Commencement Brings Out the Stars

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President Obama at Hampton

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The president received an honorary degree at Hampton University's commencement Sunday. He told graduates they had a responsibilty to raise the academic performance of African-Americans.

Michelle Obama in Arkansas

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The First Lady spoke at a the University of Arkansas - Pine Bluff, a college that began as a modest school for black students in 1873.

Sonia Sotomayor at Howard Commencement

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U.S. Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor is awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws at Howard's Commencement.

Kenny Gamble at Berkelee School

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Kenny Gamble, co-creator with Leon Huff of the Philadephia Sound that dominated pop music the 1970s, received an honorary doctorate in music at the Berkelee School of Music in Boston.

Harold Ford, Jr. and wife at Howard

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The former Congressman and his wife at Howard's commencement. He was the commencement speaker.

Angelique Kidjo

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The Grammy-winning African singer was awarded an honorary doctorate in music by the Berklee School of Music in Boston

Nigerian Dental Students Pledge to Service

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Stella Chukwu, Ayisatou Umari, Remi Ogunsanya, students from Nigeria graduate from Howard's College of Dentistry.

Media Women at Howard

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BET co-founder Sheila Johnson and ABC's Robin Roberts at Saturday's commencement exercise.

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden

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The former astronaut was scheduled to make the commencement address at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas, a historically-black institution.

Meet the Howard Class of 2010

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Graduates perform their last ritual before joining the real world.

Mellody Hobson

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Financier is honored at Howard University commencement.

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