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Run It: YBF College Student Edition

Snaps for the kid.
I get tons of requests to feature non-celeb folks on YBF.  And because I'm not in the mood to get sued by Joe Schmoe, I usually decide against it.  But this time around it's different.  YBF has teamed up with McDonald's for the McDonald's Show Your Style Competiton in the places where black folks love to pop tags and show off their threads: HBCUs.  Last Friday McDonald's reps were on the campuses of Clark-Atlanta, Spelman, Morehouse (the AUC) and Howard University to pass out thousands of pamphlets full of fashion tips straight from me and YBF and golden tickets for free Southern Style Chicken Sandwiches.  And now, we're deciding which campus rocked the hottest looks while kicking it on the yard: Here's some of the looks I pulled from the pool of pics from Howard University in DC.  ANTM chick Keenyah was on the campus to kick it with the fabulous students and talk fashion: Cute laid back sundresses are always nice for a busy day of classes in the hot ass sun. And the students weren't scared to add in their own flairs: See fellas.  You can do a white tee outfit without looking like you just rolled out of bed. And it's North vs. South as the AUC competes against the Howard University DC campus and Alesha Renee: Oh really @ dude's tee? Lots more pics from both of the schools when you read the rest... A cute and feminine way to display your Greek letters. And over at the AUC campuses in Atlanta (Clark, Spelman, and Morehouse), BET's Alesha Renee was the celebrity guest kickin' it with the students: Leave it to the Omegas to make their own clothes. Of course...how can you focus on Calculus without your 4 inch heels?  Only at a HBCU... I see everybody is bag crazy.  Including the fellas. Y'all know chick on the left looks like Keyshia Cole's long lost sister.  Would we really be surprised if MaMa Frankie forgot to tell folks about this one?... So were they handing out over-sized murses and Andre 3000's closet at Orientation week?  Wow. Even though I see some extra hot looks down in the ATL, I gots to go with the North on this one.  So Howard University is the YBF pick for winner of the McDonald's Show Your Style competion.  Your thoughts?

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YA'LL SHOULD HAVE CAME 2

YA'LL SHOULD HAVE CAME 2 PRAIRIE VIEW A&M BC IT'S ALWAYS A FASHION SHOW HERE ESPECIALLY ON HUMP DAY!!
C-Nice's picture

I need somebody to define for

I need somebody to define for me "real world"? Black people in general tend to segregate ourselves from groups... By creating black based organizations, etc... So it really doesn't matter. Just get your education!!
Distinguished (friend of 4.5)'s picture

Thanks for doing this post. I

Thanks for doing this post. I love it. Keep it up cuz I think it takes YBF to a great level and gets in touch with your readers and possible new ones. But shouts out to the real HU for representing well and of course WINNING!!
QueenV's picture

C-A-U!!!!!!!!!

C-A-U!!!!!!!!!
Stephanie's picture

[quote

[quote comment="203258"][quote comment="203229"]Go to Class...and graduate in 4 years...then HOLLA at me.! It's college, not a fashion show.! HOLLA![/quote] Oh so you only know ppl who go to HBCUs and don't graduate or don't do so in 4 years? Well that wasn't me and a bunch of other people I know from Howard so that's really just saying something about you and the company you keep, lol. Oh and kick rocks, you would have been whack at Howard anyway, LMAO[/quote] LOL @ U. silly..silly ppl.
The best in PR's picture

Everyone looks hawt but

Everyone looks hawt but Keenya from ANTM is soooo UGLY!! Gosh I hate to use that word, but homegirl is so not attractive.
superherochic's picture

[quote comment="203132"]of

[quote comment="203132"]of course the AUC rocks the fashion better![/quote] Big up CAU!! 1998 Alumni...showing my age and all!!
Valski's picture

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[quote comment="203425"][quote comment="203261"][quote comment="203177"]First let me say that I am not hatin, but its true on a resume HBCU's do not look as good as a predominately white university, the potential employer is already streotyping the applicant, and the employer also thinks that the person may not be able to "mesh" well with white ppl because they spent 4 or more yrs around only black ppl( maybe 10% other at some hbcu's), and i know all of this because my bf wrks in human resources for a large corporation[/quote] Just to correct you and others on this "urban myth"... I'm an HR Officer for the largest Federal Law Enforcement Agency (and also a graduate of an HBCU). Our employee's possess degree's from Howard University, Hampton University, NCCU, Temple, Morehouse, etc,. just to name a few. Our managers aren't that "small minded" to believe that you cannot get a quality education from an HBCU...[/quote] "Our managers aren't that "small minded" to believe that you cannot get a quality education from an HBCU...[/quote]" Just the few ignorant BLACK people on this blog who have adopted and accepted the stereotypes that have always been said about our race. Ya'll better get some pride about yourself....something that I guess wasn't passed out at those predominately white schools..womp womp
chilady's picture

I'm gonna give it to AUC b/c

I'm gonna give it to AUC b/c yall got one of my best friends on ya shoot and we shut it down no matter where in the country we are. By the way, will black students at a traditionally white institution EVER be covered by black media?
Princess's picture

Tennessee State University

Tennessee State University alumn in the building!!! HBCU's stand up!! All of these haters on here is killing me...lol!! Too funny how people talk their asses off about things that they know nothing about. At white schools all black people do is segregate themselves from the majority population anyway, so what is the damn difference. You guys seem to be forgetting that it is "historically" black colleges, which means that when your great-grandmothers & fathers were turned away from these white schools or ivy league schools that they worked TOGETHER to build institutions that would uplift them as a people and offer a safe environment for education. These universities is what educated and protected a whole generation of our race and ya'll want to act all brand new like these institutions wasn't built to better our situation within the REAL WORLD..which considers you inferior anyway. REAL TALK. Plus, my school was 70% black and 30% white, which means that it is merely predominately black. Here we are in 2008 and ya'll are still buying into the belief that white is right! Is this the "real world" that ya'll are referring to? Well, you can take that slave ideology and kiss my HBCU degreed buttocks. **fade to black**
chilady's picture

crap... i am a spelman alum

crap... i am a spelman alum and I still have to go with the north on this one.
T's picture

i'm so mad y'all skipped all

i'm so mad y'all skipped all over (FVSU) Fort Valley State University. I know we're a small school but y'all skipped right over us. We Wilcats got style too!
QuennAtlantis's picture

This was supposed to be about

This was supposed to be about fashion, and not school reputation. However, YBF I hope you all go to a state school campus and take pictures of their black students population (probably doing the same, more, maybe less). Why do black people get so distracted from the original question and are quick to pounce on how they are better than other black people? DAMN, sit ya'll asses down... My friend above is correct, just do what you want to do. And as another Morehouse senior, I feel that MOREHOUSE WAS WHERE I NEEDED TO GO, BECAUSE I (not others) COULD PROSPER THERE. There is no point in going to a school and flunking out, because you won't be there anymore. However, for all this cliche "real world" people, how many times a week do you go out suited and booted (shirt and tie)? Once for maybe church? How about the AUC being in business casual or business standard 3-4 days per week. My roommate at my summer internship in Mizzou (who was a "real world" student) said that we were overdoing it with that. But how so... If the real world is white people(even though it is mainland Asians and Indians), then why not dress like them consistently? The real world isn't going to work in your pj's, except at Google... But the main thing is to get your education at any means necessary... Note bene: Could I get some of these people that are "hater's" or other commenters to say specifically which prestigious post-secondary insitution they went to? Don't anonymize (actual word?) yourself using the veil called the internet. Don't throw bricks and hide your hands!!!
Distinguished (friend of 4.5)'s picture

I should say non "Black

I should say non "Black College" students... Also, please say Historically Black College... because if it were black college, then you could include community and ju-co and trade school. However that is getting close to n!99@ college... or preparatory?
4.5yrs@home's picture

Hello fellow citizens, This

Hello fellow citizens, This is a college senior corresponding to this blog regarding some of the "Black College" non-students with disdain for HBCU's. Though it is not acceptable for these institutions to act as they do (administration, financial), I have found that they have shown to me that in this "real world" (too cliche!!) that nobody cares about your life but you and that nothing will be done for you automatically (like what majority inst. do, wait by you hand and foot - "ohh that is real life"...when you make 45K/year with a spouse and 2 kids and can pay for a butler - "stupid ass house nigga"(that is my own personal quote)). Many of these students down here have wealthy tax brackets parents and family. That is why Atlanta is "Black Hollywood". Also, Atlanta, this place that "all blacks"(generalize) want to move (no matter their place of graduation), was built up by alumni of the AUC. Otherwise, Atlanta wouldn't have several of the richest black suburbs in America (behind DC). Do you all notice that all YBF(like the website) black students go to these HBCU's (if not an Ivy)? That is why these cities have progressed in terms of black prosperity. However, all people need to go to schools that fit them. For some state schools, and others historic black. I know one thing, this is my first and last enrollment at a HBCU, and I enjoyed it enough to leave it alone for a second degree-go 'round. You don't like it?... Kiss my @ss you don't like it!!! As Spirit of Truth says; "Got you all followin' Whitey's rules...". All black folks that automatically put white folks first, are doomed (well except Clarence Thomas, so if you want to be like him?!?!?!) to not own anything, because they consider other people before themselves!!! (What do they say on planes? "...Put your mask on before you assist others with putting their receptacle on...")
4.5yrs@home's picture

Ok...so everyone's speaking

Ok...so everyone's speaking from their own experience and judging the other's! The main differience b/w both types of colleges is the money funded to the colleges! White colleges do so well b/c of the time and money invested in either sports or b/c of alumni writing huge checks back to the college! Alot of the HBCU's don't have half the money funded to them as white schools! HBCU's are great! Education is a great thing, so lets stop worrying about the irrelevant. I go to LSU and don't dress up for class; but if I was told the day b/f that the ybf was going to be doing a fashion segment...I would want to be apart of it, hopefully seeing myself on here! Guys lets stand together...there should have not been long discussions on how not great HBCU's are but it should have been everyone reping their school and showing school pride in a fun way. I'm sure thats what Natasha intended. Whites stand by each other no matter wrong or right and we need to do the same. They are also quick to stereotype and toss out the n*gg*er word. So lets leave the negative steretypying to them!
blackbarbie's picture

ok . I go to Spelman and I'm

ok . I go to Spelman and I'm a lil salty I didn't see miss alicia on or around campus !!! these are bad pics ... we have some fly ppl in the AUC ... I PROMISE !!! but im TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO hype to see my friends on here !!!!!
missduckett's picture

I think it's very sad that

I think it's very sad that our own people criticize our own institutions of higher education. It's just buying into the thought white people push that African Americans can't afford anything and couldn't possibly be serious about their education or careers, and all we do in college is get pregnant, party, and drop out. We couldn't be capable of achieving anything, due to the fact that we are "black people doing black things." White girls roll to class in expensive clothes (uggs, juicy sweats, cashmere sweaters, $300 bags from crabtree and eveylyn) -- yes they may LOOK like they rolled out of bed, but look again -- and no one questions how serious they are about their education. But because we are well put together and stylish, we must only be on campus to show off for a few semesters. Some of these comments are really just heartbreaking. We have no faith in ourselves. PS--I went to an HBCU undergrad and a majority institution for grad and had WAY MORE administrative issues at the "white school." Red tape is life, not a "black school" thing.
The R's picture

I am not going to write an

I am not going to write an essay but I had to comment on the ignorance. First of all, getting dressed up for class everyday does not interfere with your grades no correlation lol! My freshman and sophmore year I got dressed everyday not necessarily in heels but I was presentable. Second, when my employer looked at my resume they did not look at the school they looked at my degree and qualifications. I am now getting my master at a "regular" school and there is NOTHING like and HBCU! I love that I went and would do it ALL over in a heartbeat. Every school has there problems. Registration was horrible at TU! But the good out weighed the bad. lol i guess that was a mini essay=)
HBCU ALUM TU!'s picture

"Leave it to an HBCU to have

"Leave it to an HBCU to have all this shit going on, that’s why hardly anyone graduates from there, chicks end up droppin or getting kicked out cuz they don’t go to class or they knocked up by one of these knuckle-heads, or either failing out cuz they rather party than go to class…These pics confirm it…Seriously sweetie, a fuckin Fendi spy bag in COLLEGE?!! THATS A TUITION PAYMENT..but nooo they rather get loans..to buy shit like this…People, we have to do better…Thank god I didn’t go to one of these schools (except for Howard because they actually have good connects) because all they focus on is either pledging, or re-living the black experience which is NOT the REAL WORLD..Snap back into reality, the majority of corporate America is made up of white ppl..those not enrolled in these schools that majority of these corporate heads laugh at when they see the Resume…" To your comment "Foleybooboo"... It is really unfortunate that you fail to see the beauty in being surrounded by intelligent, vivacious, and charismatic African Americans. The blog is about fashion therefore they chose the people with the best and hottest looks. If they instead put up people walking around in their pjs headed to class you would then have something negative to say about that. Instead of insulting a school and subject that you clearly have no correct knowledge about let me school you. Going to an HBCU may be the only time that people of African descent have to be nurtured and loved in our culture. We realize, and have proven by the jobs that we later obtain, that the corporate world is not comprised with people who look like us. Hence why we choose to carve out four years for a proper education both in academics and in life. The fact that you would sit there an openly dispute the schools of many of our Black American leaders is shameful, but I do not blame you. Because clearly your mind has been so conditioned by the mainstream media to make you believe that when black people can afford tuition and manage to look fly while getting educated something "must be wrong". All I can say is come see for yourself. The love is there you just have to be open to receive it.
Spelman Girl's picture

I attend a top majority

I attend a top majority school and very proud of it. But every year, I find myself a Howard's homecoming. Why? Because there is something so special about our culture that can't be cultivated on a majority campus. I love the awesome resources and opportunities that my school offers. I know many HBCUs aren't as well resourced as my university, but I know that they offer something invaluable to their students.
Leesa's picture

CAU ALL DAY! I GO TO CLARK

CAU ALL DAY! I GO TO CLARK ATLANTA && I MUST SAY EVERY DAY IS A FASHION SHOW IN THE AUC FOR US! THOSE PICS DON'T REPRESENT OUR UNIQUE STYLE THAT WE EXHIBIT, BUT ITS COOL. && BLACK PPL WAKE UP && STOP TEARING EACHOTHER DOWN, HBCU'S ARE GOOD SCHOOLS && I AM A WITNESS OF THAT.
NDiiBaBii's picture

I LOVE the whole idea of an

I LOVE the whole idea of an 'HBCU' its a great choice for our young, college bound African American male and female students. The AUC is what's happenin. Shouts out to Spelman, Morehouse, and Clark Atlanta. I might only be a Junior in highschool, but I'm always on the AUC campus, and I never want to leave! Future Spelman-ite on deck!
Ashley Monae's picture

i don't understand why others

i don't understand why others are so concerned with the choices of people they don't know. education is education. i go to FISK University. Although we have our issues, there are a lot of good experiences that come from going to an HBCU. i'm from LA so i'm far from home. going to school out here means i get to learn about different types of black people (we are far from all the same). my class sizes are nice and small so i get a REAL education. there are things that i can learn in my class of 30 that people in classes of 200 will never learn. i'm able to also take classes @ vanderbilt and other universities in the area. do your research before you hate on an HBCU. I Could be YOUR BOSS someday.
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HOWARD all day!!! shout out to 2010
E MoneyBags's picture

[quote comment="203713"]Both

[quote comment="203713"]Both schools were very stylish!! Hard to choose between the two!! Shout out to all my SPELMAN SISTERS in the post!! Class of 2006![/quote] I know this is the internet, we're all anonymous, and I like to keep it that way, but I had to STAND UP. '06!!! "Spelman's days were cold without us..." [quote comment="203691"][quote comment="203555"][quote comment="203255"][quote comment="203180"]I went to St. John's University and although there were times when ONLY the black students made everyday a freekin fashion show, I never gave a damn about that....SCHOOL FIRST because its my money paying for MY EDUCATION...Can I get an AMEN....it is what you make of it..ANY EXPERIENCE IS....Black people sometimes just know how to ruin an experience (that's if they have no HOME TRAINING) besides that I wouldn't have mind going to an HBCU, but it was never that serious in the first place. NEXT.....[/quote] VERY well said! I actually TURNED SPELMAN DOWN (*gasp!* LOL), and went to the University of Tennessee instead (Go Vols! LOL). Honestly, I went to the school that offered me the most money! And I'm damn proud of my decision, because at the end of the day, it's my life and I was gonna be the one attending college, not my mom and everyone else who gave me hell about it. I never thought it was that serious for ppl to act like I shot someone..Nobody can tell me nothin now though, because I graduated in May in exactly 4 years, thank ya Jesus! I'm the only one of my cousins to attend a white school so far. But regardless of where u go to school, it really is what u make of it. And the HBCU thing isn't for everybody, just like the white college thing isn't for everyone either. Personally, I couldn't deal with everyday being like a fashion show. I was very thankful to be able to go to class in my PJs and sweats if I wanted to. LOL. Actually a lot of ppl would be surprised how many black people are at UT now, mainly from Memphis. There were sometimes where I thought I was at an HBCU! LOL[/quote] I, too, attended the school that offered me the most money; that school happens to be Spelman. I was fortunate enough to be offered a full ride and, thought I made my choice for financial reasons, I had the most amazing college experience. Yes, I graduated in four years, too. Word to the uninformed, if you don't graduate from Spelman College within five years, you don't graduate from Spelman. You're just done, it's over. That's how serious they are about education and not wasting time and resources. Don't let four to five pictures on a gossip site or stereotypes mislead you. HBCUs are not all about posturing and partying: the same girl you see every day dressed to the nines, may also be a Bio major pulling a 3.9 GPA; the girl sporting her line jacket, may also be a member of Phi Beta Kappa; the girl you see at the club and every other party, may be the SGA president; and the girl bumming around in sweats and a hoodie might just be Miss Maroon & White or Miss Spelman. These women are shining examples of the dichotomous natures of people who attend the top HBCUs; women who have gone on to Ivy League grad schools, medical schools, law schools, or successful careers in other arenas. What you see isn't always what you get. Trust, I felt no pressure to get fly for class. On any given day, you'd probably see more girls on campus in jeans or sweats, than you would in skirts and heels.[/quote] Really?? So if you don't have it together in 5 years it's a wrap??? Wow! I didn't know that! Are there not any majors who follow a 5 year program?? That's cool that they don't play around about education though, because school just costs too much to be up in there playin, no matter where you go! I'm glad I got out when I did because tuition went up at least 10 percent every year.[/quote] We do have a five year dual-degree engineering program, but those students do three years at Spelman and two at another Atlanta institution. I'm sure they make exceptions for people in extended programs and for those who are forced to take time off, but if you enroll and attend for concurrent semesters, you'd better be done after that fifth year is up. I don't know anyone who didn't finish in time, so I can't tell you what happens when your time is up.
Akimbo's picture

[quote

[quote comment="203421"][quote comment="203417"][quote comment="203331"]TO BMW:YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW DUMB YOU ACTUALLY SOUND....HBCU ARE A EXCELLENT PLACE TO GET AN EDUCATION. COLLEGE IS WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT. TRUE THERE ARE SOME THAT DONT TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE ADVANTAGES THAT THEY ARE GIVEN. BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE TO ME YOU PAYED YOUR WAY THROUGH COLLEGE WHILE SLIDING DOWN A POLE. GO FIGURE[/quote] girl go seat down! did I say there was something wrong with your college. did I say it sucked! learn to read a post and undertand what I was saying............... next![/quote] girlfriend you need to go "sit" down...that goes to show what kind of education you have right there. GRAMMAR BOO-BOO!!!![/quote] YAWN....................... Thanks for being my spell checker on a blog!
BMW's picture

EVRYBODIIII LOOK SO NICE AND

EVRYBODIIII LOOK SO NICE AND ON TV THEY SHOW EVRYBODII IN SWEATZ SMH YA LOOK NICEE
QUEENY's picture

If HBCUs are so awful, then

If HBCUs are so awful, then why is the dean of Harvard a Spelmanite? hmmmm
haute's picture

HOWARD, HOWARD, HOWARD!!!

HOWARD, HOWARD, HOWARD!!! HU, YOU KNOW!!
Howard Grad's picture

FooleyBooBoo, more like Boo

FooleyBooBoo, more like Boo Boo the Fool. Clearly, you didn't attend a HBCU. However, I did...Clark Atlanta University, that's right the only university in the AUC! This chick didn't drop out, get kicked out, or get pregnant by some knucklehead, as you so eloquently stated. Not all HBCU's are financially strapped, nor do they all have accreditation issues. And all public schools, (white schools) whatever you want to call them are the best when it comes to educating their students. The same problems are at every school, whether a HBCU or an Ivy League, its just on different levels. Lets not forget the purpose HBCUs were created, so before you're so quick to pop off about them, remember they didn't want you in the same class with them anyway. By the way this chick is a news producer in a major market, so I guess the 2 ABC stations, the 1 NBC station, and the CBS station that I worked for laughed at my resume because it said CAU?! I think not, and if so who's laughing now, all of this has been accomplished and I'm only 28. Gee, guess I would have had better luck if I went to a white school. At the end of the day I'm tired of having to prove to some white people that I'm good enough, its a shame that I sometimes have to remind the people who look just like me of the same exact thing!
CAU ALUMNI's picture

I am a proud Rattler at

I am a proud Rattler at Florida A&M University and i am lovin all the different styles represented at different HBCUs. I think we should respect where each of us go to school or went to school. like my momma said if you dont got nothin nice to say then dont say it at all. :0)
EclecticJam's picture

I know i'm real late on this

I know i'm real late on this conversation, but I just have to reply to all those who are saying that major corporation laugh at HBCU. This is sooo not true. When I attended Howard school of Business most of the MAJOR Fortune 500 corporation lined up at our door to begin recruiting exercises from freshman year. They sponsor students, provide scholarships, and internships from the time you hit the campus. During my 4 years I interned at, Sony Music, Mercedes Benz, just to name a few. I also must say that at my Sony internship I was one of the few paid interns because we came through a partnership program they had with HU. And all of this is just freshman year, lets not even get into graduation time. The corporations are COMPETING to get us, offering crazy sign on bonus and incentives. When all of my girls who attended Maryland couldn't even get an interview. I know many are thinking, "well they looking for cheap labor" - wrong!!! When I graduated and accepted my lucrative offer from one of the major Fortune 100 companies that were recruiting at HU, soon after getting on the job, I realized i was being paid MORE than one of my white/male counterparts. So please stop. Now regarding the fashion and careless spending...i agree 100%. I did it!!!!
gokeke's picture

Natasha: Brooklyn College in

Natasha: Brooklyn College in New York!!!
camilla's picture

Wow, that really says it all,

Wow, that really says it all, "white" professionalism is the problem. Why do we as black people find it acceptable to not hold the HBCU's up to a higher standard. For you to say that you would love to merge the white professionalism of one school with the parties of a black school is a disgrace to those who came before us to create these environments. I have read many comments on this page that state, well yea our school does have business and finance issues but it is ok. IT IS NOT OK. It is not ok to accept and not change the ignorant stigma associated with HBCU's. Get your stuff together,learn more, change, do not stay at a place where we allow the "white" schools to out perform black people or institutions in any form. If that is acceptable to all of you on here that made some of the same comments than an HBCU is exactly what many majority people view it as: an enabler RATHER THAN an enhancer.[quote comment="203472"]I must say this. I went to both a white school for two years and a HBCU for 2 years. And I liked the white school for how it was ran professionally as in terms of how they dealt with their students money, time and fairness. I liked the black school for the experience and parties. The HBCU i went to was common for not giving students back their money until the school year was over, or messing students classes up until the school itself was put on probation for accrediation. And it was not because the school didnt have educated people, the educated people were on top and then u had aunt mary and her cousins running the office and never wanted to do their work. So i know FIRST hand that its true. If i could i would create the white professionalism with the black experience to creat the best school.[/quote]
CS's picture

I miss college too, there's

I miss college too, there's nothing like going to an HBCU!!! I too had some of the best times of my life, learned great things, and met wonderful people. Don't knock going to an HBCU until you've actually experienced it, it's great to see a lot of blacks who care about their education at schools with great history. I wouldn't change my decision to attend an HBCU for nothing and I am successful... I too loved to look great and do my own fashion thing while in school, it's all fun. It’s OK to be an individual, to dress differently other then sweats, t-shirts, and flip flops, or to create your own style, as long as you know your true purpose for attending school and working to get where you’re trying to go…. Dare to be different. HBCU all the way…. I want my younger siblings to attend HBCU’s as well as my own children someday…. Huston Tillotson University Alumni
Jen's picture

Is the chick in the leopard

Is the chick in the leopard print top and black leggings preggers?
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[quote comment="203555"][quote comment="203255"][quote comment="203180"]I went to St. John's University and although there were times when ONLY the black students made everyday a freekin fashion show, I never gave a damn about that....SCHOOL FIRST because its my money paying for MY EDUCATION...Can I get an AMEN....it is what you make of it..ANY EXPERIENCE IS....Black people sometimes just know how to ruin an experience (that's if they have no HOME TRAINING) besides that I wouldn't have mind going to an HBCU, but it was never that serious in the first place. NEXT.....[/quote] VERY well said! I actually TURNED SPELMAN DOWN (*gasp!* LOL), and went to the University of Tennessee instead (Go Vols! LOL). Honestly, I went to the school that offered me the most money! And I'm damn proud of my decision, because at the end of the day, it's my life and I was gonna be the one attending college, not my mom and everyone else who gave me hell about it. I never thought it was that serious for ppl to act like I shot someone..Nobody can tell me nothin now though, because I graduated in May in exactly 4 years, thank ya Jesus! I'm the only one of my cousins to attend a white school so far. But regardless of where u go to school, it really is what u make of it. And the HBCU thing isn't for everybody, just like the white college thing isn't for everyone either. Personally, I couldn't deal with everyday being like a fashion show. I was very thankful to be able to go to class in my PJs and sweats if I wanted to. LOL. Actually a lot of ppl would be surprised how many black people are at UT now, mainly from Memphis. There were sometimes where I thought I was at an HBCU! LOL[/quote] I, too, attended the school that offered me the most money; that school happens to be Spelman. I was fortunate enough to be offered a full ride and, thought I made my choice for financial reasons, I had the most amazing college experience. Yes, I graduated in four years, too. Word to the uninformed, if you don't graduate from Spelman College within five years, you don't graduate from Spelman. You're just done, it's over. That's how serious they are about education and not wasting time and resources. Don't let four to five pictures on a gossip site or stereotypes mislead you. HBCUs are not all about posturing and partying: the same girl you see every day dressed to the nines, may also be a Bio major pulling a 3.9 GPA; the girl sporting her line jacket, may also be a member of Phi Beta Kappa; the girl you see at the club and every other party, may be the SGA president; and the girl bumming around in sweats and a hoodie might just be Miss Maroon & White or Miss Spelman. These women are shining examples of the dichotomous natures of people who attend the top HBCUs; women who have gone on to Ivy League grad schools, medical schools, law schools, or successful careers in other arenas. What you see isn't always what you get. Trust, I felt no pressure to get fly for class. On any given day, you'd probably see more girls on campus in jeans or sweats, than you would in skirts and heels.[/quote] Really?? So if you don't have it together in 5 years it's a wrap??? Wow! I didn't know that! Are there not any majors who follow a 5 year program?? That's cool that they don't play around about education though, because school just costs too much to be up in there playin, no matter where you go! I'm glad I got out when I did because tuition went up at least 10 percent every year.
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[quote comment="203556"]There

[quote comment="203556"]There are some very ignorant people on here. Most of the leading blacks in your Fortune 500 companies are products of HBCUs. And if your comments are an example of the state of mind of students at majority institutions, then we should all be thankful that HBCUs are where our young black leaders are being educated.[/quote] Thank you!
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Both schools were very

Both schools were very stylish!! Hard to choose between the two!! Shout out to all my SPELMAN SISTERS in the post!! Class of 2006!
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Awww...I love HBCU's! I miss

Awww...I love HBCU's! I miss college...life was so fun back then. TSU stand up! Everybody looks good and getting their education. So two thumbs up for that! OO-OOP!
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[quote comment="203140"]Leave

[quote comment="203140"]Leave it to an HBCU to have all this shit going on, that's why hardly anyone graduates from there, chicks end up droppin or getting kicked out cuz they don't go to class or they knocked up by one of these knuckle-heads, or either failing out cuz they rather party than go to class...These pics confirm it...Seriously sweetie, a fuckin Fendi spy bag in COLLEGE?!! THATS A TUITION PAYMENT..but nooo they rather get loans..to buy shit like this...People, we have to do better...Thank god I didn't go to one of these schools (except for Howard because they actually have good connects) because all they focus on is either pledging, or re-living the black experience which is NOT the REAL WORLD..Snap back into reality, the majority of corporate America is made up of white ppl..those not enrolled in these schools that majority of these corporate heads laugh at when they see the Resume...[/quote] Co-sign.
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I have to give this to the

I have to give this to the AUC. I loved the dude with the bowtie and blazer. Morehouse fellas kill it every time.
M. Elle's picture

Whats wrong with dressing up

Whats wrong with dressing up for class? Is it so wrong to present yourself nicely? I do agree that some people did take it a little too far for a regular day of classes, but the majority of them look cute. ...then again I'm a F A S H I O N major!!!! So MORE POWER TO THEM!!!
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Somebody would have to pay my

Somebody would have to pay my lazy ass to get up early to get dressed and made-up for class. Up at 11:30 for a 12:00 class, jeans, flippies, hoodie. But in Atlanta, everyday is runway day for most black folks. Everybody is just too damn fabulous.
biz's picture

First of all, I applaud

First of all, I applaud anyone who goes to college--HBCU or not!!! As a Howard alum, I think it's pretty lame for anyone to talk junk about HBCU's as they at one point were the only schools where AA's could go and thus produced some of the greatest AA leaders. I am down for anyone AA electing to go to a "majority" school. But, please remember, the folks who helped give you the right to go to "those" schools probably attended an HBCU. Black people stop hating on EVERYTHING and trying to make something out of nothing!!!!!! Natasha asked a simple question, "Which school rocked it?" Now back to our regularly scheduled program...Howard did bitches!!! LOL!! Take that, take that!!! Now make an argument out of that, I'm waiting! HU!
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[quote comment="203555"][quote comment="203255"][quote comment="203180"]I went to St. John's University and although there were times when ONLY the black students made everyday a freekin fashion show, I never gave a damn about that....SCHOOL FIRST because its my money paying for MY EDUCATION...Can I get an AMEN....it is what you make of it..ANY EXPERIENCE IS....Black people sometimes just know how to ruin an experience (that's if they have no HOME TRAINING) besides that I wouldn't have mind going to an HBCU, but it was never that serious in the first place. NEXT.....[/quote] VERY well said! I actually TURNED SPELMAN DOWN (*gasp!* LOL), and went to the University of Tennessee instead (Go Vols! LOL). Honestly, I went to the school that offered me the most money! And I'm damn proud of my decision, because at the end of the day, it's my life and I was gonna be the one attending college, not my mom and everyone else who gave me hell about it. I never thought it was that serious for ppl to act like I shot someone..Nobody can tell me nothin now though, because I graduated in May in exactly 4 years, thank ya Jesus! I'm the only one of my cousins to attend a white school so far. But regardless of where u go to school, it really is what u make of it. And the HBCU thing isn't for everybody, just like the white college thing isn't for everyone either. Personally, I couldn't deal with everyday being like a fashion show. I was very thankful to be able to go to class in my PJs and sweats if I wanted to. LOL. Actually a lot of ppl would be surprised how many black people are at UT now, mainly from Memphis. There were sometimes where I thought I was at an HBCU! LOL[/quote] I, too, attended the school that offered me the most money; that school happens to be Spelman. I was fortunate enough to be offered a full ride and, thought I made my choice for financial reasons, I had the most amazing college experience. Yes, I graduated in four years, too. Word to the uninformed, if you don't graduate from Spelman College within five years, you don't graduate from Spelman. You're just done, it's over. That's how serious they are about education and not wasting time and resources. Don't let four to five pictures on a gossip site or stereotypes mislead you. HBCUs are not all about posturing and partying: the same girl you see every day dressed to the nines, may also be a Bio major pulling a 3.9 GPA; the girl sporting her line jacket, may also be a member of Phi Beta Kappa; the girl you see at the club and every other party, may be the SGA president; and the girl bumming around in sweats and a hoodie might just be Miss Maroon & White or Miss Spelman. These women are shining examples of the dichotomous natures of people who attend the top HBCUs; women who have gone on to Ivy League grad schools, medical schools, law schools, or successful careers in other arenas. What you see isn't always what you get. Trust, I felt no pressure to get fly for class. On any given day, you'd probably see more girls on campus in jeans or sweats, than you would in skirts and heels.[/quote] REALLY
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Clark wins all day

Clark wins all day
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