Once again I have bombarded you with photo’s and no stories behind them.
Ended my first semester w/ a 3.4 GPA was shooting for a 4.0 but Im not discouraged I’ll get it next semester even if it kills me.
Just got back from the DMV, that was my first trip of the summer. My brother Kev, Eric, DaJuan & Dami made the trip to go see our bredren AJ who is in grad school at George Mason.
I went solely to network, see a few family members, visit Howard (HoChi to be specific), celebrate the homie Jae Murphy’s graduation, and of course to kick it with the homie, AJ.
Oh and I went so we could stop in Richmond,VA to see my Shea cos for the first few days of our trip she wasn’t going to be in DC. So we stopped and met up with her and her friends. I literally wanted to cry when I saw her but I didn’t cos I KNEW niggas were gonna chat BARE shit if I actually would’ve cried lol. But you can see my happiness in the photos. I never smile in pictures cos I don’t like my smile but every single one of our pics came out perfect. One of them is even the background on my phone AND my twitter avi lol I love that girl with all my heart Im so happy she’s back in my life and I’m going to make sure she never leaves again. Matter of fact her school, ODU was just inducted into my schools, ECU, conference so we’ll play each other in all sports now so we’ll have no excuse not to see each other. Im excited she’a not transferring to VCU or A&T.
I did ALL of that successfully and also bonded with my bredren. Those are my brothers. I realised that no matter what I pledge they’re going to be there for me regardless. I kind of assumed there would be a divide but Eta Nu Alpha’s & Eta Psi Kappa’s don’t buy into that segregation that older bruhs did. I always joke and say Im going to be a Que and they say they’ll still be my brother regardless. That’s love. If I could put a title on this trip it would be “Brotherly Love” We are down for each other no matter what. For instance, one of us couldn’t get in the club cos they didn’t have enough cash so everybody scrambled to pick up last minute cash it was funny cos one of the bruhs was chatting up a girl and she gave him $10 to help us out hahaha she CLEARLY was proper into him. I still can’t believe that shit lol
If you know anything about me you know that Im obsessed with DC. It is my favourite city in America. So I know quite a few spots in DC and I know my way around pretty well. I used to live SW. So I took the bruhs to Howard to see the plots after the graduation. I took them to HoChi so they could try the legendary Mambo Sauce. They absolutely fell in love with HoChi and they’ve been talking about it since. While walking on campus we saw this gorgeous girl who didn’t look a day over 23/24 walking around with a PhD robe on and I swear down that was the most attractive thing EVER! Beautiful educated black woman. I fell in love. No lie. We went to the MLK Memorial so Eric, DaJuan, Dami and AJ could take a Alpha Man photo. It was inspirational to say the least.
Also on this trip I saw with my own eyes the power of greek networking. Everybody wore their shirts with their letters on it and I swear we were stopped a million times and phone numbers and business cards were exchanged EVERY SINGLE TIME! Like everybody says it’s good for networking but this was my first time seeing it up close in person. I mean bruhs were handing out internships and potential job positions and they were just walking down the street with nalia on. It was mind boggling. One bloke worked in the white house and said he can get us a tour within 7 days and the amazing thing about that is that it takes the normal person around 6 months to a year to get a tour. So when we go back we’re DEFINITELY going to do that. Hopefully I get to see Barack.
The parties……..I LOVE clubs in DC. We had a blast and because of networking we got into every club free except that one lol DC embraced the hell out of Howard’s graduation. That made me really feel like Howard is the move for grad school. And of course I can NOT forget to mention the amount of beautiful black women that we saw on our trip. JE-SUS! Joseph AND Mary! Honestly being around beautiful driven young black women i.e. Ms.PhD motivates me like nothing else. It keeps me going. It makes me smile. It makes me proud to be a black. The future husband and life partner of THAT woman. I feel honoured. DC as a whole makes me proud to be black it’s the perfect environment. There are so many successful black people around you. That alone makes me want to continue bettering myself and work harder to reach my goals.
Then there was the Go-Go music (RIP Chuck Brown). Go-Go music is MY TING! Like I LOVE it foreal foreal no lie. To be walking down the street on a breezy sunny day watching beautiful Howard girls in sundresses walk by and the corner store is blaring some good Go-Go tunes made my soul reverberate.
This trip had everything I ever wanted and needed. I told the lads on the way back that I didn’t get drunk once, chat up any girls and I literally had the best time of my life. That opened my eyes.
This trip clarified a lot for me. I know where Im going with everything. Im motivated for grad school. Im sure about my greek journey. Im around good people I can build with. And my priorities are now checked and properly rearranged.
This summer holds A LOT! Im working on several secret (for the time being) projects with HBCU’s (Howard, Hampton, Morehouse, WSSU, SCSU, etc), Im finally launching my private clothing label, Im launching an internet based 24/7 radio station, Im hosting club events, and Im launching an online sneaker boutique. This is going to be a long summer but a GREAT one and I will see the rewards at the beginning of fall semester. I cannot wait. Im building a Kingdom.
S/O to DC for the inspirational push.
Stay tuned for part 2. All of my DMV followers get in touch I’d love to meet up.