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Michelle Obama tells 2020 graduates to channel anger into action

Michelle Obama tells 2020 graduates to channel anger into action

The Class of 2020 didn’t get to walk across a stage in 2020 graduation ceremonies thanks to social distancing. Instead, the world’s young people were sheltering in place — or else out in the world protesting for racial justice. Former First Lady Michelle Obama spoke to the extraordinary dual circumstances of a pandemic and widespread …

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Barack Obama offers sage advice to 2020's 'Zoom University' graduates

Barack Obama offers sage advice to 2020’s ‘Zoom University’ graduates

Former President Barack Obama delivered a virtual commencement speech on Saturday for over 20,000 students from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). And with the ongoing pandemic making for a very unpredictable time, he made sure to sprinkle in plenty of sage advice on how to continue forward. The two-hour live streamed event, called “Show …

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Miley Cyrus performs 'The Climb' in honor of 2020 graduates

Miley Cyrus performs ‘The Climb’ in honor of 2020 graduates

Life after graduation can feel like an uphill battle, especially for the class of 2020. To celebrate graduates whose commencement ceremonies were canceled due to the coronavirus, Facebook and Instagram hosted #Graduation2020, a series of virtual speeches and performances by celebrities.  Miley Cyrus joined the lineup with a moving performance of her 2009 single “The …

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