Since the United Negro College Fund launched in 1972, the campaign has raised more than $2.2 billion and has helped to graduate more than 350,000 minority students from college or beyond.
The Los Angeles chapter of the organization recently honored HBCU alum, Emmy Award® and Golden Globe® nominated actor and producer Anthony Anderson during the 2020 UNCF Homecoming, a celebratory kickoff reception that highlights the historically black college/university experience and recognize leaders who use their platform to help support UNCF’s mission of education, equity and justice.
As a sneak peek into the highly anticipated Mayor’s Masked Ball, the event also; The Real co-host Loni Love, Grammy Award-nominated MAJOR., All Eyes on Me actor, Demetrius Shipp Jr., actor Khleo Thomas and Shaderoom CEO/Founder, Angelica Nwandu. Other attendees included; black-ish actor, Marcus Scribner; Jumanji: The Next Level actor, Ser’Darius Blain; Ethan Henry Herisse (When They See Us); Roshon Fegan (Bobby Debarge Story) and Amin Joseph (FX’s Snowfall). The night concluded with several unique activations surrounding the ultimate HBCU experience – with step show performances from the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated & Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated and an unforgettable poem depicted/narrated by Treesje Thomas. The celebration commemorated UNCF’s 75-year history of service and its mission to support historically black colleges and universities—a bedrock of the black American college experience.
Sheen magazine correspondent Anasia Obioha spoke to Anderson, Love and other guests on the red carpet. Take a look.