Emmy award-winning actress and producer Wendy Raquel Robinson will host the inaugural HBCU Honors.
The HBCU Honors award show will showcase the “Who’s Who of HBCUs,” and will celebrate the best and brightest HBCU alumni across various industries. The event will be held at the Black Archives-Historic Lyric Theater in Miami, Florida. The event will be broadcasted during Black History Month in February 2023.
Best known for her role as high school principal, “Piggy” on The Steve Harvey Show (1996-2002), Robinson began her acting debut in an 1993 episode of Martin. For nearly thirty years Robinson amassed a long resume starring in various films, comedy series, and television shows. Robinson graduated from Howard University with a Bachelors in Fine Arts in drama.
As this year’s HBCU Honors host, Robinson will light up the screen no less and captivate viewers. She shared in a statement, “I am thrilled to be a part of history as host of this incredible inaugural HBCU Award Show,” Robinson said. “I’m a proud alumna of Howard University and I am ready for the exciting night that is for us, by us, and unapologetically celebrates us and our beloved HBCU lifestyle.”
HBCU Honors aims to salute game-changers, innovators, legends, and history-makers. The event will pay tribute to HBCU alumni who have made an indelible mark on the Black community and beyond. With recent HBCU historic firsts including the inauguration of United States Vice-President Kamala Harris, these institutions of higher learning have been placed on the world’s center stage.
Eight esteemed HBCU alumni will be lauded during the awards ceremony who have excelled to the highest levels respectively in the areas of aerospace and aviation, business, entrepreneurship, public service, media, entertainment, and academia.
Outside of acting, Robinson serves as a co-founder for the Amazing Grace Conservatory, a school that trains and develop emerging artists & at risk youth in the performing arts via educational programs.