If it's Monday, it must be time for the weekly Divine Nine news roundup! Remember to come through each week to see the great, the good, and the…uh…not so good happenings within the Divine Nine.
Over in Charlotte, the Alphas decided to invite a Tea Party leader to a forum as part of their Political Action Committee. TP member answered charges of racism in the Tea Party. And the Theta chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, located in Chicago, just celebrated its 100th anniversary.
Delta mourns the passing of a 24-year old soror who dreamt of being a pediatrician. Washington DC Delta are part of a goup hosting a candidates forum on Tuesday. And Deltas in Fort Greene, New York just held a picnic and stepshow in the park.
Sigma Gamma Rho members quoted in an article about an all-Greek picnic in Florida.
Lawrence Ross is the author of the Los Angeles Times best-seller The Divine Nine: The History of African American Fraternities and Sororities. His newest book, Blackballed: The Black and White Politics of Race on America’s Campuses, is a blunt and frank look at the historical and contemporary issue of campus racism on predominantly white college campuses. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram.