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Disco Queen Donna Summer Dies Of Cancer

     Like the King of Pop or the Queen of Soul, Donna Summer was bestowed a title fitting of musical royalty -- the Queen of Disco.     “I grew up on rock ‘n’ roll,” Summer once said when explaining her reluctance to claim the title.     Indeed, as disco boomed then crashed in a single decade in the 1970s, Summer, the beautiful voice and face of th...

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To Spelman Grads: Service And Significance Equal Success

     Only Oprah Winfrey, the “Queen of Talk,” can breathe life into time-worn clichés and make them as authentic and delectable as grandma’s home-cooked meal. Oprah served up a dose of confidence-boosting oratory,  telling the more than 500 Spelman graduates to “put your crown on your head and wear it” at the college’s 125th commencement Ceremony. ...

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Graduates Of 2012


Graduates Of 2012

Published: Saturday, May 26, 2012 2:39 PM EDT

Commencement speakers encouraged students in the Class of 2012 to use their educations to help themselves and their communities. From left: U.S. Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) addressed the graduates at Clark Atlanta University; media mogul Oprah Winfrey spoke to the graduates at Spelman College; and
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YWCA Honors Pres. Tatum Of Spelman


YWCA Honors Pres. Tatum Of Spelman

Published: Saturday, May 26, 2012 2:39 PM EDT

2012 YWCA Salute Woman of Achievement Beverly Tatum (second from right), president of Spelman College, receives her award with YWCA Board Chair Sharmen Gowens (from left), YWCA Board Chair Justine Boyd (YWCA CEO) and Salute Co-Chair Harriette Watkins. (Special Photo) 
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$25,000 Award Honors Professors Who Inspire

The Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award Advisory Committee is seeking nominations for the 2012 Beckman Award. The award is given to professors who inspired their former students to achieve greatness. Each recipient will receive a one-time cash award of $25,000.Each year the advisory committee prescreens the nominees for qualification. The former...

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