The Program, In Partnership with Mcdonaldâs USA and Ulta Beauty,Â Will VirtuallyÂ Connect HBCU Students and Alumni with Their FavoriteÂ Musical Artists, Influencers and Entertainment to Celebrate theÂ Rich HistoriesÂ andÂ Cultural Impact of Americaâs Historically Black Colleges and Universities
âHBCU Homecoming Celebration On iHeartRadioâ Will Stream On iHeartRadioâs YouTube and Will Broadcast Across iHeartMediaâs Hip Hop and R&B Radio Stations On November 12
WHAT: iHeartMedia announced today the programming lineup for the âHBCU Homecoming Celebration on iHeartRadio,â which will feature a number of events designed to shine a light on student excellenceÂ through anÂ uplifting, high-energyÂ celebrationÂ across multiple iHeartRadio platforms,Â showcasing HBCU pride, Black excellence andÂ achievement.
The special events will includeÂ an inspiring artist panel around female empowerment, entrepreneurship and beauty; a canât-miss tailgate party with special celebrity guests and legendary HBCU Homecoming moments; a Homecoming virtual concert; HBCU-inspired iHeartRadio Playlists and a 24-hour iHeartRadio HBCU station with the anthems to celebrate homecoming and other special surprise moments that capture and pay homage to HBCUs and the spirit of the season.
WHO: iHeartRadio’s Angela Yee, co-host of the hit morning show The Breakfast Club,Â and special guests will explore female entrepreneurship andthe art of brand buildingas the modern-day self-CEO as part ofÂ theÂiHeartRadio Beautiful Possibilities presented by Ulta Beauty.Â Â During the discussion, the panel participants will share their personal stories of success and explore how they rise above challenges to define their careers. The panel aimsÂ to uplift, inspire and pave the way for the next generation of Black women leaders and will be followed by a performance byÂ singer and songwriterÂH.E.R.
iHeartRadioâs DJ Envy, co-host of the hit morning show The Breakfast Club and Hampton University Alumni, will host theiHeartRadio HBCU Homecoming Party on the Yard, presented by McDonaldâs, through its Black & Positively Golden Movement. The virtual event will include celebrity guest and McDonaldâs owner/operator interviews, legendary HBCU Homecoming highlights, and several special surprise moments. The event will culminate with a performance from global superstarKhalidacross all iHeartMedia Hip Hop and R&B stations.
WHEN: iHeartRadio Beautiful Possibilities presented by Ulta
Beauty, featuring a performance by H.E.R., will kick off âHBCU Homecoming Celebration on iHeartRadio,â via stream on iHeartRadioâs YouTube from 3:00-4:00 PM on November 12. All other programs will stream on iHeartRadioâs YouTube and broadcast across iHeartMediaâs Hip Hop and R&B radio stations from 5:00-6:30 PM ET/PT.
MORE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of HBCUs and their students and alumni will not be able to attend in-person homecoming celebrations to honor their institutionsâ rich histories, cultural impact and notable alumni.Â To help fill that void, the âHBCU Homecoming Celebration on iHeartRadio launched on October 19 and features podcast episodes and vignettes highlighting former HBCU students and alumni throughout the month.Â
Participating talent includes singer and songwriter Bobby Valentino; singer and songwriter Brian McKnight; recording artist, songwriter, actor and activist Killer Mike; actress and personality La La Anthony; actor Lance Gross; singer, songwriter and actor Lionel Richie; producer, songwriter and DJ Metro Boomin; comedian, actor, and television and on-air personality Steve Harvey; actor and entertainment reporter Terrence J; singer and songwriter Toni Braxton; recording artist Wale; film producer Will Packer; and iHeartRadio on-air personalities Bev Johnson, Bushman, Charlamagne Tha God, DJ Envy, Kendra G, Kyle Santillian, Mike Evans, Monica Barnes, Queen B and Zach Boog, most of whom are also HBCU alumni.