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Nassim Ashford is a Mercer University senior who has been selected for one of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) Emerging Leaders Internships and will spend this semester working on Capitol Hill. Ashford completed graduation requirements for his bachelor’s degree a semester early and plans to participate in commencement in May. While in college, he…

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In a solid kickoff to Black History Month, Min. Louis Farrakhan has become a member of a Black Greek Letter Organization. The Grand Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated initiated Farrakhan as a member on February 2. 2019. News hit social media like a firestorm when pictures of Farrakhan in paraphernalia were posted to…

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The news of the hazing of an initiate into a graduate chapter of the Black fraternity Omega Psi Phi, popularly known as Ques, rocked members of the Divine 9 community. The now identified initiate, Tory Gates, 45, was allegedly struck 200 times with a paddle and bare hands as part of a membership ritual that…

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A man in Brooklyn, New York, called police after a vicious, drunken hazing incident. This time the alleged victim was not a student in his 20s, but rather a middle-aged professional Black man. Tory Gates, 45, went to police after being beaten in a bizarre ritual as he attempted to pledge to the Omega Psi…

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The campuses of Cornell University and Ithaca College are both in mourning and shock over the killing of college student Anthony Nazaire. So far police have made no arrests in the stabbing of Nazaire and the search for his attacker is still ongoing. Here are a few known facts about the Nazaire and the events that occurred this…

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A massive fight broke out on the campus of Ivy League school Cornell University that left a visiting college student dead. Police say that the fight occurred during an orientation party held by the Black fraternity Omega Psi Phi. The fight started at around 2 a.m. Sunday morning on campus at Willard Straight Hall, Cornell’s…

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Morehouse College celebrated its 2015 homecoming weekend as thousands of alumni and friends returned back to campus.  The bonds of friendship and brotherhood stretched into the decades for alumni and it was marvelous. The fraternities on campus showed their colors and stepped showing old moves and new brothers. Spelman College also celebrated its homecoming along…

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The controversial VH1 series “Sorority Sisters” has focused attention on Black Greek Letter organizations. The most popular and historic of these organizations are known as the “Divine Nine” with an elite number of the group having been existence for 100 years. From Howard University to Cornell these fraternities and sororities boast membership in the thousands.…

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Pledging a fraternity is one of the greatest experiences a college student can have, especially at a Historically Black College or University. It is a binding of traditions that have been passed down for more than 100 years in Alpha Phi Alpha, Omega Psi Phi and Phi Beta Sigma. But there is one tradition that…

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