Outside of crossing the burning sands, joining a grad chapter could be the second most important decision you could make in regards to showing your commitment to your Black Greek Fraternity or Sorority. But, like with choosing an undergrad chapter, you can’t join any chapter all willy nilly.
A new semester is a brewing and you know what that means for Greek Life. New members, interest, events, goals, lessons and preparation to do. If you’re in a Sorority or Fraternity, before you get too deep into the rest of the school year, you need to read these. Trust us.
In case you missed it, Watch the Yard WENT IN this past weekend on Twitter. In a sea of intriguing trends, this one is the mother of all online Greek conversations. For a good hour, WTY had its Twitter trigga fingers ready with comments concerning Greek organizations, their purpose and the roles they play in today’s campus and community efforts. Truth spewed out of each tweet so fast, you could have hosted a Twitter sermon and every retweet would have been a “PREACH”.
One of my favorite observances is Black Music Month. Not that I don’t listen to “black music” during the rest of the year. Besides, our cultural influence is in pretty much all the major genres. But in this particular month, we get to highlight all the great contributers; our favorite musical movers and shakers of our time and the next. As of late, I’ve been jamming Asia Monqiue‘s Looking Glass EP like crazy. I was wondering how I could feature her in the blog just because, but I was like “this aint Greek related”. But as I did more research, I found out she is a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. So here we are….featuring this pretty poodle and her amazing talent.
Hey Hey Fam! Welcome back to DPTaughtMe’s first installment of Prophyte Profiles where we spotlight bright, driven and community driven NPHC members in different industries. To kick off our fresh segment, we interviewed Ms. Koereyelle Dubose, career/branding consultant and author of the new book, Werk 101. Last week we discussed the passion and purpose behind brand, her biggest lessons learned in business and what keeps her motivated. Today, we’re going to explore what attracted her to Alpha Kappa Alpha, how AKA has helped develop her as a woman, and what she wants future Ivies to know about sorority life.
At an early age, my parents instilled in me the importance of being self-aware, appreciating my history, and acknowledging how it plays a role in the direction of my future. They were convinced that knowing where I came from would give me the proper propensity I needed to succeed and to succeed greatly. In order for me to grasp this concept, they immersed me in a culture of learning every chance they could. Seriously, while everyone was watching One Saturday Morning, Sweet Valley High and Nickelodeon, my mama made me watch the news or listen to books on tape like I was in the 1930s waiting for the Fireside Chats.
What’s up Fam Bam! If you’re new to DPTaughtMe, welcome! This month we’ve been exploring some pretty candid conversations around effective leadership in Greekdom and where/how we can improve in those areas. So far we’ve covered how Prophytes can be better mentors, how we can resurrect deference, and all the necessary things Neos need to hear, but rarely do. Since there’s been quite a bit of advice given out, I figured for this installment, I’d chill a bit (no pun intended) and do something a little more fun and practical.