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Kean University Cancels Common’s Commencement Speech Over Rap Song

Kean pulls the plug on Common speaking due to his 2000 song 'A Song for Assata'

Kean University cancels Common as a commencement speaker over the lyrics in his 2000 song…

By Courtney Connley

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Mellody Hobson to Serve as University of Southern California Commencement Speaker

USC to also award Hobson with an honorary degree

Mellody Hobson to deliver the 2015 commencement speech at the University of Southern California.

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Shonda Rhimes Offers Three Key Life Lessons to Dartmouth Graduates

Scandal creator talks about the need to do more than showcase activism on Twitter

Shonda Rhimes returns to her alma mater, Dartmouth College, to give the graduating class three…

By Courtney Connley

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13 Black Speakers to Lookout for During 2014 Commencement Season

A list of this year's most anticipated commencement speakers

A list of this year’s most anticipated commencement speakers

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Pres. Obama to Deliver Commencement Speech at Morehouse College

This will be Obama's second commencement speech at an HBCU

Morehouse College president announces that Pres. Obama will deliver this year’s commencement speech

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What I Learned From Steve Jobs About Perseverance

The Apple founder’s legacy is far more personal than iThought

Steve Jobs’ 2005 commencement speech at Standford University resonates to this day because of his…

By Caroline Clarke

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Dr. Denzel Washington, “When You Fall, Fall Forward”

The award-winning actor advices the class of 2011 to accept that failure will be part of their life's journey

Dr. Denzel Washington addresses the graduating class of 2011 from the University of Pennsylvania in…

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