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Controversy Swirls Around Billionaire Commencement Debt Relief

Controversy Swirls Around Billionaire Commencement Debt Relief
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Headlines rocketed through social media after billionaire Robert F. Smith made an unprecedented announcement during his commencement speech in front of the Morehouse College graduating class of 2019. "My family is going to create a grant to eliminate your student loans," Smith told the senior class. "You great Morehouse men are bound only by the limits of your own conviction and creativity."

The momentous announcement generated plenty of buzz ...

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