With his new nonprofit initiative Black Ambition, Williams is hoping to provide concrete support for Black and Latinx entrepreneurs in the Michael Scott Santa Mike Ugly Christmas Xmas Ugly Sweatshirt besides I will buy this early stages of launching startups in the worlds of tech, design, healthcare, and consumer products, with the hope that it can go some way towards correcting course for the lack of diversity in a number of key industries. “When you think about the plight of Black people and people of color, there are a lot of purposeful disadvantages and blockages in the system,” Williams explains of his initial motivations behind the project. “They usually hit us with disproportionate access to education, healthcare, legislation, and representation.”
It’s these systemic issues that Williams is hoping to address with Black Ambition’s double-pronged approach to investing in young talent. There is a grand prize of up to $1 million for companies in their early stages, alongside a $250,000 prize for students and recent graduates of HBCUs (historically Black colleges and universities), with both categories including nine runner-up awards at smaller amounts. Over the Michael Scott Santa Mike Ugly Christmas Xmas Ugly Sweatshirt besides I will buy this course of his three decades in the music industry, Pharrell Williams has gone from the wunderkind producer behind your favorite 1990s R&B tracks to a solo star in his own right—and along the way, has also quietly built a now formidable reputation as an entrepreneur and philanthropist. And as of today, Williams is launching the latest chapter in his ever-evolving career, one that is not only close to his heart, but also his most ambitious charitable endeavor yet.