Bill Cosby Speaks At Tuskegee University

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By Amanda Wade

Hundreds of people packed a Tuskegee University arena to hear Bill Cosby speak. His message was about the value of education and respect, and he says he wants to see a shift in youth culture.

 
"See these colleges way before you were not founded on a football helmet ," says Bill Cosby, Keynote Speaker for Tuskegee Homecoming Weekend.
 
Although he calls himself a late bloomer to formal education, Cosby told Tuskegee students he believes it is the pathway to a successful life.
 
"Vulgarity is not our culture.  It never has been.  Hard work has been our culture," says Cosby.
 
Cosby says there needs to be a shift in society.  To do that, he says young people must respect themselves, children, and women.
 
Cosby says, "Where is the stupidity of calling the female...your sister, your whatever, somebody else's sister, and then for your sisters to hear it, and get up and dance to it. What's wrong with you?"
 
His words sent a powerful message to the audience, young and old, who called the message inspiring. When Cosby finished his speech, the entire audience gave him a standing ovation.  
 
Tuskegee University gave Cosby an award for being a distinguished speaker at the University.  

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Mark Bush said on Tuesday, Nov 5 at 9:46 PM

We need to allow undocumented citizens (and yes I said citizens) the chance they deserve as well. This country is about freedom (or that's what we claim) let us live what we say we are.

jacob widdison said on Wednesday, Nov 6 at 12:34 AM

Big bill crosby he's the man

Jammaya said on Wednesday, Nov 6 at 7:10 AM

I attended this event at Tuskegee University, great keynote speaker. Dr. Cosby delivered a great message to our youth. The student president is sharp that young man is going places!!!

Karen Sacandy said on Wednesday, Nov 6 at 9:03 AM

Bill Cosby is on the right track, as usual. I can't say the same for "Mark Bush" who said illegal aliens are "citizens." Then you pay personally for the jails that house the criminals, the schools that try to educate those that don't speak English, and the doctors who deliver illegal aliens children.

Independent said on Saturday, Nov 9 at 8:39 AM

Mark Bush is insane. We are a Country of LAWS. We keep OUR CITIZENS free. Sometimes we mess in other countries affairs to keep their citizens free, and then they turn on us. Keep it real!

Ed jones said on Saturday, Nov 9 at 11:17 AM

Look up the word citizen. Then come back. Moron.

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