Diddy To Deliver Commencement Address & Receive Honorary Doctorate At Howard University

Diddy's doctorate is set to be in humanities.

Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs is set to deliver the commencement address at Howard University May 10, 2014, according to Howard University's official website

Combs, who attended Howard in the 1980s, is also slated to receive an honorary doctorate in humanities this year, an honor Howard explained in a press release. 

“In selecting the individuals who will be awarded honorary degrees, Howard University continues the tradition of identifying leaders whose work has clearly contributed to the advancement of their fields and the world,” Howard's Interim President Wayne A.I. Frederick said in a statement. "We are honored to have Mr. Combs serve as our speaker. He sat in classrooms where our students sit, walked 'The Yard,' and like many students, his entrepreneurial spirit was sparked at Howard. We know he will inspire our class to work hard and to always strive for excellence."

Combs is among five honorary degree recipients this year at Howard U, including CNN's Wolf Blitzer and acclaimed Jazz artist Benny Golson. 

In 2013, Diddy spoke about the importance of education when he donated $250,000 to Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship

"I think especially with kids from the inner city, they’re natural-born entrepreneurs because they have to figure out how to survive," Diddy said. "So they have it in their DNA. An organization like this can show them that they have it inside of them and can show them how to relate what they’re learning in school to their street smarts and street savvy." 

RELATED: Diddy Donates $250,000 To Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship


  • Anonymous

    smh black colleges... they might fuck around and give Big Meech and the Real Rick Ross one honorary doctorate too

  • Brief Breakdown Of All The Black Lives Sean Combs Has Destroyed

    1991-Nine students at City College of New York killed during stampede from overbooked event 1995-Jake Robles killed in Atlanta at the Platinum House (Allegedly by Anthony Wolf Jones Puffs right hand man) 1996-2Pac allegedly killed by Southside Crips as revenge for a beating that was revenge for a Death Row chain being snatched for a Sean Combs bounty 1997-Notorious B.I.G. killed in Los Angeles as revenge for murders of Pac and Jake Robles 1998-After penning and recording several multi platinum hits attempts to pay The Lox with fresh pairs of matching Air Force 1s 1999-Steve Stoute brutally attacked with champagne bottles and turned from a stand up man into Mr. Scarf Hands 1999-Ma$e leaves label at peak of his popularity after repeated alleged homosexual advances and becomes a bootleg T.D. Jakes 2000-Multiple shooting at Club New York in Manhattan after throwing money in the face of gangsters. Black woman loses eye. 2001-Jamal Shyne Barrow sentenced to 10 years in prison for saving Puffys life. Would later be deported. 2002- MTV Making Da Band. The list of tragedies probably deserve its own thread *see Chopper Suit. 2003-Anthony Wolf Jones finally murdered in an Atlanta club, allegedly by members of BMF on orders from Big Meech for multiple transgressions (including being shot in the azz by Wolf) Forever changing the landscape of one Atlantas most affluent and diverse party districts. 2004-Co-Creates a Rap The Vote campaign to get c000ns to support John Kerry the weakest democratic candidate since Walter Mondale. Loses to George W. Bush. Months later Katrina happens. 2005-Loon departs Bad Boy records in dispute over unpaid royalties. Turns Muslim. 2006-Black Rob forced to turn back into a life of crime and become a jewel thief after being refused royalties for platinum smash Whoa. Sentenced to 7 years in prison. 2007-Partners with Ciroc, causing single mothers to neglect their children and Black men to skip child support p@yments in an endless chase to cop his high-priced Kool Aid 2008-Puffy stars as the lead in Raisin In The Sun, destroying the credibility of co-stars Phylicia Rashad, Audra McDonald and director Kenny Leon 2010-Broke and addicted to drugs G-Dep confesses to a murder he committed in 1993. sentenced to 15 years to life. 2011-Signs Machine Gun Kelley 2013-Muslim Loon convicted of drug trafficking in Germany. Sentenced to 14 years in prison 2014-One wounded, prominent DJ arrested after shooting at The Velvet Room in Atlanta following a Puffy Combs Rick Ross album release party. 2014 (yeah again)-Two shot and wounded at a crowded hotel party thrown by Sean Puffy Combs in Charlotte, NC following the CIAA Tournament . The shooting occurred in the gated off VIP area. Rumor has it Ciroc was flowing in abundance prior to shootings..

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