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These 17 Celebs Should Speak At An HBCU Commencement In 2017

1n May 2016, “President Barack Obama delivered stirring remarks about the state of American race relations at Howard University commencement” that Saturday afternoon, Mattew Rodriguez wrote at Mic, adding: “The president highlighted the progress of black Americans have made since his graduation from Columbia University in 1983, but also set forth a blueprint for the future.”

“Change doesn’t happen every four years,” the president said. “Change is the effort of committed citizens who hitched their wagons to something bigger than themselves and fight for it every single day.”

In 2017, university and college graduates, and in particular HBCU graduates are looking for some words of wisdom during the commencement address. According to Bet.com, these 17 celebs, including Taraji P. Henson (Howard grad), Ava Duvernay, and Jesse Williams, should speak at an HBCU commencement in 2017.

Check out the list below.

1. Issa Rae

2. Killer Mike

Head over to Bet.com to see the entire list.

Tommy G. Meade Jr.

Tommy G. Meade Jr.

Tommy G. Meade Jr. is the Editor-in-Chief of HBCU Buzz. He is a Central State University alum and is a proud member of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.

Meade formerly was a Staff Writer for HBCU Buzz. In 2012, he was selected by Luke Lawal Jr. to lead HBCU Buzz.