( 4UMF NEWS ) Mc Lyte And Denzel Washington Attend Commencement Ceremony:
Mc Lyte has used her celebrity status to help many causes near and dear to her heart and she has devoted much of her time and energy to promoting the importance of an education.
Lyte has been appointed as a member on the Dillard University Board of Trustees in New Orleans, Louisiana and in her new role, she will work alongside Dillard University Walter M. Kimbrough in conjunction with her Hip-Hop Sisters foundation to promote the new #EducateOurMen initiative.
“More than just a necessity, given the percentages of men to women at Dillard, immediately we just thought how can we raise the awareness of the education to be had at an HBCU [which] is like none other,” Lyte tells Black Enterprise.
“For me, there is no other school to do it with but, Dillard,” said Lyte, “Education gives one opportunity, gives an outlook and allows someone to dream of something better– of making their circumstances better, of providing for their families and providing for their children.”
Lyte’s first order of business was to oversee the graduating class of 2015. On hand to give the commencement speech was actor Denzel Washington, who also received an honorary degree during the ceremony.
The hip-hop legend recently released her eight studio album appropriately titled Legend.