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My best friend attended Howard back in the mid 80’s. I came out to visit her there a couple of times. The feeling of being surrounded by blackness was incredible.

One year, she took me to Virginia Beach for Spring Break. The plethora of beautiful black men was like a candy store on the beach. Miles of blackness and nothing but peace and partying. Fond memory. ♥️☀️

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I love this!! VA Beach during Spring Break is definitely a sight because of the proximity to Norfolk State, another HBCU. Thank you for sharing!

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I think people came from all around. I remember meeting some from Hampton. Thank you for evoking the memory.

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Okay but I need a college tradition where $20 bills are exchanged 😂. I always hear such good things about Howard. The overwhelming pride in your experience and blackness is palpable. Thank you for the read.

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Yesss, the first time it happened to me, back when $20 would've bought me a few staples from the grocery store until payday, I was grateful! The love and the network runs deep.

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If it happened to me, without context ,I would have thought it was a drug deal 😂. Like what fresh hell did I just commit to!

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