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    34 Photos Of Black Graduates To Remind You We Gon' Be Alright

    "Please hold your applause until after the—THAT'S MY BABY!!!"

    1. When your joy just can't be contained.

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    2. When your #blackgirlmagic rains down for the world to see.

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    3. When you're ready to make the triumphant leap into adulthood.

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    4. When your reason for winning sees you win.

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    5. When you're standing in your greatness.

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    6. When your future's so bright you gotta squint.

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    7. When you made sure the praises went up...

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    8. ...so the blessings could come down.

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    9. When you still keep it trill, grad cap and all.

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    10. When you're already an inspiration for the next generation.

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    11. When you rep your country to remind 'em where you're from.

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    12. When you take a second to revel in the glory of it all.

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    13. When you're set to stroll into a long line of #blackexcellence.

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    14. When you do it for the culture.

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    15. When you've crossed the finish line together.

    16. When you lead by example.

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    17. When you're coming for everything they said you couldn't have.

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    18. When you've held tight to your passion.

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    19. When your mini-me is your biggest cheerleader.

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    20. When you're feeling yourself and rightly so.

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    21. When you're open to the infinite possibilities ahead.

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    22. When you're casually slaying in your robe like a low-key fashion killa.

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    23. When you've stayed focused on the end goal.

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    24. When you're clearly in formation...

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    25. ...and ready to take your seat at the table.

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    26. When you've walked straight outta GQ and into your destiny.

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    27. When they couldn't even handle an entire graduation beat, so you just give 'em half.

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    28. When you're ready to become a professional and start stacking.

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    29. When your graduation cap just says it all.

    30. When your sorors hold you down with nothing but love.

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    31. When you're milly rocking, scooping all the blessings out your lap.

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    32. When bae keeps you grounded and lifts you up at the same damn time.

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    33. When you're ready for lift off in 3, 2, 1...

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    34. And when you remember that it's much, much bigger than a diploma.

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    TO BE YOUNG, GIFTED AND BLACK IS WHERE IT'S AT!!!

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