39 Photos Of Black Graduates Guaranteed To Make You Say "YAAASS"

The past year of police brutality, murders, marches, and riots have left many of us feeling numb. Here’s an extra helping of black excellence from the class of 2015 to help you feel again.

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2. When your squad reaches new heights.


3. When your black excellence defies gravity.


4. When you and your biggest cheerleader win at the same damn time.


5. When stuntin' is more than a habit.


6. When you know your history.


7. When your future's so bright it blinds you.


8. When you know you're carrying all your ancestors across the stage with you.

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11. When you know you couldn't have done it without your parents.


12. When you know what it takes to save a life.


13. When you're a proud alum.


15. When you've got brains and beauty.


16. When educated looks good from all angles.


17. When your smile is as big as your accomplishments.


18. When you simply just know.


19. When you lead by example.


20. When you just can't contain your excitement.


21. When you know you made it.


22. When you got two chains and two degrees.


23. When you know who and whose you are.

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24. When you're walking on air so no shoes are needed.


25. When everything about you is on fleek.

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26. When you set yourself apart from the pack.

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27. When you're smart enough to fit this many people in a selfie.

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28. When you know you got next.

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29. When you make educated look fly.

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30. When you know who runs the world — girls!

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31. When you're on a team full of masters.

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32. When you make those you love proud.

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33. When your class photo just screams black excellence, opulence, decadence!

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34. When you see everyone who didn't think you'd make it.

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35. When your degree adds a pep to your step.

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36. When both your heels and GPA are high.

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37. When you smile for the haters.

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