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#HBCUGradWeekend virtual events

May 13, 2020

#ShowMeYourWalk: HBCU Edition

On May 16th, JPMorgan Chase, through its Advancing Black Pathways initiative, is sponsoring a virtual graduation to celebrate the achievements of more than 27,000 HBCU students from 78 schools. During the event, HBCUs will raise funds to support students because research shows they must often overcome significant socioeconomic challenges to complete bachelor’s degrees. The Clinton College class of 2020 will be honored virtually by President Barack Obama, along with other special guests that include comedian and actor Kevin Hart, Thasundra Brown Duckett, Wyclef Jean, Mellody Hobson, Omari Hardwick, and many more.

When and Where:

Saturday, May 16, 2:00PM ET
Chase YouTube, Chase Twitter, HBCU Connect Facebook, Essence Studios

#HBCUGradParty with DJ D-Nice

Hip hop legend Nas and rapper A$AP Ferg will take part in DJ D-Nice’s virtual #HBCUGradparty, proudly sponsored by Hennessy and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF).

When and Where:

Sunday, May 17, 9 – 11pm ET – Live @dnice Instagram


The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), Paul Quinn College, and the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) will continue the celebration of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with the “HBCU Cookout” hosted by All Def and Watch The Yard. Powered by Facebook, the HBCU Cookout will be an epic party for the culture and closeout to a fantastic weekend of #Graduation2020 celebrating #HBCUgrad2020.

When and Where:

Sunday, May 17, 12 PM – Live @ All Def Digital Facebook