FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 13, 2024
Athena W. Hernandez
Washington, D.C. – The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) is excited to announce its collaboration with Paramount Pictures for the cinematic debut of the highly anticipated BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE film set to hit theaters on February 14, 2024. The CBCF has been selected as the film’s nonprofit partner to provide The Bob Marley: One Love Social Impact Scholarships to support students pursuing degrees in social justice related programs.
“The message of unity and love in the Bob Marley: One Love movie reinforces the resolve required to meet the generational challenges faced by diverse emerging leaders through a steadfast commitment to progress,” said Nicole Austin-Hillery, CBCF President and CEO. “Developing future leaders is central to our mission of advancing the global Black community by preparing the next generation to lead in public service and policy development. We are proud to add the One Love Social Impact scholarship opportunity as another option to help relieve financial barriers to higher education for students of color.”
The Bob Marley: One Love Social Impact Scholarships honor Marley’s legacy as a cultural icon and his message of unity by supporting ten rising sophomore, junior, and senior students with $5,000 scholarships in pursuit of degrees in community organizing, nonprofit management, public policy, or social justice related degree programs who are attending selected Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
Paramount Pictures is giving $50,000 to support the ten scholarships that will be awarded to students attending Bowie State University, Clark Atlanta University, Dillard University, Florida A&M University, Hampton University, Morehouse College, Morgan State University, Spelman College, Texas Southern University, and Xavier University of Louisiana. Applications are open April 1 through April 30, 2024. To apply, students can visit https://cbcfinc.academicworks.com/.
“Bob Marley’s commitment to creating a better world is the driving force behind his musical legacy,” said Marc Weinstock, President Worldwide Marketing and Distribution for Paramount Pictures. “Empowering a new generation to take the reins on shaping that world is one way to honor the values that Bob embodied, and we are proud to partner with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation to move that mission forward.”
BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE celebrates the life and music of an icon who inspired generations through his message of love and unity. On the big screen for the first time, discover Bob’s powerful story of overcoming adversity and the journey behind his revolutionary music. Produced in partnership with the Marley family and starring Kingsley Ben-Adir as the legendary musician and Lashana Lynch as his wife Rita, BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE is in theatres February 14, 2024.
About the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Established in 1976, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) is a non-partisan, nonprofit, public policy, research, and educational institute committed to advancing the global Black community by developing leaders, informing policy and educating the public. For more information, visit cbcfinc.org.