Welcome to HBCU kidz, Inc.

 Finally!  A boutique that respects U, your family, your schools and our FUTURE DREAMERS, LEADERS AND ACHIEVERS!

"Finally, a web site that
encourages our children to
attend HBCUs and understand
the historical value of our

November 5, 2005-The "birth" of the HBCU kidz spirit gift concept
Hampton U. vs. Bethune Cookman at Daytona Beach, FL

How did the HBCU kidz vision began?
After a harrowing encounter with Hurricane Wilma...we took a family outing to watch an HBCU football team out of town.
So there we were sitting in the fan stands...two HBCU alumni parents proudly
watching our 3 year old HBCU baby enjoying herself thoroughly in the crowd, cheering on the team, and wanting
 to wear the school logo just like mommy and daddy.  We approached a vendor about purchasing gear for our children.

When asked why he did not carry children's sizes of HBCU gear the vendor sneered, "Lady, maybe you haven't noticed!  Babies don't carry wallets!"

So our munchkin proudly wore a too-big college sweatshirt because the vendors did not carry kid sizes to fit her!  
Mommy and Daddy vowed to themselves and to her that next year she would have her own sized gear to wear to each and every game!  

What better gift could we look forward to giving our future generation of DREAMERS, LEADERS AND ACHIEVERS...
no other  than the unique gift of 
purpose, culture, inspiration, education and FUN!


Thanks for joining us on this worthwhile journey,

The HBCU kidz, Inc. Management Team

As a FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED COMPANY we invite U to explore our diverse links!

Our long term goal is to build a village that supports our FUTURE DREAMERS, LEADERS and ACHIEVERS.
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If there are several children in your life 0-6 years old with whom U want to inspire, uplift or empower
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Do U have or know FUTURE DREAMERS, LEADERS and ACHIEVERS who are 0-6 years old and want to share more knowledge about HBCUs?
Visit  Future visions and coming attractions

If U believe in the importance of early academic preparation at home for academic achievement
Visit and READ our blog Achievers in Training.

Are U a fan of education and learning?  Would U want to learn more about the story of why and how HBCU kidz, Inc. was founded in 2006?
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                  10 Things Every Child Should Know About HBCUs”

 “If Black parents don’t introduce accredited HBCU's to our children, then who will?” -Anonymous-

1) HBCU is an acronym for (H) istorically (B) lack (C) ollege and (U) niversity. Famous people who graduated from HBCUs are Booker T. Washington (Hampton University), Dr. Martin Luther King (Morehouse College), Keisha Knight Pulliam (Spelman), Common (Florida A&M), Anika Noni Rose (Florida A&M), Mathew Knowles (Fisk University), Spike Lee (Morehouse College), Phyllicia Rashad (Howard University), Debbie Allen (Howard University), Yolanda Adams (Texas Southern University), Tom Joyner (Tuskegee University), Darrell Armstrong (Fayetteville State University), Donde West (Virginia Union University) and many, many others

2) There are over 100 HBCUs in the United States. Most are 4 year private but there are also 16 two-year schools from which to choose. Some students have found that by starting at a two-year school they can fulfill initial requirements yet still focus on graduating with a 4-year degree. HBCUs are located within 20 states and the District of Columbia (AL, AR, CA, DE, DC, FL, GA, KY, LA, MD, MI, MS, MO, NC, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, VA, and WV as well as the Virgin Islands)

3) The first HBCU to be established was Cheyney University in Pennsylvania and was founded in 1837

4) The first HBCU owned and operated by African Americans was Wilberforce University in Ohio which was founded in 1856. It was named for William Wilberforce who first led efforts to abolish slavery (http://www.amazinggracemovie.com/) and (http://www.theamazingchange.com/whois.html)

5) In 2001, the total economic impact of the nation’s HBCUs was $10.2 billion which would rank 232nd on the Forbes Fortune 500 list of the United States’ largest companies.

6) James Weldon Johnson graduated from HBCU Atlanta University and wrote the words to the famous Lift Every Voice and Sing along with his brother John R. Johnson who also attended HBCU Atlanta University (http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/l/i/liftevry.htm). Today the university is named Clark Atlanta University.

7) Most HBCUs play in one of 4 athletic conferences SWAC/MEAC/CIAA/SIAC and the big games are called black college classics such as Bayou Classic, Florida Classic, Turkey Day Classic, Circle City Classic, and other events that showcase outstanding bands, Greek Step Shows and celebrations.

8) More than 50% of the nation’s African American public school teachers and 70% of African American dentists earned degrees at HBCUs.

9) Anyone of any race or color is welcome to attend a HBCU. Originally the HBCUs were established because the newly freed slaves were not allowed to study in any other college or university. Today, many talented and bright minds all come together on the HBCU campus and are able to study in an environment where color and nationality differences are often celebrated.

10) The 4 HBCU medical schools are MEHARRY MEDICAL COLLEGE (TN), MOREHOUSE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE (GA), CHARLES R. DREW UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND SCIENCE (CA), and HOWARD UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF MEDICINE (DC). HBCU Xavier University is #1 nationally in placing African-Americans into medical school. HBCU Howard University is #1 in graduating Phds.

Created by Joan E. Gosier

Author of "Cotton Pickin' Paycheck-A 21st Century Journal of Escape from Slavery"

HBCU kidz, Inc.

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