Friday, April 27, 2012

Oprah Winfrey to Deliver Commencement Speech at Spelman


Oprah Winfrey will address the Class of 2012 at Spelman College next month...

Oprah, who received an honorary degree from Spelman in 1993, will address the 550 graduates on May 20.

Oprah will also receive Spelman's National Community Service Award.

Three students from Oprah's Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa attend Spelman and are members of the Class of 2016.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

People are still going to college? With no jobs and thousands of debt to look forward to? Why?

Orca's commencement speech -- no comment.

Anonymous said...

Yesss I love it! NC A&T got Michelle Obama and the Spelman girls get Oprah! Hooray for black women graduating from college and having two exemplary women giving them their send-off speech! My commencement speaker was the at the time head of the FBI - it was so boring.

I know people are going to use this post to bash Oprah but blah blah blah. She went from rape and rural poverty to billions of dollars and her OWN network. She can be a fat evil closet dyke mammy or whatever you all are going to call her but she is definitely an inspiration and has helped so many people. Her life classes are the shit.

HBCU grads stand up!!

AnRnBThug said...

@12:44
Co-Sign, they coming out to basically nothing and most are behind the 8 ball in terms of student loans, SMH. I think right now it’s best to learn a can’t miss skill like fixing cars (you'll never be out of work)or learn how to flip money in the Market as a day trader, cause more and more people losing their jobs.

I also suspect Harpo to do more things in public to get free advertising for Her Channel
Everything She does here on out is calculated

Anonymous said...

@RnB

I completely agree. Now's the best time to learn a viable skill because these wall street investing/paper-pushing jobs are coming to an end. Before our government tries to completely oppress us, I'm learning how to weld again, I'm learning how to grow food and I'm learning food-preserving tactics with a few books I just bought. I'm also learning how to sew for clothing and blankets. It may not pay $50k a year but someone somewhere besides myself will need skills like this.

Anonymous said...

Spelman is one of the most overrated colleges ever. Their only positive(or negative) is being in ATL, and even then its in the hood of ATL where you have to worry about getting shot.

They give no FINAID at all,and for all u pay u dont even get AC. I remember a girl who was a halfway into her sophomore year, 50,000+ in student loans, and thought it was worth it because its "spelman". give me a break.

spelman isnt harvard. hell even harvard give full rides to families that make under 60k, and other discounts to families under 100k.


unless u get a full ride there, which is a 1 in a billion chance, dont bother with this school.

Anonymous said...

She got some nice MILF-ish tits

Anonymous said...

@ 1:14

Those cow udders are for gayle to play with.

Anonymous said...

Will this be broadcast exclusively on Harpo's network for the ratings?

shaqua said...

I admire Oprah. Good news.

on another note...

To experience and graduate from college is a wonderful thing. Of course, college is not for everyone. It's not a litmus test of someone's intelligence, but the evidence of a blessed opportunity. The cost of an education is astronomical, but our people don't mind going into debt over clothes, shoes, handbags, big screen t.v.'s and fancy cars? Material things that lose their value as soon as the register shuts. Why can't you invest in yourself through an education? I am not just talking about 4 year colleges but community colleges and trade schools also. This is the perfect time economically to go back to school to enhance your skills. I have seen idiots with degrees get in over candidates with years of experience without one. Trust...that paper has power.

A mind is a terrible thing to waste. It's a shame that our ancestors were killed for even attempting to pick up a book and our society has such a disdain and lack of respect for education. Even the government is trying to incorporate our educational systems like some sort of business. Shame.

Anonymous said...

"I think right now it’s best to learn a can’t miss skill like fixing cars (you'll never be out of work)or learn how to flip money in the Market as a day trader, cause more and more people losing their jobs."

Or, like Phaedra Parks, get into the funeral home business. It sounds morbid, but people will NEVER stop dying, and if you can stomach it, well...at least you'll have some semblance of so-called "job security".

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 1:11pm, did you attend the Spelman? Have you ever visited the campus, taken a class or spoken to students there? Did you apply and not receive a financial aid package large enough to cover the gaps? Everyone is allowed their opinion, so I must accept that but I definitely disagree with you. You just sound angry. While there are most certainly other colleges or universities around the US and the world you could attend and walk away with an excellent education, Spelman College MOST DEFINITELY has a lot to offer and by no means is it overrated.

Anonymous said...

I don't like Oprah's business or product, but I respect her - very much so. So congrats to the Spelman sisters for snagging her.

Didn't they have First Lady Obama last year? I thought I read that somewhere.

aaliyahcashmere said...

This is great news. I love Oprah. She's a very good role model to young black women. Black female with billions in the bank. I can't hate on that.

Spelman is a great college for black women. Whoever said it's bad is lying and has NEVER been there cause they would know that ''overrated'' and Spelman don't even belong together. Sad, so many black people don't go to college

Anonymous said...

Idk why but this makes me want to transfer to a HBCU even more, preferably Howard. My friend recently transferred to Spelman and she loves it. She's getting a good education, making connections and just building her future so it's really what you make, I just know HBCUs are looking like the move for me more and more each day

NubianGoddez/ Auset Ra Amunet said...

A college degree is so overrated these days, come out in debt up to your damn eyeballs and can't find a decent paying jobs to pay off those loans, its yet another scam. my 24 yr old thankfully got a full 4 year scholarship and she ain't paying for shit.

Anonymous said...

@4:56

Sweetie I stay in the ATL and Spelman is regarded as overrated. There arent any good schools in GA at all but at least UGA & and Georgia Tech are somewhat decent, and these are public schools where if youre poor enough can graduate with 0 debt. Even Emory gives good financial aid.

Spelman is living off of what is used to be, it isnt the same as yesteryear.

Anonymous said...

Oprah is not a role model. Most celebs aren't. This "role model" shit is one of the many reasons the world views Americans as completely dumb.

None of you know Oprah. She stands for greed, excess and celebrity worship. The only thing most people truly admire her for is her billions (especially because of her dark skin).

She has never been overly supportive of the AA community and she's notoriously anti-black man (despite her neutered longtime beau Stedman).

Oprah is only concerned with AAs now that her network is flopping

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Spelman College, my alma mater!

Anonymous said...

SPELMAN ALUMS STAND UP!! #ILOVEMYALMAMATER

Anonymous said...

I love how niggers on here are saying that getting an education is overrated!! This is why black people will always be bottom feeders compared to everyone else. Black people were killed for trying to receive an education and some of you niggers are blowing it off!!! Yes I’m calling you niggers because only a nigger would be against getting an education.
For the idiot who said you can work on cars for a living, you forget you must have training to do so!!! Working in a mom and pop car shop does not pay well!!! So you are a dumb ass nigger for even saying that!! No one will hire an uneducated nigger for a high paying job period!!! You are not white, but they will hire an educated black over an uneducated nigger any day!!! This why people hate us, we complain about everything and then don’t step up to the plate to take advantage of an education or other positive opportunities. Niggers mess it up for good black people. Like Chris Rock said “there are niggers and then there are blacks.
And Nubian Goddez you are nothing but a hoodrat nigger!! You always on here talking shit about everyone, because you are one of those bottom feeding shit eating niggers with nothing else better to do!! I bet you are a weave wearing, 300 pounds ape looking mammy with 10 kids and sit around eating fried chicken and watermelon all day. Go get a life hoe!!!

Anonymous said...

LMAO..... This is cray I love being Black and the white guys love me!! hehehe

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