"This was entirely for you Mom. I'm not one for much words, but BELIEVE ME, you are my real inspiration. You LITERALLY have given me your last and have altered your entire life goals, aspirations, and path, so that I could have as many opportunities as possible; there's no possible way I could show my thanks, so I just decided to keep working.

And I'm not done yet. I love you Mom. I'm...
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This clip of the Spelman College class of 1967 singing "The Golden Girls" theme song to celebrate their 50th class reunion is a beautiful dose of joy and sisterhood.

Congratulations ladies on your golden reunion! Also, congratulations to all the ladies who graduated from Spelman yesterday!

Video via: Spelman College

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"My (son) is sucking in his stomach, trying to show off his abs like his daddy, but all you see are his little ribs. I just cut and glued one of his G-tubes on me to show support for him. He has a congenital heart defect called Tetralogy of Fallot and he uses a feeding-tube (g-tube) to help with him being underweight due to him not eating orally as much. But as long as I'm breathing, I'll...
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Watch Jennifer Hudson surprise the Morehouse College Glee Club on stage. It'll be the best thing you see (and hear) all day.

The reaction at 0:20 is priceless!

PS: Congratulations to all the Men of Morehouse who graduated and became Morehouse Men yesterday!
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The Edna Karr High School class of 2017 had every reason to party at their graduation. Watch now and see why....

Congratulations to you all and cheers to your bright future!

Video via: Ro Wright/Black Boot Media

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Bittersweet... Trayvon Martin's parents Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin pictured accepting a posthumous Bachelor’s degree from Florida Memorial University on their son's behalf.

FMU (Fulton's alma mater) said they honored Trayvon with a degree in aeronautical science for the "steps he took during his young life toward becoming a pilot."

Thank you Florida Memorial for using your platform to...
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Bittersweet Trayvon Martins parents Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin pictured accepting a
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It's official! ABC's "Black-ish" college spin-off starring Yara Shahidi is a go!
It's official ABC's "Blackish" college spinoff starring Yara Shahidi is a go

Yara Shahidi's 'Black-ish' Spin-Off Just Got The Green Light From Freeform

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Do you remember Myron Rolle, who retired from the NFL early to become a neurosurgeon? Well, he just graduated from medical school today!

"Been waiting on this moment since the 5th grade. To be Dr. Myron Rolle. Glad it came today!"- Myron Rolle

We are too! Congratulations, Dr. Rolle! Thank you for reminding us all that you can pursue and achieve more than one dream.

PS: Rolle is headed to...
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Do you remember Myron Rolle who retired from the NFL early to
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We couldn't let the day end without honoring the birthdate of one of the most influential and fearless leaders of all time, Malcolm X.

Malcolm, today and everyday we celebrate and remember your inspirational words and incredible legacy.

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We couldnt let the day end without honoring the birthdate of one
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Isaiah Howard's musical.ly app video went viral and another filmmaker went a step further than sharing it. He challenged his filmmaking friends to hire and cultivate the young man's talent. And it looks like they've answered the challenge.
Isaiah Howards musically app video went viral and another filmmaker went a

Twitter Might Have Just Helped This Talented High Schooler Land A Major Opportunity With 'Get Out' Director Jordan Peele

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Love this! Spike Lee's daughter Satchel Lee just graduated from New York University, the same college where Lee received his Master of Fine Arts Degree in Film Production.

What a beautiful father-daughter moment! Congratulations Lee family!

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Love this Spike Lees daughter Satchel Lee just graduated from New York
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Happy Friday from the Black and beautiful women in the New York University School of Law class of 2017!

Photo by: Ajani B.H. Photography

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Happy Friday from the Black and beautiful women in the New York
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#TBT: "I was graduating from kindergarten and you just earned your associates. In 2016, I got my high school diploma and you earned a Masters.

Senior year, you lost your mother. Instantly you became the adult, not to mention you were pregnant with my oldest brother. You graduated high school, then fast forward, you had two more children before me and made sure your children were taken care...
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TBT I was graduating from kindergarten and you just earned your associates
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Look at high school senior Tara Davis run the 100 meter hurdle in 12.89 seconds, the second-fastest time in U.S. high school history. It's probably the most incredible thing you'll see today!

PS: Tara will continue her track and field career at the University of Georgia.

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Here's a whole lot of Black excellence from 23 young men who just received a college certificate a week before their high school graduation.
Heres a whole lot of Black excellence from 23 young men who

Black Excellence: 23 H.S. Seniors Receive College Certificate Before Graduating High School

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"All siblings. 27 years old, 18 years old, and 4 years old. We motivate each other. It took me more than four years to finish undergrad. Talk about time being delayed....But I vowed to myself to finish my master's program in exactly 2 years. It wasn't easy. Ask me who I did it for? I will tell you these two people.

Oh the places you will go. When you're young you are so interested in life and...
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All siblings 27 years old 18 years old and 4 years old
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You're looking at a group of brilliant and beautiful computer scientists from Spelman College. ✨

Photo via: Malika L.

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Youre looking at a group of brilliant and beautiful computer scientists from
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"Those (natural hair) moments (in the film) were so special...This is for young Black girls to see and feel like we're normal… and we're beautiful."- Stella Meghie
Those natural hair moments in the film were so specialThis is for

Stella Meghie: The Director Behind All The Black Girl Magic In ‘Everything, Everything’

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When you do it for the Ghanaian culture and accept your degree in your royal clothing...

! Congratulations, King!

Video via: Isaac Adu

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"In 1967, Judge Reuben Anderson was the first African American to graduate from the University of Mississippi School of Law. At that time, he was required to show his law degree just to enter a courthouse.

Fifty years later, he stands with us and Judge Carlton Reeves as we receive our Juris Doctors. Without his strength, perseverance, and fearless spirit, there would be no us."- Fran Vann...
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In 1967 Judge Reuben Anderson was the first African American to graduate
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