Charlamagne Tha God, a radio personality, television host and author of Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It is paying it forward by giving college students a chance.

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On Saturday, the radio host made a $250,000 donation to South Carolina State University’s alumni association to be used toward scholarships.

Charlamagne has made a name for himself with his “tell it like it is” style. As one-third of one of the hottest morning radio shows in the country, The Breakfast Club, alongside DJ Envy and Angela Yee, he’s come a long way from humble beginnings in Moncks Corner, South Carolina.

“Always remember, investing in [historically black colleges and universities] is investing in the future of our people,” Charlamagne captioned a post on Instagram about his gift, WLTX reports.

The radio host was on hand at the school’s homecoming celebration, and he met up with SC State University National Alumni Association President John J. Funny.

“With this effort, Charlamange Tha God is linking his passion with his philanthropy and empowering our students with scholarship support,” President Funny said.

Congressman Jim Clyburn representing South Carolina’s 6th District gave a significant $1.7 million dollar endowment that will fund S.C. State honors college scholarships.

“The SC State University Honors college is named after his late wife Dr. Emily England Clyburn who is also a Moncks Corner native and the reason Congressman Clyburn always tells me I’m the SECOND best thing to come out of Moncks Corner…😂 which would actually push me further down the list because I’m putting my wife before me….anyway just always remember if you really rooting for everybody black the next time an HBCU ask for money, open your wallet!!!! It’s a blessing to be a blessing. GOD IS EVERYTHING!!! 🙏🏿 #WeFightDifferent” Charlamagne wrote.

 

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Dear Black People like I said yesterday an investment into an HBCU is an investment into the future of our people. Salute to everyone who did their part yesterday at @scstate1896 homecoming. The SC State Club donated 215,889 dollars to @scstateathletics and OG @whipclyburn stunted on us all with his 1.7 million dollar endowment that will fund S.C. State honors college scholarships. The SC State University Honors college is named after his late wife Dr. Emily England Clyburn who is also a Moncks Corner native and the reason Congressman Clyburn always tells me I’m the SECOND best thing to come out of Moncks Corner…😂 which would actually push me further down the list because I’m putting my wife before me….anyway just always remember if you really rooting for everybody black the next time an HBCU ask for money, open your wallet!!!! It’s a blessing to be a blessing. GOD IS EVERYTHING!!! 🙏🏿 #WeFightDifferent

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Seems like the controversial radio host is leading by example. The charitable shift is refreshing, particularly since he has the habit of becoming just as much of a drama magnet as some of the people he usually interviews.

Recently, he made headlines after doing an almost two-hour-long interview with Kanye West.

He’s also a best-selling author.

His debut offering as a writer, Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes To Those Who Create It, was a clear success that went on to become a New York Times bestseller.

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He previously opened up to TheGrio’s Deputy Editor, Natasha Alford about choosing the title Black Privilege for his book at a time when discussions about racial oppression and white privilege are at a climax:

“We are not denying White privilege at all.  We know White privilege is very real. I think that White privilege is systemic. When you talk about Black privilege we are talking about something spiritual. I feel we have access to a divine system that helps us to prosper in this country in spite of everything we have been through. We are still here thriving in this country.”

He later followed up with another book, Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks On Me.