"In (5) days, I'll be graduating from Thee Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. In 2012, I started off with a dollar and a dream but FAMU granted me the opportunity to come to school FOR FREE. It wasn't always peaches and cream. I applied to nursing school TWICE. Failed med surg the semester before I was supposed to graduate. LOST my scholarship. Had several family members pass in...
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In 5 days Ill be graduating from Thee Florida Agricultural and Mechanical
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Mother’s Day is around the corner! To celebrate, we want to show our appreciation to mothers who are dreaming big and inspiring their children to do the same.

Tag a phenomenal mother/mother figure you know or tell them to go to [ Bit.ly Link ] for a chance to win a $1,000 dream grant, a $500 spa gift certificate, Because of Them We Can Mother’s Day package and more from us and our partners...
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Mothers Day is around the corner To celebrate we want to show
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Dionne Cowan
How this adorable little girl reacts when she sees her dad coming home from work is the cutest thing ever! See for yourself.

#cutenessoverload #becauseofthemwecan
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Gladys Santiago
Obama is back! Today, the 44th U.S. President, Barack Obama delivered his first public remarks of his post-presidency at the University of Chicago, where he encouraged the next generation to "take up the baton and to take their own crack at changing the world."
Obama is back Today the 44th US President Barack Obama delivered his

Barack Obama Talks Youth Civic Engagement In First Post-Presidency Public Appearance

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Tahassana Omar
Penny Fulmore
"My Dearest Baby,

You gave me the strength I didn’t know I had. You taught me the true meaning of serenity and peace. I can't wait to meet you. I can't wait for you to join the players box next year. But most importantly, I am so happy to share being number one in the world with you.... once again today. On Alexis Ohanian's birthday (fiancé) from the world's oldest number one to the world's...
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My Dearest Baby You gave me the strength I didnt know I
The Black Girl Magic in this photo is EVERYTHING.

We spent the day screening actresses Anika Noni Rose, Amandla Stenberg and director Stella Meghie's (pictured left to right) new film, "Everything, Everything". Which by the way, is based on the New York Times bestselling book (under the same name) that was written by a Black woman, Nicola Yoon!

Kudos to the WB and MGM for making the film...
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The Black Girl Magic in this photo is EVERYTHING
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Brittany Lamma
"For the girls who never felt pretty enough or were made to feel less than because their beauty was unique, I was you once. One day you will realize your B•E•A•U•T•Y. Outer beauty is fleeting, but lasting beauty comes from within. Thank you People for including me in your Most Beautiful issue, specifically in the no makeup section. This one is especially for all the beautiful dark skin girls...
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Jenellia Cox
Love that 7th graders are creating art that honors Henrietta Lacks and her contributions to science. <3

Looking forward to learning more when the film, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks", debuts tonight at 8pm ET on HBO!

Photo via: Cristina Veresan (proud teacher)

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Love that 7th graders are creating art that honors Henrietta Lacks and
Santiague Deprez
Priscilla Shelby
Alexis Murrell
Here's a smile that will brighten up your day...

Photo via: Shiloh Destiny

#happysaturday #becauseofthemwecan
Here's a smile that will brighten up your day
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Christina Torres
Angelia Reed
Prince was a music legend, a cultural icon, and a passionate humanitarian whose life and legacy continues to inspire us all.

#princeday #becauseofthemwecan
Prince was a music legend a cultural icon and a passionate humanitarian
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Tiffany Williams
#FBF to the time that Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson and the cast of Broadway's "The Color Purple" paid tribute to Prince with a powerful rendition of "Purple Rain".

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Bridgette Meredith Wilson
A year ago today, the world lost music icon Prince Rogers Nelson. Let's celebrate his life and legacy by listening to his music.

PS: Add your favorite Prince song to our comment section below.
A year ago today the world lost music icon Prince Rogers Nelson

Prince Tribute: 5 Songs To Remember The Music Icon

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It's Prince Day! Watch these talented kids perform Prince's "Let's Work" and remind us all of the incredible legacy that he left behind.

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Kevin Oldham
Cynthia Renee Villagomez-Soriano
Best post of the day: "It's time! Monday I'll have my Bachelors of Science in nuclear medicine technology- first African American to graduate with this degree from ADU (Adventist University of Health Sciences)."-Mariah

Yesssss! Congratulations, Queen!

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Best post of the day Its time Monday Ill have my Bachelors
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Mariah Shanice
Dreamgirls' "And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going" is one of the hardest songs to sing....

Watch 15-year-old Sarah Ikumu nail it.

Video credit: Britain's Got Talent

#blackgirlmagic #becauseofthemwecan
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Jeff Blackshear
Vickie Gunnells-Hodge
While we're talking about Chance the Rapper, did you know that he raised more than $100,000 for charity at his 24th birthday party?
While were talking about Chance the Rapper did you know that he

Chance The Rapper Celebrated His 24th Birthday By Raising $100,000 For Charity

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Mamie Williams
"Years ago, my grandmother asked me to call her friend’s grandson. 'I want you to give him some words of encouragement,' she said. 'He wants to be a rapper.' She gave me his number, and I left him a message. I told him to keep following his dreams..."- Common

That same young man turned out to be Chance the Rapper.
Years ago my grandmother asked me to call her friends grandson I

Common Remembers The Time He Told Chance The Rapper To 'Keep Following His Dreams'

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Ebony Harding
Candace Oghide
"My grandma molded the woman I am today.
I win, she wins.
I graduate, she graduates
My R10, her R10.
I owe her a lot..."- Zikhona Wakashe

Absolutely beautiful! Congratulations to you and your grandmother Zikhona!

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"My grandma molded the woman I am today
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Debra Sinclair
Alicia Warren
Sending you some joy and melanin from the 44th U.S. President, Barack Obama. <3

#obama #becauseofthemwecan
Sending you some joy and melanin from the 44th US President Barack Obama 3
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Loni Bredeson
Jacqui McMorris
Love this! Black women surgeons recreating the latest New Yorker cover of four women surgeons looking over an operating table.

Cover by: Malika Favre; photo via: Sade Imeokparia of Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

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Love this Black women surgeons recreating the latest New Yorker cover of
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