The Lincoln Motor Company presented Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity with a check for $25,000 on November 6th as the luxury automaker wraps up its Divine Nine Driven to Give program. The campaign kicked off in early August. As part of the program, Lincoln teamed up with African-American fraternities and sororities of the National Pan-Hellenic Council […]
Alpha Kappa Alpha Partners with UNA-USA for Global Initiative
The United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (AKA), Inc. have embarked on a new partnership with the aim of creating global citizens and fostering new audiences to better support the United Nations. The partnership, set to last until mid-2016, will engage a new generation of “ambassadors” in the vital […]
HL 015: Black Boots | How HBCUs Value Black Lives
Episode 15 features a conversation with Geno Brooks about the web television series “Black Boots”. Also, Dr. Marybeth Gasman and Felecia Commodore talk about their article “HBCUs: Where African American Lives and Minds Are Valued”. Black Boots Eddie talks to Geno Brooks, the producer, director and writer of the internet television series, “Black Boots”. The […]
Black Sororities and Violence Against Women Awareness
How Black sororities can use their finances, woman power, platforms to bring awareness to domestic violence against women, sexual violence, and mental health.
Black Greek Perceptions: 5 Ways to Boost PR for BGLOs
The furor caused by a CNN iReport social media post assuming that the Missouri Highway Patrol’s Capt. Ron Johnson, a member of Kappa Alpha Psi, is a gang member is beyond understandable. At the same time, it shows that we Black Greeks must never assume that our story is understood. I am not saying that […]
5 Reasons Why We Still Need Black Sororities Today
Earlier this year there was an article regarding “5 Challenges Black Sororities Must Address in 2014”. The author brought up great points for us to consider and ponder. There was much debate and conversation around this piece, some persons even going to the extent of questioning the current relevancy of Black Sororities in our society. […]
Top 10 Black Greek Success Stories: 2nd Quarter 2014
To create an awareness of Black Greek-Letter Organizations’ chapters’ and national organizations’ contributions to communities, I created a list of my top 10 news stories from Black Greek chapters from the first quarter of 2014. I am pleased to see that the Black Greek news cycle was very active from April to June. Here are […]
Should Black Greeks Care About Others’ Opinions?
The struggle can be quite real for many of us Black Greeks. As proud as we are of our letters, at some point many of us ask, “Does it matter what GDIs think?” GDIs (“gosh darn” individuals) cannot and should not be ignored as much as many of us would like to. There are, however, […]