Robert Smith’s pledge to pay grads’ loans is ‘a dream I couldn’t have imagined’

ATLANTA — Billionaire philanthropist Robert F. Smith, declaring that the Class of 2019 was “my class,” did the unthinkable at the Morehouse College commencement ceremony Sunday. He pledged to pay back the student loans of the entire graduating class, estimated at around $40 million. Smith’s generosity is a game-changer for my Morehouse brothers. Not only … Continue reading Robert Smith’s pledge to pay grads’ loans is ‘a dream I couldn’t have imagined’