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BuzzFeed: Why These Celebrities Chose Historically Black Colleges

From BuzzFeed:

Why These Celebrities Chose Historically Black Colleges

Lionel Richie, Diddy, Mo’Nique, Spike Lee, and more tell BuzzFeed about their experiences at historically black colleges and universities.

What do Lionel Richie, Spike Lee, and Sean “Diddy” Combs have in common? All three entertainment icons are Oscar winners (check out Diddy’s 2011 documentary, Undefeated), and all three started out as undergrads at historically black colleges or universities.

HBCUs, as they’re commonly known, are rich in black history and seminaries for future stars. Empire’s Taraji P. Henson, Black-ish’s Anthony Anderson, and The Game’s Wendy Raquel Robinson were classmates in Howard University’s drama department, where legendary actors like Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee served as mentors.
BuzzFeed News asked some of the most talented and successful people in the entertainment industry why an HBCU was the only choice for them, and heard the campus stories that set the course for their storied careers.


This article has some very good testimonies as to the reasoning behind some celebrities choice of HBCUs. I think it's a good and informative read.

Full article here: http://www.buzzfeed.com/kelleylcarter/18-celebrities-on-their-hbcu-days#.hxVaAMpz7a
Posted by Digital Puppy | Tue Nov 10, 2015, 11:57 AM (11 replies)
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