Howard: "No other homecoming compares"
There are university homecoming celebrations -- and then there's homecoming at Howard University. It's an epic nine-day-long event that attracts more than 100,000 people each year, including a number of celebs.
"No other homecoming compares. Ours is the one that everyone tries to do; we are trendsetters," Homecoming Chair Brian Cox told the student newspaper, The Hilltop, as he explained this year's theme, "The Dynasty."
The Post's Going Out Guide sums it up this way: "Howard University's homecoming is about more than a football game. Would a mere college sporting event be immortalized in rhymes by Biggie and Ludacris, play host to live performances by Kanye West or P. Diddy and have thousands of non-alumni pouring into town to hit packed nightclub parties?"
This year's homecoming is already underway.
Last week Howard seniors Jeffrey Rashad Pugh and Adrian Pruett were crowned king and queen. Then there was a gospel show Sunday and a comedy show featuring professional and student comedians on Monday night. Tuesday night there was a poetry cipher (I really enjoyed reading snippets of poetry being live tweeted last night with the hashtag, #POETRYCIPHER).
Some of the many events still to come: A fashion show Wednesday night. A celebrity basketball game Thursday night. A Friday afternoon festival and concert. A Friday night R&B concert that's already sold out. Saturday brings a parade, football game and step show.
Check out Howard's Homecoming website, www.bisonhomecoming.com, for all the details.
| October 27, 2010; 9:20 AM ET
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