Music Mogul Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs To Start a Charter School in Harlem, New York

Entertainer Sean Combs delivers the commencement address during the 2014 graduation ceremonies at Howard University in Washington May 10, 2014. Combs talked about his time as a student at Howard more than 25 years ago, and leaving the school prior to completing his degree. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: …
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After six years of planning, entertainment mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs announced Monday that he is starting a charter school in his native neighborhood in Harlem, New York.

“Capital Prep Harlem is a free, public charter school located in the Harlem neighborhood in New York City providing grades 6–12 with a year-round, college preparatory education that develops lifelong learners, leaders, and agents of social change” the school’s website says. “Capital Prep Harlem will open for the 2016–17 school year with 160 students enrolled in the 6th and 7th grades.”

The school’s day-to-day management will be overseen by Hartford, Connecticut‘s Capital Prep Magnet School founder Steve Perry.

Diddy, whose net worth sits north of $700 million, called founding a charter school in his own backyard “a dream come true.”

Breitbart readers may remember Combs for his comments last November where he said “We,” as in black people, “got Obama into office. [Now] where are the things in our community that have gotten drastically better?”

In addition to his new charter school, Diddy owns and operates Ciroc vodka, Revolt TV, a multi-medium entertainment conglomerate, a clothing line named Sean John, among other business ventures.

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