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Did You Know? Posted on 07-23-2004
*Choklit*

Let's state facts about the different sororities and fraternities and find out some unknown or known facts....I'll start ( If I 4got u just add on, enlighten me so next time I will know) ~The lovely word DELTA means change (coughs) ~Phi Beta Sigma are the sponsers of The Million Man March ~AKA was the first sorority in the United States organized by Black women to be incorporated. ~Delta Sigma Theta has the most chapters (NPHC) (300+) ~The late Esther Rolle was a lovely lady of Zeta Phi Beta (dayum dayum dayummmm) I loved me some Florida Evans R.I.P ~Civil Rights leader Rosa Parks is a lovely member of Alpha Kappa Alpha ~Calvin Murphy (NBA Hall of Famer) is an Iota ~Current Miss America Erica Dunlap is a lady of Delta Sigma Theta ~Rick James is a member of Phi Beta Sigma ( i'm Rick James beeeoottch) ~60% of all Black Male Doctors are Alpha Men ~The greatest basketball player of all time Michael Jordan is an Omega ~Ladies all over the world loved Wilt Chamberlin Kappa style...
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Pretty Kitty from landover hills, MD replied on 07-27-2004 08:10AM [Reply]

WileECoyote06 wrote:
Steal all the good ones why don't you sawrah? Alpha Phi Alpha is one of the largest contributors of time and donations to the March of Dimes Older greeks generally refer to their grips as "the fraternal handshake" and they shake hands to grip instead of pulling their bodies close Brother Charles H. Wesley, the fraternity historian, also collected and penned the history of Sigma Pi Phi, the Prince Hall Masons, the Elks, and the A.M.E. church.
I didnt know y'all did March of Dimes too, matter of fact, i need to make my donation
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Pretty Kitty from landover hills, MD replied on 07-27-2004 08:13AM [Reply]

We are often called the Fraternity of African Presidents, Kings and Princes. We weren't the first African-American Greek-Letter Fraternity to be founded... However, we are definitely the Fraternity of Firsts... First to have Presidents of other countries in it's membership (Bros. Kwame Nkrumah, Dr. Nnamdia Azikiwe, and Nelson Mandela). First Greek-letter Fraternity to be recognized by Howard University April 15, 1914. (Omega Psi Phi wasn't until October 28, 1914) First to hold a joint International Convention with another African-American Fraternity (Omega Psi Phi) First to be offered a chance to merge with another Fraternity (Kappa Alpha Psi...Thanks, but no thanks!!!) First to establish a chapter South of the State of Virginia before the year 1915 First and ONLY Black Greek Letter Fraternity to establish a constitutional bond with a Sorority (Zeta Phi Beta) First to establish a youth auxiliary program (Sigma Beta Club) First to own and operate a Credit Union for its members First and ONLY Black Greek-Letter Fraternity to have one of its members on the face of a U.S. Coin. (George Washington Carver: The 1951 Half Dollar) Only 2 African Americans have EVER been on the face of a US coin: George Washington Carver and Booker T. Washington--who was not Greek First to establish chapters in the Continent of Africa First to establish Graduate/Alumni Membership First to come with the idea for the NPHC (National Pan-Hellenic Council)
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ManifestDSTiny33 replied on 07-27-2004 10:45AM [Reply]
I assume you are refering to that which is Phi Beta Sigma? Don't ask why I used so many words to say something that simple.. oh well
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replied on 07-27-2004 11:23AM [Reply]
Good info Pretty Kitty but I actually have a quick correction to make to one of the PHIRSTS on that list :wink: :arrow: Phi Beta Sigma was not the first frat to be recognized by Howard U-Beta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha was charted at Howard U in 1907. It was the PHIRST and only 'recognized' frat on the campus for seven years after it's chartering
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WileECoyote06 replied on 07-27-2004 11:53AM [Reply]
Yeah I have another correction.
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First to establish Graduate/Alumni Membership First to establish an Graduate/Alumni Chapter
Alpha Phi Alpha's first alumni chapter, the Alpha Lambda chapter in Louisville, Kentucky was founded in 1911, pre-dating Phi Beta Sigma. One of my favorite jewels, Jewel Eugene Kinckle Jones was teaching in Louisville at the time and recognized the need to develop a membership option for those college educated men who wished to continue or pursue membership in Alpha. The chapter, after much prodding was established on April 11, 1911.
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La replied on 07-27-2004 12:06PM [Reply]
*Choklit* wrote:
~Current Miss America Erica Dunlap is a lady of Delta Sigma Theta
She was one of the judges at FAMU's greek step show this past spring...
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ManifestDSTiny33 replied on 07-27-2004 12:35PM [Reply]
^^ what's the "P"? (I know it was an i'gnant question, but someone had to ask it.. mabe it stands for invisble People..)
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Astarr1 replied on 07-27-2004 12:41PM [Reply]
Eleanor Roosevelt is an AKA so is Roxie Roker- Leeny Kravtiz mother mother from family Matters DELTA: Lena Horne & Thelma Hopkins (Racheal from Family Matters) Zeta: Sommore' Comedian
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replied on 07-27-2004 12:53PM [Reply]
Soror Linda White our Supreme Basileus is a graduate from Clark and she is an Alumnae of Alpha Pi Chapter!
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Pretty Kitty from landover hills, MD replied on 07-27-2004 03:00PM [Reply]

DreamGirl1908 wrote:
Good info Pretty Kitty but I actually have a quick correction to make to one of the PHIRSTS on that list :wink: :arrow: Phi Beta Sigma was not the first frat to be recognized by Howard U-Beta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha was charted at Howard U in 1907. It was the PHIRST and only 'recognized' frat on the campus for seven years after it's chartering
Oh well, i saw it on the gamma website. Cant say the validity of it all
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