Category Archives: Alpha Phi Alpha

On MLK Day, Monday News and Notes

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  In honor of his non-violent campaign against racism, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. He was a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. It is also the day upon … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Good Work of GLO Members!

Happy 2018! My resolution is to keep telling the stories of GLO members. Today’s post highlights some of the social media posts of the last week. Condolences to the family of Zackari Parrish, the Douglas County, Colorado, deputy who was killed on … Continue reading

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Happy 110th Birthday, Alpha Phi Alpha!

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated was founded at Cornell University on December 4, 1906. It is the oldest of the Black Greek-letter organizations (BGLOs) which form the National PanHellenic Council (NPHC). The seven founders, the “Jewels” of Alpha Phi Alpha, … Continue reading

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Oh, Those Olympians!

The list of Olympians who are members of fraternity and sororities has been updated several times since it was first posted. It’s at http://wp.me/p20I1i-2Dv. I appreciate the emails that came my way about GLO members who weren’t yet recognized.  Sister Madonna … Continue reading

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Althea Gibson on Alpha Kappa Alpha’s Founding Day

Alpha Kappa Alpha, Incorporated, the first Greek-letter organization for African-American women, was founded on January 15, 1908 by nine young female Howard University students. They were led by the vision of Ethel Hedgeman (Lyle); she had spent several months sharing … Continue reading

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Condolences, With Heartfelt Sympathy

I offer my heartfelt condolences to the friends and families of those whose lives were senselessly taken at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina on the evening of Wednesday, June 17, 2015. A heartbreaking tragedy shatters more lives than the ones … Continue reading

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Julian H. Lewis, Ph.D., M.D., Alpha Phi Alpha, the “Father of Anthropathology”

“This is the greatest unknown story of the greatest unknown medical and African American pioneer of the 20th century,” said Robert L. Branch II. Branch was speaking about Julian Herman Lewis, a member of Alpha Phi Alpha. Lewis was honored … Continue reading

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and #MLKDayofService for a Proud Alpha Phi Alpha

Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. The King Holiday bill signed by President Reagan, Tau Kappa Epsilon, in 1983 designated the third Monday in January as a federal holiday, Martin Luther King, Jr. … Continue reading

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President Coolidge Passes Ad Astra, Kappa Alpha Psi’s 104th Birthday, and R.I.P. Stuart Scott and Senator Brooke

January 5, 1911 is the founding date of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Founded by ten students at Indiana University, it was originally called Kappa Alpha Nu. At the Grand Chapter meeting of December 1914, a resolution was adopted and the … Continue reading

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Celebrations Galore! ΘΞ’s 150th, ΦΚΘ’s Chartering Date, ΧΥΣ’s Founders’ Day, AΦA Duke Ellington’s Birthday, and World Wish Day With a XΩ Connection!

April 29 is full of celebrations. The biggest, if twitter posts are any indication, is Theta Xi Fraternity’s sesquicentennial (#ThetaXi150). Theta Xi Fraternity was founded at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, New York, on April 29, 1864. Its founders are … Continue reading

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