Black People : Shout Out To The DIVINE NINE...

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    To all the Frats and Sorors of Destee, this is for all of us and for all those who came before us...




    Proud To be A Greek

    When an ALPHA looks in the mirror,
    Looking back he sees,
    A man of Vision, Stature and Integrity.

    When an AKA looks in the mirror,
    Looking back she sees,
    A woman of Virtue, Education, and Dignity.

    When a Kappa looks in the mirror,
    Looking back he sees,
    A man of Intelligence, Service, and Possibility.

    When an Omega looks in the mirror,
    Looking back he sees,
    A man of Strength, Heart, and Masculinity.

    When a Delta looks in the mirror,
    Looking back she sees,
    A woman of Sophistication, Love, and Excellency.

    When a Sigma looks in the mirror,
    Looking back he sees,
    A man of Honor, Purpose, and Ability.

    When a Zeta looks in the mirror,
    Looking back she sees,
    A woman of Trust, Action, and Ingenuity.

    When a SGRho looks in the mirror,
    Looking back she sees,
    A woman of Care, Soul, and Humility.

    When an Iota looks in the mirror,
    Looking back he sees,
    A man of Distinction, Progress, and Utility.

    When a Greek looks in the mirror,
    Looking back they see,
    A long line of struggling brothers and sisters,
    To ensure our freedom and equality.

    When a Greek looks in the mirror,
    Looking back they see,
    The ability to change the world
    In each of their founders' dreams.

    When a Greek looks in the mirror,
    Looking back they see,
    The eyes of a nation focusing
    On what this world was meant to be.

    When a Greek looks in the mirror,
    Looking back they shouldn't see,
    Colors, calls and symbols
    Misused to fracture and degrade a community.

    When a Greek looks in the mirror,
    Looking back they should see,
    The collective gathering of the Divine Nine
    To unite and encourage
    A nation in need

    Because

    When a Non-Greek looks at a Greek,
    Looking back they should see,
    A helping hand,
    An encouraging heart,
    And a vision to succeed.



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    REPRESENT!

    :bowdown: to ALL Frats and Sorors!...and for what we do for our people

     
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    Omega Psi Phi Fraternity's scholarship fund raised $4,000 Thursday
    By msieh
    February 20, 2009, 12:32PM

    Syracuse, NY.------About 300 people turned out at Syracuse Stage Thursday evening for the Dennis Dowdell Scholarship reception which raises money to send black males to college.

    The event, held every year in conjunction with Black History Month, is sponsored by the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. Chi Chapter. The fraternity mentors young black males at Corcoran and Nottingham high schools; collects Christmas presents for needy children; distributes Thanksgiving baskets; and helps prepare meals at the Rescue Mission.

    Thursday's event raised $4,000 for the scholarship fund, said Raysean Khalif, the group's president. The fund is named for Dowdell, who in 1964 became the first executive director of Urban League of Syracuse/Onondaga County. Dowdell headed the league, now defunct, for more than and decade. He died in 1991.

    Every year, the fraternity awards a $2,000 scholarship to an African-American male who graduates from high school and is accepted into college. The student receives the money during their four-year college career.
    There are two students receiving money from the fund--Christopher Davis, a graduate of Corcoran High School, now studying at Delaware State University; and Brian Jones, a graduate of Fowler High School, studying at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

    The group targets black males because they're most at risk of dropping out of high school or getting into college, Raysean said.

    "We're really trying to support their academic endeavors through our scholarship and mentoring program'' he said.

    http://blog.syracuse.com/metrovoices/2009/02/omega_psi_phi_fraternitys_scho.html
     
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    AKA’s and Delta’s Unity Scholarship Still Going Strong
    August 27, 2009 by Otis Collier


    Unity Scholarship Recognition Program was founded in 1985 by two friends, C. Louise Brown of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority and Yvonne Davis of Delta Sigma Theta sorority, who dreamed of giving scholarships to young people.

    2009 Unity Scholarship Recognition Program honored high school and college scholarship recipients during a reception on June 28 at First Church of God Christian Life Center in Evanston.

    Approximately $40,000 was awarded to 60 scholars in varying amounts from the organizations that make up Unity.

    James Aaron Hunter spoke to 300 attendees about his own achievements. After graduating from Evanston Township High School in 2003, he chose the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champign to pursue a career in aviation.

    While there, he served as organist for the University of Illinois Black Chorus, was president of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity for two years and earned the Federal Aviation Administration’s designation of airman, receiving his private pilot certificate. Hunter continued his education and became a Certified Flight Instructor.

    Although his career goal is to become a pilot for a major airfreight courier, he plans to continue work as a flight instructor and work with Upward Bound College Prep Academy.

    Not only students and graduates were recognized, but also retiring teachers and administrators in the Evanston School District.

    Unity consists of a number of churches, civic organizations, fraternal groups and family foundations in the African-American community.

    It was founded in 1985 by two friends, C. Louise Brown of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority and Yvonne Davis of Delta Sigma Theta sorority, who dreamed of giving scholarships to young people.

    Unity signifies black community organizations working together towards a unifying experience. It works, said Davis at a 1988 Unity reception, “because we want it to.”

    In 24 years, Unity has awarded over $800,000 in scholarships and book stipends to deserving students.

    http://www.blackgreeknetwork.com/ka...-deltas-unity-scholarship-still-going-strong/
     
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    History of the Zeta Archonettes

    The Archonettes of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., formally known as the Zeta Archonettes, is a national youth organization sponsored by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. This youth organization was founded in 1950 at Zeta Phi Beta’s National Boule (Conference) of that year. The Zeta Archonette Club is the "Sister" organization to Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.’s Sigma Beta Club. This club is comprised of young ladies between the ages of 14 and 18 matriculating in junior high and high school. The Zeta Archonette Club sponsors projects according to the interest and needs of their various communities. These programs will develop the Zeta Archonette Club member's special skills.

    Local alumni chapters of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. sponsor each Zeta Archonette Club. The Archonettes meet on the state, regional, and national levels when Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. meets.

    The Archonette Program

    The Archonette Program helps its members grow culturally, socially, and educationally. Projects vary according to the club’s interests and the needs of the community. A project may be of service to an individual, group and/or the community and develop member skills at the same time.

    The Program of Archonette Club provides activities which present opportunities to:

    Encourage the individual to accept responsibility
    Develop new interests
    Work toward creating happiness for others
    Develop an awareness of the need to share responsibilities and to understand one another in order to achieve a common goal
    Develop the member’s unique personality
    Make responsible decisions
    Develop social confidence and relate to peers, parents, and adults in general.

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    Sigma Gamma Rho Awards 2009 Anita Hairston Scholarships
    By Staff Writer Published 07/14/2009 Youth Unrated

    HOUSTON— The Alpha Xi Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., has selected Terri Fleming and Berincya Taylor as its 2009 Anita Hairston Scholars. The award is named in honor of Anita Hairston, the founder of Alpha Xi Sigma Chapter and a Life Member of Sigma Gamma Rho.

    ...Fleming is a graduating senior of Booker T. Washington High School and a concurrent student at Tulsa Community College. She plans to major in Nursing and is still determining which college or university to attend.

    She is a 2009 Simon Estes Merit Scholarship Recipient as well. Fleming is a member of the Principals Honor Roll, member of the National Honor Society, Oklahoma Superintendent Academic Scholar, nominated for the National Youth Leadership Academy, member of the Key Club, Spanish Club, and Student Council Member at Large. She is a member of Tulsa Children’s Chorus and Tulsa Youth Chorale, BTW Jazz Singers and studies piano with Dorothy McFadden.

    She has received superior ratings at OSSAA District solos and ensemble competition in solo and two duets and invited to sing in All OCDA Women’s chorus. She graduated 16 in a class of 289.

    In addition she is an active member of St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church and is the daughter of Sonya Goff.

    Taylor is a graduating senior at Booker T. Washington High School and plans to attend Oklahoma State University majoring in Psychology. She is a member of the Marching Band (Section Leader), Spanish Club, African-American Society, president of the Economic Youth Group, volunteer Lifeguard, Red Cross Volunteer Water Safety Aid and supervisor of Hawthorne School Dancers.

    She is the children’s choir president at Metropolitan Baptist church. Taylor is the daughter of Robin Taylor. ....

    http://www.aframnews.com/html/inter...s-2009-Anita-Hairston-Scholarships/Page1.html
     
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    Kappa Alpha Psi Scholarship
    Submitted by admin on Wed, 02/18/2009 - 14:31

    Last year Kappa Alpha Psi raised enough funds to award scholarships to 10 graduating High School Students and one Graduate Student at the University of North Florida. Though the awards are sponsored by a fraternity, anyone who meets the selection criteria is eligible to apply. To be eligible, students must be a graduating High School Senior or Enrolled in an accredited graduate program, must be a U.S. Citizen and have written acceptance to an accredited 4-year college or university (if a graduating High School Senior) .

    Students are chosen by a judging committee of community leaders and fraternity members. Selections are made based on Scholastic Achievement, Character and Leadership, Financial Need, a Personal Interview and an Essay Response. The application is available at http://www.jacksonvillekappas.com/Annoucements_News/2009_APPLICATION.pdf





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    Alain Leroy Locke Scholarship Golf Tournament
    Saturday, October 10, 2009
    The Battle Ground
    1600 Georgia Ave
    Deer Park, TX 77536
    Time: Morning round shotgun start at 7:00 a.m.
    Format: Four-person scramble. Awards and prizes given following lunch
    Prizes: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners; Closest to the pin, Long drive, Hole-in-one Dodge Durango
    Register online at www.eks1914.org
    For more info contact Lester Guillory at [email protected] or 409-363-4097
    Visit www.eks1914.org for more details.


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    2009 Alpha Phi Alpha Scholarships Awarded
    The Weekly Challenger
    Originally posted 8/27/2009

    ST. PETERSBURG - The Theta Eta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is proud to announce the 2009 recipients of the scholarships presented by the Fraternity and the Education Foundation. The following young men were participants in the Project Alpha Youth Motivational Program, and received checks for $500 each.

    Jordan Houston is a Cum Laude graduate of Lakewood High School. While in high school, he participated in Project Alpha and the 5,000 Role Models. He also volunteered at Academy Prep. He is attending the University of North Florida and majoring in Business Administration.

    Christopher LueAllen is a graduate of Lakewood High School. While in high school, he participated in Project Alpha and earned a four-year college scholarship to Florida A&M University where he is majoring in Journalism.

    Frank W. Petermann III is a graduate of Lakewood High School. While in high school, he participated in Project Alpha, 5,000 Role Models, Pathfinders, Jack and Jill of America, NAACP Youth Council and Varsity Football. He is attending Florida A&M University and majoring in Business Administration.

    Enandeo Takdari is a graduate of St. Petersburg High School. While in high school, he participated in Project Alpha, 5,000 Role Models, Varsity Football and Basketball. He is attending Florida A&M University and majoring in Biology.
    Scholarship are provided from funds received from the annual Alpha Phi Alpha Golf Tournament and donations from the Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha.

    http://theweeklychallenger.com/News/article/article.asp?NewsID=98683&sID=14
     
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