Boneqwesha Jones: "It's that time of the year at Hair Did University School of Cosmetology and Vocational Education. I thank God that today's graduating class of 2014 has endured to the end despite the government and politicians cutting back and chopping down education funding.
"Nevertheless, folk like Congressman Smokey 'Robinson' McBride continue to come through in the clutch by locating funds to help H.D.U. reach and teach the disenfranchised masses.
"Because of his unselfish and devoted commitment to the Ghetto Science Community, Hair Did University School of Cosmetology and Vocational Studies proudly awards Congressman Smokey 'Robinson' McBride with an honorary Public Service degree."
Congressman Smokey "Robinson" McBride: "Thank you, Boneqwesha Jones, H.D.U. faculty, staff and 2014 graduates. It is my pleasure to come through in the clutch for anyone who wants to improve his or her lot in life by obtaining a sound education.
"Class of 2014, be careful out there and know what you are about to deal with when you leave the hallowed halls of H.D.U. In the so-called real world, you will experience malicious attitudes from many corporations, business owners, and talk-radio hosts who believe people like you are just a bunch of inept savages with no culture. Also, consider what James Brown, the Godfather of soul, once sang:
We got talents we can use
On our side of town
Let's get our heads together
And get it up from the ground
May you have a successful life and journey."