Around The World in Black Greekdom III

Sigma Gamma Rho sponsors film at Cal
Sigma Gamma Rho sponsors film at Cal

It's 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.


The city of Columbus turns out to celebrate the life of an Alpha brother…and at the University of Alabama, the Alphas get political.

The AKA’s are helping to bring down the “sugar” in the black community…and in Staten Island, reading is fundamental for Alpha Kappa Alpha.

In Omaha, Kappas adopt a local school…and in PG County, Kappas give out cash to top students

Omegas honor outstanding students with $1000 schollys…and get suspended off the yard at the University of South Florida

In Clarksville, the Deltas are sponsoring a Theater Night……while Delaware kids get school supplies from DST. The Sigmas establish a chapter in the Biggest Little City in Nevada…and the University of Texas Dallas get new Greek Life advisor

Zeta Phi Beta, Phi Beta Sigma and Sigma Gamma Rho helps set up over 500 book bags for kids…and the Zetas at U of Illinois spotlighted…


Sigma Gamma Rho is hosting an Equinox film screening at Cal about the development of black boys into men…and the Iota have their plot moved

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.