Actor-singer Tyrese Gibson is paying it forward by offering $50,000 towards a young man’s college education. Lorenzo Murphy, 21, known for his inspirational messages as “Zo the Motivator” on Instagram, was given one year’s tuition by Gibson and will be attending Morehouse College this fall. On his Instagram account, Gibson credits radio host Tom Joyner as his inspiration for funding Murphy’s tuition. Joyner was recently honored by BET with the Humanitarian Award for his foundation, which supports HBCUs.
In June, The New York Times published an opinion piece that encouraged students burdened with debt to consider letting their loans default. As you might imagine, this argument created a lot of chatter – at least around Student Loan Ranger headquarters.