She played an educated woman on TV and that stemmed from real life.
While many people know her for her role as on-air lawyer and mother, Clair Huxtable, Phylicia Rashad’s resume is bigger than that.
She’s won NAACP Image Awards as well as a Tony Award for her role in A Raisin in the Sun.
Before all this, Rashad went to Howard University where she graduated in high honors with a degree in fine arts.
We know her as Rah Digga, but if you check her college degree, you’ll see Rashia Tashan Fisher.
Rah Digga has always been a female MC who made sure she was noticed.
Before she was part of Flipmode Squad, she studied electrical engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Regina Hall has been lighting up our screens for decades.
You might’ve caught her in the comedic Scary Movie.
She’s been in The Best Man and The Best Man Holiday.
She’s starred in the TV series Ally McBeal as well as other movies like Think Like a Man, Girls Trip, and Little.
Regina has tons of films on her roster, but she also has two degrees to add.
She went to Fordham and graduated in 1992 with a degree in English before getting her master’s degree in journalism from NYU.
It seems it’s taken a while for everyone to realize just how talented Regina Hall is.
She’s done TV shows, films, and even does voiceovers.
Regina’s been in films like Friday and Jerry Maguire.
She’s been in TV shows like 227 and did the voiceover for Riley and Huey in The Boondocks.
She has numerous awards including an Oscar, Golden Globe, and numerous Emmys.
After graduating from high school, the actress went on to study at the University of Southern California (USC).
How can you wake up in the morning without turning to ABC to catch Robin Roberts on Good Morning America?
While you might recognize her more so from the news, you probably didn’t know that she first worked on ESPN as a sportscaster.
Robin Roberts is a survivor of breast cancer, and she’s also an educated woman.
While she was offered a scholarship to play college basketball at Louisiana State University, she ultimately decided to attend Southeastern Louisiana University where she got a degree in communication.
Let’s give it up for the Afro-Latinas!
Rosario Dawson began her acting career in 1995 and has since acted in numerous films.
She’s been in He Got Game and Men in Black II.
You might recognize her in the film remake of the critically-acclaimed Broadway play, Rent.
Bet you didn’t know that she was taking a civil engineering course at Columbia University while she was still in high school.
When it comes to black actresses, Sanaa Lathan is a classic.
Beautiful, talented, and educated, we’ve seen her in black classics like Love & Basketball, Brown Sugar, and The Family That Preys.
Even with the number of films we’ve seen and loved, Sanaa adds educated to her long list of qualities.
Growing up in New York, she moved to LA to get a degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley.
She would then receive a master’s degree in drama from Yale!
You probably know Shaun Robinson best from her work as a host on Access Hollywood.
Before then, she worked as a reporter and anchor in Miami.
This was all after she graduated from Spelman College.
I think we can all admit that Shonda Rhimes has some of the best shows on TV.
Plus, who doesn’t love her powerful, smart female leads played by actresses like Kerry Washington and Viola Davis?
Shonda Rhimes is a writer for some of Primetime’s best shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder.
While her talent for writing is innate, it was definitely bolstered by her education.
After high school, she went on to Dartmouth where she got her degree in English and film studies. She would later receive her master’s in fine arts from USC.
Everyone was at the edge of their seats during the 2018 Georgia election for governor where we were crossing our fingers for Stacey Abrams.
While she didn’t come out on top, the loss led her to another mission.
Stacey Abrams is using her three degrees to stop voter suppression.
Stacey first attended Spelman where she got her degree in “interdisciplinary studies,” which is a combination of political science, economics, and sociology.
She would then go on to get her master’s degree in public affairs from the University of Texas at Austin.
If that wasn’t enough, she received a law degree from Yale to polish off her resume!
You might know Syleena Johnson as a singer, but she’s also been an actress and talk show host.
She’s had a few popular songs and has appeared on tracks with artists like Busta Rhymes and Flipmode Squad.
Even so, nothing compares to the popularity received with the Kanye West track “All Falls Down.”
When she was younger, Syleena attended Drake University although she didn’t finish her degree at the time.
It wasn’t until 2015 when she returned 21 years later that she would graduate with a degree in nutrition science with the highest honors.
Let’s talk politics.
Symone Sanders joined forces with Bernie Sanders in 2016 for the presidential election where she served as his press secretary.
Since then, her roles have grown.
While she would go on to be a strategist and commentator on CNN, Symone would go on to work for one of Bernie Sander’s opponents in the 2020 presidential campaign – Joe Biden, as an advisor.
Before her political career, she would receive a degree in business administration from Creighton University.
You know her from Sister, Sister.
Now, you probably know her from her co-host job on The Real.
You might’ve seen her in Disney Channel Original Movies like Twitches and the film Seventeen Again.
With all that said, did you know that Tamera has a degree from Pepperdine University?
Tamron Hall is another beautiful, educated black woman to add to the list.
This news anchor has worked for both NBC and MSNBC.
If you love crime, you can find her as the host of the Investigation Discover show Deadline: Crime.
Hailing from Texas, she has a degree in broadcast journalism from Temple University.