Black College Expo, Los Angeles Urban League to host virtual graduation event

Community will simulcast '2020 Black Graduation: Rites of Passage' on Friday, June 5 at 3 p.m.

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Black College Expo and the Los Angeles Urban League have partnered together to host a virtual celebration for graduating high school seniors across the country.

“2020 Black Graduation: Rites of Passage” is schedule for Friday, June 5 at 3 p.m. PDT. Users can register online at

“The 90-minute celebration will feature celebrity performances and shout-outs, spoken word presentations, scholarship opportunities, student recognitions and keynote speeches by notable cultural and academic leaders,” according to

Journalist and television host, Shaun Robinson, is slated to host, with a keynote address from CSU Dominguez Hills president Thomas Parham. Actor and comedian, Kel Mitchell, is scheduled to make a special guest appearance.

KTLA is partnering with organizers and will simulcast the feed at

Los Angeles Urban League dates back to 1921 and according to its website, “serves, educates and empowers African Americans and other minorities to secure economic self-reliance and civil rights by providing targeted social programs and advocating for issues that benefit our communities.”

Black College Expo is part of the National College Resources Foundation, a Diamond Bar-based nonprofit dedicated “to curtail the high school dropout rate and increase degree and/or certificate enrollment among underserved and underrepresented students,” according to its website.

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