Now this is how you give back to your alma mater.
‘Black-ish creator Kenya Barris donated $1 million dollars to Clark Atlanta University, along with fellow alum and wife, Rainbow Barris.
The school made the announcement in .a statement, highlighting the the hard work Barris is doing within the industry.
“Mr. Barris has lifted his powerful voice in the entertainment industry to explore issues of classism and racism in creative and humorous ways,” Dr. Ronald A. Johnson, president of Clark Atlanta University, said.
“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.”
The money Kenya and Rainbow Barris donated will go towards pushing two majors. Half of the Kenya and Rainbow Barris Annual Scholarship Award will go towards students pursuing majors in mass media arts. The other half will go towards students majoring in biology.
Kenya and Rainbow graduated from Clark Atlanta in 1996. Kenya majored in mass media arts and his wife earned a degree in biology. Her name and background inspired Tracee Ellis Ross’ character on the show.
She is a board-certified anesthesiologist and has worked for a major hospital group in Los Angeles for the past six years.