La La Anthony is dreaming of Kiyan’s upcoming college years, hoping that he will attend an HBCU. The 39-year-old television personality and actress told People Magazine that, “It could be a great experience for him.”


The doting mom continued on the People Every Day podcast saying, “He’s just starting high school in the fall so we started helping him with picking his high school, which is really good because it prepares him to understand the process when it comes to picking a college for himself.”

She also said that, “I would definitely tell him, and he knows what a great experience I had at Howard and understands the importance of HBCUs, and if that’s the right fit for him with what he wants to do, I would support it. But I will definitely continue to let him know what an amazing experience I had and how I think it could be an amazing experience for him as well.”

Anthony also opened up on the podcast about her partnership with McDonald’s that helps HBCU students secure money for college through its Black & Positively Golden Scholarship Program, also in partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF). Through the scholarship program, students could take advantage of $500,000 worth of scholarships.

If you remember, back in November 2020, Anthony spoke to People about being at home during the pandemic and how she and her son had grown immensely closer.

“My son and I have always been close, but I’ve gotten to spend even more time with him — getting even more connected to his world and what’s going on with him. So that’s really been great,” she said.

She continued, “So just trying to stay on point with my son, and make sure he’s good and checking with him. But our bond — I feel like now we’re closer than ever,” she said. “It’s something I’m so grateful for that’s happened during this time.”

Take a listen to the complete interview with Anthony below as she talks in more detail about her life-changing experience at Howard University.

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