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Grammy Award-Winning Producer Pharrell Williams Receives Honorary Doctorate From HBCU

Pharrell Williams welcomed nearly 400 new alumni at Norfolk State University as the commencement speaker during the university fall ceremony. “I didn’t attend Norfolk State, but I was always present,” Williams said, according to The Virginian-Pilot. “The pull of the green and the gold is strong. I am honored to have made this part of my work, my story and still today, I can’t wait to see how far you amazing, impressive graduates of Norfolk State … how far you’ll go.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Norfolk State University 🔰 (@norfolkstateuniversity) During Pharrell Williams’ speech, he shared many gems with students. The acclaimed producer encouraged students to put their dollars toward local businesses prioritizing their needs and to embrace language that empowers people of color. “We are the emerging majority,” Williams said, according to The Virginian-Pilot. “Don’t wait until Election Day. Vote with your wallets today, tomorrow and the next day. Does the business...

Dec 14, 2021