Pharrell Williams, Something In The Water Forgives College Debt For 5 Students

Five National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) panelists, including a student from Howard University, have been told that Pharrell Williams and Something in the Water will be canceling their student debt.

Five National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) panelists, including a student from Howard University, have been told that Pharrell Williams and Something in the Water will be canceling their student debt.

“For all of you on stage, we’re clearing your current student loan debt,” the speaker announced.

The NAACP said the students on the panel were at the Saint Regis Hotel in DC to share their stories of managing student debt — concerns about their majors, living conditions and post-graduation finances.

The Something in the Water launch community panel highlighted the financial burden of student loans on members of the black community just before the announcement.



These students included Howard University senior Channing Hill, Florida A&M senior Devan Vilfrad, Southern University junior Robyn Hughes, and two alumni – Jamie Turner and Damarius Davis.

NAACP advocates have been pushing the Biden administration to write off student debt for years, noting the impact it has on communities of color. The White House has suggested eliminating $10,000 in student debt with certain income limits.

In a statement, NAACP President Derrick Johnson addressed the president.

“President Biden, canceling $10,000 in student debt is like pouring a bucket of ice water on a forest fire,” Johnson said. “Black students and other students of color are more likely to take out loans to pay for their education.”

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