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Graduation

obamaFormer U.S. president Barack Obama will be sharing a special message during a virtual commencement to honor Historically Black Colleges and Universities at 11am. 78 HBCUs have joined together to celebrate the 2020 grads, honoring more than 25,000 students for their achievements. The even is hosted by comedian and actor Kevin Hart, with guest appearances from Steve Harvey, Chase Consumer Banking CEO Thasunda Brown Duckett, Ariel Investments Co-CEO and President Mellody Hobson, National Urban League president Marc Morial, and academic leaders from participating HBCUs. Other participants include 10-time NBA All-Star Chris Paul, 8-time NBA All-Star Vince Carter, Debbie Allen and Vivica Fox.

Graduate Together will air on ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC, as well as Facebook, Snapchat, TikTok, YouTube, and other platforms. LeBron James, Malala Yousafzai, the Jonas Brothers, Yara Shahidi, H.E.R., Bad Bunny, Lena Waithe, Pharrell Williams, Megan Rapinoe, and Ben Platt will appear at the ceremony, which kicks off 8 p.m. ET.

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