Atlanta rapper T.I., Moolah Wireless distributed tablets to 200 college students
The Atlanta native recently partnered with Morris Brown College and Moolah Wireless to help students in need
ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - A line wrapped around the stairwell, outside of a campus building as students learned that Atlanta rapper T.I. was there to help distribute free tablets to Morris Brown College students on Monday afternoon.
Students took photos with the rapper, whose real name is Clifford Harris, and were excited to meet him. He also offered students some words of wisdom.
Morris Brown College officials recently announced it partnered with the Atlanta native and Moolah Wireless to provide free tablets with 12 months of data service to Morris Brown students to celebrate the restoration of the institution.
Officials say in addition to offering the tablets to Morris Brown College students, Moolah Wireless also offers free tablets to anyone eligible for the program which includes veterans, senior citizens, Section 8 residents and others.
This was nearly 20 years in the making for the 141-year-old college, according to school officials.
Morris Brown College President Dr. Kevin James also spoke about the benefits of students receiving these new tablets.
“Technology is everything,” said Dr. James. “Some of our young people have what they need and some of them don’t. So, we wanted to be able to offer them an opportunity to have the technology they’re going to need to be successful.”
“What we hope that we do is motivate the students to take their education seriously,” said T.I. Let them know that there are people like us who are here to celebrate them and assist them on their journey so they can get through their lives a little more effortlessly. Struggle may come, but when you work hard, help will come too.”
On Aug. 9, T.I. was honored for his philanthropy and community initiatives with the Georgia Outstanding Citizen Award and President Biden’s Volunteers Lifetime Achievement Award. He spoke to CBS46 about the importance of giving back to his community.
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”It’s great to be acknowledged publicly but to me, it’s a sign from God to keep going,” he said.
To learn more about eligibility to receive Moolah Tablets, visit https://moolahwireless.com/tablets/.
To learn more about Morris Brown College, visit morrisbrown.edu.
T.I. is best known for his multiple chart-topping hit songs including 24′s, Rubber Band Man, Be Easy, You Don’t Know Me, What You Know, We Takin’ Over, Blurred Lines, About The Money, On Top of The World, Big Things Poppin, and many more.
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