Wow! Howard U. has a new famous student, as Nick Cannon just announced he has enrolled at the university, part of the class of 2020. Cannon is a singer, rapper, actor and TV host, and also was married to Mariah Carey for 6 years.
Cannon currently hosts America's Got Talent on NBC and also acted in shows on Nickelodeon and MTV like All That, Wild'n Out and the Nick Cannon Show, starred in movies like Drumline and had a few hit songs.
I wonder if Cannon has a place in the area? Maybe he lives in Columbia Heights? Or could just commute from Los Angeles, where America's Got Talent is filmed.
Other famous folks have attended or graduated from Howard, such as Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs, Phylicia Rashad, Ossie Davis, Marlon Wayans, Toni Morrison, Thurgood Marshall and a lot more.
He also extends a long line of famous folks to visit our area -- all of the Obamas, Hope Solo, Hannibal Burress (who performed at Wonderland!), Drake at Z-Burger, Questlove of the Roots, and even Fidel Castro -- plus a lot more.
Hat tip to DCist for letting me know about this.