graduation

High School Graduation Attendees Receive Warrants After Applauding Graduates

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Black people can’t do anything without the fear of being arrested, and a recent graduation in Mississippi shows just how hard it is out there for us. Several people who cheered for family members at a recent high school graduation ceremony are now facing charges for...

Mom Walks in Son’s Place at Graduation After Deadly Prom Crash

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In remembrance of a son who died in a fatal post-prom car crash, a Chicago mother walked in his place during his graduation ceremony. Aaron Dunigan died before he could attend his graduation from Thornton Fractional North High School in Calumet City, Ill., and hi...

Everybody Needs to Watch This Shonda Rhimes Commencement Speech

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Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes may have the magic touch when it comes to penning popular network TV dramas, but giving speeches is a whole different ballgame. “This is weird,” Rhimes admitted during this year’s commencement speech at her alma mater, Dartmouth College. “Twenty-plus-years-ago…I never imagined I’d...

Yes, Black Women Breastfeed, Even During Graduation

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The Internet is doing one of its collective freak outs today after a picture of woman breastfeeding during her college graduation went viral. Like many new moms, 25-year-old Karlesha Thurman was once again reminded that babies don’t care what’s going on when they want to...

We Could All Use Some Good News This Week: 17-Year-Old Graduates From College

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Congratulations to James Martin, 17, from Miramar, Florida. While most teens his age just graduated from high school earlier this summer, Martin received a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) during a ceremony this week! But wait. That’s not the half of it. Martin...

Lupe Fiasco to Chicago Grads: ‘Congratulations, You Have Graduated From One of the Most Terrible School Systems in the World’

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In a ceremony aimed at honoring black male high school grads in Chicago, rapper Lupe Fiasco had some harsh words for the system that educated them: “You have just spent the last . . . 12 years receiving one of the worst educations on earth.”...