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Cal ThomasPresident Obama gave two commencement addresses in one to graduates of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga., last weekend. It would be easy for this conservative to critique the political and social elements of his speech. Instead, I choose to focus on the...
I was in Detroit preparing to give a speech last week when the news came across my Twitter feed: "Dr. Dre and music producer Jimmy Iovine donate $70 million to USC to create new degree." As one of the first university presidents from the hip-hop...
The Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionPresident Barack Obama roused the new graduates of Morehouse College on Sunday with a commencement address that spoke directly to racial issues in a way the first African-American president does only sparingly. Through a steady downpour, Obama -- at the...
The Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionSeveral parents of Spelman College graduates were irate Sunday when they missed their children's graduation after being barred from the ceremony. Parents from as far away as California, Brooklyn and Canada said they were kept from entering a half hour...
WASHINGTON — President Obama urged graduates of a celebrated historically black college Sunday to use their education to help others and to work for "something larger than yourself," citing the example of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr....
In a commencement address at Atlanta's historically black Morehouse College, President Obama said graduates should "find time to defend the powerless." The president said his own success was due to "the special obligation I felt, as a black man like you,...
The Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionThe music cranked as party-goers boogied, drank, got high and caroused, loudly carrying on like they did most nights at Perry Homes. The combustible mix gave folks in the sprawling public housing project many reasons to be on edge. A wrong word,...
The Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionTerry Boyd says he graduated from Morehouse College 33 years ago. And he's got the diploma that proves he has a degree. Or at least that's what Boyd thought the diploma meant. But when the Atlanta man applied for a job that would've paid him a $150,...
WASHINGTON — Speaking to the graduating class of Ohio State University in Columbus on Sunday, President Obama called on the students to embrace the school’s motto, “education for citizenship,” and to press the government to act....
The Philadelphia InquirerThe Rev. Kevin Johnson, senior pastor of Bright Hope Baptist Church in North Philadelphia, was disinvited from speaking at Morehouse College because he wrote a newspaper column critical of President Obama's administration, according to a group of alumni....
What's remarkable about photojournalist Leonard Freed's book "This Is the Day: The March on Washington" (Getty: $29.95), a photo essay documenting the historic Aug. 28, 1963, civil-rights march, is that it includes only one photograph of Martin Luther...
For RedEyeUniversity of Illinois-Chicago assistant professor Roger Reeves may have just won one of the biggest awards an American writer could hope to receive--a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts--but when he was younger, he didn't know he...
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