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Welcome to Hogwarts, TikTok’s newest magical HBCU

by The Grio

What’s more magical than Black creativity?

This past month, Black TikTok users enrolled in the illustrious Hogwarts Agricultural and Magical University, also known as HAMU. A reimagined version of J.K. Rowling’s Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from the famed “Harry Potter” novel series, HAMU is giving every HBCU a run for its money. Filled with magic, house parties, and respective Hogwarts House stroll teams, the virtual campus of HAMU is lit, and Black “Harry Potter” fans (also known as “Potterheads”) can’t get enough. 

First published 26 years ago, the bestselling fantasy novel and film franchise has built a community of fans worldwide. “Harry Potter’s” tremendous cultural reach has allowed fans to experience Rowling’s fictional world beyond the big screen and the page; in addition to the international amusement parks, immersive experiences, and theatrical productions, Warner Bros. Games and Avalanche Software launched “Hogwarts Legacy,” an action video game allowing fans to roleplay their own Hogwarts experience. Since its release in February 2023, the game has become the #1 single-player game on Twitch, with 1.28 million peak viewers at launch. 

With a growing number of hours played, the game reignited a spark for “Harry Potter” fans worldwide, particularly on TikTok. Through the game, fans can create their own legacy and “live the unwritten” of the fictional world. As in the films, Hogwarts house assignments are a big deal. So much so, there is a now decades-long debate about which house is best. Whether you’re house Slytherin, Hufflepuff, Gryffindor, or Ravenclaw, Potterheads rep their houses just as hard as members of fraternities and sororities. 

Now, if you’ve ever experienced “Divine 9” Greek organizations, you know each fraternity/sorority thinks it is best – special shoutout to my Sorors in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. So,…

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