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11 Notable Historically Black College And University Alumni

First Posted: 08/04/11 08:45 AM ET   Updated: 10/04/11 06:12 AM ET

Did you know that P. Diddy interned at Uptown records while he was at Howard University? Or that Oprah got her start in broadcasting while at Tennessee State University?

Check out our of slideshow of famous HBCU alumni. Are we missing someone? Tell us in the comments section!

Sean "Puffy" Combs
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While Sean "Puffy"/"P. Diddy" Combs was attending Howard, he also interned at Uptown records, commuting on the weekends from Washington D.C. to New York City. Eventually, the head of the label offered Combs a job, so he dropped out of school to pursue music full-time.
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