Sean Combs' Howard University commencement speech is touching and so incredibly inspiring. Music mogul Sean Combs electrified Howard University’s Class of 2014 with a commencement speech that was thoughtful, funny and, surprisingly, sentimental.
In the 1990s, when most of his friends were graduating from Howard, he’d been fired from his first job as talent director at Uptown Records, his girlfriend was 81 / 2 months pregnant, and he had just bought a house in Arizona that he could not afford.
He said he could have given up and let the darkness swallow him. Instead, “I had to decide to be my own light.”
“One day, you’re going to be sitting in the dark like I was, thinking, ‘What am I going to do?’ In that moment, I want you to remember the power in you.”
“Nobody is going to take you to the front of the line — you need to push to the front of the line,” he said.