On November 10, 2011, two HBCUs- Hampton University & Norfolk State University- will host the first annual Battle of the Bay Poetry Slam, a poetic showcase of the two universities’ talents and abilities behind the mic. The poetry slam will take place on the campus of Norfolk State University at the New Student Center Room 138 A & B. Jarel Barnes of Norfolk State University and Mack Curry of Hampton University along with others helped spearhead this movement. Truly this is a sign of good ventures to come, for we love to see our HBCUS uniting for a positive purpose.