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“It is our responsibility to sustain the future now.”

Dillard University’s Class of 2017 was gifted with some parting words of wisdom by singer/actress Janelle Monáe during their graduation last Saturday. The “Tightrope” singer delivered a heartfelt commencement speech after receiving an honorary degree from the school.

Monáe used her speech to talk about the influence her parents had on her upbringing as hardworking civil servants and encouraged the graduates to draw inspiration from NASA physicist Mary Jackson, the real life woman Monáe played in the movie Hidden Figures. Read more…

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Janelle Monáe delivers powerful commencement speech to Dillard University grads

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