Black-ish creator Kenya Barris and his wife who are both alumni of Clark Atlanta University, donated $1 million to the institution, according to a statement from the university. Named the Kenya and Rainbow Barris Annual Scholarship Award, half of the money will support students pursuing majors in mass media arts and the remaining half will go to students majoring in biology.
Here is what the school had to say about its two outstanding alums:
Mr. Barris has lifted his powerful voice in the entertainment industry to explore issues of classism and racism in creative and humorous ways,” said Dr. Ronald A. Johnson, president of Clark Atlanta University. “In giving back to their alma mater, he has again used his powerful voice to articulate the importance of supporting this beloved institution that is giving our students the skills and confidence to find and lift their own voices in the field of their choice.”