I miss Chicago

ok so I’ve been in Georgia for about 9 going on 10 months and although I loving being around family and old friends, I MISS CHICAGO. 

My family and old friends have known me most of my life and they continue to think I am still that chick from 2008. Times have changed, I have changed, things happened, life happened. I’m working on being a better me after this chapter of my life. I say this chapter because although I’m through the storm I’m still cleaning up the mess. It seems as though they all expect me to wake up and magically be ok. Well guess what guys I WONT!

My friends in Chicago don’t know 2008 Nikki so they aren’t looking for her return. They know I’m in the midst of a reconstruction to my world and they are there for me. They are willing to hold a nail when I swing. Everyone I met in the past 3 years were put in my life to help guide me through it. I miss just having fun with them. I miss the BBQ’s, the basement parties, the drunken nights at the crib just reflecting on life, I miss the “lets go to the show” or “meet me at the bowling alley”. I miss the I cooked and I got some wine let’s watch Love and Hip hop. It’s like it’s a lets live life place. Where as in Georgia it’s more of a I’m on this trying to come up place. 

I also miss the Chicago culture, it’s so beautiful in such a fucked up time. Yes there is a lot of killings going on but have you ever looked at the lake front when you wake up. I LOVE LOVE LOVE SUMMERTIME CHI! But as much as I hated the winters it was still beautiful looking at the lake front. You’d have to experience it to understand it. 

Anyways, I just needed to get that out. Hey yall. I got a new subject to speak on but that will be some time this week. Love yall.  

 

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The New Side Chick Part II: But I Can’t Leave Him…

This is definitely a must read. In today’s society we have begun to outcast what we have labelled as the “side chick” but we too have been the side chick and not recognized it. Please read this and Part I

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In my opinion, love is the greatest gift a person can give and receive. People spend a lifetime seeking, chasing, crying, and fighting for love. But what happens when that sweet love turns sour? Your sunny skies turn gray, and the one person you loved the most has given you the biggest heartache.  I want to discuss how to let go of toxic relationships and gain the strength to move forward. Since I’ve published “The ‘New’ Side Chick: I was Her”, a lot of men and women have contacted me sharing their similar experiences and have asked me how to move on from someone you love. I too have faced the same challenge, and through the grace of God, I’ve made it.

Growing up, I’ve always vowed to never give my heart away. I liked, but wouldn’t dare to love. However, all of that changed once…

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I AM NaturallyDeeDee

INTRODUCING…….I AM Naturally DeeDee

Welcome to my view of the world…. well a snippet of my view.  I hope you are enjoying your stay.  To start off I am way behind and I apologize….Justice Mayrie addressed this in her post last week Perfect in Every Way so I’ll just let that be it.

Now I missed my introduction so here it goes. I go by Naturally DeeDee.  YES, I am natural NO I am not I hate everything not-natural….bah bah bah…… To be honest I am natural because it is better for my hair (I said for ‘MY’ hair). Now I LOVE color and I have calmed down a bit but a few year ago there was no color I would not try which is why the relaxer was put out of my hair’s life. You see I use to have any and every color with a relaxer as well. What I did not always have–was the ‘patience’ to grow color treated relaxed hair. Yes that can be done however you must have patience and the means to grow relaxed and color treated hair.

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Anyway, more about me….from the picture above you can see that I am a mother to a loving 2-year-old girl.  She is my heart and I will do anything for her.  I love being a mother for those you will want to know later down the line yes I am a single mother. Her father is her father I leave it at that….but one thing I must address I am not a baby’s mother.  For those who do not understand please read A LITTLE LATE BUT HERE’S THE TRUTH by  MZZ TRUTH. She will help you out and you will have acquired a complete understanding of a baby’s mother verses a mother of a child. My life is being a mother first which is a blessing as well watching her grow has taught me so much. She sees love in everything. She is so quick to remind us to calm down and just be happy I love that the most about her. Plus ‘kids say the darnest things’ and I love everything about it. More about me…I was born in Brooklyn, NY raised in a combo of New York, New Jersey and Georgia.  I live in Georgia at the moment but one I might move back to California. I had a short stay there (it was just for a few months) and I loved it.  I am a Realtor® and I am also finishing my Master of Business Administration with a concentration on Finance. I will also start a part-time when school is back in session.  In between my little one’s school, dance class, my career, and education I also find time for sewing, crafting, and other various things.  It helps that my little one is very creative and loves to use her sewing machine as well….yes she reminds me about it daily.   I love her for it.

Let’s Get On track…..

THE PERFECT DATE…

Is there such a thing?  I would say yes, but it depends on the person.  When it is the first date, it is a whole other story.  Personally, I am like most ‘women’ if I do not know you we will be meeting, each other at the venue….You could be crazy. Now one good date does not crosses out you being crazy but it means you are either sane or a great actor.  Now for if it was my first date we would have talked for a little so you would know something about me which would help you plan a date. Which means the date would be creative.  Now dinner and a movie is not a great first date but if that was a choice the movie would be something I would like.  Dinner at a nice place would be a great first date.  However, nice does not mean expensive and that point does not mean cheap.  Put some though into it make her smile not just by saying you look beautiful by showing her you cared enough to make a great impression.

Yes, impression, when you want a job you dress up you plan things out you prepare yourself to get the job. Now I am not saying in one date you get the girl and I mean as a girlfriend not as a sex friend (too many people treat sex as if it is nothing when it is something it is a matter of life and death).  Anyway, back to this date you take the steps and prepare for an interview so do the same for your date….PLAN IT!!!!

Picture this he arrives at the venue with a rose maybe some flowers but a single rose would do and he is dressed nice not just jeans and a plain t-shirt.  The date continues with a painting night, wine (light drinks) and a light meal followed by a walk on the beach or in the city (location-based).  Or flip it around go to the museum look at some art and for those who don’t love it remember the date is about getting to know each other so if the museum is boring….well it is because you are boring…..lol.  On the other hand, there is always bowling night just remember make it fun and interactive….. because a silent walk on the beach is — AWKWARD.

Bottom line live a little…laugh little ENJOY your night.  You never know you might need up having a night where she screaming on the inside….

“Push me against the wall and kiss the hell out of me”.  

I’ll leave it up to you do you want a ‘silent’ walk on the beach or do you want to a run in waves.

I appreciate every one of you and stay tuned I have a lot of things to come.

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A LITTLE LATE BUT HERE’S THE TRUTH

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A PERFECT DATE????

Hmmm…let’s see.
If it is a first date, I am meeting you at the location. People are crazy nowadays. Therefore if you want to show out feel free I am going to put my church usher finger in the air and leave. Lol
I love to have fun enjoy life. So we would go to places like Dave & Busters or even bowling. Depending on our location, we can even go walking on a boardwalk. Now that’s the Cali in me. Your probably wondering why I haven’t mentioned a dinner & a movie as a perfect date? I’ll keep it real with ya’ll. How many times have you went on a date to the movies, ate dinner and your date is expecting you to give up the goods afterwards? Nobody? Don’t even lie!! It’s the society we live in.
Men..I mean boys who portray themselves as men believe that they are owed something because they paid for everything on a date. Who made this rule? I am not saying that the men should pay for everything. Hey I’ll grab dinner if you pay for the activities. That let’s him know that you are willing to help and aren’t just using him.
So my recipe for a perfect date would be to engage in fun activities while getting to know your date…NOW FOR THE MAIN EVENT..GRAB YOUR TEA AND HOLD ON TO YOUR TABLES!!!

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BABY MOTHER’S

Definition:

babymother |ˈbābēˌməT͟Hər| (or babyfather |ˈbābēˌfäT͟Hər| )noun black Englishthe mother (or father) of one or more of one’s children.

There are two types of mothers. There is the mother of your child, and a baby’s mother. Many people do not know the difference. Trust if you are a mother and do not allow yourself to be labeled as a Baby’s mother. Have you ever noticed that we are the only race that refers to the mother of a child as a baby mother? Ladies, we aren’t innocent because we take pride in that name.

Well let me elaborate on that term. This is where your going to start feeling some type of way. Society has negative views about baby mothers. Their on welfare, doing drugs, unemployed, taking the baby’s money getting your hair or nails done and always in the club. So are you still a baby’s mother? Oh ok let me continue.
A baby’s mothers is a woman who behaves childish. You are bitter because he moved on so you withhold the child from him. He’s not paying child support so you also won’t allow him to spend time with his child. You cause unnecessary drama in this man’s life just because he DOES NOT WANT YOU! No lie I will admit I was guilty of being bitter. I was with my son’s father for 10 years. We planned to have my son. A couple of months after my son was born the relationship was over. It hurts I know. I did the screaming, cussing hanging up phones. The issue is that you still want that man and some women use their child as a bait to interact with him. NO, stop that shit right now!! Oh so your going to put on a skin tight dress and go to the club everyday to prove a point? While your child is at grandma’s house, and haven’t spent anytime with you. Post a couple of nude pictures or tweak for the internet while your baby is in the background? Good job you have his attention and everyone else’s attention in the world. Honestly the baby needs to stay with grandma until you get your shit together.

One day I realized, I can argue with this man until I turn blue in the face but the end result is the same. He isn’t going to do anything, which leaves me to make it happen. Being a single parent is a chance you take when you have a child. So I vowed not to complain and make it happen. Oh how my days have been peaceful!!

A mother to a man’s child doesn’t act belligerent because he refuses to take care of his responsibilities. My motto out of sight out of mind. Life is too short to beat up a dead horse. Don’t give him your power. When you react to his foolishness he wins, and plays it off like your tripping because you still want him. Concentrate on your children and trust you won’t even have time for anything else.

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Any thoughts about the video above?? His response?? So are you still going to act 5 fools out here in these streets or remain a lady and take care of your children?? Her actions were beyond ridiculous. Remember: if another woman can have your man, he never was your man to begin with.
On that note, I am out of tea and my table is on the floor!
Like I said I vow to tell the truth because I Am Mzz Truth!!
See ya Next week!!

Perfect in Every Way

The Women of I Am Bloggers would like to apologize for our lateness of this week and last week. This is all so new to us so give us time and we will be right on track.

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Hey Ya’ll LOL its me!!

Ya’ll know im a goof ball but this week I will be talking about my idea of a perfect date. Hmmm thats a hard one. Well my perfect date is ummmm shit this is harder than I thought. What is considered a date now a days? Ummm a date for me is maybe dinner at a nice restaurant that I have never been to. Not no damn Red Lobster or Buffalo Wild Wings I can take myself there. Somewhere I have never been or somewhere I have been talking about that I want to go to. I like weird foods well weird to our generation, but take me to the movies and to dinner at a nice new restaurant. I would be happy to try Alinea Restaurant here in Chicago. Sounds like a nice place. Or if the guy wants to be out of the ordinary take me to the Shedd Aquarium here in Chicago or the amusement park. Things that like. To me when I got out on a date I want it to be far from the Norm.

The Norm for our society today is accepting “Let’s just chill at the crib” or “You must cant cook why I gotta take you out? You should cook for me!” I said it last week “NIGGGAAAA You gotta court me!” I will not accept less than that from any guy that is coming into my life from now moving forward.

Whew I think I have said enough about my perception of what a perfect date could be for me. I’m sure the ladies of I Am Bloggers are about to do it big this week as well.

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Let me sip this Starbucks lol

Now to talk about African American Women and dating. So earlier this week I posted on IG saying “Mutha Fuckers be killing me. I will never compete with a Bish because you can’t decide who you want. Imma choice for you. #BishBye”

We as women have accepted too many terms from these men of this generation. Since when do we have to fight another female for a man’s love. If he cant choice you over that female than he needs to be with that female. A man who truly loves you will never make you compete with another bish for him. A man that loves you will make sure that there is not competition between you and any other female. This “I gotta prove my love” mentality is STUPID. Why do we have to prove our love to them but we accept anything from them?

Women accept a man cheating. Isn’t that enough to prove my love that I didn’t Lorena Bobbitt your ass? Women will compete with another female over their HUSBAND! BISH NOT NEVER! I dont compete with women of the street, so why would I compete with a women in my own household?

Listen you should never compete with a women because its going to always be someone out there smaller than you, prettier than you, more educated than you. If you are going to compete for nothing you are going to be competing your entire life.

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OK lets move on to education. This week in education I will be talking about the school age education. I have three younger sisters one is 21, one is 17 and one is 13 and I have a little brother who is either 12 ,I also have a little cousin who is 12. The oldest goes to USC Aiken so I will be talking about her when I speak about the college age education. School age is out for the summer. Over the summer my little brother is participating in laying around the house forgetting everything he learned over the school year. My sister that is going to 8th grade is participating in a summer art program, and my sister that will be a senior in high school this year has her first summer job. (Im so proud lol she’s growing up.)

Today I will focus on my little cousin and my little brothers summer vacation. As I said before there are things that are important to the development of your child’s education. Sports, summer learning activities those types of things. For my little brother he is not stimulating his brain at all this summer. Laying around the house hanging out with my dad is what his summer has become, but my little cousin started his summer off with a 3 day adventure with his summer camp called High Jump. (If you would like to learn more about the program please click the link.) But while he was away he was accepted into a new school for 7th grade. The supply list came it was mostly what was to be expected a few things were a bit much but its school of the new age. What was not expected was the homework that he has to complete over the summer. (Bish Whet) This young man has to read books and has a general education pack to complete as well as a math packet to complete! My little cousin is doing all of this while my little brother is relaxing his summer vacation away.

During this past school year my little brother struggled with his classes. I am not sure if it is because he truly did not understand or he did not want to understand, but the fact that his summers are not filled with educational activities that can also be fun shows that his education is not the main key in his life. My little cousin is all about education, both of them play sports, but my little cousin plays an instrument as well. There are small things in both of there paths that contribute to them having a very different future ahead of them.

With that being said please invest in your child’s future it is the key to there success.

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As always I end this with saying I love you all and next week I will be featuring my first Educated African American of the week so be ready.

Also If you have a topic you would like for us to talk about please feel free to  email us at iambloggers@yahoo.com, we are always open to your suggestions.

 

IAM…….MZZ TRUTH

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INTRODUCING……..IAM MZZ. TRUTH!!!!

How is everyone today? I hope your in the mood to receive the truth! I vow to give you my honest opinion weekly. WARNING: If you do not have an open mind EXIT NOW. To the few that are still inhering around let me give you my info.

From the picture above you obviously can see that I am a mother. Yes, a mother to a healthy, active 5 year old boy. See something missing in the picture?? Missing parent? No, he didn’t take this photo. No, he isn’t…wait, wait. We will get into that next Thursday since my topic will be about Baby Mother’s. I advise everyone who is a single mother to check out my blog. I will be addressing the difference of a baby’s mother and the mother of a child. Oh you didn’t know there was difference? Just wait on it! Yes I will also address the bad seeds of the bunch. Every group has one if it is you, FIX IT JESUS!!!

On the other hand, motherhood has been very good to me. I never take it for granted. It’s a blessing that not every woman can enjoy. I think of my son as one of God’s angels. Therefore I am going to love, teach and protect him each and every day. As you can see he is my life. That’s why I give a puzzled look when asked, “what do you do for fun?”. I hang out at a park with a 5 year old. Basketball, baseball, tag, soccer and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are my life. Lol. All the mother’s know that children will change every inch of your life. For example, I can remember clubbing Monday – Saturday & occasionally on Sundays. Call me old, but I really don’t have the desire to go out every night. There’s nothing like putting your child to sleep. On that note, if your baby has been at grandma’s house all weekend? Go get your baby right now! Trust the club will still be there. SMDH.

Anyways, I was born in Modesto, Ca and raised in Richmond, Ca. I currently reside in Killeen, Tx. I’ve been in Texas for a year and I really love being down south. Especially the amount of land you get when you purchase a home. I take courses online at Central Texas College. My major is Business Administration (Only because they don’t offer accounting as a major). I also am working at Burlington Coat Factory and start working part time at a daycare next week. Yes, it is a busy schedule. Hey, if I don’t make it happen who will? For those who know me, they’ll let you know that this is nothing new.

I come from a military family. Let me elaborate on that. My father hasn’t been in my life consistently, therefore my mother did what she had to do (see how the cycle continues?). She initially enlisted into the National Guard and went active duty once my brother and I got older. When I say the military has been a life saver to my family, that’s not the half. It has brought my family through some very tough times. Which is probably why I have the desire to enlist active duty myself. A way to set a foundation for my son. All I know I know is to work hard and if that doesn’t do it, WORK HARDER!.

Now that you know a little bit about me make sure you check out the other ladies in the I AM BLOG Series as well! They’ll definitely shake a couple tables as they discuss some touchy topics. We aren’t trying to gossip or belittle anyone. Just bring some issues to light.

Before I end this I would like to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to MS. BEAUTY BEYOND THE BEAT!!!!! Enjoy your day!!!

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Beautiful Beginnings with Beauty Beyond the Beat ♥

Hello all, I am Beauty Beyond the Beat and I will be discussing all things BEAUTY, both INSIDE and OUT 🙂

 

Growing up, confidence was instilled in me through my family… I was always told that I was pretty and smart. In my teen years, I would always get teased for being chubby, but my comeback was always “bet you can’t say I’m ugly though!!!” (SMH & LOL) I believe that I am beautiful, and no one can tell me otherwise. However, up until about 2 years ago I let that get to my head big time. I was a mess!!! (sometimes I still am… working progress though) I had graduated with one degree, working on the next, I advanced in my career, I was kid free (still am, yes gawd) and a SUPER DIVA, but not the nice one… Fortunately for me, God surrounded me with authentic and humble people who loved me, and gave me reality checks on the regular. I came to realize that my self centeredness and attitude made me look so ugly, and sometimes it made people not want to be around me. I had many messy people in my life that got a kick out of seeing me act a fool, they even provoked it. But I learned the hard way that being pretty will only take you so far. If you have a nasty attitude, are as dumb as a rock, uninteresting, extremely self centered, or just plain lame as shit, then what’s on the outside won’t matter when it comes to GENUINE friendships and relationships. Yes it will be easy for you to be pursued (frequently) and you will probably always have someone to call upon in your time of boredom. But where’s the stability in that? What about a solid relationship? Unless you want to be in that type of in and out situation, you are going to find yourself very unhappy, and always seeking attention whether its negative or positive. Your beauty is what ATTRACTS a person, but what you bring to the table is whats going to KEEP them. I can go on and on about this topic, but we will have plenty of time for that. My weekly post won’t always be so serious and deep, we are going to have tons of fun too!!! You can look forward to posts about makeup, (which I absolutely adore), beauty and health tips, and so much more… I will also feature a Beat of the Week, it might be a celebrity or a civilian, but just know that they will be BEAT!!!

 

see you next week my loves

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XOXO, triplebeez 🙂

 

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Oh BTW my birthday is this Thursday 7/3/14, show your girl some LOVE!!!

 

 

 

I Am Justice Mayrie

Now ya’ll all know me I Am Justice Mayrie. If you dont know who I am click here to learn the basics. *Jeopardy music plays while I wait for you to read it* Ok ya’ll back and shit? *in my Ricky V Voice* LOL

Ok Ok let me clean my mouth up so I can get into the realness of my weekly topic that I will be hitting you guys with. My weekly personal topic is Black Women and Education. Yup I said it! Get ready for me to praise and bash black women for things that we, yes I said we, do today in this society. As well as get ready for me to talk about education and helping our future generations learn from our fuck ups. Im going to keep things short for this week because I hit ya’ll with alot about the future of my crew and the brand that we are about to build into an empire.

First, I want to talk about Black Women and the things that we have created as the social norm for dating. Truthfully, I have not dated in almost 3 years. Not to say I have not had relationships but I have not DATED in 3 years. And after I explain why I say that most of you women will realize that you have not DATED in YEARS! First we need to establish what DATING is, for that i’m going to Webster so you bum bishes can realize the truth.

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: to do an activity with someone you have might have a romantic relationship with : to go on a date or several dates with (someone)

 

To do an ACTIVITY hmmm now lets make it clear. ACTIVITY does not mean SEX! You do not go to SEX, you have SEX. Now that, that is clear lets move on. When you went on a DATE in high school did you get in your car and pick him up or did your parents make that young man come pick you up? So now that we are adults why is it acceptable for us to go pick him up? When did “come to my house and chill” because an acceptable date? When you went on a date in high school who paid for the date? The man did. So why as adults we find it acceptable for us to pay for the first date?

NO SIR you gotta court me nigga. Now do not get me wrong I do not mind paying for a date, after the 3rd or 4th date. I’m not trying to take care of a man and I need to know that you can hold your own. I have a car, my own apartment and I pay all these bills, I need to be sure that you can do the same. I am not in the business of taking care of a man. Men are quick to say “Can you cook?” My question to them is can you take care of home?

Understand Women we want a man to have everything. Car, Apartment/House,  Careers and 401Ks, *in my Ms_bmarie_* but we as women do not bring that to the table. We have to bring something to the table.

For me I feel that you as a women should have a sturdy foundation that you are standing on, on your own. So why would you want a man with a flimsy foundation to help you build a life with? A man should have a sturdy as well as you should have a sturdy foundation.

Ooooohhhhhh I said I was going to keep it short so we gone get into foundations of a relationship in Black Women next week.

My next topic is Education. As an African American, I feel that education should be top priority on our list. I have done a top 10 Universities for African Americans, the link is here. Check it out. I will be going into detail on good programs from Pre K to College. I will be talking about the impact of a child playing sports have on that child in school. After school programs and more for the younger  children. I also will be talking about the benefits of extra curricular activates for high school, extra curricular activities for college students.

Each week I will be doing my Educated African American a week (One Male and One Female) starting next week.

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Anyways love you guys!!!

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And just remember I am and will always be Justice Mayrie

My Top 10 Universities for African Americans

So I decided to do this blog for two reasons, one is because during the summer this when sophomores going into their junior year in high school should really be looking into schools, and two because a lot of children in my family are in this age bracket. I want them to know that there are more than just the schools in their areas that have great opportunities.

Disclaimer: 90% of these schools are Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) because I feel that coming straight from high school into college you should get a college experience, a true college experience. Also, two of these schools I actually attended and that is why they made the list. (Yes I am bias) lol

Below you will find not only the school but what the school has to offer, what you need to be accepted and the Tuition/ Fees for each school. I will also add the social aspects for each school so Mascots and much more will be included. Please share this with friends and family thank you!!!

 

 

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My Top 10

#10. ALABAMA STATE UNIVERSITY (ASU)

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Alabama State University was founded in 1867, in Marion, Ala., as a school for African-Americans. Today, Alabama State University, located in Montgomery, Ala.

Mascot: Hornets

Requirements for acceptance: Fill out application that is #1 for all Universities

         $25 application fee

          Copy of your official high school transcript

          ACT/SAT test scores

          GPA

    2.00 – 2.49
    2.50 – 2.99
    3.00 – 3.49
   3.50 or higher

         ACT / SAT

  18 or higher / 860 – 890
  17 / 820 – 850
  16 / 770 – 810
  15 / 720 – 760

Cost:                                         

In-State Out-of-State
 Billed Expenses    
Tuition/Fees $7,932 $14,244
Room/Board $5,366 $5,366
Subtotal $13,298 $19,610
 Other Estimated Expenses  
 Books $1,600 $1,600
Transportation $1,164 $1,164
Miscellaneous/Personal $1,380 $1,380
Subtotal $4,144 $4,144
 Estimated Total  $17,442 $23,754

Sports: Alabama State University offers many sport such as Baseball, Basketball(M/W), Bowling (W), Cross Country (M/W), Football, Golf (M/W), Indoor/Outdoor Track (M/W), Soccer (W), Softball, Tennis (M/W), and Volleyball (W). 

Greek Life: If you are into the Greek life Alabama State has Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority INC., Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity INC., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority INC., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity INC., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity INC., and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority INC.

#9 CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY

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The Chicago State University Foundation was chartered in 1967 and incorporated in 1968 as an independent, charitable organization with the sole purpose of soliciting, receiving, and administering private gifts to the Chicago State University in order to secure the University’s future as a place where promise becomes power. Chicago State University is located in Chicago, IL.

Mascot: Cougar

Requirements for acceptance: Some students may be required to submit writing samples, letters of recommendation and or interview with our Academic Support Staff.

A completed CSU Application

Official Transcript from all High Schools

ACT/SAT scores

A $25 application fee

ACT 16
SAT 790 Reasoning Test
Minimum gpa 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

4 English units
 3 Math units
 3 Science units with lab
2 Elective units

*6th semester transcript acceptable before graduation, GED required if non-high school graduate or graduate of non-accredited school.

Official transcripts from home-schooling guilds or associations.

Cost:

Fall 2012 On Campus Illinois Resident
  Tuition per credit hour Number of credit hours Fee Total
Undergraduate (returning, non-guarantee) $223.00 1 – 11 $423.00 $646.00 – $2876.00
$223.00 12 – 15+ $1207.00 $3883.00 – $4552.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2004 $223.00 1 – 11 $423.00 $646.00 – $2876.00
$223.00 12 – 15+ $1207.00 $3883.00 – $4552.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2005 $223.00 1 – 11 $423.00 $646.00 – $2876.00
$223.00 12 – 15+ $1207.00 $3883.00 – $4552.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2006 $206.00 1 – 11 $423.00 $629.00 – $2689.00
$206.00 12 – 15+ $1207.00 $3679.00 – $4297.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2007 $229.00 1 – 11 $423.00 $652.00 – $2942.00
$229.00 12 – 15+ $1207.00 $3955.00 – $4642.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2008 $229.00 1 – 11 $423.00 $652.00 – $2942.00
$229.00 12 – 15+ $1207.00 $3955.00 – $4642.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2009 $249.00 1 – 11 $423.00 $672.00 – $3162.00
$249.00 12 – 15+ $1207.00 $4195.00 – $4942.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2010 $269.00 1 – 11 $423.00 $692.00 – $3382.00
$269.00 12 – 15+ $1207.00 $4435.00 – $5242.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2011 $277.00 1 – 11 $423.00 $700.00 – $3470.00
$277.00 12 – 15+ $1207.00 $4531.00 – $5362.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2012 $285.00 1 – 11 $423.00 $708.00 – $3558.00
$285.00 12 – 15+ $1207.00 $4627.00 – $5482.00

On Campus Non-Illinois Resident

  Tuition per credit hour Number of credit hours Fee Total
Undergraduate (returning, non-guarantee) $449.00 1 – 11 $423.00 $872.00 – $5362.00
$449.00 12 – 15+ $1207.00 $6595.00 – $7942.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2004 $449.00 1 – 11 $423.00 $872.00 – $5362.00
$449.00 12 – 15+ $1207.00 $6595.00 – $7942.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2005 $449.00 1 – 11 $423.00 $872.00 – $5362.00
$449.00 12 – 15+ $1207.00 $6595.00 – $7942.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2006 $410.00 1 – 11 $423.00 $833.00 – $4933.00
$410.00 12 – 15+ $1207.00 $6127.00 – $7357.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2007 $455.00 1 – 11 $423.00 $878.00 – $5428.00
$455.00 12 – 15+ $1207.00 $6667.00 – $8032.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2008 $455.00 1 – 11 $423.00 $878.00 – $5428.00
$455.00 12 – 15+ $1207.00 $6667.00 – $8032.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2009 $495.50 1 – 11 $423.00 $918.50 – $5873.50
$495.50 12 – 15+ $1207.00 $7153.00 – $8639.50
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2010 $535.00 1 – 11 $423.00 $958.00 – $6308.00
$535.00 12 – 15+ $1207.00 $7627.00 – $9232.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2011 $552.00 1 – 11 $423.00 $975.00 – $6495.00
$552.00 12 – 15+ $1207.00 $7831.00 – $9487.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2012 $567.00 1 – 11 $423.00 $990.00 – $6660.00
$567.00 12 – 15+ $1207.00 $8011.00 – $9712.00

Sports: Baseball, Basketball (M/W), Cross Country (M/W), Golf (M/W), Golf (M/W), Tennis (M/W), Track and Field (M/W), and Volleyball (W)

Greek Life: If you are into the Greek life Chicago State has Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority INC., Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity INC., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority INC., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity INC., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity INC., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority INC., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity INC., Iota Phi Theta Fraternity INC., and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority INC.

#8 Bethune Cookman University

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Mary McLeod Bethune founded the Daytona Educational and Industrial Training School in 1904. The school underwent several stages of growth and development through the years and in 1923, it merged with the Cookman Institute of Jacksonville, Florida and became a co-ed high school. A year later in 1924, it became affiliated with the Methodist Church. By 1931, the school had become a junior college. The school became a four-year college in 1941 when the Florida Board of Education approved a 4-year baccalaureate program in Liberal Arts and Teacher Education. The name was changed to Bethune-Cookman College.

Mascot: Wil D Cat

Requirements for acceptance:

A completed application for admission, including a one page essay on one of four topics detailed in the application.

A $25 non-refundable application fee or official fee waiver form obtained from your guidance counselor

Official copies of transcript(s) including all high school academic experiences.

Standardized test results – SAT or ACT.

To be considered for admission to Bethune-Cookman University, students must have satisfactorily completed an accredited high school curriculum with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.25 or better on a 4.0 scale.

Coursework at the high-school level should include the following, each with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0:

• four units of English
• three units of college preparatory math
• three units of natural sciences (at least one laboratory)
• three units of social sciences and history
• six academic electives

Cost:

                      Fall 2013 Spring 2014 Total

Tuition & Fees  $7,205.00 $7,205.00 $14,410.00

Room & Board  $4,274.00 $4,274.00 $8,548.00

Total            $11,479.00 $11,479.00 $22,958.00

*New Lee Rhyant Residential Life Center will be accessed an additional room charge of $708 per year. ($354 per semester)

 

 

#7 Langston University

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The school was founded in 1897 and was known as the Oklahoma Colored Agricultural and Normal University. Langston University was created as a result of the second Morrill Act in 1890. The law required states with land-grant colleges (such as Oklahoma State University, then Oklahoma A&M) to either admit African-Americans, or provide an alternative school for them to attend as a condition of receiving federal funds.[1] Langston University is named for John Mercer Langston (1829–1897), civil rights pioneer, first African American member of Congress from Virginia, founder of the Howard University Law School, and American consul-general to Haiti.
Through the years Langston University has developed slowly but surely. Some of the most serious problems have been political influences, financial stress, and lack of adequate space and equipment. During the 1960s the campus underwent a complete makeover. New buildings appeared, and additions were made to the library and auditorium. Thus, despite the problems, Langston has braved the storms and produced outstanding graduates. Langston alumni are scattered throughout the nation and are serving humanity with pride. Poet Melvin B. Tolson taught at Langston from 1947 until 1964. Tolson was portrayed by Denzel Washington in the film The Great Debaters. Langston University is located in Oklahoma, OK, Tulsa, OK, and Langston, OK.

 

Mascot: Lions

Requirements for acceptance:

Any individual who (a) is a graduate of an accredited high school, (b) has participated in the American College Testing Program (ACT) or a similar acceptable battery of tests, (c) has completed the mandated high school curricular requirements, and (d) meets at least one of the following requirements is eligible for admission to Langston University.
1. Maintained an average grade of “C” or above in the four years of high school study (2.7 or higher on a 4.0 scale) and ranked scholastically in the top 50% of the high school graduating class.
2. Attained a composite standard score on the American College Testing Program or equivalent which would place the applicant among the top 50% of Oklahoma high school seniors.

HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULAR REQUIREMENTS

Effective for first-time entering freshmen since the fall of 1997, fifteen units will be required as follows:

Units (Years) Course Areas

4 English (Grammar, Composition, Literature)
3 Lab Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics or any lab science certified by the school district; General Science with or without a lab may not be used to meet this requirement.)
3 Mathematics (from Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Math Analysis, Calculus)
3 History (including one (1) unit of American History) and citizenship skills from the subjects of Economics, Geography, Government, Non-Western Culture.
2 Additional units of subjects previously listed or selected from the following: Computer Science, Foreign Language.
15 Required Units

Cost: To find out how much it will cost you to attend Langston University please use this link http://192.135.141.50/joomla/NetPriceCalculator/npcalc.htm and answer the questions that are asked.

Sports: Basketball (M/W), Cross Country (M/W), Football, Track and Field (M/W), Cheerleading, Softball(W), and Volleyball (W).

Greeks: If you are into the Langston University has Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

#6 Hampton University

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In 1863, using government funds to continue the work started by Mary Peake, General Butler founded the Butler School for Negro children, where students were taught reading, writing, arithmetic, geography, and grammar, as well as various housekeeping skills. Throughout the 1880s and 1890s, Hampton Normal School saw a dramatic increase in enrollment and educational offerings, which created a need not only for additional dormitory space, but also for auxiliary facilities. The new trade school would offer instruction in farming, carpentry, harnessmaking, printing, tailoring, clocksmithing, blacksmithing, painting, and wheelwrighting. Enhancing Hampton’s curriculum to meet the stringent requirements of college level accreditation was the focus during the late 1900s and throughout the 1920s. Many new programs were added and the requirements for existing courses were raised to meet the new standard Hampton placed upon itself.  In 1984, after a nine-month study of Hampton Institute’s rapid growth and development in quality of students, faculty and academic offerings, the recommendation was made to change the name to Hampton University. Hampton University is located in Hampton, VA.

Mascot: Pirates

Requirements for acceptance:

The signed and completed application form for admission.
Application fee of $35.00 (non-refundable). Only cashier’s check or money order accepted.
A copy of your social security card (for Federal Financial Aid verification).
OFFICIAL high school transcript.
Standardized test scores if requested.
Submit two letters of recommendation with at least one from your high school guidance counselor or a high school teacher; and one from an individual who can address your character.

An essay of approximately 250-500 words is required on either of the following topics:

Describe a personal moral or ethical dilemma and how it impacted your life or
How Should Today’s Youth Combat Negative Moral Issues?

Cost:

Hampton University’s Direct Costs

Tuition $17,232
Comprehensive Fee $2,006
Room Charges $4,572
Board Charge $4,218
Billable Charges $28,528
Additional estimated expenses include, books, supplies, transportation and other personal expenses that are determined by lifestyle and other cost-saving avenues.

Sports: Hampton University offers many sport such as Basketball(M/W), Bowling (W), Cross Country (M/W), Football, Golf (M/W), Track (M/W), Soccer (W),Tennis (M/W), and Volleyball (W). 

Greek Life: If you are into the Greek life Hampton University has Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority INC., Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity INC.Delta Sigma Theta Sorority INC., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity INC., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity INC., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority INC., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity INC., Iota Phi Theta Fraternity INC., and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority INC.

 

 

 

#5 Morehouse College

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In 1867, two years after the Civil War ended, Augusta Theological Institute was established in the basement of Springfield Baptist Church in Augusta, Ga. Founded in 1787, Springfield Baptist is the oldest independent African American church in the United States. In 1879, Augusta Institute was invited by The Rev. Frank Quarles to move to the basement of Friendship Baptist Church in Atlanta and changed its name to Atlanta Baptist Seminary.The campus encompasses a Civil War historic site, a gift of John D. Rockefeller, where Confederate soldiers staged a determined resistance to Union forces during William Tecumseh Sherman’s famous siege of Atlanta in 1864. In 1897, Atlanta Baptist Seminary became Atlanta Baptist College during the administration of Dr. George Sale, a Canadian who served as the third and youngest president from 1890 to 1906. Atlanta Baptist College, already a leader in preparing African Americans for teaching and the ministry, expanded its curriculum and established the tradition of educating leaders for all areas of American life. In addition to attracting a large number of talented faculty and administrators, Hope contributed much to the institution we know today. Upon the death of the founder in 1913, Atlanta Baptist College was named Morehouse College in honor of Henry L. Morehouse, the corresponding secretary of the Northern Baptist Home Mission Society. Morehouse Collge is a all male college.  Morehouse College is located in Atlanta, Ga.

Mascot: The Maroon Tiger

Requirements for acceptance:

The applicant’s preparation must include four (4) units in English, (3) units in Mathematics, two (2) units in Natural Sciences and two (2) units in Social Sciences. Two (2) units of Foreign Language also are highly recommended. Additional pursuits may be tailored according to the student’s individual interests.

Essays

Although we ask for only one essay, we also want each applicant to write a personal statement. It is important applicants use the personal statement to share stories of personal triumph, or how you decided to be involved in an organization or project that took you out of your comfort zone and what was learned by having had the experience.
We want you to be guided by your own words and thoughts even if a parent or counselor looks over the essay. It is also imperative that no one else writes the essay for you, or in their handwriting.

Cost:

Tuition (12-18 hours)……………………………………………………..$ 11,690

Student Fees………………………………………………………………$ 893

Technology Fees………………………………………………………….$ 147

Board……………………………………………………………………..$ 2,835

Room……………………………………………………………………..$ 3,755

Totals for the Semester………………………………………………….$ 19,320 

Sports: Football, Baseball, Basketball, Tennis, Track and Field, Cross Country, and Golf

Greek Life: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity INC., Phi Beta SigmaFraternity INC., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity INC., Iota Phi Theta Fraternity INC., and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity INC.

 

 

 

 

#4 Tuskegee University

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Tuskegee University is an independent and state-related institution of higher education. Its programs serve a student body that is coeducational as well as racially, ethnically and religiously diverse. With a strong orientation toward disciplines which highlight the relationship between education and work force preparation in the sciences, professions and technical areas, Tuskegee University also emphasizes the importance of the liberal arts as a foundation for successful careers in all areas. Accordingly, all academic majors stress the mastery of a required core of liberal arts courses. Tuskegee University is located in Tuskegee, AL.

Mascot: Golden Tiger

Requirements for acceptance:

Completed application along with a $25 non-refundable application fee
Official high school transcript(s)
Official ACT or SAT test scores {ACT 21 minimum, SAT (CR + Math) 1000 minimum}
minimum 3.0 GPA

Math – Tuskegee will require eight semesters (four years) of high school math. View comprehensive list of acceptable math courses.
Laboratory Science* – biology, chemistry, physics, earth/space science, physiology/anatomy, etc.
English – grammar, composition, literature, speech, and vocabulary, but not journalism, newspaper, yearbook, or theatre arts

Cost:

Undergraduate Full-time (12-19 Hours) $9,050.00

New Student Enrollment Fee (Housing Deposit) $500.00

**Residence Halls: (Double Occupancy) $2,095.00

MEAL PLAN (non-resident hall students) Meal plans may be purchased separately by non- residence hall students.

 Plan A Full Board Plan $2,120.00

Plan B Option 1: 100 points and 100 meals $835.00

Plan B Option 2: 300 points and 50 meals $835.00

Plan C Option 1: 50 points and 50 meals $490.00

Plan C Option 2: 150 points and 25 meals $490.00

Plan D Option 1: 30 meals $210.00

Multi-Student Discounts***

Two or more siblings attending Tuskegee University in the same semester are eligible for tuition and residence halls discounts. Room discounts are not available to students receiving Tuskegee room scholarships and/or living in campus apartments.

Tuition All Siblings (per student per semester) $230.00

Residence Halls Two Siblings ( per student per semester) $565.00

Three Siblings ( per student per semester) $840.00

Health Insurance $390.00

Renters Insurance $65.00

Automobile Registration $75.00 

Sports: Tuskegee University offers many sport such as Baseball, Basketball(M/W), Cross Country (M/W), Football,  Track and Field (M/W),  Softball, Tennis (M/W), and Volleyball (W).

Greek Life: If you are into the Greek life Tuskegee University has Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority INC., Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity INC., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority INC., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity INC., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority INC., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity INC., and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority INC.

 

 

 

#3 North Carolina A&T State University 

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North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University  was founded in 1891 as a land-grant institution, and we’ve built a strong civil rights legacy along the way. The Greensboro Four—who staged the first ever sit-in at a Woolworth lunch counter in 1960—were NC A&T students. North Carolina A&T State University is located in Greensboro, NC.

Mascot: Aggies

Requirements for acceptance:

Submit an application

SAT or ACT test scores

Official high school transcript.

Application fee non-refundable $45 fee 

Cost:

Estimated 2012-2013 Expenses (Per Year)
In-State Tuition and Required Fees $5,058
Out of State Tuition and Required Fees $15,657
Health Insurance (*required for all students) $1,470
Residence Hall $7,350
Meal Plan $2,675
Total Estimated In-State Expenses $16,553
Total Estimated Out of State Expenses $27,152

Sports: Baseball, Basketball (M/W), Cross Country (M/W), Football,Track & Field (M/W), Bowling (W), Softball, Swimming (W), Tennis, Volleyball (W)

Greek Life:  If you are into the Greek life North Carolina A&T State University  has Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

 

 

 

 

#2 Spelmen College

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Spelman College was founded in 1881 as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary, and became Spelman College in 1924 and have since held the distinction of being America’s oldest historically Black college for women. Now a global leader in the education of women of African descent, Spelman College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and we are proud members of the Atlanta University Center Consortium. Spelman is an all female college. Spelman is located in Atlanta, Ga.

Mascot: Jaguar

Requirements for acceptance:

Complete an application, either printed or submitted online

A $35 nonrefundable paper application fee or a $25 nonrefundable online application fee

High school transcripts must be in a sealed envelope, forwarded from your high school guidance office

A Personal essay

SAT I or ACT scores, forwarded from the Educational Testing Service or the ACT Reporting Service

Two letters of recommendation. If you apply online, remember to print and complete the counselor and teacher recommendation forms

Send paper application and supporting documents to the Office of Admissions and postmarked by the appropriate deadlines.

Cost:

First Semester

Tuition (12 to 20 credit hours)
On-CampusStudents

$18,289.50

Off-Campus Students

$12,317.00

Second Semester

Tuition (12 to 20 credit hours)
On-Campus Students

$18,289.50

Off-Campus Students

$12,317.00

Room and Board*

$5,972.50

Total for year
On-Campus Students
$36,579.00
Off-Campus Students
$24,634.00
* Students occupying single rooms will be charged an additional amount of $ 356 per semester. If you are a resident of The Suites Residential Hall, please add $912.50 per semester for a 2-BR Suite, $652 per semester for a 3-BR Suite, or $243.00 per semester for a 4-BR Suite.

Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Bowling (W), Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

Greek Life: If you are into the Greek life Spelman has Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

 

 

 

 

And out #1 school which should be no surprise is

#1 Howard University

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Shortly after the end of the Civil War, members of The First Congregational Society of Washington considered establishing a theological seminary for the education of African-American clergymen. Within a few weeks, the project expanded to include a provision for establishing a university. Within two years, the University consisted of the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Medicine. The new institution was named for General Oliver Otis Howard, a Civil War hero, who was both the founder of the University and, at the time, Commissioner of the Freedmen’s Bureau. Howard later served as President of the university from 1869–74. Congress chartered Howard on March 2, 1867, and much of its early funding came from endowment, private benefaction, and tuition. An annual congressional appropriation administered by the U.S. Department of Education funds Howard University and Howard University Hospital. Howard Hall was renovated and made a dormitory for girls; many improvements were made on campus; J. Stanley Durkee, Howard’s last white president, was appointed in 1918. Howard University has played an important role in American history and the Civil Rights Movement on a number of occasions. Alain Locke, Chair of the Department of Philosophy and first African American Rhodes Scholar, authored The New Negro, which helped to usher in the Harlem Renaissance. Ralph Bunche, the first Nobel Peace Prize winner of African descent, served as chair of the Department of Political Science. Beginning in 1942, Howard University students pioneered the “stool-sitting” technique, which was to play a prominent role in the later civil rights movement. By January, 1943, students had begun to organize regular sit-ins and pickets at cigar stores and cafeterias around Washington, D.C. which refused to serve them because of their race. These protests continued until the administration asked the students to stop in the Fall of 1944. Stokely Carmichael, also known as Kwame Toure, a student in the Department of Philosophy and the Howard University School of Divinity coined the term “Black Power” and worked in Lowndes County, Alabama as a voting rights activist. Historian Rayford Logan served as chair of the Department of History. E. Franklin Frazier served as chair of the Department of Sociology. Sterling Allen Brown served as chair of the Department of English. In 1975 the historic Freedman’s Hospital closed after 112 years of use as Howard University College of Medicine’s primary teaching hospital. Howard University Hospital opened that same year and continues to be used as Howard University College of Medicine’s primary teaching hospital with service to the surrounding community. In 1989, Howard gained national attention when students rose up in protest against the appointment of then-Republican National Committee Chairman Lee Atwater as a new member of the university’s Board of Trustees. Student activists disrupted Howard’s 122nd anniversary celebrations, and eventually occupied the university’s Administration building. Within days, both Atwater and Howard’s President, James E. Cheek, resigned. In April 2007 the head of the faculty senate called for the ouster of Howard University President H. Patrick Swygert, saying that the school was in a state of crisis and it was time to end “an intolerable condition of incompetence and dysfunction at the highest level.” This came on the heels of several criticisms of Howard University and its management. The following month, Swygert announced that he would retire in June 2008. The university announced in May 2008 that Sidney Ribeau of Bowling Green State University would succeed Swygert as president. Ribeau appointed a Presidential Commission on Academic Renewal to conduct a year-long self-evaluation that resulted in reducing or closing 20 out of 171 academic programs. For example, they proposed closing the undergraduate philosophy major and African studies major. Six years later, in 2013, university insiders again alleged that the university was in crisis. In April, the vice chairwoman of the university’s board of trustees wrote a letter to her colleagues harshly criticizing the university’s president and calling for a vote of no confidence; her letter was subsequently obtained by the media where it drew national headline.Two months later, the university’s Council of Deans alleged that “fiscal mismanagement is doing irreparable harm”, blaming the university’s senior vice president for administration, chief financial officer and treasurer and asking for his dismissal.

Mascot: Howard Bison

Requirements for acceptance:

Application for Admission
Nonrefundable $45 application fee payable by credit card, money order, or cashier’s check.
Personal checks are not accepted. Howard University does not waive application fees.
Official high school transcript or GED certificate
Test score results from the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT)
One letter of recommendation from a high school counselor
Guidance Counselor Recommendation Form
One letter of recommendation from a high school teacher
Teacher Recommendation Form)
Admission essay
Resume (optional)

4 years English
3 years mathematics
2 years social science
2 years science (w/ lab)
2 years foreign language

Cost:

Students Enrolled Fall 2007 and After
Tuition
$19,150.00
Mandatory Fee
$1,021.00
Books & Supplies
$2,509.00
Meals/Board
$3,740.00
Room
$11,601.00
Incidentals
$1,216.00
Local Transportation
$2,246.00
TOTAL
$41,483.00

Mandatory Fee – International Students
$1,233.00
TOTAL
$41,695.00

Sports: Basketball (M/W), Cross country (M/W), Bowling (W), Football, Soccer (M/W), Lacrosse (W), Swimming & Diving (M/W), Tennis(M/W), Softball (W), Track & Field (Indoor/ Outdoor) (M/W), Volleyball (W)

Greek Life: If you are into the Howard University has Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

 

 

 

These are the Top 10 schools that I have chosen. I hope that you enjoyed this and that it was informative. Please come back in 2 weeks to few the Top 10 schools that which will not consist of any HBCUs. I feel that will only be far because not all African American teens want to attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Love you all and see you in 2 weeks.

Life is the most exciting opportunity we have. But we have one shot. You graduate from college once, and that’s it. You’re going out of that nest. And you have to find that courage that’s deep, deep, deep in there. Every step of the way.

Andrew Shue

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