Zahra Jolie-Pitt, daughter of Academy Award-winning stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, is a recent high school graduate. The 17-year-old is set to continue her studies at one of the most popular and respected Historically Black colleges and universities in the country – Spelman College.
The beauty celebrated not only with her famous mom, but with Spelman’s alumni, other incoming freshmen and current students. On Saturday (July 30), mother and daughter hooked up with the alumni associations of Spelman and Morehouse for the “Spellhouse” Back to School Send Off event in North Hollywood, a fundraiser that brought everyone together.
Jolie celebrated her daughter with new friends by sharing a post of Zahra.
“Zahra with her Spellman sisters!” Proud mother wrote. “Congratulations to all new students starting this year. It is a very special place and honor to have a family member as a new Spellman Girl.”
Jolie was so excited, she found herself trying to get to where she could fit on the dance floor at the event. She was captured trying her hand at everyone’s favorite black function line dance: Electric Slide.
We are excited for Zahra who will indeed be joining a fellow star kid, Erica and Warrin Campbell’s daughter Krista, as a member of the Class of 2026 at Atlanta’s beloved school. Talk of Zahra’s nomination actually first started a few months ago when Angelina was spotted on campus, Now it’s confirmed, and the internet is talking about it. They are also pleased with the fact that Jolie is so supportive and involved, but this is nothing new. as a mother of six summed up Over the past year, much has been said about the cultures of the children she adopted (including three, Ethiopia-born Zahra), about which she has worked to educate herself.
“There is so much to learn, so much to absorb. I am trying to listen,” she said while speaking on raising a black child in view of the racial injustice against black people in this country. Raising children of different races and I think I have a lot to learn about their cultures and their races from the time they were young.”
She continued, “The love you have for your own children is just so immense and then the flip side that comes with it is any fear of loss or any fear of approaching them and I would honestly say, it could be It is quite staggering at times. Finding a balance between the happiness of parents and the confidence in the safety of their children and the reality of the risks that they can and will do and can face is an ongoing battle.
But Zahra is in good hands at Spellman. We wish him all the best on his collegiate journey. She will be part of a very special brotherhood that some of our favorite people have experienced. Check out some famous Spelman alumni who we’re sure are excited to hear that she’ll be joining her alma mater.
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The actress and entrepreneur is a proud member of the Class of 2001.
Davis, who you know from her work on Tyler Perry projects such as “House of Payne” and most of the Madea films, is a member of the Class of 1988.
Like the actress, fitness guru and life coach, Cassie Davis is a member of the Class of 1988. Interestingly, both women had minor roles in Spike Lee’s HBCU-set 1988 film ‘School Days’. Some scenes were filmed on the campus of Spelman College. Both women took up living in an all-girls dormitory at Mission College.
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Actress, journalist. And the former talk show host is a member of the Class of 1980s.
The actress and entertainment reporter is a member of the Class of 1994.
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The actress and wife of Samuel Jackson (a Morehouse grad), Richardson is a member of the class of 1971.
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Lawyer, minister, and the youngest child of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta, Dr. Bernice King is a member of the Class of 1986.
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Abrams, who is currently running again to be governor of the great state of Georgia, is a member of the class of 1995.
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The journalist and TV personality is a member of the 1984 class.
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