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As a proud Howard University alum, I love everything HBCU. From tailgate to traditions, being an HBCU alum is a lifestyle. If you are looking for lifestyle inspiration for hosting you next HBCU party or teaching you kids about HBCUs, you have come to the right place.

  • 4 Fathers Share Memories of Daughters Attending HBCUs
    Father’s Day, which is just a few days away, is a holiday for the paternal figures in our lives. Father’s are necessary in our lives because they make a difference to our upbringing, teach us lessons through action, and serve as a representation of who we will be like when we grow up. Oftentimes when many people think about fathers the bond between their Southern Belle or junior Southern Beau is what they are known for, which is what we want to feature today on Black Southern Belle. Bonds between…
  • 3 Women Recount HBCU Graduation Memories
    As college studies begin to dwindle, graduates are exiting the doors of their HBCU. Many are walking across the stage for family and friends or being highlighted in a non-traditional format because of COVID-19. Despite how graduation is done this year, there will be many memories for these graduates. This is also the time of the year where recent graduates will often time reminisce on their graduation day. Whether it;s their Facebook memories that show their graduation post from 2, or 4 years ago or a random flashback to one…
  • Jacquie McWilliams: First African-American Female CIAA Commissioner and HBCU Hampton Grad
    Attending an HBCU comes with many memories. Whether it’s hanging in the grove with your close friends during some much needed downtime or attending outdoor and indoor sporting events throughout the year, our HBCU has given us a fair share of memories that resonates even more when we become graduates of these institutions. When specific times of the year comes around, many of us can imagine attending different sporting events to support our HBCU athletes. Therefore, with February just around the corner we should have collegiate basketball running through our…
  • HBCU Travel: Tuskegee, AL Travel and HBCU Guide
    Tuskegee University Holiday Getaway for their On-Campus resort and Tuskegee History and Black Owned Businesses A holiday getaway is a trip like no other vacation. A holiday getaway is the perfect time for Southern Belles and her family to enjoy the joyful inspired sightings in a new town or city Instead of seeing your common, yet, unique holiday cheer in your hometown, you should start by planning a getaway that gives you and your family a new outlook on how holidays are celebrated elsewhere. For this reason, I am here…
  • Food Historian Tells New Orleans Food Culture through HBCU Heritage at Dillard University
    Looking for a cookbook to add to your holiday repertoire and coffee table? Be sure to add Recipes and Remembrances of Fair Dillard, 1869-2019 by Zella Palmer. This book is perfect for anyone interested in black food heritage, HBCU history, and New Orleans food culture. Learn more about the book and author below: About the Book Recipes and Remembrances of Fair Dillard is a compilation of research and recipes related to Dillard University, one of New Orleans’s historically black colleges and universities, and one that is central to the history of the…
  • FAMU Fall Inspiration: HBCU Decor for Fall
    Looking for home decor inspiration to show off your HBCU style? We have you covered and we are sharing some FAMU Home Decor style. With fall and HBCU tailgating season here, check out our inspiration for HBCU decor. Get the inspiration you need below and share images of your HBCU decor below using the hashtag #blacksouthernbelle FAMU Fall Inspiration: HBCU Decor for Fall Color Scheme: For this HBCU Inspired decor vignette, we used the colors of FAMU, orange and green. From the fabric to the glassware, these colors are a…
  • HBCU Bookstore: 4 HBCU Books for Kids
    Love HBCUs? So do we and we want to pass these wonderful institutions to the next generation of kids. Today we are featuring HBCU books for kids that are perfect to start your own HBCU bookstore in your home. Check out these books below and be sure to share your favorite books with us using the hashtag #blacksouthernbelle HBCU Bookstore: 4 HBCU Books for Kids A Is for Ancestors: My Black College ABCs Coloring Book Have you always dreamed of your child attending an HBCU? In Erica Stovall White’s debut…
  • HBCU Homecoming Children’s Book For Your HBCU Baby
    As a new mom, I am always on the hunt for things for baby Jackson. And as a Howard University alum, anything that merges HBCUs and kids is at the top of my list. Today I am featuring the HBCU Homecoming Children’s Book soon to release called Homecoming and suggest that you add it to your coffee table and night time reading list. HBCU Homecoming Children’s Book For Your HBCU Baby This book is definitely on my must purchase list for 2019. Just the cover alone is worth a permanent…
  • HBCU Art Showcase Presented by New Orleans, LA Chapter of The Links, Incorporated
    In collaboration with the New Orleans Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art is pleased to present the 7th annual HBCU Art Showcase, a curated show of works from students attending Xavier University of Louisiana, one of the state’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Xavier University of Louisiana is America’s only Historically Black and Catholic University. Xavier is a nationally recognized leader in the STEM and health sciences fields, producing more African American students who graduate from medical school each year than any other university in the…
  • HBCU Olympian Trivia Games with Family Food and Fun
    Summer is here and with two little ones, life is keeping us pretty busy. To avoid the hassle of getting the kids ready to head out, we are taking time to enjoy them at home. Big thanks to Nabisco for sponsoring this post. One way we are enjoying time at home with the kids is by cooking together. With temperatures rising and kids growing busier by the day, we are looking for anything that can keep our bellies full and the good times rolling.  While the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020…
  • HBCU Dorm Decor: Modern Preppy Style at North Carolina A&T
    School is back in session and the class of 2023 is here. One of the most memorable experiences of college life is moving into your dorm. You are nervous and so are your parents (maybe even more so) If you are like me, you spent all summer finding things to decorate your dorm with and that tradition has not changed. Today we are featuring a North Carolina A&T dorm that was designed for the beautiful niece of North Carolina-based interior designer, Don Ricardo Massenburg Jr., of Design Inkredible LLC. Check…
  • 10 Heavenly HBCU Campuses
    Most college campuses all over the United States are breath-taking beautiful. They are nature campuses with lovely scenery, fountains, bridges, monuments, and buildings. A number of the these campuses happen to be historic as well. While on the topic of historic college campuses, there is a fair number of HBCUs (historically black colleges/universities) in the United States that are just mind blowing. HBCUs happen to have some of the most beautiful campuses in the world and these campuses are not only gorgeous on the outside, but they provide you with…
  • HBCU Heritage Travel: Jackson State is heading to South Beach
    PRESS RELEASE JACKSON, Miss. – Jackson State is heading to South Beach. Jackson State and Florida A&M have agreed to play in the 2021 Orange Blossom Classic over Labor Day weekend at Hard Rock Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins from the National Football League (NFL) and the Miami Hurricanes who play in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). The match-up will also count as a conference game and will be the season-opener for both programs. “We are very excited about playing Florida A&M in the 2021 Orange Blossom Classic,” said JSU Vice President…
  • 7 HBCU Museums To Explore During Homecoming Season
    Historically Black Colleges and Universities have some of the most beautifully rich campuses. Walking across the campuses alone, leave you feeling like a part of history, as the serene scenery passes your sight with your feet pelting over the soil that ties our souls.  But, just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, some of these institutions have art galleries too! Whether it be museums, a hall, or a memoir outdoors, all of the galleries below host tranquil treasures in one form or another. 7 HBCU Museums To Explore…
  • 10 HBCU Inspired Rooms from HomeGoods
    Are you a Black Southern Belle or HBCU looking to decorate your first home? Do you also love HomeGoods? Today we are taking some inspiration from HomeGoods and their dreamy Instagram page to share a few of our favorite looks that can match your HBCU pride. Share your rooms with us using the hashtags #blacksouthernbelle and #hbcubelle. If you need more inspiration, make sure to check out this HBCU Decor post as well! 1)Howard University: This red, blue and white is the perfect look for a Howard Woman! We can’t…

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