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Tracee Ellis Ross Celebrates Honorary Doctorate Degree From HBCU — 'I Became A Spelmanite Today'

Tracee Ellis Ross officially has a degree from a historically Black college!

Shanique Yates

May 22, 2023

After Nearly 200 Years, The First Known Black Man To Attend Yale Has Been Honored With A Master's Degree

After years of rejected petitions and open letters, posthumous degrees have been awarded at Yale University.

Ngozi Nwanji

Apr 28, 2023

Nigerian Award-Winning Artist Tiwa Savage Receives Honorary Doctorate — 'Some Call Me Queen, But It's Dr. Savage From Now On'

The title of “doctor” has been earned by one of the leading ladies of Afrobeats. Recently, Tiwa Savage received an honorary degree from the University of Kent in Canterbury, England. “Some call me queen, but it’s Dr. Savage from now on,” Savage said in a speech while accepting the degree. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Bankulli Osha (@bankulli)

Ngozi Nwanji

Jul 18, 2022

Russell Wilson Keeps Legacy Alive After Earning An Honorary Doctorate From His Late Father's Alma Mater Dartmouth College

Russell Wilson has crossed off yet another accomplishment on his list. The NFL star has earned an honorary degree from Dartmouth College, according to

Ngozi Nwanji

Jun 14, 2022

Waka Flocka Reminisces After Being Honored With Honorary Professor Degree: 'I’m 36 With Degrees, A Daughter, Financially Free'

Waka Flocka brought in his 36th birthday with two celebrations as he was also awarded an honorary professor degree in Humanitarianism and Philanthropy from the Bible Institute of America, TMZ reports. “I remember at 26 i made a promise to God to stop taking xpills, stop drinking lean and start cleaning out my heart 10 yrs later i’m 36 with degrees, a daughter , financially free, and a lot of people that look up to me shawty i’m beyond grateful…. i been preparing my whole life for what’s about to happen. THANK YOU FATHER GOD,” Flocka wrote on Instagram ahead of the ceremony. View this post on Instagram A post shared by WAKA FLOCKA FLAME (@wakaflocka)

Samantha Dorisca

Jun 1, 2022

Stevie Wonder Set To Receive Honorary Degree From His Home State's Wayne State University

One of the most legendary musicians of our time is set to be honored into a university based in their home state.  

Ngozi Nwanji

May 2, 2022

Ludacris To Receive Honorary Degree From Georgia State University — 'This Is A Dream Come True For Me'

Ludacris will be receiving an official salute this upcoming spring. According to a press release, award-winning producer and Grammy award-winning artist Chris “Ludacris” Bridges will be awarded an honorary degree of Science in Music Management at Georgia State University for his philanthropic efforts and commitment to its students. The feat was made official by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents on Wednesday, April 13. “This is a dream come true for me,” said Ludacris, according to a press release. “Georgia State helped me get my start and I am so honored and excited to share this milestone with the world.” Ludacris’ journey at Georgia State began in the 1990s before making his splash in entertainment. Returning to his roots, Ludacris became an artist-in-residence in 2019. While serving in this position, he mentored students and worked alongside Creative Media Industries Institute professors, “focusing on entrepreneurship in the music and film industries.” What’s...

Samantha Dorisca

Apr 18, 2022