By Nyah Peebles
LeBron James’ talk show, “The Shop UNINTERRUPTED,” is hitting the road and visiting three HBCUs this homecoming season.
“The Shop UNINTERRUPTED,” is an unfiltered discussion featuring some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment. LeBron James and a variety of special guests gather in various barber shops to speak honestly on sports, music, pop culture, and more.
The show will make appearances at Tennessee State University, Hampton University, and North Carolina A&T University during each school’s homecoming week.
‘The Shop’ co-creator Paul Rivera revealed to Andscape, that those universities were chosen for a specific reason.
“We selected these three schools for various reasons, including their impact and how they empower their students,” Rivera explained.
“From Tennessee State being the first HBCU to launch a hockey program, North Carolina A&T being the largest HBCU that graduates the most Black engineers in America, and Hampton’s rich history with housing the oldest museum of the African diaspora in the U.S., these schools are trailblazers in their own right.”
The show is stopping at Tennessee State on Oct. 13, Hampton on Oct. 27, and North Carolina A&T on Nov. 2.
In addition to the live taping of “The Shop UNINTERRUPTED”, there will be interactive elements that foster connections among students, alumni, and members of the local community.