Rev. Ianther Mills hopes for more widespread condemnation of the protesters who burned Asbury United Methodist Church's Black Lives Matter sign.
Twitter users applauding the executive also celebrated that she is a graduate of Hampton University, an HBCU.
The historically Black organization commemorated the vice president-elect's barrier-breaking win.
People danced and cheered along Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, D.C. ― a street that heads straight to the White House.
Alumni from Howard, FAMU, NC A&T and others have created virtual events to recreate the energy of homecoming.
"We have a lot to teach the American people."
"A lot of them aren’t even pretending to be in charge," former President Barack Obama said in a commencement address to HBCU graduates.
“I am here today because of the power of these institutions to uplift and bring about opportunity to Black Americans," the 2020 presidential candidate said.
The president received the award for his efforts to pass the First Step Act on federal prison reform.
The president's speech at a historically Black college came days after he called the impeachment proceedings against him "a lynching."