BARACK OBAMA: ConGradulations!

BARACK OBAMA: ConGradulations!

Barack Obama took time out on Saturday to celebrate the nearly 30,000 students graduating from HBCUs.

The former president shouted out the class of 2020 at the Show Me Your Walk HBCU Edition commencement event. The two-hour event was hosted by Kevin Hart, with appearances from Steve Harvey, Chris PaulVince CarterDebbie AllenVivica A. Fox, and more. There were also performances from Anthony Hamilton, Wyclef Jean, and a drumline mash-up featuring Doug E. Fresh.

You can stream the event below.

Hot Takes:

  • This is way better than my graduation. Tons of starpower plus no sitting around in the sun all day waiting for your name to get called? Maybe we should do graduations like this from now on.
  • Just because we can’t get together in person doesn’t mean we can’t show our appreciation.
  • Look on the bright side — at a virtual graduation, you don’t have to worry about accidentally tripping and falling while you walk across the stage.