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Title: Howard's homecoming
Post by: Muse on July 08, 2005, 08:58:59 AM
Anyone going this year? I already have my tickets. I'm excited. Who else will be in DC around that time?

 ;D
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: Bluenine on July 08, 2005, 09:03:38 AM
Good luck with that...it has been wack the last couple of years, especially last year.

You must have the hellafied hookup because the tickets for the events aren't even on sale. Can I get one?  ;D
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: HBCU.EDU on July 08, 2005, 09:05:20 AM
@#!* Howard.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: Roxie on July 08, 2005, 09:33:28 AM
whoa whoa whoa....don't be talking about my new school!!!! >:(

Howard's homecoming is quite a touristy event.  As a native Washingtonian, I don't go - simply because I don't feel the need to pay $60 and up to get in a club that I can go to for free normally.  But, if you want to have some fun, network and possibly meet a cutie - then go.  I met my bf at Howard Homecoming 3 years ago.... :-*

#@!* Howard.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: blk_reign on July 08, 2005, 10:54:15 AM
I never went to the clubs.. but i went to the  football game, Fashion Show and the Step Show.. .good times
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: elegantpearl01 on July 08, 2005, 11:29:49 AM
I'm thinking about going...but of course you know FAMU's Homecoming is where it's at....October 22nd. I would say North Carolina A&T and Southern also have tight homecomings.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: YoungIke on July 08, 2005, 01:00:35 PM
I will be in football heaven this fall, I hope it doesn't hurt my 1L grades at UBALT. Morgan State Plays Howard for homecoming the week before Howard’s homecoming which will be crazy because the schools are so close. Then Howard plays A&T for homecoming and since I’m a bandhead and former A&T student I'll love that, and my undergrad WSSU plays Howard for homecoming. I couldn't have planned it any better myself.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: elegantpearl01 on July 08, 2005, 03:13:05 PM
I will be in football heaven this fall, I hope it doesn't hurt my 1L grades at UBALT. Morgan State Plays Howard for homecoming the week before Howard’s homecoming which will be crazy because the schools are so close. Then Howard plays A&T for homecoming and since I’m a bandhead and former A&T student I'll love that, and my undergrad WSSU plays Howard for homecoming. I couldn't have planned it any better myself.

You are a bandhead...lol..so you know about the Marching 100.. One of my friends (who is former member of the Boom-Jackson State) runs this site: www.marchingsport.com
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: John Galt on July 09, 2005, 10:07:50 AM
No doubt I'll be there. But i'm always there, so ya know how we do it.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: Muse on July 09, 2005, 10:55:16 AM
Plane tickets my friend LOL. The homecoming tickets aren't on sell. Im going to meet up with sorors and socialized with some hommies.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: CaliToD.C. on July 09, 2005, 09:09:38 PM
Im gonna have the whole Bay through there!
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: Rudy Huckleberry on July 09, 2005, 09:14:27 PM
When is it? (for those of us not in the loop) ;)
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: LittleRussianPrincess, Esq. on July 09, 2005, 09:19:37 PM
This is really interesting to me.  Why do people go to a homecoming at a school they never attended?  I mean, I am sure it's a fun event and all, but I have never reeally thought about going to homecoming stuff at another school. 
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: blk_reign on July 09, 2005, 09:53:07 PM
it's Howard...the mecca.. you have to experience an HBCU homecoming to understand why people go in droves... it's nothing..and i mean nothing like a PWI homecoming
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: ellenbee on July 09, 2005, 09:57:18 PM
I never went to homecoming at my undergrad, but all this talk about Howard makes me want to go.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: HBCU.EDU on July 10, 2005, 12:03:33 AM
This is really interesting to me. Why do people go to a homecoming at a school they never attended? I mean, I am sure it's a fun event and all, but I have never reeally thought about going to homecoming stuff at another school.


It's not just "another school" Ruskie. It's not homecoming at a white school like Chico State or some sh*t. You are talking about HBCUs. It's all about the black family experience and black folk from all over are welcome to enjoy....


it's Howard...the mecca.. you have to experience an HBCU homecoming to understand why people go in droves... it's nothing..and i mean nothing like a PWI homecoming


I don’t understand that blk_reign. Why do people call Howard “the mecca” when clearly the AUC (Atlanta University Center) is the Mecca of black intellectual power and prestige: Morehouse College  (Ranked #1 HBCU for 2 yrs in a row)  , Morehouse Theological Seminary, Morehouse Medical School, Spelman College (Ranked #2 HBCU for 2 yrs in a row. #1 for black women obviously) , Clark Atlanta University,  and Morris Brown College. I mean come on now. When we have homecoming in the AUC we do it real big. Perhaps Howard is a mecca...but, it's not the mecca. F*ck HOWARD!

BLSD- Check out some 2004 Morehouse Homecoming Pics:
http://vipphotos.net/gallery/homecoming10302004
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: LittleRussianPrincess, Esq. on July 10, 2005, 12:49:24 AM
This is really interesting to me. Why do people go to a homecoming at a school they never attended? I mean, I am sure it's a fun event and all, but I have never reeally thought about going to homecoming stuff at another school.


It's not just "another school" Ruskie. It's not homecoming at a white school like Chico State or some sh*t. You are talking about HBCUs. It's all about the black family experience and black folk from all over are welcome to enjoy....


it's Howard...the mecca.. you have to experience an HBCU homecoming to understand why people go in droves... it's nothing..and i mean nothing like a PWI homecoming


I don’t understand that blk_reign. Why do people call Howard “the mecca” when clearly the AUC (Atlanta University Center) is the Mecca of black intellectual power and prestige: Morehouse College  (Ranked #1 HBCU for 2 yrs in a row)  , Morehouse Theological Seminary, Morehouse Medical School, Spelman College (Ranked #2 HBCU for 2 yrs in a row. #1 for black women obviously) , Clark Atlanta University,  and Morris Brown College. I mean come on now. When we have homecoming in the AUC we do it real big. Perhaps Howard is a mecca...but, it's not the mecca. F*ck HOWARD!

BLSD- Check out some 2004 Morehouse Homecoming Pics:
http://vipphotos.net/gallery/homecoming10302004

i mean, i understand that it's an hbcu and all.  i guess it's just a different culture of homecoming functions.  our functions cater to alums and current students. when fools that have never gone to ut, never knew anyone who went to ut, and never so much as set foot in a college classroom show up at our homecoming, they aren't very welcome.  it's an event for people with ties to ut and not a damn free for all that any fool within a 3000 mile radius of knoxville can attend so he can pick up college educated women. i presume that's how it is at most white schools.  that's why i never really had the desire to go to another school's homecoming.  as you have explained to me, hbcu's are different. the howard thing seems to be more inclusive.  i guess folks don't get looked at funny when they show up without ties to the school. hey, it probably makes for a bigger and better party.  that's cool, i just didn't know that before.  thanks for edumacating me! ;) :-*

EDIT: the free for all comment was in reference to what the fools that show up at our homecoming think it is, not to what an hbcu homecoming is.  realize it sounded a bit off.  just wanted to clarify my intentions.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: John Galt on July 10, 2005, 02:03:22 AM
This is really interesting to me. Why do people go to a homecoming at a school they never attended? I mean, I am sure it's a fun event and all, but I have never reeally thought about going to homecoming stuff at another school.


It's not just "another school" Ruskie. It's not homecoming at a white school like Chico State or some sh*t. You are talking about HBCUs. It's all about the black family experience and black folk from all over are welcome to enjoy....


it's Howard...the mecca.. you have to experience an HBCU homecoming to understand why people go in droves... it's nothing..and i mean nothing like a PWI homecoming


I don’t understand that blk_reign. Why do people call Howard “the mecca” when clearly the AUC (Atlanta University Center) is the Mecca of black intellectual power and prestige: Morehouse College  (Ranked #1 HBCU for 2 yrs in a row)  , Morehouse Theological Seminary, Morehouse Medical School, Spelman College (Ranked #2 HBCU for 2 yrs in a row. #1 for black women obviously) , Clark Atlanta University,  and Morris Brown College. I mean come on now. When we have homecoming in the AUC we do it real big. Perhaps Howard is a mecca...but, it's not the mecca. F*ck HOWARD!

BLSD- Check out some 2004 Morehouse Homecoming Pics:
http://vipphotos.net/gallery/homecoming10302004

HAHAHAHAHA...Morehouse and Spelman better than Howard? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: Omegaman on July 10, 2005, 03:04:22 AM
it's Howard...the mecca.. you have to experience an HBCU homecoming to understand why people go in droves... it's nothing..and i mean nothing like a PWI homecoming
Howard U. is a historical and integral part of the history of African-Americans
Not to mention it is the location of the first Black Fraternity founded on a HBCU!!
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Bruhs & Malcolm X
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Alpha Chapter-Spring 1979
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Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: sleazyd on July 10, 2005, 04:29:34 AM
all i know is that in ludacris' song "pimpin all over the world" he says he can't miss the "homecoming at howard."  sounds pretty important to me.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: elegantpearl01 on July 10, 2005, 07:30:06 AM
And the first black greek lettered sorority was founded at Howard University...Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (1908)....Much love to the Beta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, their chapter is older than most other black greek lettered organizations and they represent their organization very well.

Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: Muse on July 10, 2005, 07:40:11 AM
Growing up, I use to hear all kinds of stories from my dad and his line brothers about their days at howard. I kinda wish I went but I know things are different now.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: blk_reign on July 10, 2005, 09:07:38 AM
 :D


Howard University: Mecca of Black education

IT is the richest Black educational institution in America, and one of the country's top research schools. Armed with a $312 million general endowment and a successful recruiting strategy that has attracted students who can hold their own with counterparts at prestigious White institutions, Howard University is experiencing one of the most successful periods in its 136-year history.

Having bounced back from a tight budget and low student and faculty morale, Howard has made strides in the last few years that, by many standards, have propelled it into ranks of the nation's elite schools. Top students from across the country and the world are now flocking to the university to major in one of the more than 120 areas of studies leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The result has been unprecedented recognition for the Washington, D.C., university, which has produced two Rhodes Scholars, a Truman Scholar, six Fulbright Scholars, nine Pickering Fellows, one Miss USA, and a Nobel Peace Prize contender--and that's just in the last five years.


Long considered the Mecca of Black education, having produced leaders in virtually every area imaginable, Howard, on some lists, now ranks as one of the top 100 schools in the country, and the university's hospital as one of the 50 best nationwide. CEOs of Fortune 500 companies now line up to visit the campus, talk to students, teach classes and perhaps get first dibs on graduates.

One of 48 private universities (the only African-American university) supported mostly by funds from the U.S. Congress, the school now ranks as the 131st richest school (tops among Black institutions).

Howard has awarded more than 95,000 degrees. In fact, Howard produces more African-American Ph.D.s and MDs than any other university in the world. And with more than 3,000 faculty members, it has the largest concentration of African-American scholars in the world.

This year, Howard has 10,500 students enrolled in 12 schools and colleges, which include arts and sciences, business, communications, medicine, dentistry, divinity, pharmacy, nursing and allied health, social work, graduate school, education, engineering, architecture and computer sciences, and law.

For administrators, faculty, students and alumni, the national and international recognition being bestowed on their school only confirms what they have known all along: Howard produces graduates who not only have a high sense of cultural awareness and pride, but who are ready for cutting-edge careers in competitive areas of expertise.

Leading this push to higher ground is the university's president H. Patrick Swygert. For Swygert, who left his president post at the State University of New York (Albany) in 1995 to come to Howard, his mission is two-fold: Never forget Howard's steep history, but also never get so caught up in it that he doesn't adequately prepare the school for the ever-changing future. "I feel a tremendous sense of responsibility to those who come before me, and an even greater responsibility to those who come after me," he says. "One challenge is to continue to convince our community that if you attend Howard University or an HBCU, your child has a full opportunity to be successful, both in terms of human growth and potential, and professional growth and potential in this society."

Swygert points to such notable Howard alumni as Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison, Emmy Award-winning actress Phylicia Rashad, singer Jessye Norman, actress-producer Debbie Allen, Dr. LaSalle Leffall, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, L. Douglas Wilder, and former United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young.

Wayman Smith, chairman emeritus of the Board of Trustees, says he's very pleased with Howard's progress. "The school is on a track where it is competing with some of the top schools in the country," he says. "We are in a competitive environment. Howard has always been the pinnacle, the capstone of education in the African-American community. What has not been quite as self-evident is how well Howard University is competing against all other universities. When our students graduate, they can compete with anybody who graduated from any other school. We must continue that growth."

Award-winning actor, activist and Howard alumnus Ossie Davis says the school is an "outstanding university. It's a first-class university, one of the premiere educational institutions in the country," he says. "Howard is one of those bastions that define us, articulate our point of view, defend our interest."

In addition to educating its students, Howard has always had roots in civic-minded activism. That continues today with highly public stands taken recently by students on such issues as affirmative action and the crisis at historic Morris Brown College. "We are committed to the agenda of the African-American community nationally and worldwide," Swygert says. "For us, it's not simply about our doing well. But it's doing well with a purpose. It's a very old vision, but one that I want to build upon. It's not just about bricks and mortar. It's about purpose. I'd like to think that it's a live vision. It's not a static one."

The Howard vision began in November 1866, shortly after the end of the Civil War when a group of ministers and abolitionists, Black and White, persuaded Congress to address the needs and aspirations of the freedmen. The institution was named for General Oliver O. Howard, the commissioner of the Freedmen's Bureau. The first class of four students graduated in 1870. The first Black president was the legendary Mordecai Johnson, who was inaugurated in 1926.

It wasn't until 1928 that Congress authorized an annual federal appropriation to Howard for construction, development, improvement and maintenance. Today, 35 percent of Howard's annual budget comes from the Federal Government, which still leaves a great need for additional funds. In recent years, President Swygert has instituted several cost-cutting measures at the university and initiated a $250 million campaign. President Swygert says that although "Howard is a national university chartered by the U.S. Congress," federal support "does not meet all our needs as the only HCBU designated in the highest research category. We must call upon our alumni and friends for the additional resources needed to finance scholarships, fellowships and endowed chairs for our students and faculty."

University officials say African-Americans are increasingly responsive to their appeals. At the last Charter Day Celebration, 10 African-Americans gave $1 million apiece. Eight, including Chairman Frank Savage and President Swygert, were alumni.

The university received a tremendous boost recently when Johnson Publishing Company Publisher and Founder John H. Johnson donated $4 million to the university for the building of a new School of Communications. Founded 31 years ago, the School of Communications is one of the largest at Howard, and graduates the largest number of Black communications majors in the country. The new high-tech building, scheduled to break ground next year, will be named in honor of Johnson, a journalism pioneer who started his first magazine, Negro Digest, 61 years ago, and published the first issue of EBONY magazine 58 years ago.

"I have been a big admirer of Howard ever since I attended the first NAACP meeting in Baltimore when Thurgood Marshall was named assistant counsel," Johnson says. "I knew that he was a Howard graduate, and I have been so inspired by the marks that he and so many other alumni have made on this nation. I am honored to make a contribution that will help to continue the great journalism tradition to which I have dedicated my life."

Jannette Dates, the dean of the School of Communications, says Johnson's gift will permit the school to move forward at a much faster pace than expected. "We are so excited to be able to break ground," she says. "We've worked about four years on curriculum, and deciding what we wanted in the new building. We want students to be prepared," she continued, "to be competitive when they get out of here."

Another area of study Howard takes pride in is its School of Business. One of the first accredited business schools in Washington, D.C., it trains students to go out and make a place for themselves in the world of business. In addition to strenuous academic courses, the school hosts executives from more than 200 companies each year.

Many Fortune 500 companies, such as General Electric, J.C. Penney, Goldman Sachs and Chase Manhattan, have adopted the business school, agreeing to hire interns and recruit graduates. A dozen or so companies also give the business school $100,000 each year. Striving to be one of the best business schools in the country, the school only admits about 100 students each year. "We have the cream of the crop," says School of Business Dean Barton Harvey. "We want to be known for being tough and innovative."





I don’t understand that blk_reign. Why do people call Howard “the mecca” when clearly the AUC (Atlanta University Center) is the Mecca of black intellectual power and prestige: Morehouse College  (Ranked #1 HBCU for 2 yrs in a row)  , Morehouse Theological Seminary, Morehouse Medical School, Spelman College (Ranked #2 HBCU for 2 yrs in a row. #1 for black women obviously) , Clark Atlanta University,  and Morris Brown College. I mean come on now. When we have homecoming in the AUC we do it real big. Perhaps Howard is a mecca...but, it's not the mecca. F*ck HOWARD!

BLSD- Check out some 2004 Morehouse Homecoming Pics:
http://vipphotos.net/gallery/homecoming10302004
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: blk_reign on July 10, 2005, 09:07:57 AM
Howard recruits more National Achievement Scholars than any school in the country. "Howard continues to fulfill its historic mission," Elijah Cummings, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and Howard alumni, said while making the keynote speech at Howard's spring convocation. "I commend Howard University for the values of social justice and inclusion that are the center of [the school's] charter. These aspirations are the true vocation of America."


President Swygert says it will take a team effort to continue the progress. "It takes alumni: They have to feel good about their experience and tell others, and they have to be successful," he says. "It takes the faculty We have outstanding faculty who are competitive in their disciplines with other faculty located elsewhere. It takes students who are here today. They have to feel that they are fully engaged."

Cornell R. Williamson, president of the Howard University Student Association, says he will always treasure his time at Howard. "I love Howard University; specifically I love the students," says the graduating senior. "We are very passionate people. We're here to seek an education and utilize that education, not so much to fit in and have the luxury, items, but to utilize that to help those who come behind us. Just the aura you feel when you step on the campus is so much different than anywhere else you go. As an African-American student, you feel accepted, you feel welcomed, you feel at home. It's a family atmosphere."

Williamson says it's no accident that the university has consistently produced leaders in every field. "When you go to Howard University, you are automatically filled with that spirit that you can accomplish anything. It's because you see African-Americans in every capacity," he says. "It fills you with the motivation. Once you have that inspiration and knowledge that you can do it, there's nothing left but to achieve it."

University officials tout the school as a major research university where faculty and students seek answers to major problems affecting the Black community. The school recently established the National Human Genome Center, the only center of its kind at an African-American university. School administrators hope the center will produce cutting-edge research in the areas of DNA and genetics. The high-tech push by the university even extends to the School of Medicine, where future doctors are getting experience in procedures that promise to shape the future of health care. "We're modernizing the curriculum, the way we teach," says Dr. Floyd Malveaux, dean of the School of Medicine. "We see in the future physicians who will become more independent learners. We want to be on the forefront in technology."

Two of the university's newest buildings--the Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library and the School of Law Library--deliver on that research theme. Both are digital and conducive to labor-intensive study. Much of the university is connected to a wireless infrastructure, allowing students more mobility and flexibility in their learning. The school dormitories are now wired for the Internet and cable television.

"Howard has all of the attributes of a major research university in terms of facilities, equipment, faculty support, student support. This isn't a second-rate institution. You're not going to be impaired or sacrifice your career if you come to Howard," says Swygert, who, during his first years in office, directed the installation of computers in all dormitories and for all full-time faculty members. "If a student comes here, he or she will be with like-minded people, supportive people, and get a great education. At Howard, we recruit some of the best and brightest African-American students and faculty in the country. They are going to expect not to be disadvantaged in terms of resources and facilities. So we have to deliver."



Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: jdohno on July 10, 2005, 09:27:40 AM
After that article about Howard from blk_reign, I had to find the numbers since you claimed that Morehouse is the #1 HBCU. In US News' rankings of colleges, it looks like Spelman gets that honor with Howard being second. Howard is ranked #90 under the national universities which is a big increase then where they used to be. Spelman is ranked #65 under the liberal arts colleges. And Morehouse in ranked as a tier 3 liberal arts college.  :(


I don’t understand that blk_reign. Why do people call Howard “the mecca” when clearly the AUC (Atlanta University Center) is the Mecca of black intellectual power and prestige: Morehouse College  (Ranked #1 HBCU for 2 yrs in a row)  , Morehouse Theological Seminary, Morehouse Medical School, Spelman College (Ranked #2 HBCU for 2 yrs in a row. #1 for black women obviously) , Clark Atlanta University,  and Morris Brown College. I mean come on now. When we have homecoming in the AUC we do it real big. Perhaps Howard is a mecca...but, it's not the mecca. F*ck HOWARD!

BLSD- Check out some 2004 Morehouse Homecoming Pics:
http://vipphotos.net/gallery/homecoming10302004
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: blk_reign on July 10, 2005, 09:29:47 AM
I think that HBC was going by the rankings of Black Enterprise Magazine

After that article about Howard from blk_reign, I had to find the numbers since you claimed that Morehouse is the #1 HBCU. In US News' rankings of colleges, it looks like Spelman gets that honor with Howard being second. Howard is ranked #90 under the national universities which is a big increase then where they used to be. Spelman is ranked #65 under the liberal arts colleges. And Morehouse in ranked as a tier 3 liberal arts college.  :(


I don’t understand that blk_reign. Why do people call Howard “the mecca” when clearly the AUC (Atlanta University Center) is the Mecca of black intellectual power and prestige: Morehouse College  (Ranked #1 HBCU for 2 yrs in a row)  , Morehouse Theological Seminary, Morehouse Medical School, Spelman College (Ranked #2 HBCU for 2 yrs in a row. #1 for black women obviously) , Clark Atlanta University,  and Morris Brown College. I mean come on now. When we have homecoming in the AUC we do it real big. Perhaps Howard is a mecca...but, it's not the mecca. F*ck HOWARD!

BLSD- Check out some 2004 Morehouse Homecoming Pics:
http://vipphotos.net/gallery/homecoming10302004
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: jdohno on July 10, 2005, 09:35:13 AM
I know. I was trying to find something that proved that Spelman was the top HBCU.  ;) I thought Howard was ranked higher though because of the recent success they are having. Denzel's son is at Morehouse, right? On the football team?

http://www.blackenterprise.com/ExclusivesEKOpen.asp?id=880

I think that HBC was going by the rankings of Black Enterprise Magazine

Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: blk_reign on July 10, 2005, 09:42:21 AM
yes he is

Edit: Johnnetta B Cole really brought Spelman College to where it is today.. I am pretty sure that Bennett College will rise in their endeavors and accomplishments within the next few yrs.

I know. I was trying to find something that proved that Spelman was the top HBCU.  ;) I thought Howard was ranked higher though because of the recent success they are having. Denzel's son is at Morehouse, right? On the football team?

http://www.blackenterprise.com/ExclusivesEKOpen.asp?id=880

I think that HBC was going by the rankings of Black Enterprise Magazine

Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: jdohno on July 10, 2005, 09:55:05 AM
I hope so. Bennett College is always forgotten. But Spelman deserves their spotlight.

yes he is

Edit: Johnnetta B Cole really brought Spelman College to where it is today.. I am pretty sure that Bennett College will rise in their endeavors and accomplishments within the next few yrs.

I know. I was trying to find something that proved that Spelman was the top HBCU.  ;) I thought Howard was ranked higher though because of the recent success they are having. Denzel's son is at Morehouse, right? On the football team?

http://www.blackenterprise.com/ExclusivesEKOpen.asp?id=880

I think that HBC was going by the rankings of Black Enterprise Magazine

Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: HBCU.EDU on July 10, 2005, 11:32:45 AM
Bla bla bla! >:( You and Sands are alike in that you have to post long ass articles to make a point. @#!* U.S. NEWS!! Black Enterprise surveyed 1,855 African American higher education professionals with titles such as president, chancellor, and provost, for their assessments of the social and educational environments of the nation's colleges and universities for African American students. They said Morehouse  is #1 and my sister school Spelman  is #2!! End of story. With everything they have going on in that article you posted Howard is still ranked #4 in this b*tch! Morehouse is the first HBCU to produce a rhode scholar and we have more of them than Howard.  Besides, Dr. Martin Luther King is a Morehouse Man! Howard can’t beat that. Like I said...Howard is a Mecca...but, it's not THE Mecca. Obviously that title belongs to the AUC with Morehouse and Spelman leading the way. Besides, the first black president of Howard University was a Morehouse Man. So, that school is what is today because of "Da House". We made a foundation for that school.    



:D


Howard University: Mecca of Black education

IT is the richest Black educational institution in America, and one of the country's top research schools. Armed with a $312 million general endowment and a successful recruiting strategy that has attracted students who can hold their own with counterparts at prestigious White institutions, Howard University is experiencing one of the most successful periods in its 136-year history.



One of 48 private universities (the only African-American university) supported mostly by funds from the U.S. Congress, the school now ranks as the 131st richest school (tops among Black institutions).

Howard has awarded more than 95,000 degrees. In fact, Howard produces more African-American Ph.D.s and MDs than any other university in the world. And with more than 3,000 faculty members, it has the largest concentration of African-American scholars in the world.

This year, Howard has 10,500 students enrolled in 12 schools and colleges, which include arts and sciences, business, communications, medicine, dentistry, divinity, pharmacy, nursing and allied health, social work, graduate school, education, engineering, architecture and computer sciences, and law.

For administrators, faculty, students and alumni, the national and international recognition being bestowed on their school only confirms what they have known all along: Howard produces graduates who not only have a high sense of cultural awareness and pride, but who are ready for cutting-edge careers in competitive areas of expertise.

Leading this push to higher ground is the university's president H. Patrick Swygert. For Swygert, who left his president post at the State University of New York (Albany) in 1995 to come to Howard, his mission is two-fold: Never forget Howard's steep history, but also never get so caught up in it that he doesn't adequately prepare the school for the ever-changing future. "I feel a tremendous sense of responsibility to those who come before me, and an even greater responsibility to those who come after me," he says. "One challenge is to continue to convince our community that if you attend Howard University or an HBCU, your child has a full opportunity to be successful, both in terms of human growth and potential, and professional growth and potential in this society."

Swygert points to such notable Howard alumni as Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison, Emmy Award-winning actress Phylicia Rashad, singer Jessye Norman, actress-producer Debbie Allen, Dr. LaSalle Leffall, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, L. Douglas Wilder, and former United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young.

Wayman Smith, chairman emeritus of the Board of Trustees, says he's very pleased with Howard's progress. "The school is on a track where it is competing with some of the top schools in the country," he says. "We are in a competitive environment. Howard has always been the pinnacle, the capstone of education in the African-American community. What has not been quite as self-evident is how well Howard University is competing against all other universities. When our students graduate, they can compete with anybody who graduated from any other school. We must continue that growth."

Award-winning actor, activist and Howard alumnus Ossie Davis says the school is an "outstanding university. It's a first-class university, one of the premiere educational institutions in the country," he says. "Howard is one of those bastions that define us, articulate our point of view, defend our interest."

In addition to educating its students, Howard has always had roots in civic-minded activism. That continues today with highly public stands taken recently by students on such issues as affirmative action and the crisis at historic Morris Brown College. "We are committed to the agenda of the African-American community nationally and worldwide," Swygert says. "For us, it's not simply about our doing well. But it's doing well with a purpose. It's a very old vision, but one that I want to build upon. It's not just about bricks and mortar. It's about purpose. I'd like to think that it's a live vision. It's not a static one."

The Howard vision began in November 1866, shortly after the end of the Civil War when a group of ministers and abolitionists, Black and White, persuaded Congress to address the needs and aspirations of the freedmen. The institution was named for General Oliver O. Howard, the commissioner of the Freedmen's Bureau. The first class of four students graduated in 1870. The first Black president was the legendary Mordecai Johnson, who was inaugurated in 1926.

It wasn't until 1928 that Congress authorized an annual federal appropriation to Howard for construction, development, improvement and maintenance. Today, 35 percent of Howard's annual budget comes from the Federal Government, which still leaves a great need for additional funds. In recent years, President Swygert has instituted several cost-cutting measures at the university and initiated a $250 million campaign. President Swygert says that although "Howard is a national university chartered by the U.S. Congress," federal support "does not meet all our needs as the only HCBU designated in the highest research category. We must call upon our alumni and friends for the additional resources needed to finance scholarships, fellowships and endowed chairs for our students and faculty."

University officials say African-Americans are increasingly responsive to their appeals. At the last Charter Day Celebration, 10 African-Americans gave $1 million apiece. Eight, including Chairman Frank Savage and President Swygert, were alumni.


"I have been a big admirer of Howard ever since I attended the first NAACP meeting in Baltimore when Thurgood Marshall was named assistant counsel," Johnson says. "I knew that he was a Howard graduate, and I have been so inspired by the marks that he and so many other alumni have made on this nation. I am honored to make a contribution that will help to continue the great journalism tradition to which I have dedicated my life."

Jannette Dates, the dean of the School of Communications, says Johnson's gift will permit the school to move forward at a much faster pace than expected. "We are so excited to be able to break ground," she says. "We've worked about four years on curriculum, and deciding what we wanted in the new building. We want students to be prepared," she continued, "to be competitive when they get out of here."

Another area of study Howard takes pride in is its School of Business. One of the first accredited business schools in Washington, D.C., it trains students to go out and make a place for themselves in the world of business. In addition to strenuous academic courses, the school hosts executives from more than 200 companies each year.

Many Fortune 500 companies, such as General Electric, J.C. Penney, Goldman Sachs and Chase Manhattan, have adopted the business school, agreeing to hire interns and recruit graduates. A dozen or so companies also give the business school $100,000 each year. Striving to be one of the best business schools in the country, the school only admits about 100 students each year. "We have the cream of the crop," says School of Business Dean Barton Harvey. "We want to be known for being tough and innovative."





I don’t understand that blk_reign. Why do people call Howard “the mecca” when clearly the AUC (Atlanta University Center) is the Mecca of black intellectual power and prestige: Morehouse College  (Ranked #1 HBCU for 2 yrs in a row)  , Morehouse Theological Seminary, Morehouse Medical School, Spelman College (Ranked #2 HBCU for 2 yrs in a row. #1 for black women obviously) , Clark Atlanta University,  and Morris Brown College. I mean come on now. When we have homecoming in the AUC we do it real big. Perhaps Howard is a mecca...but, it's not the mecca. F*ck HOWARD!

BLSD- Check out some 2004 Morehouse Homecoming Pics:
http://vipphotos.net/gallery/homecoming10302004
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: HBCU.EDU on July 10, 2005, 11:35:50 AM
This is a great post. It's all in the numbers kid. Howard #4? LOLOLO :D :D

Here's the link about Black Enterprise's ranking method.
http://www.blackenterprise.com/ExclusivesEK2Open.asp?id=879
I agree all those schools are great. All kidding aside, that's a great honor for Morehouse.  It's great that all those schools are doing well.

I still haven't figured out how Black Enterprise does their rankings...interesting that FAMU is the top ranked public HBCU.  All those schools are great schools....our HBCUs have turned out wonderful leaders...

Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: blk_reign on July 10, 2005, 11:37:33 AM
just pray that you can recite.. torts, contracts, property, civ pro, and con law as well as you can your Morehouse history :o
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: HBCU.EDU on July 10, 2005, 11:40:42 AM
just pray that you can recite.. torts, contracts, property, civ pro, and con law as well as you can your Morehouse history :o

I'm a Morehouse Man so my natural ability to recite torts, contracts, property, civ pro, and con law is self-evident.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: John Galt on July 10, 2005, 11:43:51 AM


Yeah, but the fact is that the black enterprise ranking is what schools are best for black students to attend. Not which schools offer the best overall quality of education. Second, there is no way you can even compare Howard to Morehouse or Spelman. Those are liberal arts colleges. We are a National Doctoral University. I hate to break it to you, but that means Spelman can't compete with Howard.

I don't want to take anything away from Morehouse. Alot of my boys go there. Its a hell of a school.  Hell, my mom went to spelman...but if you're talking about the undisputed top HBCU in terms of quality of academics, resources, and opportunities...then you're talking about howard. Period.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: elegantpearl01 on July 10, 2005, 11:50:10 AM
Was the first President of Howard University Black? I thought the school was run by white men at its inception

http://www.howard.edu/longwalk/!longwal1.htm

Good points...I think comparing a liberal arts school to a school whose emphasis is in math, science isn't particularly valid. I know my alma mater's emphasis is on their school of business, college of pharmacy, college of nursing, school of architecture and other hard sciences (engineering, etc.).  I know Southern is fast moving up in the sciences too.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: Nemesis on July 10, 2005, 11:52:52 AM
I have to agree with Mr. Galt. When compared to other HBCU's, no other institution can parallel the vast array of opportunities afforded to Howard's students.

But I think we're losing sight of the most important thing: the common thread that binds all these schools together, and the unique pride we feel in being associated with any of them.



Yeah, but the fact is that the black enterprise ranking is what schools are best for black students to attend. Not which schools offer the best overall quality of education. Second, there is no way you can even compare Howard to Morehouse or Spelman. Those are liberal arts colleges. We are a National Doctoral University. I hate to break it to you, but that means Spelman can't compete with Howard.

I don't want to take anything away from Morehouse. Alot of my boys go there. Its a hell of a school.  Hell, my mom went to spelman...but if you're talking about the undisputed top HBCU in terms of quality of academics, resources, and opportunities...then you're talking about howard. Period.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: HBCU.EDU on July 10, 2005, 11:55:59 AM
Look here young Man. Morehouse and Spelman are ranked #1 male/felame because they offer the best quality of education for African-Americans in the country. I unerstand that Howard is a university and yall have a med school, and law school, and business school. However, you can't @#!* for Morehouse. Our UG program is simply better. Get me a soda Howard Boy.    

1 Accredited four-year colleges or universities with an African American student enrollment of at least 3%.

2 Colleges or universities that did not meet criteria one, but are large or well-known (e.g., the University of Southern California)

The goal was to be as inclusive as possible while targeting schools that would be of interest to black students.

We surveyed 1,855 African American higher education professionals with titles such as president, chancellor, and provost, for their assessments of the social and educational environments of the nation's colleges and universities for African American students. Each school received a rating from 2 (strongly recommended) to -2 (strongly not recommended) with 0 being neutral. Schools were categorized according to the college classification protocol developed by U.S. News and World Report, which is a modified version of the protocol developed by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Survey respondents were asked to rate only schools that they were knowledgeable about.

The BE top colleges list was developed by Thomas A. LaVeist, Ph.D., professor of health policy,management, and sociology at Johns Hopkins University, and CEO of DayStar Research. LaVeist is the author of DayStar Guide to Colleges for African Americans (Kaplan/Simon & Schuster; $20) and co-author of 8 Steps to Help Black Families Pay for College (Princeton Review; $13). The list, based on the DayStar rating, was calculated by developing a regression-based, weighted, multiplicative index combining four variables:

This is about the schools overall quality of education. Morehouse is ranked #1 for that my friend.  

1 The school's five-year graduation rate for African Americans

2 The school's percentage of African American undergraduate students

3 The school's average survey score for the school's academic environment

4 The school's average survey score for the school's social environment






Yeah, but the fact is that the black enterprise ranking is what schools are best for black students to attend. Not which schools offer the best overall quality of education. Second, there is no way you can even compare Howard to Morehouse or Spelman. Those are liberal arts colleges. We are a National Doctoral University. I hate to break it to you, but that means Spelman can't compete with Howard.

I don't want to take anything away from Morehouse. Alot of my boys go there. Its a hell of a school.  Hell, my mom went to spelman...but if you're talking about the undisputed top HBCU in terms of quality of academics, resources, and opportunities...then you're talking about howard. Period.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: elegantpearl01 on July 10, 2005, 11:59:09 AM
I don't like to get into comparisons amongst HBCUs, unless we are talking about football or Bands, because we know EXACTLY which schools suck. Each HBCU is different and has a different mission.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: HBCU.EDU on July 10, 2005, 12:00:21 PM
Yeah, the first president of HU was white. But, the first black president of HU, Mordechai Wyatt Johnson, was a morehouse man. Don't ever forget that John! Yall couldn't even pull a president from your ranks. You had to come to Morehouse to get anything done. Boy dont bite the hand that feeds you! >:(  


Was the first President of Howard University Black? I thought the school was run by white men at its inception

http://www.howard.edu/longwalk/!longwal1.htm

Good points...I think comparing a liberal arts school to a school whose emphasis is in math, science isn't particularly valid. I know my alma mater's emphasis is on their school of business, college of pharmacy, college of nursing, school of architecture and other hard sciences (engineering, etc.).  I know Southern is fast moving up in the sciences too.

Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: HBCU.EDU on July 10, 2005, 12:02:51 PM
I don't like to get into comparisons amongst HBCUs, unless we are talking about football or Bands, because we know EXACTLY which schools suck. Each HBCU is different and has a different mission.

I agree. It's all HBCU love.  ;) It's a family thing you know. But, we are #1.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: blk_reign on July 10, 2005, 12:05:09 PM
man anyone getting the feeling that Charlie Brown would get when adults would talk? :D
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: John Galt on July 10, 2005, 12:06:20 PM
Look here young Man. Morehouse and Spelman are ranked #1 male/felame because they offer the best quality of education for African-Americans in the country. I unerstand that Howard is a university and yall have a med school, and law school, and business school. However, you can't #@!* for Morehouse. Our UG program is simply better. Get me a soda Howard Boy.    

1 Accredited four-year colleges or universities with an African American student enrollment of at least 3%.

2 Colleges or universities that did not meet criteria one, but are large or well-known (e.g., the University of Southern California)

The goal was to be as inclusive as possible while targeting schools that would be of interest to black students.

We surveyed 1,855 African American higher education professionals with titles such as president, chancellor, and provost, for their assessments of the social and educational environments of the nation's colleges and universities for African American students. Each school received a rating from 2 (strongly recommended) to -2 (strongly not recommended) with 0 being neutral. Schools were categorized according to the college classification protocol developed by U.S. News and World Report, which is a modified version of the protocol developed by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Survey respondents were asked to rate only schools that they were knowledgeable about.

The BE top colleges list was developed by Thomas A. LaVeist, Ph.D., professor of health policy,management, and sociology at Johns Hopkins University, and CEO of DayStar Research. LaVeist is the author of DayStar Guide to Colleges for African Americans (Kaplan/Simon & Schuster; $20) and co-author of 8 Steps to Help Black Families Pay for College (Princeton Review; $13). The list, based on the DayStar rating, was calculated by developing a regression-based, weighted, multiplicative index combining four variables:

This is about the schools overall quality of education. Morehouse is ranked #1 for that my friend.  

1 The school's five-year graduation rate for African Americans

2 The school's percentage of African American undergraduate students

3 The school's average survey score for the school's academic environment

4 The school's average survey score for the school's social environment






Yeah, but the fact is that the black enterprise ranking is what schools are best for black students to attend. Not which schools offer the best overall quality of education. Second, there is no way you can even compare Howard to Morehouse or Spelman. Those are liberal arts colleges. We are a National Doctoral University. I hate to break it to you, but that means Spelman can't compete with Howard.

I don't want to take anything away from Morehouse. Alot of my boys go there. Its a hell of a school.  Hell, my mom went to spelman...but if you're talking about the undisputed top HBCU in terms of quality of academics, resources, and opportunities...then you're talking about howard. Period.

I got nothing but love for you HBCU. I mean you were the first person to welcome me to this board some 8 months ago. But you're telling me that a survey proves that Morehouse is number 1. I know you're happy Morehouse is finally on some sort of list, but damn homey, its all love. If you say Morehouse is better...then ok. Its better. I'm content with my second rate university.

Anyways, we still got ya'll when it comes to Homecoming...but we suck at sports. Oh and HBCU, Morehouse men have done some fantastic things...but you really don't want to get into a debate about alumni do you?
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: elegantpearl01 on July 10, 2005, 12:08:41 PM
Everyone knows that black college football and bands suck outside of the MEAC and the SWAC.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: kloud9nupe on July 10, 2005, 12:10:47 PM
Everyone boast and brag about the HISTORY and FORMER students of their school and that is fine, but who is going to be the new Ralph Bunche, Martin Luther King, T.B. Ellis, Walter Payton, Thurgood Marshall, Former Edu. Secretary Paige and so forth of HBCUs. A lot of people get complacent about the distinguish alumni and failed to grow the new generation of alumni. Who is your school producing now to replace these legendary figures? The torch has to be passed!
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: HBCU.EDU on July 10, 2005, 12:14:03 PM
Look here young Man. Morehouse and Spelman are ranked #1 male/felame because they offer the best quality of education for African-Americans in the country. I unerstand that Howard is a university and yall have a med school, and law school, and business school. However, you can't #@!* for Morehouse. Our UG program is simply better. Get me a soda Howard Boy.    

1 Accredited four-year colleges or universities with an African American student enrollment of at least 3%.

2 Colleges or universities that did not meet criteria one, but are large or well-known (e.g., the University of Southern California)

The goal was to be as inclusive as possible while targeting schools that would be of interest to black students.

We surveyed 1,855 African American higher education professionals with titles such as president, chancellor, and provost, for their assessments of the social and educational environments of the nation's colleges and universities for African American students. Each school received a rating from 2 (strongly recommended) to -2 (strongly not recommended) with 0 being neutral. Schools were categorized according to the college classification protocol developed by U.S. News and World Report, which is a modified version of the protocol developed by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Survey respondents were asked to rate only schools that they were knowledgeable about.

The BE top colleges list was developed by Thomas A. LaVeist, Ph.D., professor of health policy,management, and sociology at Johns Hopkins University, and CEO of DayStar Research. LaVeist is the author of DayStar Guide to Colleges for African Americans (Kaplan/Simon & Schuster; $20) and co-author of 8 Steps to Help Black Families Pay for College (Princeton Review; $13). The list, based on the DayStar rating, was calculated by developing a regression-based, weighted, multiplicative index combining four variables:

This is about the schools overall quality of education. Morehouse is ranked #1 for that my friend.  

1 The school's five-year graduation rate for African Americans

2 The school's percentage of African American undergraduate students

3 The school's average survey score for the school's academic environment

4 The school's average survey score for the school's social environment






Yeah, but the fact is that the black enterprise ranking is what schools are best for black students to attend. Not which schools offer the best overall quality of education. Second, there is no way you can even compare Howard to Morehouse or Spelman. Those are liberal arts colleges. We are a National Doctoral University. I hate to break it to you, but that means Spelman can't compete with Howard.

I don't want to take anything away from Morehouse. Alot of my boys go there. Its a hell of a school.  Hell, my mom went to spelman...but if you're talking about the undisputed top HBCU in terms of quality of academics, resources, and opportunities...then you're talking about howard. Period.

I got nothing but love for you HBCU. I mean you were the first person to welcome me to this board some 8 months ago. But you're telling me that a survey proves that Morehouse is number 1. I know you're happy Morehouse is finally on some sort of list, but damn homey, its all love. If you say Morehouse is better...then ok. Its better. I'm content with my second rate university.

Anyways, we still got ya'll when it comes to Homecoming...but we suck at sports. Oh and HBCU, Morehouse men have done some fantastic things...but you really don't want to get into a debate about alumni do you?


Alumni!? Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. now get me a soda!

Howard is a great school. I'm just messing around. HOward came down for our homecoming in 1998 I think and beat the *&^% out of us like 40 to 7. OMG is was sad some I'm kinda hurt by that.  
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: elegantpearl01 on July 10, 2005, 12:15:23 PM
Has Morehouse won any football games?? Who has the better team Clark-Atlanta or Morehouse?  I know CAU is pretty sad.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: John Galt on July 10, 2005, 12:16:27 PM
Everyone boast and brag about the HISTORY and FORMER students of their school and that is fine, but who is going to be the new Ralph Bunche, Martin Luther King, T.B. Ellis, Walter Payton, Thurgood Marshall, Former Edu. Secretary Paige and so forth of HBCUs. A lot of people get complacent about the distinguish alumni and failed to grow the new generation of alumni. Who is your school producing now to replace these legendary figures? The torch has to be passed!

Good Point. I think the schools are doing a fine job of passing the torch. I just think that there has evolved a disconnect between middle class blacks and poor blacks. I think this is the thing that has been pissing me off about Howard the most. It is producing people to be leaders within the status quo...I don't think the training is conducive for broad change anymore. And thats sad because a lot of students have this idea that "we've made it." But in my opinion there is still a lot to be done and what we do in this generation will be a less combative, but nonetheless an important civil rights movement (quality of public schools, economic development in inner cities, police brutality, loan discrimination, ect...)

Overall, it is the student not the university who serves as the catalyst for change...but I'd like to see more focus from Howard.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: HBCU.EDU on July 10, 2005, 12:17:03 PM
Has Morehouse won any football games?? Who has the better team Clark-Atlanta or Morehouse?  I know CAU is pretty sad.

Morehouse has a better football team now. We beat Clark last year at homecoming. However, we are not that good to be honest. We have sucked for a very long time. I'm so glad to be in the SWAC now! God.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: HBCU.EDU on July 10, 2005, 12:20:59 PM
Everyone boast and brag about the HISTORY and FORMER students of their school and that is fine, but who is going to be the new Ralph Bunche, Martin Luther King, T.B. Ellis, Walter Payton, Thurgood Marshall, Former Edu. Secretary Paige and so forth of HBCUs. A lot of people get complacent about the distinguish alumni and failed to grow the new generation of alumni. Who is your school producing now to replace these legendary figures? The torch has to be passed!

Good Point. I think the schools are doing a fine job of passing the torch. I just think that there has evolved a disconnect between middle class blacks and poor blacks. I think this is the thing that has been pissing me off about Howard the most. It is producing people to be leaders within the status quo...I don't think the training is conducive for broad change anymore. And thats sad because a lot of students have this idea that "we've made it." But in my opinion there is still a lot to be done and what we do in this generation will be a less combative, but nonetheless an important civil rights movement (quality of public schools, economic development in inner cities, police brutality, loan discrimination, ect...)

Overall, it is the student not the university who serves as the catalyst for change...but I'd like to see more focus from Howard.

I don't think it's a good point at all. Morehouse, Howard, FAMU, Spelman, etc do a great job at passing the torch. You will see Morehouse , FAMU, and HU men and women as current leaders in a myriad of work areas all over the country and world. HBCU graduates are doing it big TODAY.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: John Galt on July 10, 2005, 12:23:57 PM
Yeah, the point I thought he made that was good was that we can't just be content with who we've produced. We've gotta carry on that legacy. I didn't necessarily agree with the other guy's entire post. Like I said, I think the schools have done a fine job passing the torch. I just hope that as we continue to become leaders in all these areas, we don't forget to fight for those less fortunate for us as well. Thats all I'm saying.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: Nemesis on July 10, 2005, 12:27:42 PM

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Alumni!? Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. now get me a soda!

Howard is a great school. I'm just messing around. HOward came down for our homecoming in 1998 I think and beat the sh*t out of us like 40 to 7. OMG is was sad some I'm kinda hurt by that.  
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Howard actually beat someone!? Go figure!
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: One Step Ahead on July 10, 2005, 06:20:10 PM
did anyone actually answer Mobell's question about the dates of said event?

Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: elegantpearl01 on July 10, 2005, 07:56:42 PM
It's October 22nd...I guess I won't be there, that's the same weekend at FAMU's Homecoming...for a list of all black college homecoming dates:

http://www.hbcunetwork.com/modules/Networking/calendar/2005Homecomings.cfm

For all HBCU classics

http://www.hbcunetwork.com/modules/Networking/calendar/2005Classics.cfm
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: HBCU.EDU on July 10, 2005, 10:08:49 PM
It's October 22nd...I guess I won't be there, that's the same weekend at FAMU's Homecoming...for a list of all black college homecoming dates:

http://www.hbcunetwork.com/modules/Networking/calendar/2005Homecomings.cfm

For all HBCU classics

http://www.hbcunetwork.com/modules/Networking/calendar/2005Classics.cfm



11/26/2005 
Bayou Classic XXXII Southern University vs. Grambling State University New Orleans, LA 1:00pm
This is gonna be great stuff. I look forward to it. I just may be able to go to my morehouse homecoming the bayou classic, and mardi grass! That is a little much for a 1L huh? :P
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: elegantpearl01 on July 11, 2005, 05:34:32 AM
I am probably the wrong person to pose that question to considering my 1L year I went to FAMU's Homecoming, FAMU v. Howard in Jacksonville and Black College Reunion...my grades were tight..so i guess it's all in "time management."
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: YoungIke on July 11, 2005, 06:21:51 AM
Since we're speaking on HBCU's I'll put it a plug for my alma mater Winston-Salem State University. We all forget about the little known HBCU's but we're creeping on a come up. Having the 2nd best nursing program in the state behind UNC (u know the Board of Governors wouldn’t let us be first, also having one of the few nationally accredited business programs along with Howard, Morehouse, Clark-Atlanta, and A&T. Also everyone knows the MEAC Tournament cant hold a candle to the CIAA tournament. Which I can brag on to much since we already made our bid to move into the MEAC and will be there within 3 years. Also the MEAC was founded by a CIAA school (NCCU) who after our announcement, announce that they will soon also be making their bid to the MEAC. Lets support all HBCU's, because everybody at the "other" HBCU's have been tired of buggie Howard folks looking down on the little people, but we love you anyway.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: elegantpearl01 on July 11, 2005, 06:29:00 AM
CIAA is great basketball...but football ..yawn.....

aren't most HBCU folks inherently bourgie???
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: YoungIke on July 11, 2005, 06:42:31 AM
True football is boring but only because we don't have as much money hints the mass movement of CIAA schools to the MEAC (ie... Hampton, Norfolk State, Morgan State, and now WSSU and NC Central soon to come)

And its been my experiance that only certain HBCU's are bourgie like Howard, Morehouse who we have to put in their place every year they come to Bennett and think they still all that when its clearly A&T and WSSU territory, Spellman, etc

I have observed that the more northerners who attend the school the more bourgie it is but that just an observation not fact.

CIAA is great basketball...but football ..yawn.....

aren't most HBCU folks inherently bourgie???
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: YoungIke on July 11, 2005, 06:51:02 AM
I just got this site from the Law Firm-NBC thread ( http://www.williegary.com/ ), if this aint a bourgie HBCU grad I don't know who is. Why must black folks flaunt their wealth? You don’t se Bill Gates advertising his possessions. What’s the basis! You can ball till you fall with discretion. If you want to advertise do like the white folk and advertise how much you give and not how much you have.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: Muse on July 11, 2005, 08:00:32 AM
Donald Trump flaunts his wealth, most celebrities falunt their wealth. Each to his own.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: _BP_ on July 11, 2005, 08:24:20 AM
Donald Trump flaunts his wealth, most celebrities falunt their wealth. Each to his own.

That's usually how I feel Regal, but after seeing that page, I was like daymn.....lol
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: blk_reign on July 11, 2005, 08:45:29 AM
now i know u don't think it's limited to black folks that go to HBCUs...

i think u'll find more bougie..or wanna be bougie black folk than laid back individuals...

it just seems like within our culture..u'll find more people looking down on others than trying to help others get where they desire to be

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but personally i don't see the need to necessarily flaunt financial wealth...at some point it isn't an example showing youth that they too can succeed.. it becomes..

look at what i got ::)

I just got this site from the Law Firm-NBC thread ( http://www.williegary.com/ ), if this aint a bourgie HBCU grad I don't know who is. Why must black folks flaunt their wealth? You don’t se Bill Gates advertising his possessions. What’s the basis! You can ball till you fall with discretion. If you want to advertise do like the white folk and advertise how much you give and not how much you have.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: HBCU.EDU on July 11, 2005, 08:55:13 AM
I don't know what being bougie has to do with HBCUs young. I met a gang of people at Emory he felt like their sh*t didn't stink. Most people at HBCUs are on some kicked back *&^%. Even at morehouse...a lot of students were broke as hell.      

now i know u don't think it's limited to black folks that go to HBCUs...

i think u'll find more bougie..or wanna be bougie black folk than laid back individuals...

it just seems like within our culture..u'll find more people looking down on others than trying to help others get where they desire to be

--

but personally i don't see the need to necessarily flaunt financial wealth...at some point it isn't an example showing youth that they too can succeed.. it becomes..

look at what i got ::)

I just got this site from the Law Firm-NBC thread ( http://www.williegary.com/ ), if this aint a bourgie HBCU grad I don't know who is. Why must black folks flaunt their wealth? You don’t se Bill Gates advertising his possessions. What’s the basis! You can ball till you fall with discretion. If you want to advertise do like the white folk and advertise how much you give and not how much you have.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: faith2005 on July 11, 2005, 08:58:51 AM
LMAO, this is such a white thing to say!!!!! My girl said her white co-workers said this to her as well. I didn't read the rest of the thread, so ruskie, if you want to get mad, I understand. I know I'm being insensitive or whatever, but LOL!  :D

This is really interesting to me.  Why do people go to a homecoming at a school they never attended?  I mean, I am sure it's a fun event and all, but I have never reeally thought about going to homecoming stuff at another school. 
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: faith2005 on July 11, 2005, 09:17:39 AM
ok, i read the whole thing. howard's homecoming is fun. it was crazy for my friend's and i mostly b/c we went to pwi's and we were like BLACK PEOPLE!!!! so, i might go this year, depending on the workload at school. alot fo my friends are in the area so, it will be fun.

i didn't go clubbing this past year, but i went to the step show. i always feel bad for the iotas at events like that. they get no respect. oh, and i agree that black people at the larger more "prestigious" hbcu's are bougie, but i guess that's no different than the people at the more "prestigious" pwi's being pretige whores, although you won't necessarily see them wearing 3-piece suits or all designer clothes. my friends and i think that schools like hampton, howard etc. are schools where people have generations and legacies and come from the middle class already. but some of my friends and i at pwi's didn't have college educated parents, so although we admire the hbcu's it wasn't a possibility for us to go there (due to the money situation etc.) imo this almost totally relates to african americans though (descendants of u.s. slaves).
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: elegantpearl01 on July 11, 2005, 09:22:29 AM
I think at every HBCU you have a group of very bourgie folks who are often the campus leaders and the greeks. I can't talk, because I was accused of being bourgie. Nothing wrong with being bourgie, just as long as you don't look down on other folks. Folks who go to HBCUs like to dress their behinds off going to class, if they can afford it, they have a nice car, get their hair done every week.  I know I stayed "suited and booted" in college. An HBCU football game (especially homecoming) is a fashion show.

I enjoy other black college's football games and homecomings because there is a feeling of kinship and they are just plain fun. After I pledged, there was a whole different dynamic of visting other schools and kicking it with their greeks. 
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: faith2005 on July 11, 2005, 09:28:44 AM
suited and booted LOL!!!!!! you know i read an article in honey magazine a couple of years ago about a female pimp down south. she said something like, "the girls want to get with me 'cause i come in the club suited and booted looking better than the men." i don't think i've ever read the phrase since then.

i have friends at hbcu's, and i don't think they necessarily look down on people, but i will say that some of them are like, you can make more money! why work in non-profits etc.? but i can't be mad at that. i've heard it from other people too. maybe thats why i related to the comment about building leaders that are a catalyst for change. its like, how can we change things if we're constantly doing our community work as our part-time job? but i am seriously just as conflicted about it as they are, b/c things have chaged so much that the community doesn't provide for people doing that type of work the way that we used to...
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: blk_reign on July 11, 2005, 09:31:33 AM
I remember homecoming 99 people were walking out on the Iotas when they stepped...it was very sad.. first time i had actually seen an Iota step team..

i feel bad for the SGRHos at Howard though...the seating at the stepshows are set up where AKAs/APAs DST/OPPs and so on sit next to each other...

wellll someone made the mistake of putting the Kappas with the Rhos.. i saw a couple of Kappas move the SGRHo sign by the IOTAS :-\

ok, i read the whole thing. howard's homecoming is fun. it was crazy for my friend's and i mostly b/c we went to pwi's and we were like BLACK PEOPLE!!!! so, i might go this year, depending on the workload at school. alot fo my friends are in the area so, it will be fun.

i didn't go clubbing this past year, but i went to the step show. i always feel bad for the iotas at events like that. they get no respect. oh, and i agree that black people at the larger more "prestigious" hbcu's are bougie, but i guess that's no different than the people at the more "prestigious" pwi's being pretige whores, although you won't necessarily see them wearing 3-piece suits or all designer clothes. my friends and i think that schools like hampton, howard etc. are schools where people have generations and legacies and come from the middle class already. but some of my friends and i at pwi's didn't have college educated parents, so although we admire the hbcu's it wasn't a possibility for us to go there (due to the money situation etc.) imo this almost totally relates to african americans though (descendants of u.s. slaves).
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: YoungIke on July 11, 2005, 09:32:39 AM
I totally agree that blacks at PWI's a worse but some HBCU's do have a superiority complex. I will also give it to you that i've never met an individual from any school who is bougie its more an administration thing. My uncle is one of the top medical professors at Howard and I had a bad experiance with some Howard administration untill they figured out who I was they tried to act like everything was all good.

P.S. tell your morehouse men they can't have two sister schools! We got first dibs on the Bennett girls so stop putting that morehouse distinguished getleman stuff in their head.
 
I don't know what being bougie has to do with HBCUs young. I met a gang of people at Emory he felt like their sh*t didn't stink. Most people at HBCUs are on some kicked back sh*t. Even at morehouse...a lot of students were broke as hell.      

now i know u don't think it's limited to black folks that go to HBCUs...

i think u'll find more bougie..or wanna be bougie black folk than laid back individuals...

it just seems like within our culture..u'll find more people looking down on others than trying to help others get where they desire to be

--

but personally i don't see the need to necessarily flaunt financial wealth...at some point it isn't an example showing youth that they too can succeed.. it becomes..

look at what i got ::)

I just got this site from the Law Firm-NBC thread ( http://www.williegary.com/ ), if this aint a bourgie HBCU grad I don't know who is. Why must black folks flaunt their wealth? You don’t se Bill Gates advertising his possessions. What’s the basis! You can ball till you fall with discretion. If you want to advertise do like the white folk and advertise how much you give and not how much you have.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: faith2005 on July 11, 2005, 09:37:56 AM
you know the iotas stepped with something that looked like swords? i was like wow...

oh, and hbcu/youngike--i definitely don't agree that black people at pwi's are worse. we all have our issues and i think its pretty even across the board. the difference to me is the concept of "suited and booted." the bougiest black person at a pwi will still deceive you in jeans and sweatshirt or whatever. one of the bougiest girls i knew in college wore sweats and flip-flops almost every day...
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: YoungIke on July 11, 2005, 09:39:24 AM
Our greeklife sucked untill my senior year so we had to A&T to see a good step show. I couldnt get with the greek thing myself, plus I would be a legacy and my pops is to popular in his fraternity so It would have been hard on discretion so I choose to roll solo.
But greeklife is back now we had 6 iotas cross  :o everybody was at their probate just cause we never saw them before.
I remember homecoming 99 people were walking out on the Iotas when they stepped...it was very sad.. first time i had actually seen an Iota step team..

i feel bad for the SGRHos at Howard though...the seating at the stepshows are set up where AKAs/APAs DST/OPPs and so on sit next to each other...

wellll someone made the mistake of putting the Kappas with the Rhos.. i saw a couple of Kappas move the SGRHo sign by the IOTAS :-\

ok, i read the whole thing. howard's homecoming is fun. it was crazy for my friend's and i mostly b/c we went to pwi's and we were like BLACK PEOPLE!!!! so, i might go this year, depending on the workload at school. alot fo my friends are in the area so, it will be fun.

i didn't go clubbing this past year, but i went to the step show. i always feel bad for the iotas at events like that. they get no respect. oh, and i agree that black people at the larger more "prestigious" hbcu's are bougie, but i guess that's no different than the people at the more "prestigious" pwi's being pretige whores, although you won't necessarily see them wearing 3-piece suits or all designer clothes. my friends and i think that schools like hampton, howard etc. are schools where people have generations and legacies and come from the middle class already. but some of my friends and i at pwi's didn't have college educated parents, so although we admire the hbcu's it wasn't a possibility for us to go there (due to the money situation etc.) imo this almost totally relates to african americans though (descendants of u.s. slaves).
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: blk_reign on July 11, 2005, 09:50:07 AM
yeah swords..that's a bit much to me.. if someone ever accidentally stabbed me in practice..they'd walk out with a broken arm :D

i think at pwi's it's easier to point out the bougie clique.. at hbcus it could be a wolf in sheep's clothing :D

you know the iotas stepped with something that looked like swords? i was like wow...

oh, and hbcu/youngike--i definitely don't agree that black people at pwi's are worse. we all have our issues and i think its pretty even across the board. the difference to me is the concept of "suited and booted." the bougiest black person at a pwi will still deceive you in jeans and sweatshirt or whatever. one of the bougiest girls i knew in college wore sweats and flip-flops almost every day...
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: HBCU.EDU on July 11, 2005, 09:55:11 AM
a lot of people have low self esteem issues though. They will be like "you guys are the bougie people! you think you are better!" and the "bougie people" will be like ???
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: blk_reign on July 11, 2005, 10:01:21 AM
excuses are.....
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: HBCU.EDU on July 11, 2005, 10:06:54 AM
you know the iotas stepped with something that looked like swords? i was like wow...

oh, and hbcu/youngike--i definitely don't agree that black people at pwi's are worse. we all have our issues and i think its pretty even across the board. the difference to me is the concept of "suited and booted." the bougiest black person at a pwi will still deceive you in jeans and sweatshirt or whatever. one of the bougiest girls i knew in college wore sweats and flip-flops almost every day...

I remember this Harvard Law addcom came to Morehouse to interview students. She just talked about Harvard Law and yadayada. She was like "everyone looks so nice. All of you guys have on suits and slacks or nice dress. I just left Georgia Tech and all the kids were in flip-flops and t-shirts". It's true that students at HBCUs dress better. It's just tradition I think. We have actually talked about it on this thread before. I think that students at HBCUs have a different kinda love and pride in their school compared to black students at PWIs. You just have to go to an HBCU to understand that feeling. I'll definitely dress nice when I'm at SU Law. I don't see myself wearing flip flops and t-shirts everday. That doesn't make me bougie however. I just represent myself and my institution well.  
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: elegantpearl01 on July 11, 2005, 10:36:44 AM
Suited and Booted is an old school southern saying, that's like saying someone is "clean" or "sharp."  Yes Bourgie folks at a PWI may wear flip flops and shorts every day, that's just not our culture at a HBCU. I only wore jeans with boots or loafers with heels. I knew from day 1 I wanted to pledge and a certain image had to be projected in order to do so. Ditto for being in student government.  People just didn't roll to class looking crazy unless they were weedheads or slackers. Students in the school of business were required to wear suits at least once a week.

Reign you brought back memories with the seating..at convocation and stepshows the seating was AKA/APHI; DST/OPP; Zeta/Sigma; Iotas on their own; and Kappas/Rhos...the Kappas would never fail to get and move their banner to sit either on the other side of the AKAs or DSTs.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: blk_reign on July 11, 2005, 10:41:24 AM
i really wasn't into t-shirts and flip flops either in undergrad though.. but i was definitely one of the few..

i guess at pwis it's mostly the international students that were always stylish...

i just didn't want to look like everyone else..

---

yeah pearl .. u know how the Nupes are..always wanting to be near the Deltas and the AKAs

Suited and Booted is an old school southern saying, that's like saying someone is "clean" or "sharp."  Yes Bourgie folks at a PWI may wear flip flops and shorts every day, that's just not our culture at a HBCU. I only wore jeans with boots or loafers with heels. I knew from day 1 I wanted to pledge and a certain image had to be projected in order to do so. Ditto for being in student government.  People just didn't roll to class looking crazy unless they were weedheads or slackers. Students in the school of business were required to wear suits at least once a week.

Reign you brought back memories with the seating..at convocation and stepshows the seating was AKA/APHI; DST/OPP; Zeta/Sigma; Iotas on their own; and Kappas/Rhos...the Kappas would never fail to get and move their banner to sit either on the other side of the AKAs or DSTs.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: faith2005 on July 11, 2005, 11:11:43 AM
i know what suited and booted means! i just thought it was funny, esp. written out... :D
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: _BP_ on July 11, 2005, 11:54:49 AM
Interesting, I really didn't know it was like that at HBCU's. I went to a PWI, and it was straight chilling most days, except for suits for presentations and such.  I'm glad though, cause the money I would have probably used keeping up an on point wardrobe, I used to trade stocks.. 
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: Roxie on July 11, 2005, 12:04:09 PM
It's the same way at some PW churches.  I work at a PW church and ya'll would not BELIEVE how some people roll up in there.  Like they just came from planting some magnolias and decided, "Hey - let me see what's up with the Lord this morning!" ???  Flip-flops, shorts, jeans - a mess!
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: _BP_ on July 11, 2005, 12:07:00 PM
It's the same way at some PW churches.  I work at a PW church and ya'll would not BELIEVE how some people roll up in there.  Like they just came from planting some magnolias and decided, "Hey - let me see what's up with the Lord this morning!" ???  Flip-flops, shorts, jeans - a mess!

LOL this is true....and depending on where you work you can see some crazy ish as well...some folks take business casual just a tad too far haha
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: blk_reign on July 11, 2005, 12:16:11 PM
basically... no need to spend all of your money to keep up with the jones' .. the thing that some people don't realize is that black folk tend to look down on other people that aren't dressed as they dress.. if they were to wear some flip flops or tshirts then 9 out of 10 they wouldn't hang around the people in the more expensive clothing...



Interesting, I really didn't know it was like that at HBCU's. I went to a PWI, and it was straight chilling most days, except for suits for presentations and such.  I'm glad though, cause the money I would have probably used keeping up an on point wardrobe, I used to trade stocks.. 
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: One Step Ahead on July 11, 2005, 12:26:53 PM
It's the same way at some PW churches.  I work at a PW church and ya'll would not BELIEVE how some people roll up in there.  Like they just came from planting some magnolias and decided, "Hey - let me see what's up with the Lord this morning!" ???  Flip-flops, shorts, jeans - a mess!

the good Lord said "come as you are..."
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: Roxie on July 11, 2005, 12:28:19 PM
I know - but at least comb your hair!!! :o
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: faith2005 on July 11, 2005, 12:31:16 PM
lol! you know sometimes i think that people might perceive me that way. one guy told me that the way that I dress is the reason why I get mistaken for being young. i don't think anyone has ever not hung out with me b/c of it though. and i don't think i look like a bum or anything. i just prefer to wear jeans and stuff.

bp--if you saw casual fridays at my job, you might be shocked. i don't think its crazy, but it has to be almost the opposite of the finance sector. my friend who worked in the tech business said her co-workers were seriously under-dressed all the time. hahaha
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: blk_reign on July 11, 2005, 12:56:10 PM
that's what headwraps are for ;D :D

I know - but at least comb your hair!!! :o
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: Roxie on July 11, 2005, 03:21:58 PM
or Jessica Simpson/Star Jones hair-supplement patches....
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: elegantpearl01 on July 11, 2005, 05:47:32 PM
Nah, Roxie everyone can't rock the extensions and lace front wigs, if you can't afford to do it right, don't do it at all. A good lace front wig will run you at least 400-500 dollars.  Beyonce has a 50K lace front wig (everyone aint able).
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: Omegaman on July 11, 2005, 05:59:17 PM
Nah, Roxie everyone can't rock the extensions and lace front wigs, if you can't afford to do it right, don't do it at all. A good lace front wig will run you at least 400-500 dollars.  Beyonce has a 50K lace front wig (everyone aint able).

So that's why you took the biglaw firm job!!
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: jdohno on July 11, 2005, 06:11:13 PM
50K?? But sometimes B's wig doesn't look good in the front.  :-\

Nah, Roxie everyone can't rock the extensions and lace front wigs, if you can't afford to do it right, don't do it at all. A good lace front wig will run you at least 400-500 dollars.  Beyonce has a 50K lace front wig (everyone aint able).
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: elegantpearl01 on July 11, 2005, 06:17:38 PM
Nah, Roxie everyone can't rock the extensions and lace front wigs, if you can't afford to do it right, don't do it at all. A good lace front wig will run you at least 400-500 dollars.  Beyonce has a 50K lace front wig (everyone aint able).

So that's why you took the biglaw firm job!!

You wish, I took the biglaw firm job to make the BMW payments...baby girl has hair..thank you very much..but if you need a hook up for your girl...I'll ask around for some companies for you.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: HBCU.EDU on July 11, 2005, 06:21:58 PM
I think I look better and dress better than everyone on this board. I'm simply better in every way than all of you people and I own you. I think I would intimidate most of you fools.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: jdohno on July 11, 2005, 09:21:07 PM
Really?  ::) So do you look like pics 1, 2, or 3.  ;)

http://www.itsablackthang.com/images/2005-calendars/Spirit-of-black-men-calendar-2005.back.jpg

or
http://www.itsablackthang.com/images/2005-calendars/Spirit-of-Black-Men-calendar-2005.jpg

or

http://www.itsablackthang.com/images/2005-calendars/AvailableMenofColor05-front.jpg

I think I look better and dress better than everyone on this board. I'm simply better in every way than all of you people and I own you. I think I would intimidate most of you fools.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: HBCU.EDU on July 11, 2005, 09:28:38 PM
OMG! :o Mine eyes mine eyes!! please don't post that to blsd anymore. I look better actually. 


Really?  ::) So do you look like pics 1, 2, or 3.  ;)

http://www.itsablackthang.com/images/2005-calendars/Spirit-of-black-men-calendar-2005.back.jpg

or
http://www.itsablackthang.com/images/2005-calendars/Spirit-of-Black-Men-calendar-2005.jpg

or

http://www.itsablackthang.com/images/2005-calendars/AvailableMenofColor05-front.jpg

I think I look better and dress better than everyone on this board. I'm simply better in every way than all of you people and I own you. I think I would intimidate most of you fools.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: jdohno on July 11, 2005, 09:30:14 PM
Okay.  ;D That Morehouse confidence....

OMG! :o Mine eyes mine eyes!! please don't post that to blsd anymore. I look better actually. 


Really?  ::) So do you look like pics 1, 2, or 3.  ;)

http://www.itsablackthang.com/images/2005-calendars/Spirit-of-black-men-calendar-2005.back.jpg

or
http://www.itsablackthang.com/images/2005-calendars/Spirit-of-Black-Men-calendar-2005.jpg

or

http://www.itsablackthang.com/images/2005-calendars/AvailableMenofColor05-front.jpg

I think I look better and dress better than everyone on this board. I'm simply better in every way than all of you people and I own you. I think I would intimidate most of you fools.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: Omegaman on July 11, 2005, 10:05:29 PM
Nah, Roxie everyone can't rock the extensions and lace front wigs, if you can't afford to do it right, don't do it at all. A good lace front wig will run you at least 400-500 dollars.  Beyonce has a 50K lace front wig (everyone aint able).

So that's why you took the biglaw firm job!!

You wish, I took the biglaw firm job to make the BMW payments...baby girl has hair..thank you very much..but if you need a hook up for your girl...I'll ask around for some companies for you.

I appreciate your offer sis, but I would want my Woman to have either a short cut, or covered. But thanks for the offer.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: HBCU.EDU on July 11, 2005, 10:35:05 PM
Man, y'all are bourgie! Maybe I'm just White underneath.  I was straight chillin' in undergrad, my political jobs, grad school and plan to in law school as well.  In fact, the only time I dress up is for church, and sometimes I take it down a notch there!  I like to keep it casual, comfortable open and relaxed.  That's just more natural to me.  As long as I'm not looking busted it's okay, right?

you are lame mobell. it's as simple as that. I'm going to be lame like you when I go to SU. I'm going to wear the same dirty jeans every day..... ::)
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: elegantpearl01 on July 12, 2005, 06:07:30 AM
Man, y'all are bourgie! Maybe I'm just White underneath.  I was straight chillin' in undergrad, my political jobs, grad school and plan to in law school as well.  In fact, the only time I dress up is for church, and sometimes I take it down a notch there!  I like to keep it casual, comfortable open and relaxed.  That's just more natural to me.  As long as I'm not looking busted it's okay, right?

you are lame mobell. it's as simple as that. I'm going to be lame like you when I go to SU. I'm going to wear the same dirty jeans every day..... ::)

And your professors will talk about you....lol
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: Roxie on July 12, 2005, 07:33:51 AM
Lace front wigs!?!?!?!  I wish I would.  >:( Those are for the stage ONLY.  They are so hot!!  Any of you ladies ever worn one?  If you were wondering how Brandy's hairline miraculously moved from behind her ears back up to her forehead - lace front wig saved the day!

I am talking about the cheap $12.99 ponytails from the beauty supply.  They are extremely convenient, especially on 500 degree days like today. You have to throw them away after a while though - there's nothing worse than a nappy, busted weave!!!! :o


Nah, Roxie everyone can't rock the extensions and lace front wigs, if you can't afford to do it right, don't do it at all. A good lace front wig will run you at least 400-500 dollars.  Beyonce has a 50K lace front wig (everyone aint able).
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: faith2005 on July 12, 2005, 08:12:38 AM
 :o mobell, you don't wear jeans? like never? Thats shocking to me. I have lots of jeans and the only skirts I own are jean skirts.

this discussion about clothes is so funny, because amongst white people, its like the most ratty looking person is probably the richest. one of my friends is like one of those backpacker type white dudes that lets his beard grow out, wears the same jeans/cordoroys/khakis and those t-shirts from the thrift store and he's not strugglin at all, never went to public school, the whole nine. but, then with black people its almost the inverse. a black person with money is in 3 piece expensive suits everyday. i would say it had to do with slavery, but africans are the same way. i guess its just cultural.

omega--why the preference for short hair?

Whatever, HBCU... ::) (FYI, I don't even wear jeans.)
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: lex19 on July 12, 2005, 08:23:16 AM
on the dot faith!


:o mobell, you don't wear jeans? like never? Thats shocking to me. I have lots of jeans and the only skirts I own are jean skirts.

this discussion about clothes is so funny, because amongst white people, its like the most ratty looking person is probably the richest. one of my friends is like one of those backpacker type white dudes that lets his beard grow out, wears the same jeans/cordoroys/khakis and those t-shirts from the thrift store and he's not strugglin at all, never went to public school, the whole nine. but, then with black people its almost the inverse. a black person with money is in 3 piece expensive suits everyday. i would say it had to do with slavery, but africans are the same way. i guess its just cultural.

omega--why the preference for short hair?

Whatever, HBCU... ::) (FYI, I don't even wear jeans.)
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: _BP_ on July 12, 2005, 08:27:45 AM
Yup.

on the dot faith!


:o mobell, you don't wear jeans? like never? Thats shocking to me. I have lots of jeans and the only skirts I own are jean skirts.

this discussion about clothes is so funny, because amongst white people, its like the most ratty looking person is probably the richest. one of my friends is like one of those backpacker type white dudes that lets his beard grow out, wears the same jeans/cordoroys/khakis and those t-shirts from the thrift store and he's not strugglin at all, never went to public school, the whole nine. but, then with black people its almost the inverse. a black person with money is in 3 piece expensive suits everyday. i would say it had to do with slavery, but africans are the same way. i guess its just cultural.

omega--why the preference for short hair?

Whatever, HBCU... ::) (FYI, I don't even wear jeans.)
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: faith2005 on July 12, 2005, 08:42:45 AM
i agree with you mobell, it is a problem in the hood, but I feel like some of it is cultural. maybe its something we just have to be mindful of, because we know we have that tendency. like I tell myself all the time, I don't need to go shopping! I avoid the mall, because I know that when I go, I'm really tempted to buy stuff. the part of it that I think is truly American based is the concentration on brand names etc. and that part of it, I think we can cure. the part about having to look nice all the time is something that most black folks I know have.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: Roxie on July 12, 2005, 09:17:24 AM
It's funny that ya'll are talking about this.  Me and a girlfriend of mine (who is white) were talking about the EXACT same thing last night.  She is a spend thrift because her mother is.  I am too - because of my mother.  Our el-cheapo friends are that way because their families are el-cheapo (or taught them to save and make smart choices with money).  Another one of my white gf's is into vintage and thrift store stuff because of her mother.  I think a lot of it has to do with your family's philosophy on spending....

I am trying to be more frugal - but it's like going on a diet....I blow it on a daily basis.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: elegantpearl01 on July 12, 2005, 09:18:33 AM
Culturally, black people have always like to look nice. Maybe it has something to do with slavery when didn't have the luxury of looking the way we would like to have looked.

Mobell, I feel you on the jeans, I only have like 4 pairs. I hardly ever wear jeans.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: faith2005 on July 12, 2005, 09:29:43 AM
i don't think it has to do with slavery, africans are the same way. the brand name stuff is all American though. and its whack, even though I fall into the trap as well.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: lex19 on July 12, 2005, 09:33:09 AM
am i the only bum on the board? if i could i'd rock sweat pants and a t-shirt everyday....
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: Roxie on July 12, 2005, 09:35:18 AM
That's not bummy - just make sure the sweats are Juicy Couture and it's some kind of tight, vintage logo tee....with a cute pair of Pumas. ;)


am i the only bum on the board? if i could i'd rock sweat pants and a t-shirt everyday....
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: lex19 on July 12, 2005, 09:39:17 AM
yeah i can't do the juicy stuff, i'm already prepping for my "soccer mom" status I can't stay away from ann taylor, j. crew, banana, or talbots (yeah i know)....and i'm a sucker for any ralph lauren oxford out....i dream about new shiney loafers to wear to the club....hehehe

edit: i can't believe i just wrote that, yeah i'm a dork, but a classy one none the less
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: faith2005 on July 12, 2005, 09:44:43 AM
come on lex, you know i'm with you on being somewhat of a bum. i love jeans and t-shirts. i think that wearing sweat pants to class would be the norm if I wasn't going to such a preppy school. but we'll see, they might just get to see my sweatpants.  :D
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: lex19 on July 12, 2005, 09:48:54 AM
faith represent homie and wear dem sweats you'll be surprised especially at a place like UVA....i know i will if i go and i'm going to a school just as preppy but a third of the size which makes it worse.....i'll just wear some perals to even even it out  ;)

come on lex, you know i'm with you on being somewhat of a bum. i love jeans and t-shirts. i think that wearing sweat pants to class would be the norm if I wasn't going to such a preppy school. but we'll see, they might just get to see my sweatpants. :D
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: blk_reign on July 12, 2005, 09:56:24 AM
people like to show off... we focus a lot on the material things these days... let me get my JD so i can get that mercedes or that bmw... let me have the hottest condo in manhattan or dc...

we're known to live beyond our means and when we don't have the money we dream about the days that we do...

same hood rich mentality that cash money clique has  :D

---

there's nothing wrong with dressing well or dressing comfortable.. if you like it i love it either way... but the universal problem is that we label people based on their physical appearance, hair styles, choice of clothing..

we're all guilty of it.. (including me ;) )


Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: blk_reign on July 12, 2005, 09:59:00 AM
i shop at talbot too :-[ ... there's an outlet out here

yeah i can't do the juicy stuff, i'm already prepping for my "soccer mom" status I can't stay away from ann taylor, j. crew, banana, or talbots (yeah i know)....and i'm a sucker for any ralph lauren oxford out....i dream about new shiney loafers to wear to the club....hehehe

edit: i can't believe i just wrote that, yeah i'm a dork, but a classy one none the less
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: lex19 on July 12, 2005, 10:03:37 AM
especially today, it's crazy...

i usually get my ralph lauren stuff at outlets/filene's basement/loehmans b/c i'm not going to pay 80 bucks for an oxford or 60-75 for a polo and ever since this "preppy craze" came in style the bargain places have jacked up their prices, i almost fell out the last time i was at woodbury commons

yeahhhhh blk, talbot's outlet is the bomb i got a great toggle coat a couple of years ago from there

people like to show off... we focus a lot on the material things these days... let me get my JD so i can get that mercedes or that bmw... let me have the hottest condo in manhattan or dc...

we're known to live beyond our means and when we don't have the money we dream about the days that we do...

same hood rich mentality that cash money clique has :D

---

there's nothing wrong with dressing well or dressing comfortable.. if you like it i love it either way... but the universal problem is that we label people based on their physical appearance, hair styles, choice of clothing..

we're all guilty of it.. (including me ;) )



Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: faith2005 on July 12, 2005, 10:04:35 AM
yeah blk--i think that is the biggest problem. how can we look at someone and have something to say about how they dress. I am definitely guilty of it. there was a girl that had on a shirt that said single and fabulous this weekend and I was like, wow. I know I judged her the moment I saw her just on the basis of her shirt.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: lex19 on July 12, 2005, 10:15:30 AM
faith you know she's your new best friend, lol
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: blk_reign on July 12, 2005, 10:18:29 AM
 :D  @ lex...

i miss filene's in friendship heights :'(... but u're right.. filene's has definitely increased their prices since preppy is in now.. we've been dressing this way for yrs.. it's a way of life :D .. where was that style when i was getting ridiculed as a kid :-\
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: lex19 on July 12, 2005, 10:22:56 AM
girl who you tellin!!!!! i am soooo mad that french cuffs are hot all of sudden, shoot, i just tell myself everyone is just jumpin on the lex wagon....my boy and i used to get clowned on in undergrad for being the polo twins....i just sit back with a sly "hmmph" smile on

and the friendship heights basement is def where it's at they have one at metro center & farragut north too but they really don't cut it

:D @ lex...

i miss filene's in friendship heights :'(... but u're right.. filene's has definitely increased their prices since preppy is in now.. we've been dressing this way for yrs.. it's a way of life :D .. where was that style when i was getting ridiculed as a kid :-\
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: blk_reign on July 12, 2005, 10:51:24 AM
i'm about to bite that off of u  :D


girl who you tellin!!!!! i am soooo mad that french cuffs are hot all of sudden, shoot, i just tell myself everyone is just jumpin on the lex wagon....

Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: faith2005 on July 12, 2005, 10:54:08 AM
please excuse my ignorance. what are french cuffs? the cuffs on dress shirts? or something else?
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: lex19 on July 12, 2005, 10:58:18 AM
that's cool just remember to reference me.....

i'm looking for a pic now faith when you see it you'll know what we're talking bout, they "spiffy" cuffs on a oxford/button down that cuff links can be used with...

i'm about to bite that off of u :D


girl who you tellin!!!!! i am soooo mad that french cuffs are hot all of sudden, shoot, i just tell myself everyone is just jumpin on the lex wagon....

Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: blk_reign on July 12, 2005, 11:00:50 AM
french cuffs

(http://www.maternityprofile.com/images/largeImages/8.jpg)

man..i got this from a maternity site... i'm going to have to shop there when i'm pregnant  :D
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: Roxie on July 12, 2005, 11:02:46 AM
She's preggo?  I look like that right now... :'(

french cuffs

(http://www.maternityprofile.com/images/largeImages/8.jpg)

man..i got this from a maternity site... i'm going to have to shop there when i'm pregnant  :D
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: lex19 on July 12, 2005, 11:03:22 AM
(http://www.raresplendors.com/ link-French-cuff.htm)

maybe it will work, i have to find out how to post pics

okay, go to this site www.raresplendors.com/ link-French-cuff.htm
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: faith2005 on July 12, 2005, 11:08:36 AM
oh ok. i have a couple of shirts like that. ok, maybe just 1.  :D but yeah, that pregnant woman must be all stomach.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: blk_reign on July 12, 2005, 12:05:24 PM
 :D


oh ok. i have a couple of shirts like that. ok, maybe just 1.  :D but yeah, that pregnant woman must be all stomach.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: lex19 on July 12, 2005, 12:17:32 PM
you know what's sad?...I haven't been to howard homecomming and I've been in DC for the past two....i always make plans for that weekend, but from what I hear I'm not missing much, I guess it's not like "it used to be"
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: One Step Ahead on July 12, 2005, 12:19:43 PM
what about having a BLSD reunion around the Howard homecoming?

now that we are talking about fashion-- I love jeans and casual wear, but I think I am a bit bum-ish or perhaps nondescript in my dressing.  Anybody want to help with the E makeover?
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: lex19 on July 12, 2005, 12:22:17 PM
what about having a BLSD reunion around the Howard homecoming?

would it be too busy? but that is an idea hmm....
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: _BP_ on July 12, 2005, 12:22:29 PM
Good idea E..

what about having a BLSD reunion around the Howard homecoming?

now that we are talking about fashion-- I love jeans and casual wear, but I think I am a bit bum-ish or perhaps nondescript in my dressing.  Anybody want to help with the E makeover?
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: One Step Ahead on July 12, 2005, 12:23:49 PM
Good idea E..

what about having a BLSD reunion around the Howard homecoming?

now that we are talking about fashion-- I love jeans and casual wear, but I think I am a bit bum-ish or perhaps nondescript in my dressing.  Anybody want to help with the E makeover?

yes, we can all crash at BP's  :D
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: Roxie on July 12, 2005, 12:25:26 PM
I have a couple of lawn chairs on my balcony that ya'll can crash on too...
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: lex19 on July 12, 2005, 12:26:45 PM
i'm on the floor from that!

I have a couple of lawn chairs on my balcony that ya'll can crash on too...
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: elegantpearl01 on July 12, 2005, 12:29:58 PM
Ok, maybe Black folk around the world like to get suited and booted???

Sniff sniff... I am going to miss Howard's Homecoming...I'll be thinking about ya...as I celebrate in FAMU's Homecoming that weekend in Tallahassee (FAMU v. Norfolk State--Homecoming).



Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: _BP_ on July 12, 2005, 12:34:31 PM
Good idea E..

what about having a BLSD reunion around the Howard homecoming?

now that we are talking about fashion-- I love jeans and casual wear, but I think I am a bit bum-ish or perhaps nondescript in my dressing.  Anybody want to help with the E makeover?

yes, we can all crash at BP's  :D



Haha, you know what, that might just be a possibility...;)
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: Roxie on July 12, 2005, 12:34:43 PM
LOL!! :D

i'm on the floor from that!

I have a couple of lawn chairs on my balcony that ya'll can crash on too...
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: faith2005 on July 12, 2005, 12:36:11 PM
bp aren't you nice?  :P
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: Roxie on July 12, 2005, 12:37:48 PM
I'm not nice???  I offered too.... :'( :'(

bp aren't you nice?  :P
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: Rudy Huckleberry on July 12, 2005, 12:39:13 PM
I'm not nice???  I offered too.... :'( :'(

bp aren't you nice?  :P

You are nice but what you offered wasn't nice ;)
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: Roxie on July 12, 2005, 12:40:11 PM
I sorry. :-[  Ya'll can have my bedroom and couch.  I will sleep on the balcony.

Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: elegantpearl01 on July 12, 2005, 12:40:44 PM
Watch BP go out of town just as everyone's heading his direction..lol..
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: One Step Ahead on July 12, 2005, 12:41:43 PM
how come no one wants to help me with my makeover?  is it hopeless?  :-[
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: Roxie on July 12, 2005, 12:42:52 PM
Umhum...then errybody will be glad I offered my balcony!

(Where's the lip smacking, head popping smiley??)

E - I'll help you.  Where do you want to begin girl....wardrobe, make-up, hair??

See - once again....Roxie offering to help.

Watch BP go out of town just as everyone's heading his direction..lol..
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: lex19 on July 12, 2005, 12:43:23 PM
i got you E, that is if you wanna look like a soccer mom with 2 kids that drives a range  ;D
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: John Galt on July 12, 2005, 12:44:54 PM
If any of ya'll actually come through, PM me first and I'll get ya'll some good tickets for the stepshow, comedy show, and everything.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: blk_reign on July 12, 2005, 12:49:11 PM
so we'll be staying at BP and Roxie's house..  :D

Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: _BP_ on July 12, 2005, 12:51:01 PM
Watch BP go out of town just as everyone's heading his direction..lol..

Defamation of Character.....(I have my lawyer on speed dial for situations like this)  ;)
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: One Step Ahead on July 12, 2005, 12:51:46 PM
i got you E, that is if you wanna look like a soccer mom with 2 kids that drives a range  ;D

lol.  I was going more for the edgy, driven, 'hot mama' look
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: lex19 on July 12, 2005, 12:52:50 PM
i got you E, that is if you wanna look like a soccer mom with 2 kids that drives a range  ;D

lol.  I was going more for the edgy, driven, 'hot mama' look

okay, i understand....you're all roxie's :'(
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: One Step Ahead on July 12, 2005, 12:55:32 PM
i got you E, that is if you wanna look like a soccer mom with 2 kids that drives a range  ;D

lol.  I was going more for the edgy, driven, 'hot mama' look

okay, i understand....you're all roxie's :'(

lmao
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: Roxie on July 12, 2005, 12:58:14 PM
LOL!! 

Ok - we can start with hair.  How long is yours?  I was reading somewhere that professional/corporate women shouldn't have hair past their shoulders.  What do you think?

i got you E, that is if you wanna look like a soccer mom with 2 kids that drives a range  ;D

lol.  I was going more for the edgy, driven, 'hot mama' look

okay, i understand....you're all roxie's :'(

lmao
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: One Step Ahead on July 12, 2005, 01:03:48 PM
LOL!! 

Ok - we can start with hair.  How long is yours?  I was reading somewhere that professional/corporate women shouldn't have hair past their shoulders.  What do you think?

i got you E, that is if you wanna look like a soccer mom with 2 kids that drives a range  ;D

lol.  I was going more for the edgy, driven, 'hot mama' look

okay, i understand....you're all roxie's :'(

lmao

my hair is a couple of inches past the shoulders.  I'm not cutting it  >:( (been there, done that)
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: Roxie on July 12, 2005, 01:07:44 PM
ok - so you are fine with hair.

How about clothes?  The shirt the lady in my avatar has on is nice...you like that???
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: One Step Ahead on July 12, 2005, 01:11:33 PM
ok - so you are fine with hair.

How about clothes?  The shirt the lady in my avatar has on is nice...you like that???

ROXIE, you are a hot mess!  I don't want to look like Lil' Kim  >:(
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: elegantpearl01 on July 12, 2005, 01:11:47 PM
I think long hair on a black woman can really work to her advantage because for some odd reason they don't expect us to have any hair.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: Roxie on July 12, 2005, 01:15:41 PM
Ok E.  I get the picture.  So I guess I won't suggest putting your hair in a ponytail on the side with a gelled down, shellacked bang like hers either. 

How about some nice soft layers and a long bang swept to one side?

Pearl....that is so true!! 

ok - so you are fine with hair.

How about clothes?  The shirt the lady in my avatar has on is nice...you like that???

ROXIE, you are a hot mess!  I don't want to look like Lil' Kim  >:(
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: One Step Ahead on July 12, 2005, 01:22:25 PM
what do you guys think about braids?  I don't know if I have the time or patience to rock a perm and BELIEVE me, E needs the creamy crack. 
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: faith2005 on July 12, 2005, 01:23:03 PM
hmmm, yeah, i don't understand that either.

I think long hair on a black woman can really work to her advantage because for some odd reason they don't expect us to have any hair.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: Roxie on July 12, 2005, 01:27:50 PM
LOL @ creamy crack!!

Braids can be a nice, versatile option.  Just be sure that they don't do them too tight around your edges, or your hair will break off.  Get the skinny ones - that way you can pin them up, wear them down, curl them and wear a wide variety of styles.

Avoid the big, dooky-like, fat ones, leaving them in for 18 months or getting them done with bright colored hair.  These would be major fashion violations and your BLSD buddies would be forced to issue citations!

what do you guys think about braids?  I don't know if I have the time or patience to rock a perm and BELIEVE me, E needs the creamy crack. 
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: lex19 on July 12, 2005, 01:35:57 PM
F braids, and creamy crack E, go natural, go natural......you've got me, faith, blk to testify to that
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: lex19 on July 12, 2005, 01:37:12 PM
braids are doo to transition with though..hint hint....
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: One Step Ahead on July 12, 2005, 01:43:01 PM
my hair is too thick to go natural.  trust me on that.

faith is back!!!  you can add suggestions.  what would you change about E?
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: blk_reign on July 12, 2005, 01:45:56 PM
what do u mean e needs the creamy crack?? >:(


what do you guys think about braids?  I don't know if I have the time or patience to rock a perm and BELIEVE me, E needs the creamy crack. 
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: faith2005 on July 12, 2005, 01:55:17 PM
no way you hair is too thick to go natural. natural hair will change your life for the better. i say get micro braids while you transition. i know that you don't want to sit that long, but its worth it I think.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: lex19 on July 12, 2005, 02:00:42 PM
creamy crack = perm  blk
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: One Step Ahead on July 12, 2005, 02:04:19 PM
no way you hair is too thick to go natural. natural hair will change your life for the better. i say get micro braids while you transition. i know that you don't want to sit that long, but its worth it I think.

ok back to the main topic, faith, what would you change about E?
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: faith2005 on July 12, 2005, 02:20:32 PM
i wouldn't change anything about you. small braids would be cute.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: lex19 on July 12, 2005, 02:21:14 PM
i wouldn't change anything about you. small braids would be cute.

ditto
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: Roxie on July 12, 2005, 03:04:02 PM
Have all of ya'll met?

('scuze me for saying ya'll!! :-*)
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: One Step Ahead on July 12, 2005, 03:07:19 PM
i wouldn't change anything about you. small braids would be cute.

aww that's sweet.  micros take sooooooooooo long though.  we're already in the 6+ range for the slightly thicker version :'(
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: faith2005 on July 12, 2005, 03:28:33 PM
me agitator and lex19 met this weekend. some other people met at the national blsa convention a while ago.

Have all of ya'll met?

('scuze me for saying ya'll!! :-*)
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: blk_reign on July 12, 2005, 05:09:55 PM

i know.. and the  >:( still stands


creamy crack = perm  blk
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: One Step Ahead on July 12, 2005, 05:33:24 PM
can't you leave me with the dark and lovely  :-[
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: lex19 on July 12, 2005, 05:37:49 PM
you gets none E.....
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: blk_reign on July 12, 2005, 05:48:10 PM
NOPE... go natural...


can't you leave me with the dark and lovely  :-[
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: elegantpearl01 on July 13, 2005, 04:16:44 AM
what do you guys think about braids?  I don't know if I have the time or patience to rock a perm and BELIEVE me, E needs the creamy crack. 

Braids in law school are fine, I think they are generally fine if you wear a conservative style (i.e. braids small enough that they can be pulled back into a bun).  Getting my hair done in law school was a challenge because there are some horrible hairdressers in Gainesville. I ended up driving back to Tallahassee most of the time to get my hair done.  I cut my hair short (like Toni Braxton or Halle) my third year, but by the time the bar rolled around, I had braided extensions.
Title: Re: Howard's homecoming
Post by: Nemesis on October 21, 2005, 11:26:14 AM
So it's that time of year again: Howard's Homecoming.

And, once again, it is rainy, cold and miserable in the nation's capital. What a bummer  >:(