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10 Things you may not know about Black Greek Letter Organizations

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There are many historically Black fraternal organizations that have highly esteemed members across the country. There’s Congressman John Lewis, a member of Phi Beta Sigma, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, Phylicia Rashad, a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and so many more great people. Here are a few things you may not know about the history of black Greek letter organizations: 1.)  The…

Michelle Obama And Bow Wow Pop Up At Howard University

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By April Taylor The Washington Post is reporting that first lady Michelle Obama toured Howard University along with television host and rapper Bow Wow and 37 students from Chicago public high schools.  The school system refers to the college visit that students take annually as, “Escape to the Mecca,” which is supposed to be a play on the fact that Howard University’s nickname, “the Mecca.” On an interesting note, Obama…

What Does 100 Years of Delta Sigma Theta Really Mean?

What Does 100 Years of Delta Sigma Theta Really Mean?

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By: Dr. Kimberly Brown What Does 100 years of Delta Sigma Theta Really Mean? The District of Columbia should brace itself. The phrase, “paint the town red,” will take on a new and vibrantly literal meaning as immeasurable numbers of women of the illustrious Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated descend upon the city this weekend to celebrate the organization’s 100th anniversary. Yet, besides the grand convention assemblies; the sea of vendors…

Laz Alonso talks having a social life and working with Meagan Good with Black Enterprise.

Laz Alonso Discusses Whether Or Not He and Meagan Good Dated Prior to Her Marriage

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In a recent interview with Black Enterprise, actor Laz Alonso discusses his future plans, working with Meagan Good, and having a social life. Alonso, 39, is an ideal husband for most women. He’s a Howard University alum, a businessman, an actor, and an ambitious man. Before becoming eye candy to women across the nation, Alonso worked on Wall Street as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch. Today, he uses his business…

Sorority Sisters of Delta Sigma Theta March To Re-enact Women’s Suffrage Movement

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By Staff Delta Sigma Theta Sorority was founded in 1913 by twenty-two black female collegians on the campus of Howard University. These young women wanted to promote academic excellence, sisterhood and relief for persons in need. The first public act performed by the sorority founders involved the participation in the Women’s Suffrage March in Washington, D.C. that same year. On the day of the march, violence erupted after the parade…

Fox And HBCU’s Partner to Encourage Diversity in Entertainment

Fox And HBCU’s Partner to Encourage Diversity in Entertainment

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In a move designed to further the development of diverse voices in today’s entertainment field, Fox has announced a new partnership with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The FOX/HBCU Media Alliance (FHMA) will bring HBCU students, faculty and alumni together with executives from Fox’s media and entertainment businesses. Together, these two group will work to network and build a stronger system for students interested in careers and entrepreneurial opportunities…

In a recent interview with Jet Magazine, actor Laz Alonzo discussed his sex appeal, relationships, and fatherhood.

Laz Alonzo Wants Children But ‘…Not Out of Wedlock’

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Ladies love Afro-Cuban American actor Laz Alonzo. He’s physically attractive, charismatic, and educated. He’s the type of man those most women would love to marry. After earning his BBA from Howard University, he worked as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch on Wall Street. Now his face is plastered on TV screens of millions across the country. His most reent appearance is on “Deception,” a TV series co-starring Meagan Good….

Dr. Boyce:  How Obama Has Kept Republicans Off-Balance and Ignorant

Dr. Boyce: How Obama Has Kept Republicans Off-Balance and Ignorant

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    Republicans don’t excite me very much, but it seems that we have to at least acknowledge them. The party has become, in recent years, an even worse example of politics gone scary.  The right wing opposition to having a black liberal in the White House has led to some illogical decision-making and an intense desire to cut off noses to spite one’s face.  Super Tuesday is an example…

Tech Sector Shifts Focus to African Americans

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“Smash it!” Three hundred Howard University students and members of the community shouted those words inside the university’s Cramton Auditorium during a recent Black History Month event sponsored by AT&T. SMASH IT is an acronym that African American technology guru Mario Armstrong unleashed while exhorting the audience to incorporate technology into the pursuit of their dreams: Show Movement And Start History-Making Integrating Technology. “You can do all of this, but…

Studies Say Wealthy African-Americans Are Deserting Major Cities In “Reverse Migration”

Studies Say Wealthy African-Americans Are Deserting Major Cities In “Reverse Migration”

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    Affluent African-Americans are leaving industrial cities for the suburbs and the South shifting traditional lines between rich and poor, according to new study. Their migration is widening the income gap between whites and the inner-city black population who remain behind, while making African-Americans less united as a group and subject to greater income disparities. Roderick Harrison, a Howard University sociologist and former chief of racial statistics at the…

AIDS Infected Former Howard U. Student Admits to Unprotected Sex on Campus

AIDS Infected Former Howard U. Student Admits to Unprotected Sex on Campus

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    Howard University campus heartthrob William “Reds” Brawner was a hot commodity. His former roommate and friend Mike Brown recalls an incident from their junior year. “I didn’t know that Reds had a female guest in his room when another girl showed up unannounced,” says Brown, who was left to answer the door.  “Will liked the girls and the girls liked Will,” Brown says with a chuckle. They were…