If you missed the 10th Annual College Round Up this morning you missed a treat. Kim Coles actress and comedian was off the chain.
Coles’ message was right on!! She said she came to play with the students and to encourage them to go to college. She said she was going to tell the students to do as she say do and not as she did.
Coles stressed the purpose of why college is a necessity these days and not a choice. She talked about how she was a college dropout. She attended one college for 3 months and then on to North Carolina Central University (NCCU) for 4 months. She said she didn’t stay in school because she didn’t know what she wanted to do. She asked the standing room only crowd what did they want to be and she fielded answers from a couple of students. After they told her what they wanted to be, she said she was jealous of them because they were still in school and already knew what they wanted to be.
Coles said she began her career as a comedian and after 4 years she became an actress for “In Living Single.” She said because she does not have a college degree she find herself unemployed more than she is employed. She said she feels the need to go back to school and will probably do so by taking some night classes. She said right now she wants to do some of everything.
Coles said she stared out in the sitcom business but there is no more Sitcom shows for black folks. She said for example look at what have replaced Sitcoms such “The Game.” She said look at how many black folks showed up at the Grammys, maybe 3.
Coles said said she is working on starting a show on a popular TV station but she could not talk about it at the moment.
Coles is a great speaker. I truly enjoyed her and would pay to hear her again since the event was open and fee to the public.
I am very much familiar with Cole’s father whom I have been knowing for many, many years. He did the invocation.
Coles talked about how her father and mother met in the registration line during their college days. I learned today that her mom is actually from Raleigh and was a school teacher however her dad is from Brooklyn, New York. She stressed to the students that even some good things can come out of just registering for college.
Coles told the students to wait on having babies, do little to no partying and the other and put their education first.