President Barack Obama addressed the 2016 graduating class of Howard University and challenged them to serve as “seeds of change” for social and political justice in America.
Mother-Daughter Pairs Set To Graduate From Edward Waters Together
After decades of putting higher education off, two separate mother-daughter pairs will be graduating together in the Class of 2016 at Edward Waters College.
Didn’t Meet Graduation Requirements? How to Break the News to Family
Contributor Larry Walker provides tips on how students should handle breaking the news to anxious family members that they will not get their degree due to not meeting graduation requirements.
Mother and Daughter Graduate Together at Bethune-Cookman
Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) graduated hundreds of students on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Two of those graduates, Tangela Major-Finley and Eboni Finley, are closer than most. Tangela and Eboni are mother and daughter who will experience this milestone in life together. Tangela, the mother, is a liberal studies major and has a full-time job as a referral […]
Notable Spring 2015 HBCU Commencement Speakers
It’s graduation time for the nation’s HBCU’s and they have once again lined up an impressive roster of speakers for their upcoming commencement ceremonies. From entertainers, celebrity personalities to top professionals and political figures, these commencement speakers are a diverse group of internationally recognized African American leaders. Take a look at this year’s lineup. Alabama […]
Oprah Delivers Inspiring Words for Spelman Grads
On Sunday, May 20th, global media leader and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey took to the stage and inspired approximately 550 graduates when she delivered her commencement address to the Spelman College Graduating Class of 2012. Winfrey, who received an honorary degree from Spelman College in 1993 also received the institution’s National Community Service Award. Watch the […]