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Twitter was ablaze for the last 24 hours after a student by the name of Jawanza Ingram said his housing privileges had been revoked. Who needs to TV when you have twitter 24/7 lol. Knowing me I already knew this wasn’t the whole story. Although the incident is not funny I found it entertaining because a majority of everyone had already started picking sides. Chhh I just didn’t believe that Howard University would be so petty for something so small but there is always 3 sides to a story, your side their side and the TrueTea. Somebody sent a screenshot that alleges shows Jawanza selling drugs on Instagram.

*sips tea*

*sips tea*

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Now let’s not act like we don’t or didn’t know a weed  street pharmacist in college, but you have to be discreet when taking on these type of activities. In this day in age, everybody has a voice including myself. Sometimes we can do more harm than good with our voice. If it is true that Mr. Jawanza was selling drugs and that’s what supposedly put him in this situation then he should just move on swiftly professionally as best he can. This situation left Howard University in a bad place cause they can’t discuss students information to the public. I will sit back and continue to watch this story unfold. Y’all tell me what y’all think…

Howard University's President Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick had this to say.

Howard University’s President Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick had this to say.

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  1. Quentin

    November 9, 2015 at 3:25 am

    This is so sad. I know college and working at the same time is rough but our black men need to do better. I’m not going to lie this looks like an ad you would see at a medical marijuana dispensary,$10 pre-rolls but my thing is this, who told and who did he mess over? If it was good stuff I doubt anyone would have told after finding the hookup. Now holla if you hear me like master p. Either he selling bad stuff and messed over somebody or he is just dumb and selling to anybody. Either way, so unfortunate that his collegiate career is thrown out the window for selling weed. Now he can’t get any financial assistance for college over pettiness.

  2. tameika

    November 9, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    ? the website.Its everything justinj1232 is the truth need him n my life everyday

  3. Octavia Cosby

    November 9, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    I knew something was fishy when they had pictures of him holding his stuff in his hand and had him sitting on the damn bench. BEWARE OF SCAMMERS!

  4. GHolt

    November 9, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    That’s terrible for him, but if it’s true he was selling drugs, hopefully he learned something from this.

    Nice website, btw!

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      Justin J

      November 10, 2015 at 5:59 pm

      Thank you and i’m hoping this isn’t true too. If I hear anything I will post it.

  5. Bianca Heath

    November 9, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    This is everything Justin. Another point for the Jays. Doors are opening. Congratulations ?❤

  6. Ms.Manacita

    November 10, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    Love your new website!! Congrats!

  7. Leninacrowne

    November 17, 2015 at 12:17 am

    I went to Howard. He’s lucky they didn’t put him on probation, make him do community service or kick him out of school for weed, like others I knew. Great article Justin, I’m here for the TrueTea on your awesome site!!!

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