ESSENCE magazine Editor-in-Chief Vanessa K. De Luca delivered the commencement address at historically black Harris-Stowe State University on Saturday, May 16.

“Harris-Stowe believes that Mrs. De Luca and her magazine represent and speak to our students’ generation regarding the social, political and civic issues of our day, including challenging and encouraging graduates of higher education institutions like ours,” said Dr. Dwaun J. Warmack, president of Harris-Stowe. “We are excited that she is coming to St. Louis and expect she will bring an inspirational message to ignite our students’ imaginations and motivate them to achieve their dreams.”

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Checkout some great tweets from this past weekend.