Students at Spelman and Morehouse College received a special treat this homecoming as HBO Max and Team Epiphany partnered to present a two-pronged homecoming activation on campus to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Scene in Black.
Scene in Black was launched last year by HBO Max as a social-first audience initiative that focuses on connecting HBO and HBO Max’s Black talent, creatives, and fans. The initiative seeks to celebrate Black creators and audiences alike while also amplifying Black stories and talent by increasing Black representation in HBO Max programming.
The homecoming activation at Spelman and Morehouse was an extension of Scene in Black’s mission and kicked off Spelman’s Market Friday on October 21. The Scene in Black custom tent housed an exclusive portrait studio where students were able to receive headshots from renowned photographer and Morehouse alum, Cam Kirk. Over 150 guests were able to get their portraits taken by Kirk.
To end the day, Scene in Black surprised ten lucky students with a care package. The gift included a pair of AirPod Max headphones, a one-year subscription to Adobe Creative Suite, and a $100 gift card to the Spelman College bookstore.
The festivities carried into Saturday, October 22, with a tailgate at Morehouse College. Scene in Black set up four custom-branded tents with complimentary food and beverages for guests. The tent was certainly a hot spot for tailgate-goers as it featured DJ Abe Hyde and DJ Supreme, as well as a beautiful floral photo op. Throughout the day HBCU Buzz was there to capture everyone’s homecoming drip and the best fits of the day. Many notable guests stopped by the tent including, Angelina Jolie, Sam Jay, DJ Domo, Scottie Beam, and Brandon “Jinx” Jenkins.