majority go on to have very successful careers and pay their loans

    • Arthur Johnston
      Arthur Johnston 4 months ago

      Another leg up.

  • ASMRHype
    ASMRHype 4 months ago +4

    No white ppl at all. I guess segregation is back

    • Joseph Hill
      Joseph Hill 4 months ago +1

      Reddoberman 03 thank you for being willing to think of it from another point of view. I personally believe that we don’t have to change each other‘s minds, but it is a massive step forward when we choose to understand other views. You my friend, are part of the solution!👍🏿

    • Joseph Hill
      Joseph Hill 4 months ago

      Arthur Johnston I saw the same documentary, I believe you are confusing some students for all of them. Look at all sides. I respect you and am grateful for your contribution to the dialogue!

    • Joseph Hill
      Joseph Hill 4 months ago +1

      Todd Bailey well said!

    • Reddoberman 03
      Reddoberman 03 4 months ago +2

      @Todd Bailey that makes a lot of sense thank you for making me think from another point of view very enlightening

    • Todd Bailey
      Todd Bailey 4 months ago +1

      @Reddoberman 03 HBCUs were created during segregation when black people could not attend white schools. The schools are not closed off to other races, but most white people do not even consider these schools for higher education. However, many other minorities (latin and asian) and some white people have begun attending these schools in greater numbers over the past few years.

  • I'm gone
    I'm gone 4 months ago +9

    Black privilege at it's finest.

    • Charles Edward
      Charles Edward 3 months ago

      @I'm gone Are you a fool? Obama was not the mayor of Chicago. It was not his job to run it. Go take a civics course.

    • Chrenda Dotsy
      Chrenda Dotsy 4 months ago

      If they had so much privilege, they never would have had loans in the 1st place.

    • SnarlaRae
      SnarlaRae 4 months ago

      @Adrienne King ok

    • Adrienne King
      Adrienne King 4 months ago +1

      @I'm gone The fact that you're not white makes me want to have a bigger pity party for you. Peace and Blessings.

    • Adrienne King
      Adrienne King 4 months ago

      @SnarlaRae I was not being sarcastic. The slow clap was real.

  • Threelly AI
    Threelly AI 4 months ago


  • horus heru
    horus heru 4 months ago +13

    Yes someone with good sense and the heart to match is left still on the planet!!!

  • HUTCHfromBA
    HUTCHfromBA 4 months ago +8

    Wow ! Thank you.