Taraji P Henson Appointed to HBCU Board Of Advisors

By Brooks Welch

On Thursday, actress Taraji P. Henson announced being appointed to the Presidential HBCU Board of Advisors.

“I am excited to announce that President Biden has appointed me to serve on his HBCU Board of Advisors,” the ‘Empire’ star wrote under her Instagram post.

She continued, “Since taking office, the President and Vice President Harris have invested $5.8 Billion in HBCUs and I look forward to working with them to continue efforts to support these important institutions,” she wrote, sealing her caption with a red heart emoji.

As reported by CNN, the White House announced that President Joe Biden has appointed “more than a dozen top education leaders, celebrities and athletes to his board of advisers.”

Along with Henson, Chris Paul is another celebrity who is appointed to the board as an alumni of Wake Forest University.

The presidents of Alabama State University, Virginia State University, Norfolk State University in Virginia, Dillard University in New Orleans and Prairie View A&M University in Texas  have also been appointed to the board.

“The board is tasked with advancing the goal of the HBCU Initiative,” reports Entertainment News.  “[T]o increase the capacity of HBCUs to provide the highest-quality education to their students and continue serving as engines of opportunity.”

According to People, Henson has more exciting developments underway as she’s working on releasing an LP.

“I want people to know that it’s never too late for anything,” she told Women’s Health. “You can get your health together and live out your wildest dreams.”

We’ll be seeing more of her singing chops in the upcoming The Color Purple Musical Film, executively produced by Oprah Winfrey, in her role as Shug Avery.