Home Invites Members Groups Events Careers Videos News Photos Blogs Polls Singles Forums Chat
Home > News > Post Content

Bakari Sellers to Deliver 2018 Shaw University Commencement Address (1048 hits)


Political analyst, attorney and activist to address new graduates

Political analyst, attorney and activist Bakari Sellers will serve as the keynote speaker for Shaw University’s 2018 Spring Commencement exercises, to be held Saturday, May 12 at the Raleigh Convention Center beginning at 10:00 a.m.

The CNN political commentator and former representative from South Carolina made history in 2006 when, at 22 years-old, he became the youngest member of the South Carolina state legislature and the youngest African American elected official in the nation. In 2014, Sellers won the Democratic nomination for Lt. Governor and is considered a leading voice for his generation.

“We are looking forward to his address, as Mr. Sellers’ dedication to public service offers encouragement for our graduates to be successful global citizens,” said Shaw University Interim President, Paulette Dillard.

Sellers has received dozens of professional accolades, including TIME Magazine’s 40 Under 40 and “The Root 100” list of the nation’s most influential African Americans. He has also served as a featured speaker at events for the National Education Association, College Democrats of America National Convention, NAACP, the Democratic National Convention and the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, DC.

An alumnus of Morehouse College and the University of South Carolina, Sellers has followed in the footsteps of his father, civil rights leader Dr. Cleveland Sellers, in his commitment to public service while championing progressive policies to address issues

###

Shaw University, located in North Carolina’s vibrant Downtown Raleigh, is the first historically black institution of higher education in the Southern United States. Founded in 1865 by Dr. Henry Martin Tupper, Shaw is proud to be educating more than 1,800 students who will become the change agents of tomorrow. Our motto is "This is E.P.I.C," as we are committed to advancing our mission with Entrepreneurial Thinking, Positioning and Presence, Innovation, and Customer Care. Learn more at www.shawu.edu.




Kandace Harris, Ph.D.
Special Assistant to the President/Board of Trustees Liasion
P: 919-546-8334
kharris@shawu.edu
Posted By: Elly Moss
Tuesday, April 17th 2018 at 4:33PM
You can also click here to view all posts by this author...

Report obscenity | post comment
Share |
Please Login To Post Comments...
Email:
Password:

 
More From This Author
We Hurt For World Who is Heartbroken For the Pain Caused in New Zealand.
March 14, 2019 - I Dream Of YOGA!
March 12, 2019 - Freestyle Fitness
Feast Day: March 11, 2019
MAN DEAD FOR 5 HOURS, CAME BACK. JESUS TOLD HIM, "IT'S NOT YOUR TIME YET..."
Free Things to Do in Manhattan This Week - March 10-March 17
Change your channel | Mallence Bart-Williams | TEDxBerlinSalon
Happy Sunday
Forward This Article Entry!
News Home

(Advertise Here)
Who's Online
>> more | invite 
Black America Resources
100 Black Men of America
www.100blackmen.org

Black America's Political Action Committee (BAMPAC)
www.bampac.org

Black America Study
www.blackamericastudy.com

Black America Web
www.blackamericaweb.com

CNN Black In America Special
www.cnn.com/blackinamerica

NUL State of Black America Report
www.nul.org

Most Popular Bloggers
deacon ron gray has logged 178128 blog subscribers!
elly moss has logged 109301 blog subscribers!
tanisha laverne grant has logged 64809 blog subscribers!
agnes levine has logged 56931 blog subscribers!
miisrael bride has logged 34336 blog subscribers!
>> more | add 
Latest Jobs
Press and Editorial Manager with Park Avenue Armory in New York, NY.
State Operations Regional Manager with The Partnership Project in Washington DC, DC.
Media Editorial Assistant, Chemistry with W.W. Norton & Company in New York, NY.
31110 - Accounts Payable Representative / Account Clerk Senior with Minnesota Department of Human Services in St. Paul, MN.
30902 - Unit Director / Group Supervisor with Minnesota Department of Human Services in Moose Lake, MN.
>> more | add