Thursday, January 22, 2015

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR: A PROPHET



Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, was a remarkable speaker. His actions and leadership in the Civil Rights Movement in America, made "Justice for All" possible for so many people around the world. Dr. King was indeed a Prophet. He heard God tell him to take a stand. He followed the voice of God at every step of the way. He allowed God to strengthen him and guide him to victory. He was a Prophet, and should be recognized as such. Dr. King was also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

DISPELLING DIVINE NINE STEREOTYPES

Divine Nine stereotypes are as old as the Divine Nine itself (probably not, but it sounded good, didn't it?). These are stereotypes shared by Greeks and non-Greeks alike. Note, in different areas of the country, these stereotypes don't hold water.

Let's look at the sororities first:

AKA- They wear pink and green and are known as the stuck-up "pretty girls". They have attitudes that are anything but pretty. Historically, they are lighter skinned and skinny with long hair. They practically worship themselves. In reality, these ladies are not all stuck-up. There are dark-skinned ladies, fat ladies, and nice ladies. But to most, these are the exception to the rule. AKAs have a long history of self-less community service and have raised millions of dollars for charities world-wide.

Deltas- Colors are Crimson and Creme or Red and white. Down to earth, very popular, rough, ride or die. Breakaways from AKA (they broke away to become more active in the greater community whereas AKA was just a social club initially). Deltas are high-energy and very proud of their legacy. They are very vocal about their pride. In other words, they are the loudest and the proudest. Deltas have a long record of civil rights and community service.

Zetas- Blue and White. Big ugly dark-skinned girls who like to eat. Always on the Sigmas jock. Rejects from other sororities. Now, at my Alma Mater, the Zetas were a force to be reckoned with. They were pretty and always had the bomb hairstyles. On a global scale, Zetas partner with several organizations in raising money for various causes.

SGRho- Royal Blue and Gold. Manly women who look homely. Mostly overweight. Often confused for Zetas. The nerds of the bunch. In reality, Sigma Gamma Rhos are very attractive. They are smart and normally have the highest GPAs among the sororities. They are also seen as the most active in the community. SGRhos are very important to the communities they serve.

Fraternities:

APhiA- Black and Old Gold. Nerds, undercover brothers, the first. In reality Alphas are intelligent, classy, and are true gentlemen. I never met an Alpha I didn't like.

Kappas- Crimson and Creme. Gay, "pretty boy", wanna-be AKAs. Don't drink the "Nupe Juice" lol! In reality, Kappas are business oriented and they do a lot for the community.

Ques- Purple and Gold. Nasty Dawgs who don't graduate college. Worst hazing. Most imitated. You never know if a Que is recognized by their Nationals. In reality, Omega men are well-rounded and uphold high standards of manhood.

Sigmas- Country boys that wear blue and white. Imitates Omegas. Have lowest GPAs. Mad because they are ugly. In reality, I've met some outstanding, sophisticated and handsome Sigmas.

Iotas- Brown and Gold. Seen as rejects, last in line, least respected. In reality, the Iotas at my Alma Mater ran the yard. They were the best steppers and were the most active in the community.

Bottom line: You can't judge an organization by it's stereotype. There is every type of person in every type of org. You have to get to know them before you make assumptions. Look at their contributions to society and make your decision based on that.

Friday, January 16, 2015

VH1 CANCELS SORORITY SISTERS!

Apparently, VH1 decided to pull the plug on their series Sorority Sisters, where they followed 9 members of historically black Greek-lettered organizations. I guess they couldn't take all the backlash, protest and boycotts. Honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Ava DuVernay, even pulled ads for Selma from the controversial show. Hopefully, a respectable show about sorority life can be produced in it's stead. Blogger Opinion Alert: In reality, sorority life is not always pretty or what it is hailed to be. The organizations are made up of humans. So, if you put a camera in their face, it won't all be roses. Every org has their pros and cons. I think the problem with the show was that it beefed up the cons.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

THE SHOW MUST GO ON!

Despite efforts to derail VH1's controversial series, "Sorority Sisters", the show will continue to air. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc even suspended two of their members who appeared on the show. April McRae and Joy Hammond will be reinstated after July 2016 according to AKA's national website. No other members have been suspended or expelled as of yet by any other represented organizations. Here are the wall of shame photos of the suspended members of AKA for your pleasure.

ANGELA BASSETT MAKES HEADLINES!

Angela Bassett, honorary member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, and director of "Whitney", a Lifetime biopic of the legendary Whitney Houston, makes headlines for baring her midriff. At 56, Angela Bassett takes pride in her body and rightly so. She's in great shape! Take a look at her great abs as I get ready to go to the gym in shame (lol)!