Gloria Carter is the Mother of famed rapper Jay Z whom revealed in one of the songs from his album 4:44, that she is a Lesbian. She Co-Founded the Shawn Carter Foundation as a means of helping People to further their Education.
GLORIA CARTER’S CAREER
In 2003 she co-founded the Shawn Carter Foundation in New York City. Although the Foundation is named in Jay’s honor, Carter has made it very clear that she is the driving force behind it.
“There’s so many people that have a desire to go to college, but they can’t get the funding. With me taking on this responsibility, we make dreams come true. (…) The underserved have so many problems. Sometimes they need someone to give them a hand… My son says that if you can dream it, you can achieve it. All you have to do is put the work in.”
According to their website, the Shawn Carter Foundation has raised over $4M to support initiatives to empower youth and communities in need through programs like: Scholarship Fund, College Prep and Exposure, International Exposure, Professional Development, Scholar Support and Community & Goodwill Programs.
Gloria lived much of her life in the . She lived in the housing projects of where she raised her four sons, Andrea, Eric, Michelle, and Shawn.
“He was the last of my children,” she told, “the only one who didn’t give me any pain when I gave birth to him, and that’s how I knew he was a special child.”
She managed to raise the four children without the help of the father, Adnes Reeves – the two separated early in their relationship, when Jay-Z was 11.