Around The World in Black Greekdom IV


It's time for the weekly Divine Nine roundup of the good, the great and the not so great news happening with black Greeks.  Remember, if you have something going on in your chapter, and you have a news link or website to connect to, then email me the link at  I'll be happy to add it to the weekly Around The World.  So without further ado…

The Alphas in Denver show they can burn in order to raise scholarship money…and the Black and Old Gold turns green as they ally with a sustainable organization.

The AKA wife of a famous gospel singer passes from cancer…while a Florida AKA is picked for a GOP gubernatorial ticket.

The Kappas lose an influential and important minister…while the Kappas at Georgia State are permanently banned for hazing


The Omegas are working with Jackson State to create a Freedom Rider Park…and the University of South Florida Omegas allegedly hazed pledges on the underground…while not having enough members for an active chapter.

A Maryland Delta gets an endorsement for state attorney general…and a Delta opera singer returns to her alma mater.

Phi Beta Sigma sponsors a religious tolerance forum…and the Phi Beta Sigma pledge death at Prairie View wasn't the only hazing incident among greeks.

Zeta Phi Beta is mentioned in a column about gardening

Commentary on the Sigma Gamma Rho hazing allegations at San Jose State…

Iotas begin a March for Jobs…and Nebraska Iotas sponsor a Get Out The Vote event…



AKA and Kappas get new personalized license plates in Texas…And the Divine Nine hold an exhibit at Penn State


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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.

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