these black graduates will make you smile and give you all the feels

May 8, 2018
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A hundred years ago, for most black Americans, it was down-right inconceivable to be a black college graduate. And even though the world is in a precarious time, it is a better place with a more hopeful future because of you. So to celebrate the 2018 graduation season we wanted to shout out a few of you grads who worked so hard to get to this point, survived off of non-perishable food items, and spent countless hours studying junk you know good and well you’ll never need to know again. You guys are amazing.

Now hurry up and save the world with your brilliant ideas.

I was told by some, “are you sure this is what you want to pursue?” and by others, “you are definitely talented.” There were people who constantly doubted me, and people who saw my abilities. Some professors even attempted to fail me even when I accomplished everything asked of me, but I pushed through. I used everything that was being put in front of me as an opportunity to further my craft, my knowledge, and overall my confidence. Looking back on all the things that happened, all the people I met, all the trials I was put through, I can honestly thank God for guiding me through everything. I would also like to thank all the family who supported me mentally, emotionally, and financially because without their help I wouldn’t have been able to make it here. Lastly, I would like to thank everyone else, especially my friends, that kept me sane after all the stressful nights in studio, it was relief having someone to talk to about the things going on and how you felt about everything. I can now say that I will be a 2018 Graduate from Louisiana State University, and now it’s time for the next chapter of my life. #classof2018 #foreverlsu #collegegrad #lsu #nextchapter

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