Around The World in Black Greekdom II

Bootsy Collins…Sigma
Bootsy Collins…Sigma

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.

The Ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha think that "Real Men Wear Pink".  And Milwaukee celebrates a local AKA being named First International Vice President.

A Kappaman is allegedly at the center of the Fantasia fiasco. And the Queens Alumni chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi receives a grant.

In the legal news, a strange non hazing court case is dismissed against Omega. Download Omega Psi Phi themed apps for your iPhone!

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.

All the way, live, Bootsy! Phi Beta Sigma makes Bootzilla an honorary brother. And the Sigma plan for a Day on the Capitol.


The Zetas at Coastal Carolina won't be on campus for the next five years. Zeta honors Iota founder Dorsey.

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.