Since the pandemic, universities had to take on virtual platforms. From 2020 graduations to virtual Fall class sessions, these platforms have made it happen for students.
For HBCU, postponing large events are not stopping them at all, as long as they are able to keep their special occasions. Especially continuing their traditionally Homecoming event.
HBCU has teamed up with Live Nation and Jesse Collins, producer, writer, and CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment, to host their 2020 Homecoming through YouTube. The Oct. 21st to 25th week consists of musical performances, celebrity panels, a battle of the bands, step show, workouts, cooking, and more.
The event begins to close off with performances by Saweetie, ChloexHalle, Ari Lennox, NLE Choppa, Busta Rhymes, Spillage Village, Tye Tribbett with Famu Concert Choir, and DJ Clue. It will also be hosted by La La Anthony and 2 Chainz.
The first day kicked off with a drumline performance from ATL’s college, 2 Chainz, and several celebrities checking in to rep Black culture and colleges. The event even welcomed Georgia’s Senate candidate John Ossof to express his plan on students being debt-free for HBCUs.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities take pride in attending Homecoming, as it brings out the Black culture from past to present generations. It’s also where colleges showcase their talented students and celebrate each other.
The HBCU Homecoming 2020 concert will be held on tonight at 5 P.M PST and 8 P.M. EST.