Tracee Ellis Ross Receives an Honorary Doctorate from Brown University

This weekend Tracee Ellis Ross continued to prove that Black Girls Rock as she was awarded an honorary doctorate degree by Brown University, her alma mater. Out of 6 honorees this year, the star of ABC’s Black-ish, was the youngest and only person of color chosen to receive this high honor.

On her blog she writes:
In my degree it says I was honored because of my “grace, talent and strong sense of self….work that combines detailed knowledge of human nature with boldness…a passion for facilitating self-expression and broadening the definition of what is beautiful…dedication to helping others particularly teenage girls, find their inner strength, confidence and pathways to satisfaction…creating common ground with women of all backgrounds… And a continued desire to push the boundaries of imagination.”

Congratulations Dr. Ross!