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Have You Ever Wondered What Hogwarts Would Be Like If It Was An HBCU?

"Accio fried chicken Fridays."

Black Twitter never ceases to amaze. Its latest creation? #IfHogwartsWasAnHBCU – a magical mix of all things Harry Potter and black culture.

Note: HBCU stands for historically black college/university.

The hilarious fantasy world comes complete with a few casting changes.

#IfHogwartsWasAnHBCU Harry Potter would be Dwayne Wayne @KadeemHardison #adifferentworld

#IfHogwartsWasAnHBCU The Smolletts would be the Weasleys

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YEESSS!! RT @lilreddrae: #IfHogwartsWasAnHBCU

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#IfHogwartsWasAnHBCU Defense against the dark arts professor:

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#IfHogwartsWasAnHBCU Aretha Franklin would've been The Fat Lady, stairwells would've be poppin

Via Twitter: @ChaniFran

#IfHogwartsWasAnHBCU Raven Symone would be High Inquisitor & Head of the Improper Use of Blackness.

Via Twitter: @JChiron18

#IfHogwartsWasAnHBCU the prisoner of Azkaban would be Assata Shakur

Via Twitter: @layLune

#IfHogwartsWasAnHBCU Wendy Williams would be head gossip writer at the Daily Prophet

Via Twitter: @JChiron18

#IfHogwartsWasAnHBCU The Order of the Phoenix would all be ex Panthers turned teachers. Death Eaters would be Black Republicans.

Via Twitter: @thirdeyesquints

#IfHogwartsWasAnHBCU the Sorting Hat would be a church crown.

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Some new professors and classes.

#IfHogwartsWasAnHBCU Intro To Black Don't Crack

The Professors of Intro to Black Girl Magic. #IfHogwartsWasAnHBCU

#IfHogwartsWasAnHBCU then Defense Against the Darks Arts classes would actually be African American Studies classes.

Via Twitter: @Dawshelly

#IfHogwartsWasAnHBCU meet your herbology instructor, Professor Badu.

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Founder of Huffle Puff #IfHogwartsWasAnHBCU

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#IfHogwartsWasAnHBCU Future would teach Potions

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A bit less chill.

Actual factual RT @BienSur_JeTaime: #IfHogwartsWasAnHBCU This would be EVERY quidditch match:

Added Greek life.

#ifhogwartswasanhbcu slytherin, hufflepuff, ravenclaw, and gryffindor would be the greek lines

#IfHogwartsWasAnHBCU pledges would walk around in invisibility cloaks

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A dash of woke.

#IfHogwartsWasAnHBCU the school motto would be "Moram Expergefactus." That's Latin for "Stay Woke."

#ifHogwartsWasAnHBCU Staying Woke 101 w/ Professor Williams

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Son. RT @_Flavko_: #IfHogwartsWasAnHBCU they'd have a defense against the white arts class

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A little Love & Hip Hop.


Some new spells.

#IfHogwartsWasAnHBCU there would be a spell for instant twist outs for those days when your twist outs come out a mess. "wingardium afrosa"

#IfHogwartsWasAnHBCU this would be someone handing you their mixtape

Instead of saying "lumos" to get our wands to light up, we'd say "it's lit." #IfHogwartsWasAnHBCU

Via Twitter: @delafro_

The street version of Harry's lightning-bolt scar.

#IfHogwartsWasAnHBCU Harry Potter would have a teardrop tat instead of a lightning bolt scar

Relatable rewards.

#IfHogwartsWasAnHBCU Catching the snitch would get you permanent 24 hour visitation

Better food.

#IFHogwartsWasAnHBCU Whenever they had those feasts, it would all be soul food.

Defense of athletes.

"Who let the mud blood in here?" " Chill fam he's on a Quidditch Scholarship." #IfHogwartsWasAnHBCU

And finally, refund checks. Because it ain't an HBCU without the petty financial aid person making lives miserable by messing up everyone's refund checks.

#IfHogwartsWasAnHBCU Severus Snape would be responsible for releasing refund checks

Who can we talk to about making this happen?!!!

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