Did You Know About These Famous HBCU Grads?

2 Comments
November 2, 2012 ‐ By

common

From Black Voices

Many of pop culture’s biggest names have their own remarkable origin story. A lucky break, a serendipitous career move, or the life experience and knowledge gained at university.

It should come as no surprise, then, that quite a number of today’s black leaders — actors, singers, authors and political figures — all share a common bond: as fellow HBCU alumni.

From Florida A&M to Howard, Spelman to Morehouse, here are some of the most famous contemporary faces to come out of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. (aka “Common,” and formerly “Common Sense”) attended Florida A&M University earning a degree in business administration before some recognition by The Source magazine propelled his career into rap and acting.

Read more at Black Voices

More from Styleblazer

More from Mommynoire

MadameNoire Video

Comment Disclaimer: Comments that contain profane or derogatory language, video links or exceed 200 words will require approval by a moderator before appearing in the comment section. XOXO-MN
  • ms lady

    What bothers me most about this post is the people under 45 only 2 were graduates keshia knight Pullam and Common. Stop calling people alumni if they didn’t graduate. If they weren’t famous they would just be some person that dropped out of college.

  • afroveda

    I really enjoyed the slideshow:)