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Nelly Is Sending Kids To College For Free On New Mike Brown Scholarship


In the wake of the Mike Brown shooting and many protests that have taken place all over the country just last year, many in the African-American community have called for those voices that may be bigger than their own. Some black celebs use their voices via social media and popular news outlets to give their thoughts on the civil unrest that we have been watching all over the news.

Others, like ‘Country Grammar’ rapper Nelly, have decided to move in silence and allow their actions to speak for themselves. Following the series of events that took place in Ferguson, the hip-hop star received a lot of backlash for not visiting the city as soon as others would have liked for him to. Instead, he came to Ferguson a little later and spoke with protestors about the hardships that they were faced with in their own streets. He also created a scholarship program for kids in the community, named after Mike Brown.

The scholarship is a part of a strategic plan which was set in motion to help bring change to Ferguson in the only effective way that Nelly sees fit.

“I try to do it through education because that’s the only way we’re going to get it. The only way we’re going to get this is to elevate,” Nelly explained in an interview with Hello Beautiful just after the Ferguson anniversary on August 9, 2015. “We have to get the kids to go out of these communities. Graduate. Get the knowledge. Come back to the community, and then they can run it because they understand the people and understand the severity of the situation.”

The Mike Brown scholarship isn’t the only act that Nelly has taken on empowering our young, he has also sent two kids to college on scholarships every year for the past 10 years. For those who have criticized Nelly for not doing much in his own state, the rapper makes it clear that sometimes it is better to just move in silence.

“It’s not about the hoo-ha,” he says. “It’s about the silent assassins. It’s the ones that move behind the scenes that get things done. The guy that’s screaming on television, he’s the diversion. I’m not a diversion. I’m going to get it done.”

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Comment by El-Bull on August 29, 2015 at 9:46pm

Ab Gai Have you been giving back other than making inane comments with a pusillanimous under current to them and criticizing others as if you are an expert on their lives? You don't know what he does behind the scenes. AGAIN---I have not seen one scholarship EM has provided other than to take the money and live a lavish lifestyle like all self professed preachers-----WHAT HAS HE DONE? NAME SOMETHING TANGENT----furthermore there is no argument which  you seem to REVEL in as you apparently don't know the difference discourse and an argument 

Comment by Ab Gai on August 29, 2015 at 9:30pm
You are for some reason trying to create a non-argument with yourself.
Comment by Ab Gai on August 29, 2015 at 9:30pm
@El-Bull
You are deflecting from the point by trying to go around it.
I said it's the least he could do, because he is a millionaire and has been known to floss his money to the very same kids. Therefore, little me can develop my own scholarship fund for an HBCU, then it's the least he "the millionaire" can do.
For my other comment from EM, you know they have helped the community. By your "TRANSLATION", you have posted a story about someone giving back to the community, have you been giving back to the community?
Comment by El-Bull on August 29, 2015 at 8:36pm

Ab Gai You stated: "Its the least HE could do." Then went on to quote EM who has not done which he spouts out of his mouth----who points the finger at others, yet does nothing to set the pace except to reap the riches of the people just like preachers who live the high life off the flock.......TRANSLATION-----you used a bad example

Comment by Vinny Pat on August 29, 2015 at 7:32pm
Amen! Big kudos to Nelly. We need more of you.
Comment by Te Miller on August 29, 2015 at 12:11pm

Education should be free period!

Comment by Dre on August 29, 2015 at 1:08am
One man shouldn't. These leaders are bought! Nelly making a move from his soul.
Comment by Ab Gai on August 28, 2015 at 8:29pm
@El-Bull
You did actually read what posted right? To whom much is given, much is expected. To further translate, I said, if we all chip in one man won't have to bare the burden of supporting his community.
Comment by Ab Gai on August 28, 2015 at 8:08pm
Who is EM and NOL?
Comment by El-Bull on August 28, 2015 at 4:27pm

Ab Gai has Elijah Muhammad and The Nation of Islam sent anyone to college?.....Nelly is not obligated to do so, it's something he wants to do to reach back. Meanwhile, EM and the NOL have an obligation they have overlooked for decades..... 

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