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Actor and TV Personality Terrence J to speak at Philander Smith College on Nov. 3

rs_300x300-150206114248-600-terrence-jenkins-ms-020615LITTLE ROCK, AR – Philander Smith College, (a historically black college located in Little Rock, Arkansas), has announced HBCU alumnus, actor and television personality Terrence J will serve as the Blessed The Mic lecture series speaker during their “The Evolution” homecoming week.

“Bless the Mic” is a unique college lecture series hosted by Philander Smith College that showcases renowned scholars, entertainers, politicians, authors, motivational speakers and activists who deliver messages that resonate with the hip-hop/ millennial generations. The lecture series was created by the college 12th President, Dr. Walter Kimbrough (The Hip-Hop President) as a way to initiate dialogue on the campus about contemporary issues relevant to the student body. The “Bless the Mic” series began in September 2005 with guest speaker Dr. Michael Eric Dyson and has run for over 10 years. Other notable speakers include Dr. Cornell West, Ambassador Andrew Young, Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry, Rev. Al Sharpton, Iyanla Vanzant, Tavis Smiley, Donna Brazille and MC Lyte.

This free and open to the public event is scheduled to take place on Thursday, November 3 at 7 p.m. in the M.L. Harris Auditorium on the campus.

For more information, contact Jennelle Primm at 501-307-5310 or jprimm@philander.edu. Visit their website at www.philander.edu.

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