"somegirl Rashad"? That would be Phylicia Rashad who is quite the famous actor. Didn't you ever watch The Cosby Show, mkt?
Phylicia and her sister Debbie Allen, also a pretty famous actor as well as choreographer, both are Howard grads. Phylicia was the first African American to win the Tony for Lead Actress in a play, for Raisin in the Sun. She has a BFA in drama (not MT) from Howard.