Nas To Fund Tech Scholarships for African-Americans and Latinos at General Assembly in NYC

This is great of Nas!

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nas instagram Nasir Jones aka Nas (photo via allhiphop.com)

Nas is partnering up with General Assembly to sponsor scholarships for African-American and Latino students, according to reports.

General Assembly, a vocational school for engineering and programming in New York City, is opening the “Opportunity Fund” to help bring diversity into technology.  Microsoft, Google and Hirepurpose will also provide monies for the project. Each company will sponsor different populations. While Nas will give scholarships to African-Americans and Latinos, Microsoft and Hirepurpose will provide funding for veterans and Google will give scholarships to women.“This is the start of what hopefully will be a contribution to what will be a more diverse and accessible community worldwide,” General Assembly CEO Jake Schwartz told the Observer.

This is not the first time Nas has had his name attached to an educational opportunity – in 2013 Harvard University created the Nasir Jones Fellowship in his honor.  It’s wonderful that he…

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3 thoughts on “Nas To Fund Tech Scholarships for African-Americans and Latinos at General Assembly in NYC

  1. That’s real cool of Nas to do. He’s always been one of my favorite rappers. I like him better than Jay Z,Drake,Lil Wayne and 50 Cent. He’s good to see rappers do something positive for a change. I know a lot of these brothers always get a bad rap most of the time. I only wish it was going to a black college though. But we need our own institutions away from white folks totally. So we can build up our communities. We think getting a good job and working for white folks is the answer. We need to change our thought process.

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  2. That’s real cool of Nas to do. He’s always been one of my favorite rappers. I like him better than Jay Z,Drake,Lil Wayne and 50 Cent. He’s good to see rappers do something positive for a change. I know a lot of these brothers always get a bad rap most of the time. I only wish it was going to a black college though. But we need our own institutions away from white folks totally. So we can build up our communities. We think getting a good job and working for white folks is the answer. We need to change our thought process.

    I agree. I don’t know everything he’s done, but I remember there was a story a few years ago about him helping a black family of 10, 11, or 12 children who got burned out to restore and rebuild their property. That was soooo sweet of him.

    Check out the other post I posted yesterday: https://tiredsista.wordpress.com/2015/08/26/lack-of-diversity-in-the-grand-jury-investigating-sandra-blands-death/

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