Category Archives: NPHC

It’s All Greek to Most People

For most of the country, fraternities and sororities mean one thing – raucous men and spacey blond women coasting through life on Mom and Dad’s fortune. Those of us who wear badges don’t share that sentiment. We know that is … Continue reading

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The Importance of January 9, 1859 and January 9, 1914

What do Carrie Chapman Catt and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity have in common? Catt was born on January 9, 1859. On January 9, 1914, at Howard University in Washington, D.C., three African American students, A. Langston Taylor, Leonard F. Morse, and … Continue reading

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A Centennial, Fraternal Friends, and Birthday Wishes

Today, January 9, 2014, is the Centennial of Phi Beta Sigma, Inc. It was founded 100 years ago at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Founders A. Langston Taylor, Leonard F. Morse, and Charles I. Brown, formed their organization on the … Continue reading

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Alpha Phi Alpha’s Founding Day and the Fraternity’s Role in Making a Monument to Martin Luther King, Jr. a Reality

Alpha Phi Alpha 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, are Henry Arthur … Continue reading

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Emmy Awards and the Sorority Women Who Have Won One or More

Tri Sigma Carrie Underwood will perform a tribute to 1960’s television at tonight’s 65th Emmy Awards. Past Emmy winner, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, a Delta Gamma, is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. (And she won!) I suspect there … Continue reading

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120 Years Ago Today, Fraternity Men and Women Gathered in Chicago at the World’s Fair

Chicago was the place to be in the summer of 1893. The World’s Columbian Exposition, also known as the Chicago World’s Fair, was taking place. July 19, 1893 also has the distinction of being the first time the men and … Continue reading

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A Centennial Convention for Delta Sigma Theta; D.C. is Awash in Crimson and Cream

This morning, Friday, July 12, 2013, at 6:45 a.m., Delta Sigma Thetas and their friends and families began gathering in front of the Lincoln Memorial for a 5K Centennial Walk and Health Fair. Sponsored by the Delta Research and Educational … Continue reading

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Happy Founders’ Day, Zeta Phi Beta!

Arizona Cleaver, along with her four friends, Pearl Neal, Myrtle Tyler, Viola Tyler, and Fannie Pettie, are the five pearls of Zeta Phi Beta. They are the organization’s founders. The idea for the organization happened several months earlier when Cleaver … Continue reading

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Happy Founders’ Day, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Incorporated!

There is an updated post for 2016. See http://wp.me/s20I1i-9537. 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 … Continue reading

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And There She Is – The List of Miss Americas Who Belong to Sororities

The Miss America pageant began in 1921 and a number of sorority women have worn the Miss America crown since then. One winner even crowned a chapter sister as her successor. In 1960, outgoing Miss America Mary Ann Mobley crowned … Continue reading

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