An honorary doctorate degree is an esteemed achievement that is granted to those who are exemplary in their field, and who have made contributions to society that promote a greater good. This degree is typically given to philanthropists, musicians, politicians, scientists and authors who are doing their part to make the world a better place.
Hollywood is filled with actors and actresses that have received this prestigious recognition, and we wanted to spotlight a few of our faves!
Recently, Kanye West, Tracee Ellis Ross, Cedric the Entertainer and Common received their honorary doctorates.
1. Kanye West (The Art Institute of Chicago)
2. Tracee Ellis Ross (Brown University)
3. Cedric the Entertainer (Lincoln University)
4. Common (Winston-Salem State University)
Here are some other African-American celebrities that have received their honorary doctorate degree.