Author Topic: Mary J. Blige Says She's Been Accepted To Howard University, Howard Disagrees  (Read 1162 times)

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from THE HUFFINGTON POST:

Mary J. Blige may be headed back to college. But maybe not.

In an interview with the New Orleans Time-Picayune about the release of her new perfume, Blige offered this tidbit of information: "For the record, I just received my high school diploma yesterday (Monday). The city of New York gave me my high school diploma ... and now Howard University has accepted me."

But when the Washington Post followed up with Howard University, there was some confusion:

The news seemed to catch Howard, the nation's premier historically black university, by surprise. Early Tuesday, a rep for the school declined to address Blige's prospects at the school, noting that information about applicants and admissions is confidential. By late in the day, the university put out a statement suggesting Blige's comments may have been somewhat premature.
The school said: "We encourage Ms. Blige to continue her studies and welcome her consideration of Howard University in the future. We are happy to work with Ms. Blige on completing the formal process for admission."

The Post also claims that Blige told of her college cred to web videographers after an appearance on "Good Morning America," but film evidence of this has since been taken down.


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The Post also claims that Blige told of her college cred to web videographers after an appearance on "Good Morning America," but film evidence of this has since been taken down.

This seems rather Bizarre.

Blige's lack of education is pretty well known and this knowledge comes almost entirely from her own mouth. For a woman who spoke openly about her embarassment at being functionally illiterate and completely ignorant of the language in her contracts, it seems strange she would claim to be a college graduate.

With all that said, maybe Blige has an online degree. 8)

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Wait, it's an HONORARY high school diploma.

 8)

This can't happen and have Howard retain any shred of credibility as an academic institution, much less a premier one.

Blige has to earn a GED and then go through the process of admission.

Now let me prepare for the wrath of MJB fans who are making her out to be a scholar already.

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Wait, it's an HONORARY high school diploma.

 8)

This can't happen and have Howard retain any shred of credibility as an academic institution, much less a premier one.

Blige has to earn a GED and then go through the process of admission.

Now let me prepare for the wrath of MJB fans who are making her out to be a scholar already.
wrath? ha!
With these choices, I felt that the American black man only needed to choose which one to get eaten by; the liberal fox or the conservative wolf because both of them will eat him.

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Wait, it's an HONORARY high school diploma.

 8)

This can't happen and have Howard retain any shred of credibility as an academic institution, much less a premier one.

Blige has to earn a GED and then go through the process of admission.

Now let me prepare for the wrath of MJB fans who are making her out to be a scholar already.
wrath? ha!

MJB fans are a whole different animal. If Chris Brown had hit MJB instead of Rihanna, he might be the late Chris Brown!

Find some MJB fans in BMore and see for yourself.

I dare you! 8)