OPRAH WINFREY DONATES $2 MILLION TO HBCU TENNESSEE STATE

The Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation announced this week the newest grant recipients of Oprah Winfrey’s now $12 million COVID-19 Relief Fund, which is being doled out to several different organizations in five different cities.

The connective tissue of those cities is that they are all in places that shaped Winfrey — Baltimore; Chicago; Milwaukee; Kosciusko, Mississippi; and Nashville, Tennessee, where she attended Tennessee State University, a historically black college. Those also are cities that have largely African American populations, a community that Winfrey notes has been disproportionately hit by COVID-19.

Of note is Winfrey’s sizable $2 million contribution to the Tennessee State initiative, which services the school and the surrounding community.

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