You may know Ludacris as a rap superstar and a movie star, but he is also a super dad to four amazing daughters. One of them is Karma Bridges, his eldest daughter with his ex-partner Christine White, who is an attorney in Atlanta. Karma is not just a pretty face, but also a smart and creative young woman who has a bright future ahead of her.
Karma has recently made her family proud by getting into Spelman College, one of the most respected and prestigious HBCUs (historically black colleges and universities) in the country. Spelman College is a women’s liberal arts college in Atlanta, Georgia, that was founded in 1881. It has produced many distinguished alumnae, such as Alice Walker, Marian Wright Edelman, Bernice King and Stacey Abrams.
Karma will be studying Documentary Filmmaking and Film Studies at Spelman College, starting from this fall. She has always had a love for storytelling and media production, which she expressed through her own educational website, Karma’s World, that she launched when she was only 10 years old. The website aims to inspire children through music, games and stories. She also worked with her father’s foundation, The Ludacris Foundation, to support various causes such as literacy, leadership and healthy lifestyles.
Karma’s godfather, Chaka Zulu, announced the news of her acceptance on Instagram, saying “Proud God Dad moment! Congrats @karma.christine on your acceptance to @spelman_college #ClassOf2027”. Ludacris also shared a picture of Karma with her acceptance letter on his Instagram story, saying “Proud is an understatement”.
We congratulate Karma on her achievement and wish her all the best as she begins her college journey. We are sure she will excel in her studies and pursue her passion for filmmaking. She is an inspiration to many young girls who want to follow their dreams despite the challenges they may face.
Karma has already shown her talent and vision as a filmmaker by producing some documentaries that feature interviews with celebrities such as Usher, Tyrese Gibson and Kelly Rowland about their philanthropic work. Another documentary she made is called “The Power of Girls”, which showcases the stories of girls who are making an impact in their communities through education, entrepreneurship and activism.
Karma’s major choice reflects her interest in using film as a tool for social change and empowerment. She hopes to create documentaries that will educate, inspire and challenge people to think critically about the issues that affect them and the world around them.
Karma is part of a growing number of black women who are breaking barriers and stereotypes in the film industry. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), only 6% of bachelor’s degrees awarded in film, video and photographic arts in 2018 were earned by black women. Karma joins other Spelman alumnae who have made their mark in film and television, such as Kasi Lemmons, Gina Prince-Bythewood and Ava DuVernay.
Karma’s story is also a testament to the importance and value of HBCUs in nurturing the talents and aspirations of black students. HBCUs have been instrumental in producing some of the most influential leaders, thinkers and creators in various fields. According to a report by UNCF (United Negro College Fund), HBCUs account for 17% of bachelor’s degrees earned by African Americans in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields, 24% of bachelor’s degrees earned by African Americans in education fields, and 33% of bachelor’s degrees earned by African Americans in health professions.
As we celebrate Karma’s success, we also celebrate the legacy and impact of HBCUs like Spelman College. We hope that more young people will consider attending HBCUs as they pursue their higher education goals.