President Obama at Hampton

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

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.

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Sonia Sotomayor at Howard Commencement

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

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Kenny Gamble at Berkelee School

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.

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Harold Ford, Jr. and wife at Howard

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

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Angelique Kidjo

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

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Nigerian Dental Students Pledge to Service

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

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Media Women at Howard

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

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NASA Administrator Charles Bolden

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

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Meet the Howard Class of 2010

Graduates perform their last ritual before joining the real world.

Mellody Hobson

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Financier is honored at Howard University commencement.