Kamala Harris' elevation to the Vice Presidency has brought quite a bit of media attention to her alma mater, Howard University, over the past year. Every HU grad, and I don't blame them, seems to be cashing in on the exposure by wearing their HU garb with great pride. In addition to the VP, I know that Thurgood Marshall, Stokeley Carmichel, and Chadwick Boseman are HU grads along with a host of other distinguished persons The George Floyd murder last spring and subsequent murders of Black people at the hands of police sparked intense nationwide protest that started a movement of Black students and Black athletes back to Black universities. How much has this huge media focus on HBCUs helped? Are HBCUs continuing to reap the benefits? Are Black athletes continuing to make a beeline to HBCUs? What can HBCUs do, if anything, to ensure that this media exposure continue? I don't know much about Howard U, and though I have visited DC on more than one occasion, I have never visited the HU campus.