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Bethune-Cookman Students Loudly Boo and Turn Their Backs on Betsy Devos During Commencement Speech

The HBCU's president told students to stop or leave.
05/10/2017

Maya Rudolph Gives Commencement Speech to Tulane University Graduates

The comedian channels her inner Oprah and Beyoncé.
05/19/2015

Common Receives Honorary Doctorate From Winston-Salem

"This is one of the best days of my life," he says.
05/16/2015

Michelle Obama Gives Commencement Speech to Tuskegee University Graduates

She shares challenges of being the first Black FLOTUS.
05/12/2015

Condoleezza Rice Out as Rutgers Commencement Speaker After Student Protests

Faculty, student protests lead Rice to back out as speaker.
05/05/2014

Topeka Families Would Rather the First Lady Not Speak at Their Graduation

The families don't want Obama to overshadow big day.
04/22/2014

Does President Obama Owe You Anything?

Political observers discuss Obama's impact on Blacks.
05/28/2013

Commentary: A Message for Graduates

Five tips for the class of 2013.
05/24/2013

Commentary: Are the Obamas Speaking Hard Truths?

The first couple's commencement addresses draw ire.
05/24/2013