#DroppingBars: Howard University Commencement 2014 Speaker Will Be Sean Combs

April 16, 2014  |  



From Black Voices 

Entertainer and entrepreneur Sean Combs will deliver Howard University’s commencement speech this year in Washington.

The school announced Tuesday that Combs will be among five people who will receive honorary degrees as trailblazers in their fields.

Combs was a Howard student in the late 1980s. He will receive an honorary doctorate in the humanities. He went on to create his Puff Daddy persona and built his own business and brand. Last year he launched an all-music TV channel, Revolt, aiming to create the ESPN of music. It airs in about 20 million U.S. homes.

Read more about Sean Combs’ commencement address at BlackVoices.com  

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  • Jules

    Some folks defend Howard for inviting Mr. Combs because of his success and how much money he has made even after dropping out. They cite Bill Gates. Jobs and etc. I hate to speak in generalities but for the lord of all that is Holy, I wish we as people of color would say enough is enough already. We are a lot better than this. Puffy is not a man to look up to, dollars by any means necessary is not something to thrive toward.

    I’m very disappointed in Howard.

  • Wendy Jeanlouis

    In humanities?? Lol plz don’t make me pee myself

  • Bison Bae

    He must of send them another check like he did when they gave him an honorary degree…

  • Meemo

    HU…..YOU KNOW!!! #TheCapstone