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HBCU Night at Wizards Game

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Saturday was a full day celebrating HBCUs. Alfred Street Baptist Church held their 17th Annual HBCU Fest and this year it was bigger than ever at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. WKYS had a great time again this year, Dominique da Diva represented the station and her Alma Mater Virginia State University well! This event was held from 8am-3:30pm and during this time many students were accepted to their dream schools!


The festivities didn’t stop there, they continued just a few hours later down the street at the Capitol One Arena. This was the second year the Washington Wizards have celebrated HBCU Night during their Black History Month appreciations. During halftime select members representing the Alphas, Deltas, Kappas and Zetas strolled for those attending the game.




Kyle O’Quinn who is a center for the Indiana Pacers and a 6-year vet in the NBA spoke about his HBCU experience after their 119-112 win over the Wizards. “I bleed Green and Gold”, Kyle shared with me.

The Washington Wizards weren’t the only ones holding their HBCU Night, the Atlanta Hawks held theirs as well.

HBCUs have played a major role in our history and even more in American history. The more exposure these Universities and colleges get, the more respect our culture will see as a whole. HBCUs have and will continue to be places for love, community, and excelling!